July 28, 2015 3:23 PM New York Times propaganda piece on fetal-tissue sales By Phil Lawler
Today’s New York Times report on the sale of fetal tissue is the journalistic equivalent of a diet pill: a “news” story designed not to satisfy, but to suppress, the reader’s appetite for information. Let’s start with the photo at...
July 28, 2015 12:10 PM God the Designer: Yes or No? By Dr. Jeff Mirus
Two weeks ago we saw how Fr. Robert Spitzer explored the nature of human happiness as a means of opening others to both the presence of God and a relationship with Him. I reviewed his book in Fr. Robert Spitzer on happiness: An effective...
July 27, 2015 Monday-morning musings By Phil Lawler
The PR flacks of Planned Parenthood tell us—with straight faces!—that they don’t “sell” fetal tissue; they only ask for “compensation”—that is, enough to cover their costs, plus a little...
July 28, 2015 Suffering Christians
The news over the past few days has been very grim. Today a third undercover video has provided more evidence of procurement and sale of fetal tissue by Planned Parenthood. But some major news outlets are framing their coverage to...
- Major US foundations committing millions for campaign to eliminate religious exemptions
- Prelate welcomes judge's decision on detention of migrant children
- Pakistani Christian acquitted of blasphemy charge
- Bishop protests destruction of crosses in China
- Papal letter for English pro-life initiative
- Chastity speaker, nurse among winners of pro-life award
- Archbishop, EPA administrator write joint op-ed on climate change
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Ordinary Time: July 29th
Jesus liked to stay at the house of Martha, Mary and Lazarus, his friends at Bethany, when he was in Judea. One of these visits has ever remained dear to Christian memory. On that occasion Martha, busily serving the Master, asked Him to... More
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July 24, 2015 On Pilgrimage with St. James the Greater By Jennifer Gregory Miller
July 25 is the feast of St. James the Greater, apostle. St. James the Greater was one of the twelve Apostles, but had a special relationship with Jesus. How many times do we hear of the threesome, Peter James, John? They...
July 29, 2015 Church Fathers: St. Irenaeus of Lyons, Part II By Thomas Van
The previous article introduced the figure of St. Irenaeus of Lyons, “father of Catholic theology,” and gave an overview of his surviving texts, most notably the five-volume work known as Against Heresies. We examined the...