Man Up and Embrace Virtue, by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, The Catholic Thing – It’s no secret that men in the 21st century are going through a collective crisis. Fewer of them attend college, work a job, or marry and have kids; far more of them commit suicide, abuse drugs, watch porn, and break laws. For decades now, women have increasingly eclipsed men in various areas of achievement, and the many waves of feminism have gradually eroded the defining traits of masculinity… In his book Manhood, Senator Josh Hawley attempts to address this problem head-on and to offer a way through the stigmas and confusion obscuring true masculinity.

The Ruth Institute: Gov. Youngkin Stands Up for Parental Rights

The Ruth Institute – “The Ruth Institute thanks Virginia’s Gov. Glenn Youngkin for righting a terrible injustice by pardoning a father whose only crime was standing up for his child”… Scott Smith was convicted of disorderly conduct for protesting at an August 2021 Loudoun County School Board meeting. He was outraged by his ninth-grade daughter’s sexual assault in a girl’s restroom by a boy wearing a skirt. The administration did its best to cover up the crime by not reporting the incident and transferring the perpetrator to another school.

Msgr. Charles Pope: Saints Have Died to Defend Christ’s Teaching on Marriage — Why Don’t We?

By Msgr. Charles Pope, EWTN New – We recently observed the Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist. While we can always look to the glory of his martyrdom, which is intrinsic and rooted in God’s unchanging judgment and will, I sensed a kind of irony in our praise of St. John that reflects poorly on the state of the Church today.

Bishop Joseph Strickland: Letter on Matrimony and Holy Orders

By Bishop Joseph Strickland, Diocese of Tyler, Texas, September 19, 2023 – I am pleased to offer another letter for your reflection. This letter addresses the beauty of the Sacraments of Matrimony and Holy Orders. They are both Sacraments of Vocation and essential to the life of the Church.

Okay, Groomers: Non-Profit Caught Pushing LGBTQ Agenda In Schools, by Nick Kangadis

By Nick Kangadis, MRC TV – It seems that the number of sick people teaching — I mean grooming — young students in school is increasing. And much like politicians, they also look for loopholes to circumvent the law and institute their agendas into the lexicon, or in this case, the curriculum… A non-profit group called HiTOPS has been infiltrating schools in New Jersey — and virtually in states across the country — to inform children as young as second graders about the LGTBQ lifestyle and influence them to make decisions that they might not otherwise have made.

How to Help the Gender Dysphoric, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute, The Stream – Attorney Mary Rice Hasson is the Kate O’Beirne Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C… (says) “Human nature is denied by our culture, and specifically by gender ideology. It’s like, if there is no Designer, there is no design. And if there is no Creator, there is no natural order to things. And therefore, we can do what we want,” Mary says… “What science can tell us about the human being is, we know we are male and female. There are only two sexes, and you can’t change sex … There’s no third sex. …”

California Groomin’, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Parents and schools are being forced to acquiesce to the “transing” of kids through the strong arm of state law… California, the most radical of all the blue states, has set yet another horrible precedent for the rest of the country. What has been going on in that state is a pitched battle between parental rights and the faux rights of schools and teachers to hide gender transitions or sexual identities of students from their parents.

Instagram Censors Teen ‘Detransitioner’ Chloe Cole for Grotesque Reason, by Peter LaBarbera

By Peter LaBarbera, World Net Daily – ‘Butchered’ by trans ‘medicine,’ she says true violence is ‘my own life experiences’… As if Americans needed any more evidence of the heavy hand and left-wing bias of Big Tech social media corporations, Instagram Saturday restricted the account of Chloe Cole, the world’s most famous young “detransitioner,” reportedly claiming her bio “encourages violence.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: It All Begins in the Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.”… Pope St. John Paul II famously spoke these words in a 1986 homily, delivered in Perth, Australia. This prophetic sentence is often quoted by Catholic pro-family activists. However, it is only one sentence in a longer homily, dedicated to a strong, unapologetic defense of the Church’s teaching on life and family.

Theology of the Body Parent School Equips Parents to Teach Truth About Human Sexuality, by Francesca Pollio Fenton

By Francesca Pollio Fenton, CNA – A new curriculum is helping Catholic parents rediscover their role as the primary educators of their children. The Theology of the Body (TOB) Parent School equips parents to teach their children what is good and true about human sexuality at an age-appropriate pace… “theology of the body,” a body of teaching about what it means to be male and female. …

Molecules of Immodesty, by Julian Kwasniewski

By Julian Kwasniewski, Crisis Magazine – Immodesty is unfair, unhelpful, and wounding to both men and women… modesty is about not sharing with certain people what shouldn’t be shared with them: namely, the intimacy of the body, even on a visual level. Because the exclusive sharing of personhood that the exposed body entails cannot occur except in marriage, the “inner chamber cannot be left open as a public playground” (as my dad puts it).

Why Most Anglican Clergy Now Approve Gay Marriage-and what This Means for the Future of the Church, by Carl R. Trueman

By Carl R. Trueman,, First Things – The clergy’s shift on this issue might well be motivated by pastoral intuitions to affirm people. It is a caring vocation and few, one hopes, enter it with a view to hurting others. Kindness is the order of the day… One reason for this is that gay marriage does not simply involve a minor expansion of the traditional concept… It is now clear that gay marriage did not merely expand the set of those considered to be married, but fundamentally evacuated marriage of meaning ….

The War on Our Children is Even Worse Than We Know, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – I’m going to omit a few words from the opening sentence of an article posted by the UK’s Christian Voice in order to drill home a point. The first sentence reads, “Parents in Hull have withdrawn their … daughter from … school over inappropriate content in Relationships and Sex Education.” And what, exactly, did these parents find “inappropriate”?… The next paragraph explains, “The decision follows their discovery that the school was using a book entitled ‘Grandad’s Pride.’

Biden-Appointed Judge Rules Religious Parents Can’t Opt Kids Out Of Pro-LGBT School Lessons, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, The Federalist – As a new school year kicks into gear, a Biden-appointed federal judge is using the legal equivalent of grade inflation to prop up the misguided efforts of a local school board to indoctrinate students with gender ideology. On Aug. 24, the U.S. District Court judge denied a requested injunction from a group of Muslim, Catholic, and Orthodox parents to opt their children out of LGBT storybook lessons, exposing the judge’s grave misunderstanding of the Supreme Court’s religious freedom jurisprudence.

Louisiana Attorney General Files Amicus Brief in CHD’s Landmark Suit Against Trusted News Initiative, Children’s’ Health Defense

By The Children’s’ Health Defense – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry on Tuesday filed an amicus brief in support of Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD) groundbreaking lawsuit against the legacy news media members of the Trusted News Initiative (TNI)… The lawsuit, filed May 31, alleges the TNI violated antitrust laws and the U.S. Constitution by colluding with tech giants, some of which also are members of the TNI, to censor online news.

Progress! by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – In this land we live in now, people are so dis-integrated that they have often no love for the bodies God gave them but, instead, must have them mutilated, just as their families so often have been… And these have done the work of true progress, which is to turn back from error, to hold fast to the truth, and to delve into that truth more and more deeply, appreciating more fully the great gift of sexual being, male and female …

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: How Marriage Improves Happiness

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Indeed, as told in the Gospels, it is not Christ Who is the driving force behind this great sign. It is His Mother, who comes to Him with her appeal: “They have no wine.”… Christ immediately understands what it is that His Mother is asking of Him, and yet does not seem inclined to do anything about it. “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come,” He replies. And yet, Mary is not to be put off. “Do whatever he tells you to do,” she tells the servants.

Court Upholds Alabama Ban on Child Sex-Change Treatments, by Peter Pinedo

By Peter Pinedo, CNA – A federal court on Monday upheld an Alabama law banning hormonal sex-change treatments for children under 18. The court’s decision places Alabama among the 14 states to have laws banning sex-changing treatments for children in effect… The decision, which was made by a three-judge panel on the 11th Circuit, only temporarily upholds the ban. The lawsuit against Alabama’s transgender treatments law will continue and be reviewed by the full 11th Circuit Court, with a trial set for April 2, 2024.

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Who Can Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 19:23-30 – And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?” ….

Don’t Just Opt Out—Fight Back, by Francisco Zuniga

By Francisco Zuniga, Crisis Magazine – On August 9, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Muslim parents took the school board of Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland to court over its refusal to allow parents to have their children opt out of participation in an LGBTQ+ book curriculum. The curriculum relies on a policy that allows teachers to introduce, read, and discuss books about homosexuality and transgenderism in their classrooms without parents’ knowledge or consent.

Follow the Science, Not the Crowd, by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – The hottest, new, jump-on-the-bandwagon idea in medicine, psychology, and education is “transitioning.” The theory behind the trans movement, however, is based on the work of a fraud… Take the case of Johnson Varkey, a biology professor at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas. He was recently dismissed from his position after four students complained that he taught that sex is determined by chromosomes—something that Varkey had taught for 20 years.

Target’s Quarterly Financials Reveal the Effects of Repulsing Millions of Potential Customers, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – On Wednesday, Target released proof of something that should have been obvious: offending the vast majority of customers doesn’t pay off. And, you can’t say they weren’t warned… The results reported in Target’s latest quarterly report reflect the damaging effects of the company’s scandalous, lewd, child-grooming LGBTQ products and promotions that promoted customer boycotts and backlash ….

MARRIAGE & FAMILY: “Witness to Love” New Book Release

By Ryan and Mary Rose Verret, The Witness to Love Team & the Board of Witness to Love – Why write a book for families on missionary discipleship? There were books on every topic imaginable but there were zero practical books available on missionary discipleship written by families for families. Books that any couple could pick up and say, “This book is for me! This will help us to better understand that our marriage is a gift to the Church and to our community. ….

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Protecting Families, Children and Society from a Pornographic Culture

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I have warned in recent years that the euphemism that refers to the porn industry as the “adult entertainment industry” is dangerously wrong. Study after study has revealed that children are not only being exposed to pornography at younger and younger ages, but that a shocking percentage of underage teens use pornography on a regular basis.

Elon Musk and the Reproductive Revolution, by Samantha Stephenson

By Samantha Stephenson, Public Discourse – What the sexual revolution began by upsetting gender roles and obscuring the necessary link between marriage and procreation, the reproductive revolution continues, shattering our conceptions of motherhood and fatherhood and severing the bond between parents and children… Hailed as Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2021, billionaire entrepreneur and investor Elon Musk has revolutionized the way we do business. Yet as the father of ten children with three different mothers via multiple different means (including IVF and surrogacy), Musk is also revolutionizing the way we build families.

Man Up, by Peter J. Leithart

By Peter J. Leithart, First Things – Pearcey’s controlling framework is a contrast between two ideals of masculinity, the “Good Man” versus the “Real Man.” Good Men are characterized by honor, duty, integrity, and a willingness to sacrifice. They’re responsible and generous, and they provide and protect, especially the weak. Real Men are tough, strong, aggressive, highly competitive, unwilling to show weakness, unemotional, imposing, isolated, and self-made. …

The Best Predictor of Happiness, by W. Bradford Wilcox

By W. Bradford Wilcox, David Bass, Institute for Family Studies – Americans who are married with children are now leading happier and more prosperous lives, on average, than men and women who are single and childless… Is that statement surprising? In an age that prizes individualism, workism, and a host of other self-centric “isms” above marriage and family, it may well be. But the reality is that nothing currently predicts happiness in life better than a good marriage.

How Feminist Movement Drew Ideology From the Occult, by Virginia Allen

By Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – I think when you get to the 1900s, the dynamic changes significantly because then you’re venturing into communism. You’re also venturing into the influence of Nietzsche and existentialism and all of these long names that I think blur people’s eyes over… But I think that it fundamentally changed because feminism started pairing itself easily with communism. Communism was worried about restructuring society and ending monogamy and the nuclear family, and they were atheists. So there was really just one piece, this occult piece, this atheist and occult piece that were different between the two movements.

‘Barbaric Pseudoscience’: Detransitioners, Clinicians Implore Congress to Halt Transing of Minors, by Baylie McClafferty

By Baylie McClafferty, Patriot Post – Dr. Blaire Peters, a “gender-affirming” surgeon, admitted that doctors in this field are just learning as they go. “We’ve maybe done a handful of pubertally suppressed adolescents as a field, and no one has published on it yet.” He went on to describe the challenges of creating a vaginal canal for a child without enough tissue to do so yet, and how they often pull lining from the child’s abdomen to track their genital canal. Chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.), facilitator of this hearing, responded to Dr. Peters statements by calling his practice “barbarism,” the mutilation of children.

Couples Need to Know That With NFP, ‘Joy and Pain Coexist’, by Katie Yoder

By Katie Yoder, Our Sunday Visitor – When Emily Frase describes her experience with NFP, she points first to the cross… “We have to have the courage to be like, ‘You know what? Sometimes it is gruesome. Sometimes it really does look like a crucifixion — and that’s okay,’” the 33-year-old pres. of FAbM Base, a nonprofit dedicated to fertility awareness, told OSV… Frase and FAbM Base Exec. Dir. Mary Bruno, 37, shared their experiences with NFP during National NFP Awareness Week. The week takes place around the anniversary of Pope St. Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which warns against the dangers of contraception.

Opinion: NFP: Not For Planning, by Kate Moreland

By Kate Moreland, Crisis Magazine – Once again, National NFP Awareness Week is here, and our feeds will all be bombarded by the joys, hardships, medical benefits, and new technologies available to aid our journeys with Natural Family Planning (NFP). At the risk of stepping on a few internet toes, I would like to posit that NFP is a valuable tool, especially for those seeking medical help, but not one for general use in orchestrating family size and structure. NFP is Not For Planning.

Challenging and Changing the Toxic Environment Created by Contraception, by  Monica Seeley 

By Monica Seeley, Catholic World Report – As a newlywed, Julia Ibarra was more than a little nervous about using Natural Family Planning. She had grown up non-Catholic, with the assumption that the Pill would be part of her married life. Stepping away from that place felt insecure and raised a host of questions for her… Increasing her anxiety, there seemed to be remarkably few resources for newly married couples to learn about NFP. The sparse page of information the couple was given in a Catholic marriage prep course sparked Ibarra’s curiosity but offered little else.

US is a Top Destination for Child Sex Trafficking, and It’s Happening in Your Community, by Emma Waters

By Emma Waters, The Stream – Kara was 11 when her family first sold her body for drugs… Sydney was 14 when she met an older man online who promised her financial security and a better life… And after another stint in the foster care system, Marcus decided that anything, including homelessness, would be better than the foster family he was living with… Each of these stories, from real girls and boys in the US, reflects the most common entry points for children being pulled into child trafficking.

UPDATE: LGBTQ+ Orgs Training Teachers to Groom Children Exposed, by Hannah Hiester

By Hannah Hiester, Catholic Vote – A K-12 education consultant and public speaker recently exposed numerous resources provided for teachers to groom their students into the LGBTQ+ agenda… Deb Fillman, an advocate for keeping the government out of schools and an education consultant, exposed the “resources” in a Twitter thread… The resources included guides such as “Creating Safer Spaces for LGBTQ Youth: a Toolkit for Education, Healthcare, and Community-Based Organizations,” as well as “Queer & Now Pride Month Toolkit.”

Louisiana Bans Transgender Mutilation of Children, Overriding (Catholic) Democrat Governor’s Veto, by Joseph Summers

By Joseph Summers, LifeSiteNews – The Louisiana legislature overturned the state governor’s veto of a bill that bans puberty blockers, hormones, and “sex change” surgeries for minors… In a one-day veto session on Tuesday, the Louisiana House voted 75-23 and the Senate 28-11 to overturn Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of H.B. 648, dubbed the “Stop Harming Our Kids” Act… According to the bill, minors cannot access so-called “gender affirming” interventions, such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and “sex change” surgeries.

CDC’s Advice for Male ‘Chestfeeding’ Pushes Transgenderism to the Limits … If It Has Any, by The Ruth Institute

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “Officials of the Biden administration must stay up nights thinking of new and exotic ways to push the agenda of the Sexual Revolution,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “The latest example is ‘guidance’ from the Centers for Disease Control on how men can breastfeed – or ‘chestfeed,’ as activists prefer.”

The Elephant in the Room: Abortion and Sex, by Christopher Wolfe

By Christopher Wolfe, Crisis Magazine – The public conversation—if it can be called that—over abortion rose to hysterical heights with the demise of Roe v. Wade, and it has become central to national politics, especially on the left. But the conversation always stops short at a certain point. I want to review how the discussion proceeds and then show where it stops—where the ultimate underlying assumptions should reveal themselves.

Tears — The Battle Cry for a Dying Nation, by Shane Idleman

By Shane Idleman, The Stream – Now is the time for repentance. Now is the time to experience forgiveness. Don’t let past failures make you think you’ve caused irreparable damage. Don’t lose heart. You will be amazed at what God will do with humility, brokenness, and repentance… Even in this chaos, God is still the King. He can reposition your heart back into alignment with His: “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5). So take this opportunity now to turn to him, completely, unconditionally, and without delay. And learn again to weep, to intercede, to pray.

A Resurgence in the Forsaken Art of Feminine Hospitality, by Danielle Heckenkamp

By Danielle Heckenkamp, Catholic Exchange – In an attempt to justify laziness with common causality, modern society has deviated from a place of order and ordinary decency to an uninterrupted abuse of noise, isolation, and immoral behaviors in the name of mercenary realism. Society once viewed decency standards, both moral and societal, essential to the continuous flow for an upright and structured civilization. With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, the standards of common decency changed …

Tuberville Military Standoff Is Not About Abortion, White Nationalism or National Security, by Dr. Steve LaTulippe 

By Dr. Steve LaTulippe, America Out Loud – Does Defense Sec. Austin really believe funding gender-transition surgeries for military members is a “force multiplier?” If so, the man needs a thorough psychiatric evaluation… This should tell us something. Just look at the combined actions of every government agency, from HHS to DHS, and you can only conclude that America is under siege by its own government.

I Wish We’d Been Wrong on Disney, by Wes and Cari Clark

By Wes and Cari Clark, American Spectator – As the times change, so will Disney’s Amerika. History, after all, is both subjective and fluid. It is also essential for every attraction at Disney’s Amerika to be non-controversial. Disney’s Amerika plans to be on the cutting edge of every new political and historical idea, realizing that the facts are no longer either commonly known by the general public, or even relevant. All attractions are designed to keep that all-important cash flow coming! And if it goes the way of EuroDisney–who cares? This time we’ve stuck the taxpayers with the bill!

The Gift a Newborn Brings, and How It Shows the Worth of Every Child’s Life, by Tom Gilson

By Tom Gilson, The Stream – My heart almost stopped. I’d never felt anything like it, never even imagined it… My wife and I were away for almost two weeks in June and July, visiting our grandchildren and of course their parents and other family members, hundreds of miles from our Ohio home. Our granddaughter was just six weeks old, barely over 8 pounds. She was sleeping in the crook of my arm. It was the first time I’d held her.

How To Beat The Woke Children’s Publishing Industry At Its Own Game, by Kiri Jorgensen

By Kiri Jorgensen, The Federalist – We now find ourselves in a battle for the minds of our children within the walls of our own homes. This is a battle we cannot lose… The children’s book publishing industry… believes it should have the power to control your children’s minds. And it’s progressively gained that access… Authors must include instant positive acceptance of any woke social agenda portrayed in their stories. If they don’t include this, they won’t get published by medium and large houses.

The Ruth Institute: Family Is the Foundation of Freedom

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “Those who think freedom is worth preserving should be concerned about the health of the family” ( Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D)… “A free society needs the family. Specifically, we need mothers and fathers to help their children grow up to have a conscience and the ability to control themselves… “Love and Economics” was published in 2001 to critical acclaim among social conservatives and religious believers. Fr. James Schall, long-time professor of government at Georgetown University ….

