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    David Daleiden is killing the pro-life movement. You’re likely outraged at me just for saying it - which makes the point. There’s a great scene in “Batman Begins” when Bruce Wayne is on ice, sparring with his trainer, Ra’s Al Ghul. Wayne becomes furious at his opponent and goes for the jugular. With the sword to Al Ghul’s neck, Wayne seems to have won the fight. “Yield,” he... [ Read more ]
The Church in her love and wisdom exhorts us to prepare ourselves for the reception of the Holy Mysteries. We are told to come to confession, to seek it regularly, but without a concrete plan of action. Pastors will preach about frequent confession, and there are pamphlets and documents that speak of this, but what does this entail? Without supplanting the advice of a wise spiritual father (or mother), I would like to offer some thoughts to help... [ Read more ]
No doubt many of us were disappointed about the decision that the Supreme Court reached upon the legality of same-sex marriage. Some may say, 'well it was only a legal decision that affects not the Church.' While this is in some sense true, the state nevertheless empowers Catholic clergy with state prerogatives to minister and witness weddings, thus recognizing them as legitimate contracts with the state. In that way then, it would be... [ Read more ]
  Brand: Dr. Mann, do not open the inner hatch. I repeat, do not open the inner hatch! I repeat, do not open...   Dr. Mann: Brand? I don't know what he said to you, but I am taking command of the Endurance, and then we can talk about completing the mission.   Brand: Dr. Mann, listen to me...   Dr. Mann: This is not about my life, or Cooper's life; this is about all mankind!  [opening the inner hatch]... [ Read more ]
Remember in elementary school, when your teacher had the box with the mesh screen on top and the see-through plastic walls where the caterpillars hung out? Yeah, It must have been kindergarten or first grade for me. But also remember the word that was constantly repeated during that learning experience (and was displayed prominently on the pocket chart)—metamorphosis. At the time, I had no idea that this word meant anything outside of... [ Read more ]