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Romans 8:35 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? or distress? or famine? or nakedness? or danger? or persecution? or the sword? Douay-Rheims Bible     What a vital question to ask, "Who can separate us from God's love?" St. Paul proceeded to answer that...
We need to talk about Dr. Seuss. And we need to talk about the conservative response. First, in case you’re out of the loop, I’ll provide the basic facts of the story. A publisher who owns the rights to the Dr. Seuss catalogue announced they would cease publication of six titles for what they...
1 Timothy 5:20 DRB Them that sin reprove before all: that the rest also may have fear.     Let us be very, very careful not to offend anyone in any way! Well, besides being totally impossible, the ignorant notion doesn't match the doctrine established by our New Testament's primary...
Micah 6:8  I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily, to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.  DRB      The Micah Mandate (Micah 6:8) provides the answer that humanity has always secretly sought from the dawn of...
This is a love story about a man I have never met: a World War II veteran whose life profoundly affected my family history. Incredibly, his name was Dick Clark, and he was an U.S. Army Captain. Of importance to this story, he was my great-grandmother’s first husband.   His presence in her...
Ecclesiastes 12:1  Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in them."    In a recent article, we addressed King Solomon's lament, "'Meaningless! Meaningless!' says the Teacher. 'Utterly...
A truly pro-life culture must be one in which society is agreed about one very important thing: accepting the benefit of sexual activity is accepting the risk that accompanies it. To borrow an example from author Jennifer Fulwiler, every culture has two unspoken lists: a list of circumstances in...
In the previous installment of this series, I explored what I called matters of compassion. Some of the most compelling parts of the pro-choice argument are the calls for compassion for women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant.  It is useful at this juncture to consider the future that...
I think of myself as a compassionate person. It’s the reason why I find the idea of an abortion repugnant. So, how do I answer the pro-choice side’s call for compassion for a desperate mother who “exercises her right to choose?” How do I respond to intelligent women, many of whom are my...
In the first installment of this series, I made the argument that allowing women to buy into fear and doubt about whether they can effectively raise an unexpected child is an affront to what women can accomplish. It’s a sexist idea. A logical rebuttal is some women who choose not to have their...

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