Republican Legislator: If They Really Want Control Over Their Bodies, They Should “Practice Abstinence”, by Micaiah Bilger 

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews -An Iowa Republican lawmaker urged couples Tuesday to practice abstinence instead of relying on aborting their unborn babies if they do not want children… State Rep. Brad Sherman, R-Williamsburg, drew criticism for making the comment as Iowa House lawmakers debated a heartbeat bill… The pro-life legislation, which passed later in the day, protects unborn babies by banning elective abortions once their heartbeat is detectable, about six weeks of pregnancy.

On 55th Anniversary, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life) Is More Relevant Than Ever, by Teresa Hodgins

By Teresa Hodgins, Catholic Exchange – It should be clear to all who live today that this is not a simple issue for many people—and neither does the Church see it as entirely simple. For this reason, recent popes have spent ample time teaching both the reasons why the Church believes this and how we can respond to human life and sexuality in a way that is beneficial for both women and children.

With the Sexual Revolution, There Is No Slippery Slope, by Darrick Taylor

By Darrick Taylor, Crisis Magazine – Social and cultural conservatives especially need to recognize that, despite this setback, the Left has many avenues by which it can continue to impose its agenda on the country… This is true above all with regard to the most damaging part of that agenda: the Sexual Revolution.

The Two Shall Become One: A Review of Peter Kwasniewski’s Treasuring the Goods of Marriage, by Greg Cook

By Greg Cook, Catholic Exchange – Treasuring the Goods of Marriage in a Throwaway Society, with its thoughtful and challenging content, its useful list of references and resources, and its accessible but not dumbed-down style, is a wonderful addition to the library of must-have Catholic books on marriage. (Like, for instance, Fulton Sheen’s Three to Get Married.) It would be valuable for marriage prep, newlyweds, or those long-married, as well as priests and seminarians to help in their formation as pastors.

6,000 Congregations Leave United Methodist Church Over LGBTQ Schism, by Tierin-Rose Mandleburg

By Tierin-Rose Mandleburg, MRCTV – …roughly 6,000 communities in the United Methodist Church are splitting away from over discrepancies over LGBTQ issues… many churches are affirming unbiblical and delusional senses of reality and identity and real Christians are getting fed up!… As most know, gay marriage is against the teachings of the Bible. The Lord’s word directs that marriage is to be a covenant between a man and a woman. With the exponential rise in everything LGBTQ, many individuals are recognizing that they’d rather to follow a woke mob instead of the most ultimate power, God.

Anti-Human-Trafficking Film ‘Sound of Freedom’ Just Topped ‘Indiana Jones’ at Box Office, by Peter Pinedo

By Peter Pinedo, CNA – “Sound of Freedom,” a film (exposing) human-trafficking made by Catholic filmmakers Eduardo Verastegui and Alejandro Monteverde, had a massively successful opening day in which it reached number one at the box office, beating out Disney’s fifth “Indiana Jones” installment… Speaking with EWTN News Nightly’s Tracy Sabol in a June 30 interview, Verastegui, who produced and acted in Sound of Freedom, said the purpose of the film was to raise awareness about the 2 million children exploited every year in the international sex-trafficking trade.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Standing Against Transgender Ideology: Defending Human Dignity

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Something extremely interesting is happening with regard to gender ideology right now… In the U.S., we are seeing several states passing bans on such things as puberty blockers or body-mutilating surgery for children… these efforts have been met with ferocious denunciations by LGBT activists, the federal government, and major medical organizations… President Biden has condemned such common-sense laws as “immoral,” decrying the “hysterical” and “prejudiced” politicians passing those laws. ….

Sound of Freedom: See the Children, by Sheryl Collmer

By Sheryl Collmer, Crisis Magazine – Human trafficking supplies three markets: sex, labor, and organs. The youngest victims are sold into the sex trade, where a premium is paid for youth. When kids age past puberty and command a lesser price, they can be used as slave labor in illegal drug production, mining for dangerous elements like lithium, and other work that people would not do without coercion. Eventually—and slaves don’t have long lives—the organs of those who have no say in their own fate are sold. It’s the economy of the damned.

Our Need for Fathers, by Wendell Hull

By Wendell Hull, Crisis Magazine – Fathers pass on to their children a part of them different than mothers. We did not bear our children. Instead, we watched the process of in utero growth and birth from afar. From there, we live with, in, and through our children as they mature into adulthood and independence. We do not nurse them or salve their wounds like their mothers. We give advice, impart knowledge and skills, jest, and wrestle with them. We also discipline and lead them in right ways. If we fail, or if the vagaries of life take our children, the loss adds to our pain the insult of a trenchant sense of failure.

The War for the Soul of the World, by Andrew Petiprin

By Andrew Petiprin, Catholic World Report – Both truth and charity demand at this point that we face up to the connection between the LGBTQ movement and the forces of darkness… St. Paul tells us, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12)… The time for valor in this struggle has only just begun.

Editors, Patriot Post: In Brief: Where Do Christians Draw the Line?

By Patriot Post – Bud Light, Target, and others have been in the news for doing what has become standard practice, especially in June: shoving the rainbow down our throats no matter what we want to buy. Obviously, that offends millions of Christians, but we can’t boycott every company with a rainbow flag in the window. The Family Research Council’s Sarah Holliday explores what that might mean… As businesses like Target sell apparel for children with Satanist ties and Bud Light advocates transgenderism, believers naturally start to wonder: “Is it wrong for Christians to shop at stores run by sinners?”

It Doesn’t Take a Village To Raise a Child, It Takes a Dad, by Dr. Steve LaTulippe

By Dr. Steve LaTulippe, America Out Loud Truth – I’ve always had a preference to elevate Mother’s Day above the “other half,” but this year might be an exception to my rule. Fathers are important. A virtuous male parent who follows God’s design for marriage and parenting is the strength of the family, and the assurance of a strong nation. We must never allow Hollywood and worldly rulers to profane what God himself has ordained fathers to be… a father is the bulwark that shields and protects the family from all harm. Fulfilling these roles takes wisdom from above.

Elon Musk Recommends Jim Caviezel’s Movie on Child Trafficking Be Streamed on Twitter

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – Twitter owner Elon Musk has encouraged Angel Studios to stream Sound of Freedom, its upcoming movie about child trafficking starring Jim Caviezel, on the platform… “I recommend putting it on this platform for free for a brief period or just asking people to subscribe to support (we would not keep any funds)” … During an interview with Steve Bannon last month, Caviezel cryptically remarked that the film essentially depicts real-life events. “Epstein Island isn’t the only island out there where they have … children,” he said.

The Uprising: Families Clash With Schools Over LGBTQ Propaganda, by Sarah Parshall Perry

By Sarah Parshall Perry, Daily Signal – In a June like none other, where the LGBTQ agenda has been crammed at increasing velocity down the throats of unwitting Americans, everyday folks are reaching their limits… With two more weeks to go in “Pride Month,” this is bad news for the rainbow mafia. But it’s a sign of character and courage that the rest of us can take hope in—especially when demonstrated by families in the direct line of propagandistic fire.

Fathers and Sons, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, The Catholic Thing – The day that Calvin Coolidge succeeded Warren G. Harding as president his son, Calvin Jr., started work on a tobacco farm. Coolidge writes, “When one of his fellow laborers said to him, ‘If my father was president, I would not work in a tobacco field.’ He replied, ‘If my father were your father, you would.’”… A father who thought a 16-year-old son should work and have a summer job was not unusual in 1923.

We Need Committed Dads To Quiet Our Cultural Chaos, by Dr. Kevin Roberts, Delano Squires

By Dr. Kevin Roberts, Delano Squires, The Federalist – Dads across America are receiving something this Father’s Day that we have never sought but desperately deserve: vindication… The social engineers who have shaped the past 60 years of American social policy assumed a check from the government is an adequate replacement for a man in the home. Worse, a new generation of radical elites has spent the past decade trying to destroy the sex binary altogether… But the evidence is clear: Father absence is associated with higher rates of poverty, teen pregnancy, youth crime, and substance abuse.

Dads: Do We Have Our Act Together? by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life – What sort of rules or maxims might this Catholic father, who has his act together, follow to stay on the right path? If we consider what Scripture and the Church teach us, we can look to these four points as our guide… 1. Our vocation is to get our families to heaven… 2. Our children are always watching us. They will likely model later in life what they learn at home… 3. We are made for heaven, not this world. Let’s act accordingly. …

Why the Left Can’t Stand Homeschooling, by Brian Mark

By Brian Mark, Patriot Post – …the so-called progressive Left has done everything to scare parents away from alternative methods of educating their children. Indeed, for decades they’ve claimed that homeschooling is steeped in racism and child abuse… Leftists fail to address why parents are pulling their kids out of public schools “because the fruits of the poisonous tree would lead back to these same failed leftist education policies,” as our own Emmy Griffin wrote last year. “More and more parents are unwilling to sacrifice their children on the altar of the leftist agenda.”

UN’s Promotion of Feminism Has Ruined Families, Encouraged Abortions and Spread LGBT Ideology Globally, by Ashley Sadler

By Ashley Sadler, LifeSiteNews – Unelected bureaucrats in the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and other global organizations have spent decades promoting radical feminism worldwide to the detriment of traditional social and religious societies and the family itself, retired English professor Janice Fiamengo explained in a comprehensive report… The global inculcation of feminism has laid the groundwork for the current agenda to promote LGBT ideology worldwide.

The Uprising: Families Clash With Schools Over LGBTQ Propaganda, by Sarah Parshall Perry

By Sarah Parshall Perry, The Federalist – In a June like none other, where the LGBTQ agenda has been crammed at increasing velocity down the throats of unwitting Americans, everyday folks are reaching their limits… With two more weeks to go in “Pride Month,” this is bad news for the rainbow mafia. But it’s a sign of character and courage that the rest of us can take hope in—especially when demonstrated by families in the direct line of propagandistic fire.

This Picture Book Tells Kids They’ll Be Depressed If They’re Not Transgender, And It’s In A Public Library, by Eddie Scarry

By Eddie Scarry, The Federalist – A friend of mine took her two young children — a boy, 6, and a girl, 4 — to the Indianapolis Public Library… (they brought home) “Tabitha and Magoo Dress Up Too”, a colorful picture book by Michelle Tea, the creator of “drag queen story hour.”… The story involves two young kids who like to play dress up, but when they’re told to take the costumes off before leaving the house, a garish drag queen named Morgana arrives and tells them all about the splendor of being a transvestite.

What’s Wrong With the ‘Helicopter Parent’ Generation? by John Grondelski

By John Grondelski, EWTN News – The distinctive note of Charles Péguy’s poetry is that he often writes it as if the speaker is God. In his poem “Freedom,” God the Father reflects on the balancing act vis-à-vis his children that freedom poses on him. Freedom requires his child to take risks to stand on his own two feet but, like any good parent, God wants to protect his child. It’s like the dilemma, he says, of a father teaching his son how to swim: when do you hold him up, when do you let go? …

Do No Harm Expert Testifies at Congress, by Dr. Miriam Grossman, MD (Do No Harm Staff)

By Miriam Grossman, MD, Do No Harm Staff – Dr. Grossman testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health. She made clear from the start that this debate desperately needs an infusion of reality, not more radical activism: “I’m here today to provide you with facts you haven’t heard. You haven’t heard them because when it comes to youth gender dysphoria (also called ‘transgenderism’), the public and most importantly parents, are, I am sad to say, consistently fed misinformation.”

The Ruth Institute: How We Can Resist ‘Pride Month’

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – Well, June is here. It’s pretty hard to miss. Most everywhere we look, we are inundated (more so than usual) with rainbows and other symbols of “Pride.” These Pride events display cultural grooming at its finest… Many of us are filled with anger and frustration at the left’s agenda being thrown in our and our children’s faces so blatantly and aggressively… we cannot sit back and act as if none of this is our problem… It is our problem. We all have to do our part to resist Pride (the sin and the movement) and reclaim the rainbow by speaking the truth in love.

A Pregnancy Care Center Helped Me Become A Mom And Follower Of Jesus, by Anonymous

By Anonymous, The Federalist – The mere thought of bringing a new life into this messy situation at my age was more than I could bear — or so I thought… If someone had told me just four short years ago that my life would be marked by more blessings than I could count, I would have looked at them with complete incredulity. I never dreamed I could be surrounded by the warm love and happiness I experience today… It was all made possible by my unexpected pregnancy and a community that empowered me to take on the mission of motherhood.

Reclaiming Fatherhood: A Father’s Irreplaceable Role

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I don’t need to tell you that our culture is hopelessly confused about everything having to do with sex and gender. As conservative commentator Matt Walsh showed powerfully in his documentary that went viral on Twitter recently, there are a growing number of people who can’t answer as simple a question as, “What is a woman?”… But it’s not just womanhood that we are confused about. Our culture is riven by debates and competing messages about the nature of “real” manhood and “real” fatherhood.

Catholic Vote: Fr. James Martin’s ‘Outreach’: A Closer Look

Catholic Vote News Feed – Will Fr. James Martin Succeed?.. In an essay.. Fr. James Martin wrote that things are “getting better” for “LGBTQ Catholics.”… Martin claimed that Pope Francis is among the prelates who give him hope that the Church will embrace the LGBTQ movement… “[A] number of cardinals, archbishops and bishops have called for the church to reconsider terming homosexual acts as ‘intrinsically disordered’ in the Catechism, which LGBTQ people often say is one of the biggest stumbling blocks to feeling welcome in their church.”

Sound of Freedom, Based on a True Story and Starring Jim Caviezel, Puts the Multi-Billion Dollar Business of Child Trafficking Front and Center, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Actor Jim Caviezel said Sound of Freedom was the most important movie he has done since Passion of the Christ. Based on the true story of Tim Ballard, a former government agent who quit his job to rescue children from human trafficking and sex slavery, Sound of Freedom tells the story without needlessly exposing the viewer to gruesome details… To be sure, the Angel Studios film deals with a heavy subject and is not for the faint of heart. Nor small children. ….

Watch! Dads’ ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Protects Kids From Pedophiles, by Evita Duffy-Alfonso

By Evita Duffy-Alfonso, The Federalist – In an Instagram post.. Green Beret combat veteran and dad of three Nick Freitas shared with his followers a 2017 WRTV Indianapolis interview with Jack Reynolds, a pedophile who targeted children in the 1980s and spent 12 years in prison for it… Reynolds was asked what “characteristics” he “looked for in children before molesting them.” Reynolds responded by saying it was a child’s family that mattered more than the actual child. “If I thought the father was a threat, I would not approach the child..”

Tucker Carlson: Those ‘Who Run Our Country’ Are Bringing ‘Child Molestation’ to the ‘Edge of Acceptability’

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – The taboos were organic. They derive from collective experience and instinct, the two most reliable guides to life. They evolved for a reason. They still do. Our job at this point is to protect them, despite the hectoring, the nonstop hectoring from the people in charge. You know the outlines of right and wrong. You’re born knowing them. So don’t let them talk you out of what you can smell. Don’t let them rationalize away your intuitive moral sense. Cling to your taboos like your life depends on them because it does. Cherish and protect them like family heirlooms. That’s exactly what they are.

The Heresy of Divorce for Remarriage, by Matthew A. Tsakanikas

By Matthew A. Tsakanikas, Crisis Magazine – At the request of Pope Francis, the head of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life announced that he was working on a document for the divorced who are living in attempted new marriages. On April 22, Cardinal Farrell promised the text would be for those “having a failed marriage behind them, and living in new unions.”.. A marriage “behind them”? …

Far-Left SPLC Identifies Conservative Mothers as a Hate Group, by Sarah Merly

By Sarah Merly, MRC TV – Florida’s Moms for Liberty (MFL) stands among the newly–and wrongly–defamed groups (by SPLC). The MFL website states that the organization “is dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government.”… “I think that Moms for Liberty tactics are definitely hateful,” said SPLC research analyst Maya Henson-Carey. “I think their overarching theme of calling for the abolition of the Dept. of Ed., attacking public schools specifically, and attacking public teachers for indoctrinating students with the radical Marxist agenda.

Pride Month vs. Trans Madness, by Jack Devine

By Jack Devine, Patriot Post – Watch out for the “T” in LGBTQ, which is causing an awful lot of trouble… Transgenderism is madness, at every level: 1.) It’s false. The entire transgender premise — the notion that one’s gender is a matter of personal choice and not biology — is fiction. Redefining the term “gender” as a state of mind rather than an unalterable physical characteristic does not alter the reality that our human species is sexually binary; that male is male, and female is female …

The Data-driven Case for No Sex Ed in School, by Jeff Gardner

By Jeff Gardner, The Stream – Lately, stories have been making the rounds featuring angry parents confronting school boards over explicit, sexual material in schools. The material flagged by these parents is often so graphic that school board members refuse to look at it or hear it read aloud… While we should be concerned about the “worst of the worst” of sexualizing material in our schools, a significant body of data indicates that any sex education in school does more harm than good to our children.

Creating a Home — Not Just a House, by Bridget McCartney Nohara

By Bridget McCartney Nohara, EWTN News – As a lifelong lover of home design and the essence of “home” itself, stumbling upon “Feels Like Home” by Lauren Liess a few weeks ago at my local library simply made sense… Taking the book from the shelf, I quickly lost myself in the tranquil image on the cover… I flipped through a few pages, discerning if it was worth checking out… much to my surprise, I spotted the Blessed Mother prominently, albeit humbly, on a living room mantle. This was unusual for a secular home-design book.

Across the Board, Americans Reject Transgender Ideology, Especially When It Threatens Minors, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Across the board, majorities of American adults reject gender ideology, when it comes to the number of genders, school indoctrination without parental consent, and transgender surgery and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for minors, a new Rasmussen survey reveals… Self-identified Democrats are the least likely to oppose gender ideology, according to the survey of 1,116 U.S. adults, conducted May 24-25, 2023. ..

Remembering Pride’s Victims, by Eric Sammons 

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – As Pride Month kicks off, the pressing concern of faithful Catholics is the political aspects of LGBTQ+ activism, and understandably so. After all, the Alphabet Mafia is explicitly advocating the corruption and even mutilation of children, as well as the crushing of freedom in our land—you MUST wear the Rainbow! The honoring of the blasphemous anti-Catholic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is just a symptom of the diabolical disease that has infected our culture.

Across the Board, Americans Reject Transgender Ideology, Especially When It Threatens Minors, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, MRC TV – Across the board, majorities of American adults reject gender ideology, when it comes to the number of genders, school indoctrination without parental consent, and transgender surgery and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for minors, a new Rasmussen survey reveals… Self-identified Democrats are the least likely to oppose gender ideology, according to the survey of 1,116 U.S. adults, conducted May 24-25, 2023.

Elon Musk Promotes Matt Walsh’s ‘What is a Woman?’ Documentary After Twitter Initially Censored It, by Jean Mondoro

By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews – Twitter executives hid the film from the feeds of Daily Wire followers and removed the ability to simply re-tweet posts in which the movie was embedded. Musk responded to the situation amid the chaos, posting that the move to suppress “What Is A Woman?” was “a mistake.”… all restrictions were lifted, and the documentary was allowed to be shared freely on the platform… Musk.. went a step further by actively promoting the movie on his Twitter profile, an act that Catholic podcast host and documentary creator Matt Walsh celebrated as “a huge win.”

