Avoiding The Truth In The Abortion Debate

This title is not so much in reference to direct dishonesty, but more an observation of avoiding, or better yet, not seeking the truth. President Obama’s track record During his first campaign, he made the infamous promise to Planned Parenthood that if elected, the first thing he would do would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act […]

Staring Into History: Finding the Beauty of Catholic Teachings in The Stars

In my fifth grade science class, we learned about “light pollution.”  It didn’t make sense until seven years later when I left for college.  I visited home one weekend and went to a friend’s house and finally understood the “light pollution” that my science teacher had talked about years earlier.  I’d become so used to […]

The Unfitness of Ideas: Contraceptive Mentalities and Natural Selection

Before the Supreme Court this week will be the question of “same-sex marriage.”   The potential for a Roe v. Wade category of decision making is certainly there: a decision that may echo in American discourse for the next few generations, much as Roe is still.  A branch of the federal government, the SCOTUS, has […]

The Anti-Pornography Renaissance: Non-Theistic Reasons To Go “Fapless”

I grew up in the era of dial-up internet, and I remember many of my friends touting the blessings of high-speed internet.  A few gamed, but ultimately it was all about one thing: how quickly you could download porn – first pictures, and then video.  It’s a temptation most guys face (I’ve talked to priests […]

The HHS Mandate Takes A Blow – And Why That’s Good!

Great News from the Beckett Fund folks! Today, a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey College a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate.  Last summer, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges’ cases as premature.  Today, the appellate court reinstated those cases, and ordered the Obama Administration to […]

Fruits, Vegetables, and the Fall of Man…and Bacon.

A good friend posted a link to an answer to the ultimate question: What makes a fruit, and what makes a veggie?  The answer from Wisegeek was: Simply put, a fruit is the ovary of a plant, which means that it may contain seeds, while a vegetable is a plant part, which does not contain […]

With All of the Hubris and Chutzpah of Antiochus…

I do not like the president. I’m sure he acts in what he views as the best interests of the most people, but he’s wrong, and he’s dismantling the very basis of our country: the first amendment, by forcing Catholics to violate their consciences in order to be in business. But that’s all old news. […]

The Magicians Twin: C. S. Lewis, Scientism, and the Future

C. S. Lewis passed away 49 years ago yesterday (November 22, 1963).  His death was little noticed here in the states, as it happened to coincide with a startling event: The assassination of John F. Kennedy.  However of the two men, Lewis’s legacy has proved startlingly vital compared to Kennedy’s. The above video is a […]