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Refuting New Abortion Arguments

In the last few decades, I believe that we have been winning the culture war on abortion. When I first started teaching, I would say that the majority of my students were in favor of abortion. As the years have…

The Long Defeat and Final Victory

JRR Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings once wrote: “I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains (and…

Love the Person, Not Your Story of Them

St. Teresa of Calcutta once said “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Throughout the Gospels, Christ warns us so much against judging others. This is partially a practical consideration, since none of us can see…

The Corpse Groom: Adam and Christ

The story of Adam and Eve is one of the most familiar stories in all of Scripture. God makes man and woman and places them in the Garden of Eden. In the center of this paradise were two trees: The…

Faith in Science

This article is a follow up to the one I wrote last month about Faith and Science. As I wrote there, while modern people have a strange notion that scientific truth and religious truth are in conflict, the reality is…

Made to Be Gift – The Theology of the Body

One of the hallmarks of Pope St. John Paul II’s spiritual teachings was his “Theology of the Body.” When looking at how the modern world had lost the meaning of marriage, the great pope called Catholics back to its original…

Faith and Science

There is a common myth in our world today that science and faith are opposed to each other. Looking on social media, many people oversimplify the relationship between the two in order to support their atheism or their fundamentalism. From…

St. Francis Flips the Script

I went to a Franciscan High School, but I don’t think I’ve ever been properly appreciative of St. Francis of Assisi. Some people try to reduce him to the saint who loved animals (he did) or the saint who was…

What Will You Give Up For the Kingdom?

I was just reading about a teacher who asked his students to imagine that they were living in the South during the height of slavery. He asked all of them if they would have publicly opposed this evil institution. Naturally,…

They Want You To Feel Alone

Have you ever felt like the world no longer makes sense to you? Do you look at the chaos on the news and the general breakdown of all of the moral pillars on which you were raised and think “I…