(Which Politician is) Vying for America’s Ring of Power? by Timothy Furnish

By Timothy Furnish, The Stream – Last week, conservative commentator Steve Deace’s Twitter feed was discussing which The Lord of the Rings character fit Donald Trump. This reminded me I’d done such an analysis of the 2012 Presidential candidates. Thus why not for those of 2024? After all, Tolkien’s writings can and have been applied to geopolitics. And writers, both Left and Right, have been typecasting politicians as Shakespeare characters for years. …

Pride Month Goeth Before a Fall, by Sean Fitzpatrick 

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Catholics should take a stand, therefore—a vocal yet charitable stand—against the Rainbow Flag. Lodge well-worded complaints. Write petitions. Change your shopping habits, even if just for the month of June. Pray in public. Conscientiously object. Adopt slogans of peaceful defiance. We have the numbers, and we should act in that confidence even if we don’t perceive our army…

Forming Our Kids Through Movies, by Francisco Zuniga 

By Francisco Zuniga, Crisis Magazine – Parents can use “movie night” with their kids to teach valuable lessons on how to live as Catholics… Friday night is movie night for my wife, my five daughters, and me. We select a film, bake a pizza, and sit around the dinner table to enjoy some time together after a long week of work and school… A few weeks ago, we were watching the second half of The Sound of Music. Since it is such a long film, we had decided to dedicate two sessions to it.

On Marriage, Leadership, and Honoring Our Wives, by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – Marriage is in trouble everywhere, especially in our country where over half of marriages end in divorce. Our culture, so influenced by Hollywood and materialism, has set about creating a society which no longer values marriage and the family, but instead favors one which glorifies selfishness, greed and offers false idols for us to worship instead of God. As an author and speaker, I attempt to reach people with Christ-inspired work which will help them lead authentic and integrated Catholic lives.

How To Parent Through Pride Month, by Elise Temme

By Elise Temme, The Federalist – “Look, Mommy! A rainbow flag!”… My 4-year-old daughter excitedly pointed at a suburban front porch as we drove home from a luncheon with friends. I shifted uncomfortably in the passenger seat and paused before responding to my precocious preschooler who has a penchant for princesses, unicorns, and rainbows… “Yes, that is,” I replied. “But we don’t support that rainbow flag.” I anticipated her follow-up question: “Why not?”

(2022) The Choice is Between ‘Pride Month’ or Christ, Catholic Professor Says, by Matt Lamb

By Matt Lamb, Assoc. Editor, The College Fix – June represents a “a fundamental contrast between two cities,” Professor C.C. Pecknold wrote on Wednesday in The Postliberal Order. The St. Augustine scholar draws an analogy between June and one of the saint’s famous work titled “The City of God.”… The community formed by the embrace of the alphabet agenda “is vicious and tyrannical” which represents the “city of man.” This is seen in the flying of the rainbow flag outside the U.S. embassy in Vatican City.

LGBTQ Activists Warn Corporate America — ‘You Need to Be Our Ally’, by Simon Kent

By Simon Kent, Breitbart – Target is just one corporate entity to have fallen under continued criticism over the past several weeks due to its overt promotion of woke gender ideology and the LGBTQ agenda, despite the fact those who identify as such make up a small percentage of the U.S. population… Customers voted with their feet – and their wallets – and simply ignored the Target outlets across the country… (hence) Target’s shareholders subsequently lost $9 billion in stock market value …

Mary for Today Provides Timeless Insights for Our Deeply Confused Age, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Catholic World Report – Consider the extreme emotivist argumentation from the secular, feminist left when it comes to abortion and transgenderism. Since last year’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the pro-choice camp has sounded the alarm regarding the threat posed by the pro-life movement to female autonomy. Implicit in those warnings is a presumption that a woman’s body is unique in its capacity to conceive and bear children… those same pro-choice voices also assert that biological men have the right to claim the identity of womanhood, even though such men have absolutely no ability to conceive or bear children.

Connecticut Sneaking Pedophilia Protections Into Law, By Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – … “people with sexual attractions like pedophilia and nepiophilia would be protected from discrimination.”… Dr. Jennifer Morse, “Citizens, churches and businesses in Connecticut cannot prevent individuals with these sexual attractions from working or volunteering in schools, hospitals or businesses. So much for ‘safe environment’ training and background checks!”… “Discriminating against a known pedophile would be illegal under Connecticut’s new definitions.” …

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Unnatural Sex Education & Its Deadly Consequences

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Few things provoke more righteous anger in me than the increasingly common sight of ideologically minded adults hyper-sexualizing children, whether for their own gratification, or in the cause of spreading the doctrines of the sexual revolution… One sees this perhaps most overtly in the growing “drag queen” movement, which has gone from being a phenomenon confined to seedy adult bars, to something that children are invited to participate and compete in.

The Tide Is Turning: Prominent Christians Talk Effective Target And Bud Light Boycotts, by Amanda Prestigiacomo

By Amanda Prestigiacomo, DailyWire – “Our primary purpose in doing this is not to make them hurt financially, but to not participate in evil.”… Conservative consumers have finally figured out how to make their money talk when it comes to companies that peddle LGBT ideology including transgenderism, and Wall Street is taking notice.

North Face Becomes Latest Brand to Promote the Grooming of Kids, by Nicholas Wylie

By Nicholas Wylie, Church Militant – Another popular clothing brand is promoting the homosexual grooming of children and transgender ideology just in time for so-called Pride Month… On Wednesday, the apparel brand The North Face released a new ad featuring a gay drag queen named Pattie Gonia, who invites listeners to “come out.”… Conservative political activist Robby Starbuck tweeted, “Can anyone explain how the heck this ad helps @thenorthface sell outdoor clothes? They’re screaming at you to not buy their products if this violates your values. Accept their challenge.”

Lighting a Candle to Rainbow Zeus (Buy a Sacred Heart Flag), by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Buy a Sacred Heart flag and put it up in place of your American flag… The rainbow nonsense is not a grassroots thing. It is purely top-down, forced on us by the rich and powerful. Remember Chick-fil-A Day, when millions turned out to buy a sandwich in solidarity with the owner’s support of man-woman marriage? That was grassroots, and that is us. And it scared the rainbows half to death to know so many do not go along with their propaganda.

Target and the LA Dodgers Put Budweiser to Shame, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – I can’t wait to go a week or a month or — who could imagine? — a year without writing a single article on LGBTQ+ activism. I imagine you can’t wait to go a week or month or year without reading another article on the subject either. But here we are in 2023 in the midst of a cultural implosion, and common sense, decency, the fear of God, and a deep love for people cause me to cry out. Again.

WATCH! Jim Caviezel Blows Lid Off Child Trafficking, Epstein Island, Hollywood in Steve Bannon Interview, by Stephen Kokx

By Stephen Kokx, LifeSiteNews – During an explosive interview with former Trump adviser Steve Bannon last week, Christian actor Jim Caviezel accused the global Deep State of colluding with the mainstream media to cover up its complicity in child trafficking… “Epstein Island isn’t the only island out there where they have … children,” he remarked on the War Room podcast last week. “I just started noticing that any time a story came out on trafficking – anything – it was gone the next day.”

Adoption Is a Beautiful Gift and a Necessary Opportunity, by Joseph M. Eble, MD

By Joseph M. Eble, MD, Catholic World Report – Following the 2022 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a legal chasm opened that state legislators rushed to fill. Pro-life forces swiftly mobilized to introduce state legislation restricting abortion. If these efforts are to produce lasting success, they must be simultaneously paired with making adoption affordable and widely available… When a (usually single) woman becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she has three primary options: 1) parent the child herself; 2) have an abortion; or 3) make an adoption plan and give her child the gift of a family through adoption.

How Can Pro-Family Americans Help Stop the Spread of LGBT Ideology? by John-Henry Westen

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Jason Jones believes America is still a “shining city on a hill” but that “the lights are off” thanks to its radically pro-LGBT Biden administration… “And … what makes matters even more sorrowful is that the rainbow flag has become really a flag of imperialism, of colonialism, of disrupting and undermining traditional cultures around the world, cultures that are already falling apart, countries that are already suffering famine and violence than the United States shows up flying this rainbow flag…”

The Ruth Institute: The Sexual Revolution’s Rotten Fruit

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse… “Something has gone badly wrong in America and in other countries across the west. I am locating its roots in the adoption of contraception from the 1960s onward.”… “A lot of people thought contraception would be a net win for humanity. People thought it would give women control over their fertility, that it would strengthen marriage, that it would reduce abortion. Instead, the exact opposite happened.”

Foster Mom of 20 Shares Her Journey: ‘Love in Everything That We Do’, by Alyssa Murphy

By Alyssa Murphy, EWTN News – Many know Lisa Wheeler for her public-relations prowess, bringing Catholic journalists and radio hosts into close proximity with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry who are working steadfastly to shed light on stories that inspire and uplift, all while embracing their Catholic faith and identity… Chances are, if you’ve read any interview with Mark Wahlberg, Jonathan Roumie, or are looking to talk to Jim Caviezel about his new film on human trafficking, The Sound of Freedom, Wheeler’s PR company, Carmel Communications, is the conduit.

Pornographic Books Found in Texas School Libraries Result in Bipartisan Action to Remove Them, by Tony Kinnett

By Tony Kinnett, Daily Signal – Warning: This report contains sexually graphic images from commonly available books in school libraries, which The Daily Signal has obscured in part… A bill that has passed the Texas House with bipartisan support could become the model for ensuring public school libraries don’t provide sexual content to children… HB 900, sponsored by four Republicans and a Democrat, specifies what “sexual content” is and prescribes actions by Texas public schools to ensure children aren’t given access ….

The ‘Born Gay’ Myth: When Ideology Masquerades as Science, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – The Catholic Church must abandon her ancient teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” in order to keep up with the most modern findings of science. But what if “science” says no such thing?… Before addressing this, let me point out an objective historical fact: The Catholic Church’s disapproval of homosexual acts was at one time the consensus of the entire Judeo-Christian tradition. The Church’s specific language that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” flows in part from her long dialogue with Greek philosophy and has a specific philosophical meaning. Homosexual acts are not “ordered” toward the proper end of sexual acts, namely reproduction.

Mom Celebrates Her First Mother’s Day With Quintuplets: “They’re My Biggest Blessing”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Purvis, Mississippi mother has her hands full, but she told Good Morning America that she treasures every moment with her quintuplets after praying for a baby for years… “I know that a lot of people are probably like, ‘How are you doing this? How are you not going crazy?’ It’s because I’ve wanted to have a baby my entire life… “… They’re my biggest blessing that I have and so I don’t mind it. I don’t mind the chaos.”

A New Era of Catholic Homeschooling, by Rachel Watkins

By Rachel Watkins, Catholic Exchange – GRAVISSIMUM EDUCATIONIS, Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Christian Education, promulgated by Pope Paul VI and signed on Oct. 28, 1965, tells us parents are “bound by the most serious obligation to educate their offspring and therefore must be recognized as the primary and principal educators.”… “Parents are the ones who must create a family atmosphere animated by love and respect for God and man, in which the well-rounded personal and social education of children is fostered. Hence the family is the first school of the social virtues that every society needs.”

Thirsting for Souls, by Jerome German 

By Jerome German, Crisis Magazine – In a recent article, Philip Primeau wrote about the controversy surrounding comments made by Jewish commentator Dennis Prager concerning sexual sin. Prager’s view of sin is not the Christian view; that is to say that it tends toward a silo approach rather than a wholesome, integrated view of the human person. In Prager’s mind, the physical act, and only the physical act, is a sin, and thinking is not an act. Primeau deftly demonstrates that such a view is simply not supported by the Hebrew Scriptures.

What Is a Mother? by John M. Grondelski 

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine – Honoring “Mother’s Day” means saying motherhood in and of itself is something good and valuable… That has not been the message of the past half century… Roe v. Wade taught Americans that the value and even acknowledgment of the fact of motherhood lies not in motherhood but in one’s attitude toward it. If one wants to be a mother, fine. But if one doesn’t, then babies become “blobs of tissue.”

Pushing Back Against the Cultists, by Brian Mark Weber

By Brian Mark Weber, Patriot Post – The media have successfully convinced millions of Americans that protecting kids from being “gender-affirmed” is a threat to their health and well-being. Even worse, many states have enacted legislation to keep parents out of the discussion to media accolades… That’s how we know conservatives have completely lost the narrative to the gender-confusion cultists… as long as the Leftmedia control the flow of information, they’ll always have the upper hand.

Logical, but Mad, by David Carlin

By David Carlin, The Catholic Thing – The sexual revolution… commenced in the early 1960s. At first, it seemed a naughty but relatively harmless thing. It was college boys and girls choosing to go to bed with one another while at the same time demanding that their elders, i.e., parents and college authorities, either approve or at least tolerate this breach of the rules of conventional (and Christian) morality… “What harm does it do society” ….

What Judaism Teaches About Lust, by Rabbi Rafi Eis

By Rafi Eis, First Things – Marriage is therefore a covenant, which emphasizes how the new unit grows together, not what each individual gets out of it. Spouses may have different sexual expectations, and sometimes circumstances interfere with intimacy, but the covenant of marriage requires loyalty and commitment regardless. Pornography destroys that covenantal commitment and feeds existing dissatisfaction with fantasies about what could or should have been. Ultimately, it ruins marriage. Purity of mind, in contrast, increases dedication and builds marriage.

The Ruth Institute: Support for Men and Women After Abortion

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “The cultural narrative has kept this a quiet issue, a silent, very shameful issue,” (therapist Lisa Rowe, co-author of Unraveled Roots: Exposing the Hidden Causes of Damaging Behaviors, and CEO of Support After Abortion ) says. “What we’re hoping to do at Support After Abortion is break that. If we don’t begin to have this conversation with more compassion, people are going to stay silent. They’re going to stay suffering.”

Rescuing Our Kids From Public School’s Pleasure Island, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – There is a terrifying logic to the leftist infiltration of our public schools. If they control the minds of children, they have their hooks in the future of the country. Aside from the multitude of evils that this is already producing (transgenderism, critical race theory, environmental cultists), kids are failing academically. This is particularly true in the arenas of history and civics… History and civics actually got the lowest scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — i.e. the Nation’s Report Card …

Catholic Parents’ Deadly Compromise, by Kennedy Hall 

By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine – Recently, there was a vote at my local “Catholic” school board pertaining to what types of flags will be flown on board property. The vote was not technically about flying the rainbow flag, but it was, of course, all about flying that flag. On paper, the issue at hand was whether the board would allow flags other than the Canadian flag to be flown…right before “pride” season begins.

The Most Accurate Poll Ever, by Jack Devine

By Jack Devine, Patriot Post – Due to the embarrassing embrace of transgender ‘influencer’ Dylan Mulvaney.. (Anheuser-Busch stockholders) lost $6 billion in market cap in one day… Mulvaney is a 26-year-old man-turned-woman, a self-promoting and very successful TikTok and Instagram “transgender” personality… the (response to the) advertising blitz that featured Mulvaney in a bathtub drinking a Bud Light and nationwide distribution of commemorative cans of Bud Light with Mulvaney’s smiling picture on the front.. did not go well.

Courage Comes in All Sizes, by Gary Bauer

By Gary Bauer, Patriot Post – There is no doubt that we live in difficult and challenging times. Bizarre things — insane things — are happening almost every day. All of us are being tested these days… Some react with great courage. Some are hesitant. Many of us are somewhere in between… We are in a battle for the heart and soul of America. And in this battle to define our country, we all need courage.

The Ruth Institute: Pride: The Root of Sexual Abuse

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – Faith Hakesley writes at “Ask a Survivor”: When people ask me why I think the clerical abuse scandal has gone on as long as it has and continues to unfold, I respond by saying that there are many reasons… I believe that pride is at the root of it… “There are negotiations going on every working day at the U.N. in which the sexual left is trying to impose the sexual revolution on the whole world”

Should Transgender Criminals Plead Insanity? by William Kilpatrick

By William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Many in the trans movement would likely object to an insanity defense even if it saved transgender defendants from prison because it would expose the basic insanity that lies at the heart of transgender ideology… The case of Audrey Hale, the transgender woman who murdered three children and three adults at a Nashville Christian school, raises some important moral and legal questions.

Kirk Cameron: Courageous Culture Warrior, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – This man has spent his entire adulthood in the trenches; his latest venture is redeeming Library Story Hour… When one thinks of Kirk Cameron, one might picture the oldest son from the TV sitcom “Growing Pains.” That young man has acted in plenty of films since then. Cameron is also one of the most famous unapologetic Christian actors in Hollywood. He has been on the front lines of the culture war for years now. His latest mission has been redeeming Library Story Hour.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Parental Rights and the Protection of Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – (S)ome extremist Democrat legislators are trying to change the law so that transgender activists can push parents out of the picture with complete legal impunity. In Washington State, for instance, Senate Democrats recently passed a bill that allows youth shelters not to tell parents where their runaway child is, if they are unsupportive of the child’s transgenderism. (The bill also allows youth shelters not to inform parents where their child is, in cases in which the parents do not support their child getting an abortion.)

Charlie Kirk: Now That Companies Are Letting People Opt-Out of Mother’s Day Ads, Can We Opt-Out of Pride Month, Too?

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – A growing number of companies are reportedly inviting customers to opt-out of receiving Mother’s Day email ads, in the name of sensitivity and “inclusivity.”… The nearly-identical language used by the companies, such as labeling Mother’s Day “a difficult time,” prompted some critics to suspect a coordinated effort by woke liberals to “cancel” the holiday in order to advance their gender-fluid ideology.

Treat Students Like Future Parents, Not Just Future Employees, by Mary Frances Myler

By Mary Frances Myler, Public Discourse – Any proposal to cultivate pro-marriage and pro-family campuses must be honest about the ways hookup culture has transformed college life. While marriage and family may not be top-of-mind for most young people, sex is. In order to promote the goods of marriage and family, the university must grapple with and address head-on the cultural narrative familiar to students.

Striving for Mediocrity, by Mark W. Fowler

By Mark W. Fowler, Patriot Post – Sadly, there exists among the leadership of educators derived from progressive theory a despicable notion that children should not have to endure standardized tests; ought not be graded on the 100-point scale; ought not be penalized for turning in homework late (to the extent they do any); and should be able to retake tests. The purpose of this is to accommodate those who might have difficult home lives, or who might be stigmatized by poor grades, or something. Sadly, this is the path to mediocrity.

Your Credit Score Is Excellent, So Prepare to Be Penalized, by Jeff Jacoby

By Jeff Jacoby, Patriot Post – A new Biden administration rule hikes fees on creditworthy home buyers while giving a discount to those more likely to default… In order to subsidize that discount for less creditworthy borrowers, someone has to pay more. That someone is you and buyers like you — those with credit scores higher than 680 and down payments of 15 percent or more.

The Ruth Institute: Bishops Stand Courageously Against Gender ‘Transition’ for Kids

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – The Ruth Institute congratulated the USCCB for its clear-headed and compassionate “Doctrinal Note on the Moral Limits to Technological Manipulation of the Human Body.”.. “With little fanfare, the USCCB has given a clear set of guidelines that, if followed, would end an enormous amount of suffering and confusion,” said Ruth Institute president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

In Brief: It’s Adultery, Not Adultery Prevention – Why Dennis Prager is Dead Wrong About Pornography.

By Political Editors, Patriot Post – Dennis Prager is a veteran commentator with profound insights on an array of cultural and political issues. Even the best of us gets it wrong sometimes, however, and such is the case with his recent declaration regarding pornography. Kylee Griswold takes him to task for it… “Men want variety. … If pornography is a substitute for one’s wife, it’s awful. If it’s a substitute for adultery, it’s not awful.”… (said) Dennis Prager, in response to a porn question from Jordan Peterson during a discussion of Exodus for The Daily’s Wire’s eponymous series.

Do We Even Know We Are All Socialists Now? by Victor Davis Hanson

By Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness – Sometimes when you are in the midst of a revolution, you do not even know it… I doubt all the Germans who voted in National Socialism quite foresaw what quickly was to come. Those who overthrew the Bourbons or the Romanoffs had no real idea that they had sown the wind and were soon to reap the Jacobin and Bolshevik whirlwind… So it is with our “woke”—a euphemism for the socialist revolution we are in and do not fully appreciate or even understand… Socialism is variously defined.

