Monthly Archives: February 2012

Medical Ethics Journal Argues for Infanticide

The Journal of Medical Ethics recently published an article which argues that after-birth abortions, otherwise known as infanticide should be permitted. The abstract sums up the paper: Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to … Continue reading

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Discerning Hearts

Need a spiritual retreat?  Having trouble jump starting your Lent?  Check out this great blog, Discerning Hearts .  H/T Dr. Tom Neal.

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Confessions of a Pro-Life Atheist

Patrick Ptomey is an atheist and a pro-life activist. H/T Brian Kemper. Excerpt: “Personally, my pro-life beliefs belong to the discoveries in science. While I am sympathetic to women’s rights and would even consider myself a Feminist as would any man … Continue reading

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Lent: Prepare for Easter

I almost forgot. This deacon’s wife has a post up at our diocesan St. Joseph Educational Center.  They have a blog, Bite-sized faith which consists of concise articles to help parents pass on the faith. I was assigned the topic … Continue reading

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Great Tongues of Fire

Consider how small a fire can set a huge forest ablaze. The tongue is also a fire. It exists among our members as a world of malice, defiling the whole body and setting the entire course of our lives on … Continue reading

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Catholics Are Not Baptized in Vinegar

The Practicing Catholic reminds us that although we are fighting against an administration that  is denying the Church the freedom to practice our faith,  we are called to be joyful. “Joel and I often say that the “attitude” of this … Continue reading

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About the Radio Show….

The radio show was a blast.  Not that I said anything profound. It was a great opportunity to spend time with like minded Catholics who are called to evangelize. I haven’t laughed that much in a long time. I shared … Continue reading

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Lent a time to Pray, Fast, Love. And Blog?

Many Catholic bloggers give up blogging for Lent, but I have decided to embrace the life.  And no it is not because I am rebellious and need to be different.  Honest. The season of Lent is a wonderful gift from … Continue reading

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Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia: Pray and Fast for Religious Freedom

H/T Creative Minority Report and Neal Obstat.     We beg God for the preservation of our great and beautiful country, and of the freedom we have all enjoyed and been privileged to share with others.  The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia … Continue reading

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More on the Bishops vs Obama

Our Bishop is awesome. From today’s Des Moines Register:  “President Barack Obama’s abrupt policy shift aimed at defusing a national uproar over birth control didn’t go far enough for Des Moines Catholic Bishop Richard Pates, who has penned a letter … Continue reading

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