WATCH: United Nations Endorses Pedophilia – Where Are Our Bishops? by John Henry Westen

By John Henry Westen, LifeSite News – The United Nations reveals its support for the unthinkable — announcing its official backing for the decriminalization of pedophilia… Transgenderism is the LGBT agenda’s most dangerous movement, claiming the lives of countless children worldwide by brainwashing our young to hate their bodies and believe a lie — that boys can transition into girls. Now, YouTube’s #1 star — MrBeast — watched by millions of young children every day, has proudly announced that he supports transgenderism.

Normalization of Pedophilia, by Scarlen Valderaz

By Scarlen Valderaz, Patriot Post – The normalization of pedophilia sounds like an absurd concept for many because pedophilia has always been frowned upon and most believe that pedophiles are deserving of the harshest punishment. Unfortunately, times are changing, and there are activists who work to push the normalization of pedophilia by calling pedophiles “minor-attracted persons” or citing “consent” as a reason to normalize such acts.

Cherishing the Masculinity of Boys, by Kate Moreland

By Kate Moreland, Crisis Magazine – Men should be different—they are made to be so and this makes sense from an evolutionary and biological standpoint. They need to fight, hunt, and protect. However, we have lost our appreciation for this, and it is hurting boys. Deep in everyone’s soul is a desire to be recognized for who and what they are and reassured that it is good. We cannot accomplish this for our boys while attempting to change the very nature of what they are.

After Losing a Quarter Billion on 2 Animated Films with LGBTQ Elements, Disney Concocts ‘Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – After a woke-driven 44% drop in stock price in 2022 and more than a quarter billion dollars lost on two animated films with LGBTQ elements, Disney is promoting its first-ever “Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite.”… Disneyland announced the new event.. “Celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and allies, proudly join us for the first-ever Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite at Disneyland Park… the “Proud Celebration” is a separately-ticketed, after-hours evening event and “Tickets are $139 per Guest (ages 3+).”

Breaking the Code of Silence on Divorce, by Joan Frawley Desmond

By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News – Hallie Colorado, a clinical psychologist, wrote her dissertation on the long-term impact of divorce on children. But, until recently, the mother of six gave little thought to the impact her parents’ breakup had on her own life… “My parents divorced when I was little, but I didn’t think it affected me,” Colorado told the Register… Colorado believed she had beaten the odds and achieved her goals.

‘Population Bomb’ Morphing Into Population Decline, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – There are many alternate religions created by secular leftism. You have the gender ideology cult, the critical race theorists, and the pro-abortion group. Perhaps the most pagan of all these alternate religions are the climate activists, specifically the climate doom-and-gloomers who have resigned themselves to the end of humanity’s existence… As this writer has pointed out before, end-of-the-world climate cultists have been around for a very long time. Not a single one of their predictions have come true.

Anheuser-Busch Loses More than $6 Billion in Market Value Following Transgender Dylan Mulvaney Bud Light Deal, by David NG

By David NG, Breitbart – Anheuser-Busch has lost more than $6 billion in market value in the days following its promotional partnership with transgender social media celebrity Dylan Mulvaney, with its shares falling amid a nationwide backlash against Bud Light… Shares of Anheuser-Busch Inbev have dropped nearly five percent after Dylan Mulvaney announced the Bud Light deal at the beginning of the month, wiping out $6.65 billion of the company’s market capitalization.

Opinion: Save Our Children, Save Our Country, by Jack Devine

By Jack Devine, Patriot Post – Wake up, America — our education system is hard at work producing a generation of one-dimensional thinkers… Our children are captive to an educational system that embraces hard-left ideology and rejects all else. In many respects, the prevalent viewpoints held by American educators are out of step with mainstream American thinking and yet are likely to have outsized influence on formative young minds. …

Parents Beware! Most Popular Kid-Friendly YouTube Channel MrBeast Now Features A Man In Ladyface, by Jordan Boyd

By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – Parents, be warned! The largest kid-friendly channel on YouTube now features a man in ladyface… Jimmy Donaldson, known to his fans as MrBeast, is the most-subscribed-to individual on YouTube and has reached “almost 10% of the world” with his content. He and his crew of rowdy guy friends rose to stardom for creating outlandish stunts, extravagant pranks, and cash-grabbing challenges.

Leftists Violate Separation Of Church And State With ‘Spiritual’ SEL In Public Schools, by Lisa Logan

By Lisa Logan, The Federalist – It is clear that state-sponsored SEL violates the U.S. Constitution in its attempt to infuse the religious science of ‘right human relations’ into education while cloaking it in secular language… Social-emotional learning will soon become spiritual-ethical learning, and the public school systems will decide whose spiritual and ethical beliefs to teach… The role and responsibility of molding and shaping a child’s moral character does not belong in public classrooms backed by organizations with political or societal agendas.

Idaho’s Republican Governor Signs Ban on Transgender Mutilation of Children, by Jean Mondoro

By Jean Mondoro,LifeSiteNews – On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Brad Little signed the Vulnerable Child Protection Act in a major victory for children and families, effectively banning the use of puberty blockers, cross sex hormones, and mutilating surgeries in the name of “gender affirmation.” … “These experimental, irreversible, and medically unnecessary pharmaceutical and surgical interventions violate the Hippocratic oath, taken by physicians for millennia, to ‘do no harm’,” the bill states.

USCCB Condemns Transgenderism But Takes No Action Against Funding LGBT Agenda, by Michael Hichborn

By Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute – This past November, the Lepanto Institute published a highly detailed report on organizations receiving funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the official anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholics Bishops… Despite repeated claims that the CCHD “never” funds organizations that promote grave moral evils, like abortion, contraception, etc., the Lepanto Institute’s report demonstrates that 66 out of 214 CCHD-funded organizations were doing just that.

Why Each and Every Marital Act Must Be Open to Life, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – As we have already seen, in Humanae Vitae Pope St. Paul VI reaffirmed the Magisterium’s consistent emphasis on the “inseparable connection, established by God, which man on his own initiative may not break, between the unitive significance and the procreative significance which are both inherent to the marriage act”… Pope St. Paul VI also anticipated that “not everyone will easily accept this particular teaching. There is too much clamorous outcry against the voice of the Church” (18). He concluded that the Church, like Christ, is destined to be a “sign of contradiction”.

Biden White House Holds Roundtable to Promote Child Mutilation, ‘Affirm’ Gender-Confused Kids, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LIfeSiteNews – The “Roundtable on Affirming Transgender Kids” was held to “hear directly about the joys, hopes, and challenges that transgender children are experiencing” and commemorate the April 1 “Transgender Day of Visibility,” according to the White House. “Transgender kids and their parents shared their experiences living in states that have attacked their rights, discussed how these laws have impacted their mental health, and highlighted how parents are protecting their children.”

America Needs Pro-Life Healthcare Providers to Counter Big Pharma’s Pro-Abortion Monopoly, by Lisa Marino

By Lisa Marino, LifeSiteNews – Pro-life businesses continue to garner resistance after private companies rushed to fund abortive procedures and travel for their employees after the reversal of Roe v. Wade in 2022… Since Big Pharma also controls health insurance cost, coverage, and care, the need for pro-life businesses and communities to leave behind Big Pharma and traditional insurance is imperative.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Progressive Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – But there is good reason to be asking some very hard questions about some recent trends in progressive rhetoric… In one of the most appalling failures of judgment in recent memory, in the wake of the Nashville shooting, transgender activists expressed their intention to carry on with a previously planned “Trans Day of Vengeance.” The event, scheduled for April 1 and organized by a group called Our Rights DC, was supposed to have participants come out for a protest at the U.S. Supreme Court to “stop trans genocide.”

The Cancelling of Christianity, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine – Now that the trans activists have told us what an awful provocation our beliefs have become to their way of life, maybe the time has come for us to just go ahead and cancel Christianity altogether. Mightn’t that be the right thing to do in the interest of keeping our children safe? How else are we to ensure the goodwill of our LGBTQI+ neighbors if we’re not willing to dismantle the very structures that are so oppressive to them? We certainly don’t wish to continue driving them to the extremity of trying to kill us, do we?

Poll Reveals Declining Culture in America, by Kim Tisor

By Kim Tisor, Church Militant – The significance of patriotism, faith and family — once considered the bedrock of America — is measurably waning among the majority of U.S. citizens… “Recent polls that show Americans are abandoning religion, family and patriotism are lamentable but unsurprising. We are in the midst of an intensified war on all fronts: spiritual, cultural and political,” remarked Church Militant producer and theologian Dr. William Mahoney.

Sunny Side of The Stream: NICU Nurse Adopts Teen Mom and Her Baby Triplets, by Aliya Kuykendall

By Aliya Kuykendall, The Stream – Katrina Mullen, a NICU nurse of 23 years, met Shariya Small when Small was 14 years old, the mother of triplets born prematurely. Now, over two years later, she’s an adoptive mother to Small and grandmother to the three toddlers… After five months as their NICU nurse and almost two years of fostering Small, Mullen officially adopted Small on Feb. 6, 2023. She did so to keep Small with her babies.

This Is Your Sign To Catechize Your Kids — And Yourself, by Kylee Griswold

By Kylee Griswold, The Federalist – Never underestimate the magnitude of forces ‘seeking to devour’ your children. They will be catechized. Make sure it’s in truth… Lots of people are catechizing your child. Are you one of them?… The tragic death of six believers, including three children and three brave adults, at the hands of an evil mass shooter at a Christian elementary school in Nashville this week was a stark and painful reminder that the battle raging around us is ultimately a spiritual one.

Military Bases Hosting Drag Queen Story Hours? ‘I Think Those Shouldn’t Be Happening,’ Gen. Milley Says, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “How much taxpayer money should go to fund drag queen story hours on military bases?” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) asked Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley on Wednesday at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee… “Listen, drag shows are not something that the Department of Defense supports or funds,” Austin said, giving a similar answer several times as Gaetz put up a slide advertising a drag queen story hour at Ramstein Air Force Base, bearing “DoD insignia,” he pointed out.

How Baseball Imitates the Spiritual Life, by John Clark

By John Clark, EWTN News – …I am often struck by how much baseball resembles the Catholic spiritual life. I thought about this again recently when I saw an interview that confirmed my perspective. The interview was with Sean Casey, a former first-baseman for the Cincinnati Reds and my all-time favorite player. Casey was interviewed about his mental approach to hitting, and he mentioned four main points. It immediately struck me that these points are entirely relevant to the spiritual life.

Nashville Tragedy Shows Why It Isn’t Compassionate To Fuel Mental Illness, by Kylee Griswold

By Kylee Griswold, The Federalist – … behind all the partisan smoke and mirrors of the Nashville story is an unmistakable and unavoidable reality: Our modern mental health crisis is out of control… You don’t even have to dig into the glaring transgender element of the case to acknowledge this fact. No mentally healthy person blasts their way into a building of defenseless children to murder them in cold blood, much less devises a detailed plan literally mapping out how to make it happen.

Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute – The latest Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse Show guest is Christine Niles, Church Militant’s senior producer and investigative reporter, particularly on the issue of clergy sex abuse… Listen as Niles explains the process by which Church Militant vets the hundreds of tips they receive before anything goes on air. “We never go on rumors, hearsay, or any evidence that wouldn’t also be permitted in a court of law…”…

Transgenderism Doesn’t Bring the Promised Happiness, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Are most “transgender” people happy? The Washington Post recently published findings of a survey stating that they are. In a culture where mental illness is trendy and depression is rampant, particularly among teens, this seems a little too good to be true. Perhaps “happy” isn’t quite the correct moniker; “satisfied with their lives” is the actual turn of phrase… Conservative columnist Eddie Scarry points out that everything about this survey is shoddy at best and dishonest at worst.

How Planned Parenthood Peddles Porn in Red States, by Scott Yenor and Anna K. Miller

By Scott Yenor and Anna K. Miller, American Conservative – School libraries and grade school classrooms have become battlefields in America’s culture war. School districts from Broward County in Florida to West Ada School District outside of Boise, Idaho, have stocked pornographic books promoting transgenderism and gay sex. Curricula are curated to get kindergarteners to question their genders and third graders to think about anal sex.

Finally, Some Good News For American Families, by Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw, Catholic Exchange – So what’s the good news?… March 7 saw the establishment of a Congressional Family Caucus to protect and promote the interests of the natural family. In a letter to fellow legislator, co-chair Rep. Mary Miller of Illinois explained the new entity in refreshingly uncompromising terms: “The natural family, a man and a woman committed for life to each other and to their children, was ordained by God as the foundation of our society. The natural family is essential for a nation to prosper because the family is the root of self-government, service, community, and personal responsibility.”

In New Autism Report, CDC Again Fails to Address Root Causes, by Cynthia Nevison, Ph.D.

By Cynthia Nevison, Ph.D., Children’s Health Defense – Yet one of the most notable features of both new ADDM reports is the rapid rise in ASD prevalence among racial minorities relative to white children, who historically have had the highest prevalence… For example, in 2004, the mean Hispanic to white ASD ratio was 0.67 nationwide for children born in 2004.

Georgia, Iowa Overcome Near-Unanimous Democrat Opposition To Ban Child Mutilation Surgeries, by Victoria Marshall

By Victoria Marshall, The Federalist – “Denying the truth that we are either male or female hurts real people, especially vulnerable children,” Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Matt Sharp said in a press release. “By enacting this legislation, Iowa has taken critical steps to protect children from radical activists that peddle gender ideology and pressure children into life-altering, experimental procedures and drugs. Young people deserve to live in a society that doesn’t subject them to risky experiments to which they cannot effectively consent.”…

The Ruth Institute: The Beauty of Womanhood

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – We hear about “strong women” so much these days. Yet, oddly enough, our culture can scarcely tell us what a woman is, let alone honor the God-given differences between men and women. We have thrown the beauty of womanhood to the wayside. Too many women have fallen prey to the modern-day definition of what a strong woman is (and what it means to be a woman at all for that matter).

1 in 36 Kids Have Autism, CDC Says — Critics Slam Agency’s Failure to Investigate Causes, by Brenda Baletti, Ph.D.

By Brenda Baletti, Ph.D., Children’s Health Defense – (CDC says) One in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children — 4% of boys and 1% of girls — have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)… The latest findings, reported in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, show an increase from the last report, which found 1 in 44 8-year-olds (2.3%) had autism in 2018… Since the CDC started collecting the data, prevalence (of autism spectrum disorder) estimates have skyrocketed from 1 in 150 in 2000, to today’s estimate of 1 in 36 children.

Thou Shalt Watch Twisted Heroes: Discernment in Media Consumption (With Recommended Movie list), by Stacey Sumereau

By Stacey Sumereau, Catholic Exchange – You get invited to a movie night. Exciting! When you arrive, you’re discouraged to discover all the options the group wants are… well, let’s just say your cheeks would be burning if you watched them with your parish priest. How do you discern your boundaries for media consumption?… My husband was in this exact situation in middle school. He called his mom and asked her to take him home. I hope my kids have that strength of character too someday.

When Plan B Is Abortion, by Anthony Campagna

By Anthony Campagna, PharmD, Crisis Magazine – I remember sitting in a dimly lit lecture hall, just over a decade ago, listening to my professor expound on the benefits of oral contraception. The day’s lesson was emergency contraception (EC), specifically, Plan B® (levonorgestrel), known commonly as “the morning after pill.” She addressed this lecture hall full of future pharmacists and taught us how to counsel patients about the drug, about its benefits, dose timing, and mechanism of action (MOA). This was at a Catholic school, mind you. …

New Congressional Family Caucus Is Good News for the Nation, by Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw, EWTN News – There’s a glimmer of hope for the embattled natural family emanating suddenly from a source that lately has been anything but family-friendly — I mean the federal government. But before getting into that, consider some landmarks in the family’s decline during the last three decades… The high point was 1996 when Congress enacted and President Bill Clinton reluctantly signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act. DOMA declared marriage to be the union of one man and one woman and empowered states ….

Free Childcare as a Ponzi Scheme, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – In the UK, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has proposed that the government should subsidize free daycare for all children nine months old or older. Hunt argues that this measure, expensive as would be, would actually ease pressures on the government’s budget, because more parents (mothers, mostly) would be able to join the workforce, and therefore to pay taxes… … what about the children?

Reaching an Anxious Generation With the Gospel, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – It has often been observed that “ambiguity breeds anxiety.” As noted in an April 2020 article published by the Association for Psychological Science, “Decades of scientific research show that how we make meaning out of situations can leave us vulnerable to unhelpful, out-of-proportion anxiety. When our environment is inherently ambiguous — open to interpretation and unknown outcomes — our interpretations matter. They matter a lot. Ambiguity breeds anxiety; more so when the ‘facts’ change hourly.”

MSNBC Admits Abortion is About Consequence-Free Sex, by Alex Christy 

By Alex Christy, LifeNews – After months of MSNBC condemning the Supreme Court and pro-lifers for putting women’s lives at risk, The Saturday Show host Jonathan Capehart and Rethinking Sex author Christine Emba said the quiet part out loud when they lamented the downfall of Roe has hurt the cause of consequence-free sex… Capehart wondered what effect Dobbs has had on sex and relationships in America …

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Lawmakers Move to Ban Pornography

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – This article is not about social media. But I’m going to begin by talking about social media, because doing so might help us understand better the main topic of this article, i.e., legislative bans on pornography… An increasing body of evidence is showing that there are skyrocketing levels of anxiety and depression among children and teens.

Celebrate ‘Women’s History’ With Men Dressed as Women, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – We as a culture have allowed ourselves to be indoctrinated into a cult that promotes self-worship, idolatry, and self-harm. Because many people in politics have been unwilling to take a firm stand on truth because it offends someone, women have slowly been erased. On this issue, there should be no compromise: Men are men; women are women… The acolytes of this religion of secular relativism happily create their own truth regardless of the Truth…

The White House’s Drag Queen Meter Maid Wants to Confiscate Your Children, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute – “The views of Assistant Secretary for Health Richard Levine, who calls himself ‘Rachel,’ are typical of the trans movement’s assault on parents,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D… While calling a Florida parental rights law a “gag rule,” Levine said it would be wonderful if parents of gender-confused children could be “replaced” as decision-makers by “a teacher, guidance counselor, or some other coach or another school personnel… Richard Levine’s proposal that more-affirming, gay-friendly adults take over the parental role is the Sexual State at work….”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: Ask and You Will Receive from Your Father in Heaven

Author Don Schwager,. Servants of the Word – Matthew 7:7-12 – “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? …

The Family, the Education of Children, and the Role of the State, by Jack Rigert

By Jack Rigert, Catholic Exchange – Every effort should be made so that the family will be recognized as the primordial and, in a certain sense, “sovereign” society! The “sovereignty” of the family is essential for the good of society. A truly sovereign and spiritually vigorous nation is always made up of strong families who are aware of their vocation and mission in history. The family is at the heart of all these problems and tasks.

If You Want a Happy Marriage, Take the Marital Debt Seriously, by Anna Reynolds

By Anna Reynolds, Crisis Magazine – We live in a society in which “everyone knows” that young, unmarried people cannot be expected to remain abstinent and that marriages are boring and devoid of physical intimacy. In other words, we are swimming upstream in an upside-down world. Now is not the time to jettison the perennial teaching of the Church but to rediscover its wisdom.

Marital Bliss: New Evidence That Marriage Promotes Flourishing, by Brendan Case, Tyler J. VanderWeele

By Brendan Case, Tyler J. VanderWeele, Institute for Family Studies – Marriage is perhaps so ubiquitous among our species, and so vital across so many societies, because it promotes human flourishing in many ways at once, both meeting and harmonizing the distinctive needs and desires of men, women, and children. Today, we are effectively running a large-scale social experiment to see whether a human culture can long endure while marginalizing this “necessary society,” as Pope Leo X called it, from its traditional role in socializing sex and in nurturing children. We are sowing the wind, and should not be surprised if we reap the whirlwind.

Obergefell’s Legacy: Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood, by Jennifer Roback Morse 

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – I was pretty sure I knew what I was going to find when I clicked on this screaming headline from NBC News: “A Lesbian lost her son to his sperm donor: Should other gay parents be concerned?”… The “sperm donor” is the child’s father. The lesbian is not related to “her son” either through biology or adoption. She feels cheated. We are supposed to feel sorry for her because the court gave custody of the child to his biological parents.

Are Conservatives Embracing a New Kind of Welfare? by Anne Hendershott 

By Anne Hendershott, Crisis Magazine – Claiming that “in the post-Roe World” a growing number of conservative lawmakers are “embracing a new kind of welfare,” the New York Times recently reported on the attempts by a few conservative members of Congress to promote new tax benefits for parents. Describing an influential group of conservative intellectuals “with a direct line to elected politicians” … the Times is suggesting that the new pro-family movement is an attempt to finally “abandon Reaganomics once and for all.”

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Transgender Whistleblower

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life Internatinal – That is the brutal truth exposed in one of the most important recent articles on the issue of transgenderism. The article is by a whistleblower named Jamie Reed, who spent years working at The Washington Univ. Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital… During her years there, Reed oversaw the cases of nearly 1,000 children who underwent transgender procedures, including receiving artificial hormones and body-mutilating surgeries ….

Trans Movement Comes After Down Syndrome, by Austin Ruse 

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Someone called them “the new queer cultural heroes.”… And so, one is left with this mix of emotions. You can say Daniel Vais’ work with them up to this moment has been something amazing and still understand that somewhere he and they have taken a wrong turn. Even the intellectually disabled have agency, and even the intellectually disabled can make mistakes… The other lesson we learn time and again is that the sexual revolution and the homosexual/trans agenda poison everything they touch.

Florida Court Overturns Therapy Ban for Same Sex-Attracted Minors, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute – A federal appeals court recently overturned a Tampa, Florida, ban on what gay activists call “conversation therapy” for minors. “This is more accurately called talk therapy, which does no harm and can do a lot of good,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Lifting the ban will allow minors with unwanted same-sex attraction to get the help they need.”

Poscast: Do Today’s American Men Have What It Takes? by Booker Scott 

By Booker Scott, America Out Loud – “The history of America is about courageous men. Whether they are the founding fathers or members of the ‘Greatest Generation,’ who sacrificed so much during World War II to preserve freedom and democracy, they built the country. Present-day America is the richest and most successful country in the history of the world… Virtue, heroism, service, and the ultimate sacrifice were expected when it was demanded.“

Four Steps to Prepare a Young Man for Marriage, by Donald DeMarco 

By Donald DeMarco, EWTN News – The current divorce rate in the United States is the third highest in the world, higher than any country in Europe… In more concrete terms, approximately 630,000 divorces took place in 2020… The goal of marriage, of course, is not merely to avoid divorce, but to create a loving, productive union of a man and a woman. One factor that stands in the way of a good marriage is inadequate preparation. …

Whistleblower Pulls Back Curtain on Transgender ‘Treatments’ for Minors, by Katrina Trinko

By Katrina Trinko, CNSNews – How did we let our children get manipulated and mutilated like this?… That’s going to be the question future generations ask about 2023, and the years preceding it, when doctors across America doled out hormones like they were Halloween candy and even in some cases removed minors’ functional body parts.

‘What’s Happening to Children Is Morally and Medically Appalling’, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – “I am a 42-year-old St. Louis native, a queer woman, and politically to the left of Bernie Sanders,” begins Jamie Reed in an op-ed for The Free Press, a publication started by New York Times refugee Bari Weiss… Yet Reed recently left her job as case manager at The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital “because I could no longer participate in what was happening there.”

The State of Our Unions, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, The Catholic Thing – We’re in the middle of  “National Marriage Week” (February 7-14), which will be culminating – if you can use that term about something almost no one is aware of – on  Valentine’s Day.  In principle, it’s a time to focus attention on the “state of our unions,” something the National Marriage Project (NMP) based at the University of Virginia has been doing through regular research and an annual report.

Parents Pushing Their Young Kids to Be Trans Don’t Understand ‘a Child Is Not a Small Adult,’ Youth Psychiatry Prof Says, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Parents who encourage their young children to become transgender “lack the understanding that a child is not a small adult,” Professor of Youth Psychiatry Riittakerttu Kaltiala at Finland’s Tampere University says… Kaltiala discussed youth transgenderism and her opposition to a push to allow minors to legally change their gender… “The young person tries out different identities and is prone to suggestion…It’s normal in adolescence.”

The Marriage/Parenthood Disconnect, by John M. Grondelski 

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine – As Catholics observe “National Marriage Week” on February 7-14, we should be concerned about a growing trend to separate marriage and parenthood—because it is fundamentally reshaping the cultural idea of marriage in ways foreign to Catholic thought… Yes, Catholic theology admits that marriage and parenthood are conceptually separate realities. Yes, post-menopausal septuagenarians can marry validly.

The Rage of Feral Children, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The rise of contraception led to the phenomenon of “feral children” – young people left alone with no one to guide them… No father. No Father. No patria. No father. No Church. No country. These gaping absences have produced a rage among young people that explains a great deal about our present national trauma. This is one of the fascinating theses in Mary Eberstadt’s masterful new book, Adam and Eve After the Pill, Revisited.

LGBTQ+ ‘Pride’ Is Totalitarian, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, American Greatness – Another recent example of defying LGBTQ+ “Pride” jersey demands in the NHL—which is run by people who are as governed by cowardice as those who run Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association—was a player for the Philadelphia Flyers, Ivan Provorov, who refused to wear a “Pride” jersey 10 days earlier.

Societal Decline! A Frightening, Global Phenomenon, by Patricia Anthone

By Patricia Anthone, America Out Loud – Social and economic order is being undermined throughout the Western World… Societies throughout the West have been infiltrated at all levels by communist ideologues subscribed to the one-world, totalitarian vision advanced by Klaus Schwab and his gathering of megalomaniacs who met in Davos last week… Global control obviously cannot be achieved by the exercise of sheer force. The effort has required a decades-long attempt to subvert the West’s enlightened respect for the equal standing of each person in the ownership of his or her life, mind, and property.

‘Day Care Teacher’ Uses ‘Non-Binary’ Doll to Pervert Minds of 4-Year-Old Kids, by Peter LaBarbera

By Peter LaBarbera, WorldNet Daily – Another leftist indoctrination video has surfaced showing a trans-identified day-care instructor using a gender-neutral doll to teach four-and five-year-old children to accept the identity “non-binary” as an alternative to “boy” or “girl.”… The video, from an “anti-bias” documentary reportedly shown to North Carolina day-care center owners, shows Piper and fellow adult educators at the same center celebrating that a child in Piper’s class brought up “non-binary” on his own as a possible identity for the doll.

For The Sake Of Your Kids, Don’t Let Dictator Xi Jinping Be a Co-Parent, by Helen Raleigh

By Helen Raleigh, The Federalist – Being a parent is the most challenging job in the world but also the most rewarding one. If you consider raising children a burden and can’t wait to outsource parental responsibility to a third party such as the government, you probably should not become a parent. My friend Joy Pullmann told me children “are a gift we don’t deserve and we are supposed to do our best to honor them and God’s gift of them. Letting the CCP raise your child is squandering that gift.” I couldn’t agree more.

Abuse of the Vulnerable, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The LGBTQ+ ideologues don’t care about the children they groom, use, and then throw away. They only care about forcing everyone to accept their sexual perversions or to pay the consequences. Those consequences, in this case, hurt an especially vulnerable child and her family. How many more children need to be sacrificed on this altar before everyone sees how self-interested and exploitive this ideology is when it involves children? The answer should be zero.

Bp. Strickland Rebukes Democrat Lawmaker Who Wants Menstrual Products in Boys’ Bathrooms: ‘Insanity’

By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Texas blasted a Democrat representative’s argument that schools should provide menstrual products in boys’ bathrooms… In a Twitter post this morning, the ordinary of the Diocese of Tyler responded to a widely circulating story of Rep. Sandra Feist advocating the inclusion of boys in a proposed bill to provide free menstrual products to students. Feist had argued that “not all students who menstruate are female.” 

A Massive Effort at Moral Rebuilding Is Necessary, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, American Greatness – We believe, in short, that sexual desires, so long as no coercion is employed, are sacrosanct, indeed constitutive of someone’s very identity as a human being, but sexual reality is nothing. We are fairly commanded by the Civil Rights Act and now by the Respect for Marriage Act to engage in a vast pretense, much to the harm of the family and the common good, that men and women are practically indistinguishable, and that each sex is not for the other. …

No Happy Endings in Transland, by Austin Ruse 

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The boy says to his mom, “If you want girl parts, and you don’t have them, you can do special surgery where they turn your penis inside out and there is a vagina inside.”… The boy is six years old… He also tells his mom that hormones can give you girl parts… “Where did you hear this?”… “I saw it on a video.”… The boy is six years old. Someone told him these mythological tales from the place called Transland.

Fr. Peter Michael Henry: 25 Guidelines to Help Young Men Mature in Faith & Life

By Fr. Peter Michael Henry, Catholic Exchange – I have been invited to speak to many boys and young men during the span of my priesthood. Those audiences are usually the same: a group of half-interested males who have immensely low expectations of guest speakers. After the usual greetings, I often present my “See You on the Other Side List,” composed of challenging suggestions that, if taken seriously, can help those boys become good men. …

WND Staff: Winning the All-Out War Against America’s Children

By WND Staff – If Americans throughout their nation’s history have embraced any common values, at the top of the list would be the conviction that children are precious, innocent, a gift from God – and to be protected at all costs… Why then, in today’s America, are so many adults destroying children in a dizzying variety of ways… Make no mistake: Today’s rampant transgender grooming craze amounts to widespread child sexual abuse of the most serious and irreversible kind. America is literally normalizing pedophilia.

Frozen in Time: Catholic Ethicists Discuss the Fate of the Estimated 1 Million Human Embryos on Ice, by Lauretta Brown 

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – The Catholic Church has long condemned the IVF process and the production of these embryos, but those warnings have gone unheeded, and there are now an estimated 1 million frozen embryos in the U.S. alone — giving rise to profound and continuing moral dilemmas.

Thank the Lord for Metabolism, Methylation and Mitochondrial Function, by Jim Schroeder 

By Jim Schroeder, EWTN News – In considering this, let’s begin with the mysterious world of methylation. Billions of times every second, our bodies are transporting methyl groups to our DNA. They are made up of three hydrogen and one carbon atom. They are involved in what is called epigenetics, which is the expression of each gene. While the gene code appears immutable, the expression of the gene itself is quite malleable.

God Uses Imperfect People, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – It is not just outside the Church, in the secular realm, that God uses imperfect people. Even within the Church, in the spiritual realm, God uses imperfect people. But there’s a simple reason for that. Imperfect people are the only kind of people that exist. Who else can God use?… There’s an old joke about someone who is looking for the perfect church. They tell a friend, “If I could just find that church, I’d attend regularly and become a member.”… The friend replies, “But the moment you join it would become imperfect.”…

Not a Conspiracy Theory: Groomers Really Do Want to Sexualize Our Children, by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – As noted in an essay for The European Conservative last year, the term “groomer,” when applied to the sexual revolutionaries who wish to inculcate their ideology in children, is not a slur. The sexualization of children was the explicitly stated goal of the early sexual revolutionaries—only the social conservative backlash of the 1980s temporarily stopped them. Now, with everything from explicit, how-to sex education to drag queen events for kids, they have picked up where they left off.

Raising Children in an Anti-Child World, by Anna Reynolds 

By Anna Reynolds, Crisis Magazine – Amid all the drama of the voting line, a man ahead of us described for his neighbor the culture of his wife’s native Brazil, in which, according to him, there was a high degree of honor conferred on mothers with young children and the elderly. In a line, mothers with young children and the elderly would be given first place, and in waiting rooms they were ushered ahead of everyone else. That sounded fabulous right around the time the toddler started bellowing for more snacks and the infant in the next segment of the line began protesting the confines of his stroller. …

Noem’s Troubling Transgender Record, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – …excitement among conservatives over Noem took a significant hit when, in the spring of 2021, she vetoed legislation that banned biological males from competing in girls sports. In deep red South Dakota, signing a bill into law that protected female sports in grades K-12 and college should have been a no brainer, but Noem suddenly decided to veto legislation that she had previously supported… Why?

There’s A Reason Moving In Before Marriage Makes Divorce More Likely, But Barstool Can’t Figure It Out, by Elle Purnell

By Elle Purnell, The Federalist – Today a lot of young daters assume moving in together is a prerequisite for matrimonial success. But it actually hikes up a couple’s proclivity toward divorce compared to spouses who wed without first cohabitating — a statistic that shocked hosts Jordyn Woodruff and Alex Bennett of Barstool Sports’… “Couples who live together before marrying have nearly an 80 percent higher divorce rate than those who do not,” Bennett noted incredulously.

7 Things Women Don’t Understand About Men

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The battle of the sexes began to rage as soon as our first parents consumed the forbidden fruit. Indeed, the disorder introduced by Adam and Eve’s primordial act of disobedience frustrated the ability of future men and women to understand each other and introduced a tension into the sexual dynamic. And the political correctness of the present age has only added another layer of confusion to the mix. But if women would bear in mind seven little-known facts about the nature of men — facts about how men see, think, love, react, struggle, need and yearn — it would go a long way in avoiding and mitigating misunderstandings, in regaining some of what was lost east of Eden.

Pro-Family Conservatives Must First Be Pro-Men, by Delano Squires

By Delano Squires, The Federalist – Those conservatives who want to shape the nascent pro-family movement emerging on the right must be willing to embrace a controversial — and countercultural — reality: Healthy families require strong, stable, and secure men. That means Republicans interested in crafting pro-family policy must focus on the well-being of America’s boys and men.

Fatherless Homes, America’s Plague, by Scarlen Valderaz

By Scarlen Valderaz, Patriot Post – Contrary to popular feminist belief, women cannot do it all, especially when it comes to raising children… Fatherless homes are a crisis that plagues our country. The statistics surrounding fatherless homes are not the greatest… 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes… 85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes — 20 times the average… 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father… Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers … and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves.

Our Greatest Example: Look to the Holy Family, by Nicholas Wylie

By Nicholas Wylie, Church Militant – The most pressing issue of our time has been the destruction of the family… Church Militant’s Nick Wylie discusses the one household with all the answers… Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D., Catholic author: “The Holy Family is where family succeeds. And it really is a living image of the Holy Trinity — but not just in some speculative, abstract way but in the concrete virtues.”

Practical Ways to Live the Virtue of Thrift, By Alexandra Greeley

By Alexandra Greeley, Catholic Exchange – Even in our modern secular world, the word “thrift” has a Catholic connection. According to a May 18, 2019, comment by Pope Francis during a meeting with the Federation of European Food Banks, the Pope warned against food waste that underscores “a lack of concern for others… Fighting against the terrible scourge of hunger means also fighting waste….To throw food away means to throw people away,” the pope added.

(Blood) Transfusion Confusion: Vaccine-Tainted Blood Warning, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – Cornelia Hertzler, baby Alexander Bly’s mother: “And she had, you know, really been arguing with us about this for a long time and knew our wishes. I came in, and there she was, just giving him a blood transfusion.”… As the one-year legal deadline to seek damages approaches, a Washington-state couple is speaking out about their infant son’s death, which they allege is linked to vaccine-tainted blood.

CDC Pressures Teachers to Increase ‘LGBTQ Inclusivity’ in Classroom Instruction, by Eric Lendrum

By Eric Lendrum, American Greatness – The CDC has been forcing teachers across the country to follow certain guidelines demonstrating their commitment to “LGBTQ inclusivity” in their classroom instructions… the CDC-issued “assessment tool” asks teachers numerous questions about school employees and their loyalty to the concept of “queer theory,” and forcing sexual education teachers to use gender-neutral language, forbidding them from using terms such as “boy” and “girl.”

7 Financial Tips From the Book of Proverbs

By Anne Holmquist, The Stream – Over two-thirds of people ages 18-41 have “financial topics they want advice on,” a Harris Poll found earlier this year, “but aren’t sure how to get it.” And given that 70 percent of millennials and 65 percent of Generation Z live paycheck to paycheck, it’s not hard to imagine what types of financial advice might be needed… I have good news on where to find invaluable, free financial advice, available at your fingertips. It’s liberally dispersed throughout an ancient work called the Book of Proverbs.

Sin, Corruption and the Fall of America, by Armstrong Williams

By Armstrong Williams, Patriot Post – As the flames of judgment touched at the edges of Sodom and Gomorrah, two cities steeped in corruption and depravity, the almighty God looked upon them with disdain. Their wickedness had reached a point of no return, and so he decided to unleash his fiery wrath upon them, reducing them to ash in an instant. These cities have long been used as a cautionary tale, a warning of the dangers of sin and the consequences that come with it. And now, as we reflect on the troubled times we find ourselves in, it seems that our own nation, America, is teetering on the brink of a similar fate. …

What Tucker Carlson Doesn’t Get About “Marriage” That the Left Does, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – I think we should stop saying “gay marriage”—and not because it singles out the gays and lacks “equality” but because it’s nonsensical, it’s not true. If those with same-sex attraction could truly marry someone of the same sex, we wouldn’t have to call it “gay” marriage, we’d just call it marriage…. Marriage already has a definition, and it deals with the sex of two persons and the creation of a third. You can’t redefine it; you can only add additional words onto it to give it a new spin or meaning; to sanction something new.

Stolen Innocence: The Spiritual War on Children and the Family, by Jack Rigert

By Jack Rigert, Catholic Exchange – “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”… The Founding Fathers, while not perfect, understood that striving for perfection under God was the key to the success of this new experiment in human freedom, dignity, and opportunity. John Adams observed, “Our Constitution was made for only a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Tim Tebow Urges People to Live for God, Find Their God-Given Purpose, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – With 2022 coming to a close and a new year and New Year’s resolutions approaching, pro-life football star Tim Tebow is urging people to live for God and find their God-given purpose in life… “My hope for you is that you begin to live your life with a deeper sense of purpose, meaning and significance than ever before and make your life count,” said Tebow.

2022 Brings Clarity: There’s No Mistaking the Attacks on Family, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, National Catholic Register – For those of us dedicated to life and family, the contradictory events of the year 2022 might seem like a “wash” or worse… On the plus side, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the heinous Roe v. Wade decision. On the minus side, Roe’s defenders ratcheted up their venom against us and renewed their commitment to death on demand for the unborn… We now know, beyond any shadow of a doubt, what manner of people we are dealing with.

The Attack on the Traditional Family, by Scarlen Valderaz

By Scarlen Valderaz, Patriot Post – The destruction of the traditional family is dangerous, and the victims are always the children involved. With divorce rates on the rise, fatherless homes plaguing our country, and an uptick in children’s poor mental health, our most defenseless have become vulnerable to harmful ideologies that continue to drive a wedge between the relationship they have left with their parents. When the relationship between child and parent is broken, the state will come in as the savior ….

The Child Tax Credit Should Promote Work and Marriage, by Patrick T. Brown, W. Bradford Wilcox

By Patrick T. Brown and W. Bradford Wilcox, First Things – Year-end flurries of legislative activity are a congressional tradition, and this year is seeing a supercharged version. With the clock ticking on Democratic control of Congress, many are encouraging lawmakers to revive President Biden’s expanded child tax credit, which sent $250 per child, plus a little more for young children, to nearly all parents each month for the last half of 2021.

Marriage, Parenthood, and ‘A Christmas Carol’, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, The Catholic Thing – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is often regarded as just a children’s story or reduced to a lesson in seasonal greed versus generosity. But Dickens was writing for adults in 1843, and we moderns would be wrong to limit or flatten its various meanings… The Carol has a lot to say, for example, about marriage, parenthood, and money… People are more important than things.

Wombs Need Not Apply, by Kristine Christlieb

By Kristine Christlieb, Church Militant – A new, lifelike video simulating a baby factory is bringing into the spotlight the shocking possibility of this biotechnology… If you’re the parent of an infant born prematurely, you’re grateful for the technological advances that make it possible for your child to develop outside the womb… But biotechnologists are now promoting the advantages of dispensing entirely with mothers’ wombs.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Stop the Sexualization of Our Children

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – One of the most difficult things about watching the radicalization and growing power of the LGBT agenda in recent years has been seeing the sexual revolutionaries targeting children, the casualties of an over-sexualized culture and adult exploitation… Advocates of this agenda and the sexualization of our youth, being encouraged at the highest levels of government, have been hard at work normalizing their agenda, creatively seeking ways to expose children to sexual material. …

Dennis Prager: Gay Marriage Means ‘Gender Doesn’t Matter,’ Which Makes It a ‘War Against Civilization’

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Gay marriage means that “gender doesn’t matter” anymore — you can marry whoever you want — and this logically damages society across the board, said author and commentator Dennis Prager… He added, “The war against gender is a war against civilization.”… “We are going to pay a price for the death of gender,” he said.  “The war against gender is a war against civilization, I believe.”

On Fatherhood and “Healthy Masculinity”, by Stephen P. White

By Stephen P. White, The Catholic Thing – There are those who treat masculinity as a mere construct, devoid of any essential content. The only purpose of masculinity – not an essential purpose, mind you, but a practical purpose – is to assert power in the interests of some oppressor class. The strong dominate the weak… Then there are those who, often in defiance against the aforementioned claims of toxicity, assert masculinity as a collection of particular physical or psychological traits: physical strength, assertiveness, confidence, discipline, leadership, stoicism, dominance, competitiveness, and so on.

Joe Biden’s Disrespect for Marriage, by Tyler Arnold

By Tyler Arnold, EWTN News – President Joe Biden, the nation’s second Catholic president, signed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act into law on Tuesday — marking yet another a step in his political descent into complete rejection of what the Church teaches about the truth and meaning of marriage… The new federal act, which recognizes same-sex marriage for the purpose of any federal law, rule or regulation in which marital status is a factor, states that if two persons are legally married in one state and live in another state, the marriage will continue to be recognized at the federal level and receive federal legal protections ….

Arch. Salvatore J.  Cordileone: Congress Dishonors Marriage

By Salvatore J. Cordileone, First Things – The union of husband and wife is unique: Together they make a baby, and their marriage is the best way to ensure that that baby grows up with both mother and father. Marriage is a good thing. Society needs this institution… Until a few years ago, virtually every culture in existence recognized the unique stake society has in affirming these unions. Even cultures that condoned sexual relations outside the bond of marriage—including between people of the same sex—never confused these relations with marriage.

The Ruth Institute: American Girl Betrays American Girls

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “American Girl, the company known for wholesome dolls representing American history, has clambered aboard the gender bandwagon,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. …“Parents are reasonably outraged by the company’s new book, A Smart Girl’s Guide: Body Image, which pushes transgenderism. It’s a betrayal,” she said.

New Ways, Old Sins, by Aidan O’Connor

By Aidan O’Connor, Church Militant – A dissident Catholic organization is rejoicing over a bill that could threaten religious freedom in America… New Ways Ministry issued a statement Friday praising sham-Catholic lawmakers in Washington, D.C., for passing the so-called Respect for Marriage Act. Once signed by Joe Biden, the legislation will codify same-sex “marriage” and open the door for the government to persecute religious institutions.

The Weaponization of Loneliness, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – No one wants to be alone. It is, at heart, a terrifying prospect. And so, this is the great fear played upon by those trying to impose their ideology. The Soviets knew this. So did the East German Stasi. The Nazi’s knew it, too. Everyone in those societies lived in fear of being found out, certainly; but they also lived in fear of being alone, of being ostracized for their beliefs.

House Passes Democrats’ Bill to Codify Same-Sex ‘Marriage,’ Biden Expected to Sign, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed Democrats’ bill to codify same-sex “marriage,” sending it to Joe Biden’s desk for signature… The bill, the “Respect for Marriage Act” (RMA), passed in a 258-169 vote, with 39 Republicans and all Democrats voting in favor… Biden has pledged to sign the legislation “promptly and proudly.”

Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: He Is Elijah Who Is to Come

Author Don Schwager, Servants of the Word – Matthew 11:11-15 – Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force. …

Louisiana Encourages Parents to Report Graphic Sexual Content in Schools, Libraries

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – ‘If this type of taxpayer-subsided sexualization of children has impacted you or your family, tell us about it.’… Louisiana has launched a tip line for parents to report sexually-graphic, age-inappropriate materials being used in public educational institutions, the latest in an ongoing trend to resist the sexual indoctrination of children.

The Refusal to Preach Purity in the Face of Sexual License, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – The children who received the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima saw a vision of huge numbers of people in hell, and heard from the Blessed Virgin Mary that the most common reason for this was sins of the flesh, sins against chastity and purity, sins against marriage. Nobody is required to accept private revelation, but the Church has repeatedly endorsed these particular apparitions, and this is partly because the words of Our Lady echo what we already know from Divine Revelation itself.

Culture War Lost, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant -Legacy building in the endgame.. Men are obsessed with building a legacy, but few know how to obtain it… So let’s begin with something my father told me over a decade ago. He told me this bit of wisdom after I expressed the all-too-common masculine fear of being forgotten by history… I asked him how he dealt with the existential anxiety of not being remembered. “I don’t have to worry about my legacy,” he said. “I’m looking at him.”

The Cultural Grooming of Balenciaga, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Balenciaga is a fashion house that was created by Cristóbal Balenciaga in San Sebastián, Spain, in 1917… Balenciaga is the darling of American celebrities; Kim Kardashian and Kanye “Ye” West both have ties to it. But the fashion brand has been dancing closer and closer to the edge of tolerance even for the Left with its outrageous ads and controversial runway shows.

Opinion: The Inevitable Death of Social Media, by T.J. Burdick

By T.J. Burdick, Catholic Exchange – Now, social media interaction has become commonplace. Through it, we communicate with a few people we know and more that we don’t. For four to 20 hours a day… our eyes and minds are glued to social media much like a substance abuser is glued to alcohol or drugs. In fact, the behavioral addiction is actually much worse because of two reasons– it’s become socially acceptable AND it has overtaken more people than the material poisons we ingest.

From 8,000,000,000 to Zero, by David Warren

By David Warren, The Catholic Thing – The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is officially a thing, I learn from the usual reliable media sources. Its founder, Les Knight, advocates intelligent non-breeding… While most World Economic Forum and environmental crusaders only want the world’s population to be reduced by seven billion or so, Mr. Knight would like to eliminate the whole amount. …

The Real Deal With the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’, by Rita Peters

By Rita Peters, The Stream – The law would do three things… First, if the bill becomes law, the feds will accept any state’s definition of marriage — with the exception of polygamy — for purposes of federal law. Thus, Congress abdicates its responsibility to define the term for its own laws. It supersedes the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as a union of one man with one woman.

From Balenciaga to Netflix, Hollywood and Corporate America Must Stop Sexualization of Children, by Tim Winter

By Tim Winter, CNSNews – It was only a matter of time before another corporation was caught sexualizing children for profit… Balenciaga’s highly disturbing ad campaign is only the latest of many examples we have seen over the last few years of corporations normalizing, enabling, and profiting from the sexualization of children in their products and content.

#Balenciaga: It is Fashionable to Sexually Exploit Children, by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – Balenciaga Uses Children in BDSM-Themed Ads… Outrage has erupted in recent days over Balenciaga’s Spring/Summer 2023 ad campaign, which featured sexualized children under five holding toy bears in BDSM gear… Balenciaga played dumb, releasing a statement that included: “We strongly condemn child abuse; it was never our intent to include it in our narrative. The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grievous errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.”

What the Same-Sex Marriage Vote Means for Catholics, by Edie Heipel

By Edie Heipel, Political Correspondent, CNA – With Congress now poised to enshrine same-sex marriage into federal law — largely thanks to Senate Republicans — opponents of the measure warn that Catholics and other people of faith should brace for incoming attacks on their faith…. The Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) repeals the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman and did not force states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.

Dear GOP: Wage War Against the Lies of Same-Sex ‘Marriage.’ Stop Begging for Religious Liberty Carve-Outs! by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – Arguments focusing on religious liberty to amend or fend off the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFMA) are way off the mark, tantamount to raising a white flag, signaling yet another defeat for the immutable definition of marriage, the nuclear family, and timeless –– accurate –– definitions of man and woman.

Attacking Marriage, by Aidan O’Connor

By Aidan O’Connor, Church Militant – Baylor: “The essence of the bill is to require states and those “acting under color of state law” to recognize same-sex marriages. That’s pretty problematic.”… Meanwhile, when the Internal Revenue Service reviews the tax-exempt status of a nonprofit institution, the government asks if the organization acts in accord with “national public policy.”

Eugenics Rebranded: How the Globalist’s Transhumanist Plan Will Destroy Life As We Know It, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, LifeSiteNews – The political corruption we see today has grown out of a long-term unholy alliance between U.S. intelligence agencies and organized crime syndicates… This intelligence/organized crime ring is setting into place a technocratic form of feudalism, a transhumanist slavery system… Transhumanism is eugenics rebranded, and the merger of Silicon Valley companies with Big Pharma is eugenics framed as health care. …

Keeping Peace at a Holiday Dinner: Some Conversational Gambits to Placate Your Doomed Woke Kin, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – If you’re inviting self-righteous, moralistic vegans this year, be sure to provide them with suitable plant-based alternatives… On countless social occasions, from the Gothic dining halls at Yale to the battered tables of cafes in New York’s Greenwich Village and the sweaty faculty lounge of my English Ph.D. program, I’ve found it needful to emulate the Deepwater Horizon, and spread my oil upon the waters. What began as a tropical heated exchange of deeply held (if poorly reasoned) views, complete with hissing, shouting, and even pounding on tables, I have deftly transformed to Antarctic silence, …

There’s Something About Women, and Emily Blunt Knows It, by Elle Purnell

By Elle Purnell, The Federalist – Discussing her role in “The English” — as a pink-and-tulle-clad Englishwoman who arrives in the 19th-century American West seeking vengeance for her son’s death… “I love a character with a secret,” she said. “And I loved Cornelia’s buoyancy, her hopefulness, her guilelessness.”.. “[‘Strong female lead’] roles are written as incredibly stoic, you spend the whole time acting tough and saying tough things. Cornelia is more surprising than that”…

Therapist: Yes, Post-Abortive Women Suffer From ‘Trauma’ and ‘Complicated Grief’, by Sophia Corso

By Sophia Corso, The Federalist – While abortion proponents do their best to suppress any narrative that questions the morality, ethics, and safety of snuffing out human life in the womb, an account from North Carolina clinical therapist Adam Fadel further solidifies the reality of what many women actually experience after choosing abortion: grief and trauma… In both anecdotes and data analysis, it’s clear abortion doesn’t liberate women — it traumatizes them.

The Normalization of Sterility, by John M. Grondelski

By John M. Grondelski, Crisis Magazine – In a culture averse to long-term commitment, permanent infertility often seemed a bridge too far… That’s changing. Why? I’d suggest four reasons… First: the cumulative effect of contraceptive propaganda. Over three generations have grown up with “the Pill.” The collective message has been that fertility is at best neutral, in general something bad. The natural state and function of the human body is treated as needing “repair.”

Choosing to Live Gratefully, by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – As we approach Thanksgiving, remember that gratitude is not the act of a single day but an approach to life. When you consider how to go about living your life and interacting with those you encounter each day, why not choose the gratitude approach? Make the commitment and watch your life absolutely change for the better… Live gratefully and you will never regret it.

Biden: ‘Love Is Love’; 12 Republicans Join Dems in Advancing ‘Respect for Marriage Act’, by Susan Jones

By Susan Jones, CNSNews Team – In a statement someone wrote for him on Wednesday, President Joe Biden hailed the Senate’s 62-37 vote to advance the “Respect for Marriage Act,” a bill that says no state may prohibit marriage between two individuals on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals.

The bill codifies same-sex marriage, a right conferred by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015.

12 Republicans Join as Dem-Run Senate Goes Hostile on Christians, by Bob Unruh

By Bob Unruh, WorldNet Daily – The Chuck Schumer-run U.S. Senate on Wednesday turned “hostile” to Americans’ Christian beliefs, and even 12 Republicans joined with the leftists in the Democrat Party to advance a bill that undermines the First Amendment… The vote was 62-37 on the so-called Respect for Marriage Act, but what the bill actually does is put into federal law the LGBT agenda that already has been used for years to attack Christians, Christian organizations and Christian beliefs.

URGENT: Senate Will Vote Today on Democrats’ Radical Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Bill, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Just days after the midterms, Democrats are moving quickly to codify their radical agenda while they still have full control of Congress… Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced last night that he set up an initial vote for Wednesday on Democrats’ “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFMA), which would enshrine same-sex “marriage” into federal law.

Expressing Charity Toward Difficult Family, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – We all have them – an obnoxious uncle, a cousin without a verbal filter, a parent who’s an enabler, a sibling who can’t let go of that grudge from ten years ago. Family dynamics are among the most complicated relationships we will experience in our lives. Some of us want to keep the holidays as they were when we grew up, which means maintaining peace at all costs and being around people who might activate our frustration or push political buttons.

GOP Senators’ Top Priority After Failed Midterms Is Helping Democrats Trample The Meaning Of Marriage, by Shawn Fleetwood

By Shawn Fleetwood, The Federalist – The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ would open the floodgates for leftists to wage an all-out legal assault against any American obeying the Word of God… Having seemingly learned nothing from their losses in the 2022 midterms, Senate Republicans are preparing to sell out their voters by working with their Democrat colleagues to alter the definition of marriage under federal law by the end of this week.

Generation Z and Mental Health, by Jim Tonkowich

By Jim Tonkowich, The Stream – Sociological studies are rarely tear-jerkers, but this one is. Harmony Healthcare IT surveyed over one thousand 18- to 24-year-olds, members of Generation Z, about their mental health. The results are heartbreaking… Forty-two percent have a diagnosed mental health condition, and of those 57% are taking medication for their problems. Doing the math: one in four Gen Zers takes psychiatric medication.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Celebrating as Population Reaches 8 Billion

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – A week after Election Day, on November 15, the earth’s population is expected to reach 8 billion… Abortion fanatics and the carbon footprint ideologues will use the occasion to issue their usual dire warnings about over-population, adding fuel to the increasingly popular movement of young people choosing to intentionally remain childless, “for the sake of the planet.”

Study: Outside Of School, America’s Teens Average 70 Hours Per Week Glued To Screens, by Joy Pullmann

By Joy Pullmann, The Federalist – America’s young people are wasting almost all of their waking free time on entertainment instead of personal development or service to others… Americans ages 11 to 18 play online for an average of 10 hours per day… researchers surveyed 1,600 Americans ages 11 to 18 in May 2022… That’s a total of 70 hours per week spent online, approximately double the average time spent in school. ….

Gender Dysphoria: First, Do No Harm, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – However, the counselor warned me, if your colleague begins to lose touch with reality, do not encourage his delusions. If he complains that everyone is out to get him, deny that; argue the point. If he begins describing events or conversations in grossly inaccurate terms, correct him. If he announces that he is the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, don’t start speaking French, and definitely don’t bring him a sword. You do him no favors if you help him to slip away from the real world ….

Gender Ideology Comes to Notre Dame, by William H. Dempsey

By William H. Dempsey, The Catholic Thing – When Pope Francis spoke out about the “woke” gender theory fueling today’s transgender frenzy as “a great falsehood” and “ideological colonization,” he doubtless didn’t anticipate that Notre Dame, America’s leading Catholic university, would become one of the colonizers… But it has.

“Bidenflation” Rises to 12.8% as Americans Are Watching Their Paychecks and Savings Disappear, by Joe Hoft

By Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit – The Consumer Price Index (CPI) released by the government last Thursday showed an 8.2% year-over-year price increase from September 2021 to September 2022… The official CPI does not tell the whole story of price increases under President Biden. Bidenflation, measured by the TIPP CPI using the same underlying data, stood at 12.8% in September. It was 12.6% in August and July and12.7% in June.

Secular Article: How Fashion Was Used as Lethal Weapon to Successfully Destroy America

By Revolver News – Back in the day, when elegant style was part of everyday life in America, women looked like picturesque statues adorned with luxurious textiles, crystals, beads, and other divine trinkets. We can say the same for men; because fashionable, debonair gentlemen used to be a sight to behold… During this era, flying on a plane or going to a baseball game was considered a special event and people dressed accordingly… Americans took pride in how they looked and behaved gracefully in public.

The Church’s Silence is Hurting Young People, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – I now spend 5 days a month in Texas, teaching three days at a school in Dallas and two days at a school in Fort Worth. This week, after I’d been speaking about the church and LGBTQ+ issues and people, one of the deans made a striking comment to me: “The church’s silence has hurt these people.” She was absolutely right.

‘Gay’ Milwaukee Priest Hosts ‘LGBTQ Mass,’ Preaches That ‘All Are Welcome’, by Michael Haynes

By Michael Haynes, LifeSiteNews – A self-proclaimed “gay” Catholic priest celebrated an LGBT Mass on Saturday and called for wider “inclusion of the LGBT movement in the Church… The so-called “LGBTQ Mass of Celebration and Inclusion” was offered by Father Greg Greiten in St. Bernadette’s Church in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as an event “honoring national coming out day.”… “Gay, straight, family, friends and allies … All are welcome!” read the advertisement.

2 More Attorneys General Support Coalition Of 13 Telling Biden To ‘Stand Down’ From Repression Of Child Mutilation Critics, by Jordan Boyd

By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – Thirteen Republican attorneys general sent a letter demanding Attorney General Merrick Garland “stand down” from prosecuting critics of the genital mutilation and chemical castration of minors. And when The Federalist asked other Republican AG offices whether they support the aims of the letter, two more affirmed their backing, highlighting how their states plan to fight against the Biden Department of Justice’s attacks against the regime’s opponents.

Mothers of Men, by Mary Cuff

By Mary Cuff, Crisis Magazine – I was reminded of this rather obscure tale the other day as I watched my two-year-old son pick through the frilly pink piles of his sisters’ dress-up clothes strewn across the playroom floor. He was in search of his cap gun. At the age of two, his maleness is just beginning to dawn on him. For a brief moment, babies are all basically alike—little smiling balls of fat and spit-up who stare in wide-eyed awe at the world around them. By two, however, most little girls desire princess dresses while most boys seek their swords. 

Disney Cancels New Release of “Little Demon” About a Woman Impregnated by Satan and Her Antichrist Daughter, by Joe Hoft

By Joe Hoft, Gateway Pundit – Just when you thought Disney had reached the bottom, the company announced it was airing FX’s show “Little Demon”, about a woman impregnated by Satan and her antichrist daughter… On August 29th, Disney announced it would air a new ‘comedy’ about a woman impregnated by Satan and her Antichrist daughter.  This show begin streaming on Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand with expectations of releasing in other markets soon.

This Is What Makes Marriage Work, by Regis Martin

By Regis Martin, EWTN News – For half the married population, that means Do whatever she tells you. Unconditional surrender, in other words, which has certainly been the recipe for success in our house for going on 40 tumultuous and wonderful years. If it weren’t for my being married I’d probably have spent my entire life thinking there wasn’t anything wrong with me at all. How freeing it is to be told, sometimes a dozen or more times a day, that it simply isn’t so.

The Great Parental Replacement, by Michelle Malkin

By Michelle Malkin, CNSNews – It’s happening. It’s been happening. Parents, you are being replaced… Where? Right under your noses, in your neighborhoods, in your public and private schools, and in your local children’s hospitals… How? Under the guise of health, safety, compassion, tolerance, diversity, intellectual superiority and, of course, the public good… By whom? Woke educators,

The Trouble With Vanderbilt’s Pediatric Gender Clinic, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Matt Walsh exposed it for exploiting and abusing kids, and now VUMC is in cleanup mode… The whole shtick of gender-affirming care is one big exploitation scheme by healthcare providers. This has never been more obvious than now. Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh is an activist who exposes this grift, and he has done it again. After his groundbreaking documentary “What Is a Woman?”

Tennessee Governor Demands Investigation Into Vanderbilt Medical Center Transgender Clinic, by Jean Mondoro

By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews – The call for an investigation is Tennessee’s Republican governor, Gov. Bill Lee’s response to the explosive videos uncovered by The Daily Wire commentator Matt Walsh, which exposed Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center promoting “gender transition” for minors as a “huge money maker” and VUMC officials declaring that anyone who objects to participating in the LGBT agenda should face punishment.

Big Win for Kids: Louisiana Repeals COVID Vaccine Mandate for Schools, Robert W. Malone M.D., M.S.

By Robert W. Malone M.D., M.S., Children’s Health Defense – This year, parents and guardians stood together in opposition to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for children attending Louisiana schools… As a result of their coming together, the Louisiana Department of Health rescinded the mandate — the mandate was repealed on Tuesday… In light of this victory for parents and their children, Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Gov. John Bel Edwards …

Bishops in Belgium Defy Vatican, Publish Ceremony for Blessing Same-Sex Unions, by AC Wimmer

By AC Wimmer, CNA Newsroom – In open defiance of the Vatican, Catholic bishops in Belgium on Tuesday announced the introduction of blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples in their dioceses… The bishops of Flanders also published a liturgy for the celebration of homosexual unions… “In doing so, they are going directly against the Vatican,” reported Nederlands Dagblad.

By Msgr. Robert Batule: The Left and Its Problems with Language

By Msgr. Robert Batule, Crisis Magazine – The Incarnation is the beginning of our redemption. For God makes clear in Genesis that naming things accurately is an integral part of His creative act. We cannot have a beautiful and breathtaking creation if it is divinely misnamed. Misnaming creation is to introduce deception into what is inherently good. And God never does that; indeed, it would be ungodly for Him to do that.

How One Suicide Attempt Survivor Came Through the Darkness and Shows Others the Light

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Jay Lowder was 21 years old when he pulled back the hammer and put the pistol to his head. “It’s gotten real,” he thought, as he described it later. He’d sunk into a black hole of hopelessness. “It was just being in a place that you feel like you can’t escape. That there’s really no hope for tomorrow.”… “It’s not that people want to die,” he explained. “It’s just that they don’t want to live.”

Mother Miriam Slams Republicans Supporting Homosexual ‘Marriage’: ‘You Have Betrayed Your People’, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Popular Catholic apologist Mother Miriam blasted Democrats’ same-sex “marriage” bill and its Republican supporters, who she said have “turned against God” and betrayed their voters… the fiery Benedictine nun warned listeners about the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” (RFMA), which would enshrine homosexual “marriage” into federal law and make it virtually impossible to undo the Supreme Court’s disastrous redefinition of marriage.

Is Gay Marriage Back on the Political Agenda? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Justice Clarence Thomas rattled a lot of cages when he wrote in his Dobbs concurrence that gay marriage may quite possibly be up for legal discussion. Did Thomas really put gay marriage back on the agenda? The sexual left certainly thinks so. The right wing of the sexual left thinks so. They all went nuts. But for some of us, phony gay marriage was never off the agenda.

Notre Dame Requires Gender Ideology Training Session, by Ellie Gardey

By Ellie Gardey, American Spectator – The University of Notre Dame required incoming students to engage in a video-based gender ideology training session last month before they could move into one of the university’s dormitories, all of which have their own Catholic chapel and celebrate Sunday Mass. The story was originally reported by Sycamore Trust.

Phonics Is Back; Did It Ever Leave Catholic Schools? by Joan Frawley Desmond

By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News – Back in the 1980s, when Mary Pat Donoghue completed her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, “Units of Study for Teaching Reading” was a popular new program that celebrated children as natural learners and downplayed the need for strong phonics instruction in K-2 classrooms.

The Best Marriage Prep Is Adult Prep, by Auguste Meyrat

By Auguste Meyrat, Crisis Magazine – Although (marriage prep) programs would theoretically nip certain marital problems in the bud, it’s debatable just how effective it has been in promoting a culture of marriage and family. Despite the time, attention, and thoughtfulness put into them, most couples tend to see these programs as hurdles to jump through if they want to have a wedding in the Catholic Church. Other couples, who aren’t so patient, will usually just get married outside the Church and never come back.

Justice Department Assistant Director Calls Christian Legal Nonprofit a ‘Hate Group’, by Matt Lamb

By Matt Lamb, LifeSiteNews – A senior official in the Department of Justice (DOJ) and former attorney for the ACLU called Alliance Defending Freedom a “hate group” and told another attorney he would not want to be associated with him anymore for speaking at an event sponsored by the Christian legal nonprofit… The left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center considers ADF a “hate group” for its advocacy against homosexual “marriage” and in support of religious liberty. ..

Disney’s Antichrist Cartoon, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The preview for this “adult cartoon” aired during the LSU-Florida State football game, much to the chagrin of parents… The show is about a 13-year-old girl and her mother trying to navigate life … with the added complication that the young teen is the daughter of Satan and therefore the antichrist. Though animated, there is plenty of gore, witchcraft, murder, cursing, and making light of Satan.

4 Lessons I Learned From a Mother of 13, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – I’ve crossed paths with Anne Perrottet, an Australian Catholic mother of 13, several times over the past six years. The first time was when my family had just returned to the United States after over a decade living in South America. With only suitcases, a few cherished possessions, and eight of my 10 children (the eldest two had already returned months earlier to study), I was now back home. …

World Economic Forum: ‘Solid, Rational Reasons’ to Implant Microchips in Kids, by Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D.

By Michael Nevradakis, Ph.D., Children’s Health Defense – Claiming “augmented reality” technology “has the ability to transform society and individual lives,” the WEF recently suggested there are “solid,” “rational” and “ethical” reasons to consider implanting children with microchips… According to an article published this month on the WEF website, “Implant technologies could become the norm in the future” and they “form part of a natural evolution that wearables once underwent.”

Children’s National Hospital Caught Admitting to Giving Children Under 16 Hysterectomies in Shocking Audio Recording, by Cassandra Fairbanks

By Cassandra Fairbanks, Gateway Pundit – Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, has admitted that they give “gender affirming” hysterectomies to children under 16 years old… After exposing this program taking place at Boston Children’s Hospital, the creator of the popular Libs of TikTok Twitter account came under severe fire from the left — who mostly opted to lie and say that it wasn’t actually happening.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Backlash Against Two Centers of Gender Ideology

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Two contrasting stories from the past few weeks illustrate the stakes of the battle that is being waged right now over the issue of gender dysphoria, and in particular its huge impact on a generation of vulnerable children… One story is deeply disturbing, showing the perverse lengths to which certain ideologues and “medical experts” are willing to go in pushing children towards irreversible and life-altering “treatments”…

Real Marriages Are Founded on God, Not Government, by Sarah Cain

By Sarah Cain, Crisis Magazine – Marriage in the modern era is just a contract to most. Sadly, I don’t think this is as new as we would like to believe. We have a cultural deficit of understanding that is now being mirrored in our government. As Richard John Neuhaus observed, “Culture is the root of politics, and religion is the root of culture.”

The Tide is Turning Against Trans Activism, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Just as we should have compassion on those who truly struggle with their gender identity, we should stand firmly against transgender activism. Thankfully, there are more and more signs that the tide is turning against this latest example of sociological contagion… America is well behind a number of European nations which are reversing course much more rapidly than we are here in the States. ..

Contraception and Infallibility — Part 1, by E. Christian Brugger, John M. Finnis

By E. Christian Brugger, John M. Finnis, EWTN News – An Aug. 8 tweet from the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) claimed that Humanae Vitae (HV) did not teach a truth guaranteed by the Church’s infallibility. While we were writing this commentary on it, the tweeted statement (full text here) was deleted without explanation. But the confusion at the heart of the tweet is widespread and will not go away with the tweet. …

The Transgender Movement Is Not Just Intolerant. It’s Barbaric And Violent, And It’s Coming For Your Children, by John Daniel Davidson

By John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist – For exercising what would have been universally praised not long ago as guts and common sense — confronting a man trespassing in a women’s locker room to watch little girls undress — Jaman was accused of “being discriminatory” by the YMCA manager, threatened with the police, and ordered to leave. A member of the YMCA for 35 years, she was subsequently banned from the pool permanently.

Democrat Inflation Bill ‘is Seriously Deceptive,’ Will Leave Americans Poorer: Top Republican Warns

By Bob Unruh, LifeSiteNews – “It’s clear that if Americans simply know the truth behind the bill, and what it will do to their pocketbooks, this latest ploy by Biden and the left to remake America leaves congressional Democrats even more vulnerable in November. Already, 82 percent of Americans say the economy is ‘poor.’ This bill would only worsen every problem plaguing our economy,” Hicks wrote.

How Women Get Men to Heaven, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, The American Conservative – Yet for (my grandfather’s) many accomplishments, probably the most valuable one was marrying my grandmother. She provided the stability, the love, and the faith that made his life worth memorializing. It was she who fostered the steady, predictable home life for their children that enabled him to pursue professional success. It was she who endured his temper for more than sixty years of marriage. It was she who relentlessly prayed for him.

Divorce is a Plague! Seeing and Saying What Divorce is and Does, by Rob Marco

By Rob Marco, Catholic World Report – As Christians, we should love what the Lord loves, and hate what He hates. And God hates divorce… “For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with violence,” says the Lord of armies. “So be careful about your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” (Mal 2:16)

Why are So Many Young Americans Irreligious? The Secular Brainwash is the First Reason, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – Why have so many Jews and Christians abandoned religious commitment and even a religious identity (many Jews retained an ethnic identity, an option not available to those who abandoned Christianity, as there is no Christian ethnic identity, Christianity being a religion, not an ethnicity as well as a religion)?… Two reasons predominate: the dominant secular culture and the failure of religious Jews and Christians to explain their respective religions.

Throwing St. John Paul II Under the Bus, by E. Christian Brugger

By E. Christian Brugger, The Catholic Thing – The Pontifical Academy for Life is no longer what it was under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. Under its present leader, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the Academy has undertaken some irresponsible initiatives, but none worse than the recently published collection of essays with the Italian title Etica Teologica della Vita

The Call to a Catholic Marriage, by Christina M. Sorrentino

By Christina M. Sorrentino, Catholic Exchange – There is no greater force against evil in the world than the love of a man and woman in marriage. After the Holy Eucharist, it has a power beyond anything that we can imagine. ~Cardinal Raymond Burke… I was sitting in the pew gazing upward towards the front of the Church where my cousin was standing waiting for the processional hymn to begin. He was grinning from ear to ear as he kept his eyes on the back of the church waiting for his beautiful bride to appear. …

Don’t Wait for the Teachers, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – A friend of mine recently told me that he and his wife… had decided to cancel their Disney+ subscription for their elementary-school-aged children. Some Disney content, they found, discussed menstrual cycles or featured transgender characters, which, rightly, the parents determined was not appropriate for their pre-pubescent children… But as we approach another school year, I’d argue we as parents need to do much more.

VIDEO: The Real Reason Young People Are Leaving the Faith

Edify, Aug 5, 2022 – Marriage rates are plummeting. Faith in Jesus Christ has taken a nosedive. Are these related? What can we do to fix it? J.P. DeGance explains.

Visa, Mastercard Pause Ad Buys With Pornhub, by Edie Heipel

By Edie Heipel, CNA – On Thursday, Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspended ad purchases with Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, after the latest court ruling in a child-pornography lawsuit… The action follows a court ruling last week that denied Visa’s request to be removed from the case, which alleged that the company was complicit in a child-pornography crime involving a 13-year old girl.

When Sperm And Eggs Are Monetized, Human Existence Becomes Transactional, by Jordan Boyd

By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – Monetizing gametes emboldens the eugenics movement and entraps vulnerable young people who are strapped for cash… “We wanted [the egg donor] to have lovely big eyes. I wanted her to have really thick hair because I’ve had two hair transplants. I wanted her to have a really wide nice smile and just look like a kind person. And we wanted her to be creative because we love the arts,” the same-sex couple (on) TikTok… The video was later reposted to Twitter by a user who compared the men’s account of choosing an egg supplier to “picking out a dog in a pet store.”

Pro-Life Coach Tony Dungy: Adopting Eight Children Has Been a “Blessing”, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – n an interview with Air 1 Radio, the Dungys shared how they strive to say “yes” to God while managing a household with 11 children, including three foster children and eight who were adopted, CBN News reports… “We believe that we’re being obedient to God’s calling on our lives,” Lauren Dungy said. “… We both love children and are passionate about mentoring, supporting, and encouraging children and actually people of all ages.”

The Case Against Contraception, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – Pope Francis commented directly on the work, noting that “You cannot do theology with a ‘no’ in front of it…the magisterium will be the one to say no.” Contraception is very much in Church news… Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, wrote an introduction to the work that is available in English. He noted that the project’s intention was to “introduce a paradigm shift.” A paradigm shift would imply a change of thinking on something that was already settled….

YouTube Censors Accurate Medical Data on Abortion, Cites World Health Organization, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “YouTube has begun its post-Roe censorship campaign by removing three episodes of the Dr. J Show, our weekly interview podcast,” said Ruth Institute President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D… In its notification of removal, YouTube stated it “does not allow content about abortion that contradicts expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO) and poses a serious risk of bodily harm or death.”

Contraception and the Doctrine of Discovery, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Deliberate contraception to prevent pregnancy in the marital act is a grave evil. This had already been taught by Pius XI in the encyclical Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage) in 1930 before Pope St. Paul VI issued a more thorough statement in Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) in 1968, following the development of “the Pill”. Then Pope John Paul II confirmed the teaching and refuted a number of faulty objections in his own encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), in 1995.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Codifying Same-Sex “Marriage” into Law

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Common sense suggests that in a democracy, major legal change should usually follow a change in public opinion. That is, the more people support some new idea, the more likely they will be to elect politicians who support that idea, and the more likely it will be that those politicians will in turn put forward and vote in favor of legislation enacting that idea… The practical upshot of this view is that if you want to effect political change, you should first focus on changing people’s minds.

Napa’s ‘Big Fat Gay Wedding(s)’

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – Tim Busch’s Meritage Resort and Spa (where this Catholic conference happens each year) also hosts homosexual weddings. The Napa Institute Conference only happens one week a year here. Any of the other 51 weeks a year, after faithful Catholics have all gone back home, the resort becomes very un-Catholic and plays host to gay weddings and receptions.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Worrisome Statement on Contraception from Vatican Institute

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Catholic theologians are expressing alarm after a Vatican institute originally founded by Pope St. John Paul II to defend Catholic teaching on life and family has instead published a book that includes sections that appears to undermine Catholic teaching, particularly on the issue of contraception… In the introduction, Academy for Life President Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia calls for a “paradigm shift” in moral theology.

Leftist Senators ‘Hopeful’ They Can Find Five Republicans to Pass Same-Sex ‘Marriage,’ Polygamy Bill, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – The number of Republican senators who say they will support a Democrat bill to codify forced recognition of same-sex “marriage” and open the door to federal recognition of polygamy has currently stalled at five, though Democrats and liberal Republicans claim they will ultimately find the remaining five they need to send the measure to President Joe Biden’s desk.

The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ is Anything But, by J. Stonestreet & T. Padgett

By J. Stonestreet & T. Padgett. The Stream – According to NBC News, Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) plans a vote on the misleadingly named “Respect for Marriage Act” as soon as the next two weeks. While the name sounds as if the bill affirms and supports marriage, in reality it would redefine it, finally and from the federal legislature, in law. This bill would firmly root marriage in the United States in nothing more than abstract desires, redefining it ….

NFP WEEK: Contraception Will Always Be Intrinsically Evil: A Look at the Development of Doctrine, by Susanna Spencer

By Susanna Spencer, EWTN News – This week, 54 years ago, on July 25, 1968, Pope St. Paul VI released the encyclical Humanae Vitae, confirming the Church’s teaching that contraception, whether through sterilization of the man or woman in any act before, during, or after the conjugal act to prevent procreation is morally evil and violates the “unitive and procreative” goods “inherent to the marriage act.”

The Republican Party is About to Betray Christians and Destroy the Traditional Family, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – It’s one of the worst betrayals conservatives have ever suffered at the hands of the Republican Party… On Tuesday, the House passed the so-called Respect for Marriage Act with a stunning 47 Republican votes and the blessing of GOP House leaders, and the bill is now rapidly gaining traction with Republicans in the Senate, shocking even Democrats and the liberal media.

Gov. DeSantis: Understand that ‘Gender Affirming Care’ Is Actually a Euphemism for Castration and Mastectomy, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Americans need to understand the true meaning of the term “gender affirming care,” as used by Biden Administration officials, like transgender HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) says… DeSantis disputed Asst. Sec. Levine’s claim that “Gender affirming care is medically necessary, safe and effective for transgender and non-binary children and adolescents” …

There’s Nothing ‘Pro-Family’ About Tax Breaks That Discourage Parents From Raising Their Own Kids, by Frank Devito

By Frank Devito, The Federalist – Incentivizing families to have more children through child tax credits, like the current federal tax code does, is a reasonable policy preference for conservatives concerned about our nation’s demographic decline. Subsidizing only those families who choose full-time institutional daycare, while disincentivizing families choosing to have a stay-at-home parent or using extended family for childcare, favors a socialist understanding of family and work life. Conservatives in general and Republican legislators in particular should be sensitive to this distinction.

Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – NFP isn’t the easiest thing in the world to practice, but the goodness that comes from it – physical health for the woman, relational health for the couple, the opportunity for the man to sacrifice for the sake of his wife’s health and well-being, etc. – make the struggle more than worth it.

Sen. Ron Johnson Suggests He’ll Back Democrats’ Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and Polygamy Bill, by Calvin Freiburger

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – Rep. Sen. Ron Johnson, Wis., alarmed conservatives Thursday by indicating that he may support a Democrat bill that would not only codify forced recognition of same-sex “marriage” in federal and state law, but obligate the federal government to recognize polygamous unions should a state choose to legalize them… ‘Even though I feel the Respect for Marriage Act is unnecessary, should it come before the Senate, I see no reason to oppose it,’ Johnson said.

The Left’s Trans Agenda Is All About Erasing The Past To Control The Future

By Jordan Boyd, The Federalist – We should have guessed that the same progressives who want to wipe the Founding Fathers’ legacy off the face of the planet would also want you to believe that skeletons from ancient times would be miffed about being “misgendered” by archaeologists and anthropologists… The left’s war on the past shows their ferocious desire to control the future. By normalizing sexual chaos in the now and using that to contextualize the past, transgenderism activists are chipping away at the foundations of humanity.

The Truth Hasn’t Changed. The GOP Must Defend Marriage, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Patriot Post – But there’s another reason that voters are turning to the GOP — and it has nothing to do with the price of gas in Wichita. It’s because under Donald Trump they rediscovered something important: their moral courage. And this week’s marriage debate, however contrived it is, is putting everything they’ve learned to the test… The 45th president changed a lot of things about the Republican Party, but the greatest gift he gave social conservatives was refusing to be intimidated by tough issues. He took on the abortion lobby, LGBT extremism, and the cancel culture without blinking or apologizing.

CNSNews: 47 Republicans Vote to Enshrine Homosexual Marriage in Federal Law

By CNSNews – Forty-seven Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined 220 Democrats on Tuesday in voting to enshrine homosexual marriage into federal law… The “Respect for Marriage Act” was passed 267-157 by the House with 7 members not voting… The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, is designed to be a backstop if the Supreme Court someday issues a decision overturning Obergefell vs. Hodges ….

Cardinal Dolan Endorses Fr. James Martin’s New LGBT Activism Group, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Cdl. Timothy Dolan of New York recently gave a strong endorsement of Fr. James Martin’s activism and the dissident Jesuit’s new LGBT group “Outreach.”… Dolan praised the org… describing it as “an important ministry” ahead of its annual conference in June… “Thanks for the chance to greet you as you gather for the Outreach 2022 conference at Fordham University,” Dolan wrote. “No one should ever feel that they are alienated from God’s love or ineligible for His grace and mercy.”

Here’s How The Post-Roe Right Can Reverse Anti-Family Government Policies, by Joe Popularis

By Joe Popularis, The Federalist – After the Roe v. Wade decision, the White House and Democratic politicians are trying to close pregnancy centers that care for mothers of lesser means and attempting to force states to make abortion legal via executive action… The left fights to win. So should we.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Redirecting Our Culture’s Priorities

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In seeking the deepest roots of the struggle between the culture of life and the culture of death … we have to go to the heart of the tragedy being experienced by modern man: the eclipse of the sense of God and of man, typical of a social and cultural climate dominated by secularism.  ~Evangelium Vitae, no. 21

Why Are So Many Children Claiming to Be ‘Trans’? by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – As the beleaguered mother put it: “My daughter’s trans identity started when the school taught a module on ‘identity’ during which they told a group of 11-year-olds that, if you feel uncomfortable in your body, it means you are transgender. My daughter had just had her first period two months prior to this class. Of course she was feeling uncomfortable in her body. She went home, looked up ‘transgender’ on Tiktok, and that was it. She was now trans.” 

Pro-Life Perspectives on Life-Threatening Pregnancies: Experts Contest Claim That Abortion Is Necessary, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – Shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned and pro-life states moved to ban abortion, a media narrative began to emerge that abortion bans would put women in danger, preventing them from lifesaving treatment in cases of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage management.

The Disparity Antiracists Don’t Talk About, by John Stonestreet, Heather Peterson

By John Stonestreet & Heather Peterson, The Stream – Recently in The Wall Street Journal, Jason Riley asked a provocative question, “Why Won’t the Left Talk About Racial Disparities in Abortion?” In it, he describes how the “black abortion rate is nearly four times higher than the white rate,” how more black babies in New York City are aborted than born, and how “[n]ationally, the number of babies aborted by black women each year far exceeds the combined number of blacks who drop out of school, are sent to prison and are murdered.”

No, Catholics Are Not ‘Coming for Your Birth Control,’ But Biden’s HHS Is Coming for Your NFP, by Grace Emily Stark

By Grace Emily Stark, EWTN News – It’s painfully clear that the only “choices” in family planning this administration will defend are ones that result in the direct prevention or ending of a pregnancy. Catholics are not coming for your birth control, but the Biden administration is coming for your access to NFP and your state’s constitutional right to regulate abortion as it sees fit, as recently reconfirmed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs.

WATCH! Chronic Disease Among Kids ‘Skyrocketing,’ Pediatrician Tells RFK, Jr.

By Susan C. Olmstead, Children’s Health Defense – Before the pandemic, Warsh said, some studies showed around 50 percent of children had a chronic disease… “One out of two kids should not have a disease, should not be on a medication, should not be needing to see their doctor every few weeks,” Warsh said. “We need to be raising the flags and saying, ‘This is a problem.’”

Supreme Court Upholds School Choice and Religious Freedom in Carson v. Makin, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – In a 6-3 decision, the court held that the state of Maine violated the Constitution by preventing families in areas of the state that lack a public high school from using state aid to send children to schools that provide what it calls “sectarian” instruction. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, explained that Maine’s “nonsectarian” requirement violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.

New Pixar Film Fell ‘Lightyears’ Short, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Disney’s new film “Lightyear” was set to blast off at the box office. It was another installment in the beloved “Toy Story” franchise. It had literally no competition in terms of other children’s films, and it was opening on Father’s Day weekend. Did it soar to infinity and beyond? Not quite. Crashed and burned might be closer to the mark for the film’s weekend debut.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Practical Tools for Teaching Healthy Sexuality

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Teaching children to have reverence for the gift of sex, as God created it, has never been easy. But holy things require special treatment. People cannot do whatever they want with sacred items, like physical intimacy and the conjugal gift. Children need morality, and they need to understand that God has a plan for their lives. It is up to parents, therefore, to ensure their children understand that intimacy outside of marriage defiles God’s unitive and procreative plan for the sacred gift of physical love.

How Having a Gay Father Showed Me the Lies of Progressive Catholicism, by Katie Gillio

By Katie Gillio, Crisis Magazine – Out of loyalty to my father, I would never have shared my instinctive doubts about his lifestyle, but I distinctly remember being unsettled by it. And yet I shrugged off my feelings and ignored my discomfort so that I could be a supportive daughter. As I got older, I became a good social justice warrior at my school. I learned to put condoms on bananas and the importance of safe sex, regardless of whom your partner happened to be. I certainly wouldn’t judge.

Joe Biden Wants to Drop Natural Family Planning From Insurance Coverage, But Will Pay For Abortions, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – A new rule from Pres. Joe Biden’s admin. will deny women the choice of fertility awareness-based methods of family planning under the Affordable Care Act.
Starting in December, the ACA, or Obamacare, plans no longer will cover these natural family planning methods; however, the plans still will cover contraception, abortifacient drugs and devices, according to The Federalist.

A Society Yearning for Fathers, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – The latest Star Wars series was recently released, and, as The Mandalorian did, Obi-Wan Kenobi heavily focuses on the theme of fatherhood. What is fascinating is that, for a culture so obsessed with downplaying gender differences, both of these shows portray the fatherhood that all men are called to in an authentic way.

Fatherhood, a Call to Heroism, by Patti Maguire Armstrong

By Patti Maguire Armstrong, EWTN News – During the horror of yet another school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last month, there arose a stark contrast. A troubled young man raised without a father ended many lives while a husband and father rushed into the school ahead of police to save lives. Off duty, Border Patrol agent Jacob Albarado was in the neighborhood at the barber shop when his wife, who is a teacher at the school, texted: “There’s an active shooter. Help. I love you.” Their daughter was also in the school.

The Cesarean Cross, By Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine – If you have spent time in Catholic circles with large families, you undoubtedly have heard the stories of home births and unmedicated births, and births in pools, and maybe even a birth in a forest. These are all wonderful things. However, it is my contention that along this journey for pro-life Christians to rediscover the glory of childbirth, we may have forgotten that there is nothing one can do to make up for what amounts to biological realities.

There Is One Pro-Women Camp In American Politics, And It’s The Right, by Elle Reynolds

By Elle Reynolds, The Federalist – Every major political platform of the left is unabashedly antithetical to the protection, celebration, and dignity of womanhood… Democrat policies from abortion to radical transgender ideology have done nothing but demean, endanger, and traumatize women, offering lies that only leave them further and further dependent on the party and its talking points. …

Matt Walsh Blasts Fox News for Celebrating ‘Transgender’ Child: ‘Horrifying, Evil, and Sick’, by Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, LifeSiteNews – Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh has excoriated Fox News for their support of transgender ideology… Yesterday the well-known conservative pundit took aim at a special report by Fox News which celebrates the decision of a 14-year-old girl named Ryland to live as a boy and her parents for having supported her in this imposture since she was 5.

The Pride Movement Has Nothing to Be Proud of, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – No one can accuse the promoters of Pride Month of subtlety. When you do a Google search about it, your screen blows up in confetti and rainbow flags. There are pride parades in just about every major city in the country. Major brands honor the LGBTQI+ community with special, rainbow-styled promotions… But is there really all that much to be proud of?

Repurposing Pride Month to Celebrate the Nuclear Family, by Patricia Anthone 

By Patricia Anthone, America Out Loud – Do the Alphabet Sex People actually need to be stroked for an entire month over a characteristic for which they claim no ‘credit?’.. What if ‘Pride Month’ celebrated the lifestyle choices of people who make consequential, multi-generational contributions to the lives of others? Perhaps, fathers, for instance?

Fr. James Martin to Host LGBTQ Conference With ‘Transgenderqueer Two Spirit’ Doctor

By Louis Knuffke, LifeSiteNews – Heretical pro-LGBTQ Father James Martin, SJ, will be hosting a June conference through his newly founded LGBTQ organization “Outreach.”… The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered’ … Under no circumstances can they be approved.”

The Illusion of Success, by Randy Hain 

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life – Our father and mother taught us about faith and the value of hard work. We knew how to be self-sufficient at a young age. Strong values and great life-lessons were instilled in us from my earliest childhood memories. So, is my father successful? By modern standards, a quick glance at his meager savings and lack of material possessions would merit a resounding no.

A Way to Stop School Shootings: Taser Drones? by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – I’d be willing to bet that if Catholicism could be renewed, conversions increased, families strengthened through lifelong commitments between spouses and an abiding love of children, the incidence of mass shootings and many other random acts of violence would diminish rapidly.

God Never Puts Two Spoons Together, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News – It’s been said that God never puts two spoons together. If I and the dear man with whom I share my life were exactly alike, one of us would be unnecessary. But in our case, there’s no question: necessary, we are! Instead of fitting neatly side by side like spoons in a drawer, we’re more like rocks in a rock tumbler …

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Restore Fatherhood to End School Violence

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – Everywhere you look now, there is overwhelming evidence of increasing social fragmentation and isolation. Lacking the fundamental social safety net of an intact, loving family and the stability of an intact community constituted of intact families, more and more people live their lives as atomized individuals. Cut off from the deep, mutual relationships of family and friendship, they withdraw into the fantasy worlds …

Demographic Experts Warn That the World Should Fear Population Collapse and Not Overpopulation, by Jack Bingham

By Jack Bingham, LifeSiteNews – A Stanford economist cautions that low fertility rates could lead to an ’empty planet, in which incomes stagnate and the population vanishes.’… While the United Nations predicts that humanity will continue down a path of massive population growth until the year 2100, peaking at over 11 billion, a demographic study published in The Lancet found that the world is only a few decades away from a sharp and consequential population decline.

Matt Walsh’s Documentary ‘What is a Woman?’ Is a Groundbreaking Exposé of Transgender Lies, by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – Matt Walsh’s new documentary What is a Woman? is a work of simple genius. Walsh has boiled down a debate LGBT activists wish to portray as hopelessly complicated to a single, central question—and it is one that, as it turns out, trans activists cannot or will not answer… The most shocking aspect of this film is how many advocates of gender theory were willing to sit down with him…

Are We on the Verge of a Food Crisis? by Douglas Andrews

By Douglas Andrews, Patriot Post – Inflation, soaring fuel prices, shrinking food supplies, and other events and circumstances are threatening what we most take for granted… Need to lose a few pounds? Lucky you. A food shortage may be coming, and a New York Times op-ed is actually celebrating it.

Has the Sexual Revolution Finally Overreached? by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Our Lord told his disciples that “Whoever is not against us is for us” (Mark 9:40). I couldn’t help thinking of that verse when I saw the latest celebrities to come out against the transgender movement. Sure, it was a surprise when last year J.K. Rowling of “Harry Potter” fame stood up to the woke mob on this issue. But now two militant atheist comedians with previously-immaculate liberal credentials have also broken ranks and called out problems with the transgender ideology.

What St. Thérèse of Lisieux Can Teach Us About Mental Health: Psychologist Offers Catholic Perspective, by Trent Beattie

By Trent Beattie, EWTN News – To the casual observer, everything is just fine with Margaret. She’s intelligent, energetic and charming. Colleagues notice that she has an edge at times, but who doesn’t? Yet those people very close to Margaret experience far more than an edge. They experience sudden rage, hostility, accusations and demands that make it very difficult to stay nearby. Quite ironically, however, people remaining close to her is exactly what Margaret wants.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Creatively Healing the Demographic Winter

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – What, indeed, is it that we value as a society? Do we appreciate the great gift that is a human life? Do we treasure the immeasurable greatness of a unique human soul?… Or do we see in the face of a newborn child only a sign of challenges and difficulties ahead; of a threat to our freedom and autonomy; of a drain on our checkbook and our savings; of vacations lost and unwanted responsibilities shouldered; of resources consumed; of fear, uncertainty, and frustration?

Elon Musk is Right; The World is Facing an Underpopulation Crisis, We Need More Babies, by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

By Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, LifeNews – Unlike many of the super-rich, on Demographic Winter, Elon Musk, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, gets it… Speaking at a Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit last week, the Tesla founder, reputed to be the richest man in the world, declared: “There are not enough people… One of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and rapidly declining birth rate.”

Weak Men Create Hard Times, by Jerome German

By Jerome German, Crisis Magazine – A quote from G. Michael Hopf’s novel Those Who Remain is making the social media rounds for the simple reason that it is obviously true: “Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times.”… So, what is to be done about this obvious truth? The Jekyll and Hyde nature of culture has been referred to as the swing of the pendulum.

The Supreme Court and Dobbs: For Once, the Sexual Revolutionaries Aren’t Wrong, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – The Sexual Revolutionaries … should be worried, for one simple reason: Once the court stops propping up the Sexual Revolution with so-called rights invented out of thin air, a lot of “settled issues” will be unsettled.

How Government Created the Baby Formula Shortage — and a Black Market for ‘Unapproved’ European Imports, by Jon Miltimore

By Jon Miltimore, The Stream – As many know, the U.S. is confronting a shortage in baby formula that has grown quite serious. What started as complaints on Twitter of “out of stock” messages on Amazon purchases has turned into a national panic… retailers across the country, some 40 percent of the top-selling baby formula products were out of stock as of late April… “This is a shocking number that you don’t see for other categories,” Ben Reich, CEO of Datasembly, told the news network.

Suspicious Change in Disney Corporate

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Disney’s reputation-driving functions have been lackluster since the once-family-friendly company took a stand against Florida’s popular bill. Disney not only exposed a radical push within the company to indoctrinate children in the LGBTQ+ agenda, but also a level of cowardice from corporate, which bent toward the will of a loud few.

The Unique Crosses of Infertility, Miscarriage, Pregnancy, and Motherhood, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – I was in the thick of planning three baby showers for close friends of mine when I broke down. I fell to my knees in an empty sanctuary following a marriage workshop, and sobbed. It occurred to me that I’d never given consideration to the potential hardship of a couple’s fertility journey. I never thought we might struggle to conceive.

TikTok is Emotionally and Spiritually Killing Our Children, by Miriam Diller

By Miriam Diller, Crisis Magazine – It seems the newest generation of adults is finally catching on: social media is bad for you. In the past fifteen years, we’ve seen Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok all experience their heyday; they are all still massively popular, and TikTok is currently in the lead. Yet, as large numbers of adults limit their social media time, screen time has risen among a particular demographic: children.

American Library Association: Worst of the Worst, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Electing a Marxist lesbian as its president is a far cry from Benjamin Franklin’s original idea for the public library… When Benjamin Franklin instituted the first public library in the U.S., his initial goal was for equal access to knowledge for citizens of all walks of like. Books at the time were too expensive for the everyday American to purchase. …

Dehumanization, by Paul Brock III

By Paul Brock III, Church Militant – The mental health system, being controlled by the State along with the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, aims at keeping man in his fallen state. That is, this corrupt system, itself being a slave to the world, is only capable of further enslaving its patients in the same manner. Psychologists and psychiatrists claim to have the answers while they themselves are restricted by their bottom-line materialistic worldview.

Fashion: “A Manner or Way of Doing”, by Michael Steil

By  Michael Steil, The Remnant – “[R]elativism … allowing oneself to be carried away with every wind of doctrine, seems to be the only attitude that is fashionable. A dictatorship of relativism is being constituted that recognizes nothing as absolute and … only leaves the ‘I’ and its whims as the ultimate measure.” (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, homily at Mass before the conclave that elected him as Pope Benedict XVI.) (Emphasis added)

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Rediscovering a Christian Vision of Sex and Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life – A few days ago The Washington Post published a remarkable essay calling for the development a “new sexual ethic.” As the author, Christine Emba, argues, instead of the modern sexual ethic that judges sexual encounters based upon “consent” alone, what we need is a new ethic that will advocate such things as sex within a context of “listening,” “care,” and “mutual responsibility.”

How Homeschoolers Became the Normal Kids, by Anna Reynolds

By Anna Reynolds, Crisis Magazine – But will your children wear socks with sandals and struggle to understand conventional humor? Homeschoolers you meet now are not the stereotypical weirdos. In a strange role reversal, it’s now often the homeschooled child who can make eye contact and give a firm handshake. Of course, there are still children in schools of every kind who can accomplish basic social interaction, but they are increasingly the exception. As for humor, it seems our culture is increasingly humorless, so there is little cause for concern there.

Louisiana Senate Passes Bill Requiring Athletes to Compete According to Biological Sex, by Victor Skinner

By Victor Skinner, Just the News – Legislation to require transgender student athletes to compete on teams that correspond to their biological gender gained approval by the Senate with little opposition… The Senate voted 29-6 to approve Senate Bill 44, sponsored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, to restrict K-12 and college sports to teams designated by biological gender, an effort Mizell describes as “fairness in women’s sports.”

Some People in the Mainstream Media are Finally Starting to Be Honest About Trans Insanity, by Jonathon Van Maren

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – Will there be any consequences for those who pushed the so-called ‘Affirmative Model’ and ruined tens of thousands of young lives?… Last week, I noted in this space that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appears to have finally grown a spine and is standing up to the transgender movement. But there is more good news on this front. Johnson’s decision to speak up is, according to radical feminist Julie Bindel writing in the Daily Mail, just another sign of a growing trend towards sanity …

Republicans in 11 States Promote Bills to Stop Schools From Pushing Sex on Kids, by Laurel Duggan

By Laurel Duggan, LifeNews – Lawmakers in eleven states are considering bills that would limit school lessons on sex and gender for certain age groups, restrict books with sexual themes, require sex education to emphasize biological sex rather than gender identity and crack down on gender and sexuality-related trainings for children.

Child Grooming in Public Schools Is No Conspiracy Theory, by Christopher F. Rufo,

By Christopher F. Rufo, CNSNews – But whatever the editorialists at the Times and the Post might say, the facts reveal that too many American public schools have been hunting grounds for sexual predators. Parents fearful about abuse in schools are not falling victim to a “moral panic” or “QAnon messaging;” they are using their intuition to assess a real danger to their children.

The Dystopian Future Where Women—and Men—Just Don’t Want Children, by Sarah Weaver

By Sarah Weaver, American Greatness – Most of the baby strollers my family observed on vacation in Savannah, Georgia were not transporting babies. Instead, couples perambulated about the city with . . . dogs. By the end of our vacation, we had counted more than 200 different dogs in strollers across the city. Seeing an actual baby in a stroller proved to be the exception, not the rule.
The U.S. birthrate has fallen by about 20 percent since 2007, and shows no signs of recovering. Among childless adults, 44 percent of those under 50 say it is not too or not at all likely they will ever have children, up from 37 percent who said the same in 2018.

Rep. Boebert to Biden Admin: ‘These Are Our Children, Not Yours. Back the Hell Up’, by Emily Robertson

By Emily Robertson, CNSNews – Boebert said. “These are children and my message to the Biden regime is get out of our lives, get out of our homes, these are our children, not yours. Back the hell up.”… “You know, five years ago if you would have said that this is where all of this is leading, we would have been called crazy and here we are, you have somebody saying that pedophilia, that’s too degrading to call it so we’re going to call it MAPs [minor-attracted people]. What in the world is happening in America?”

Yes, David French, Public Schools Are Absolutely ‘Grooming’ Children. I Would Know, by Kaeley Triller

By Kaeley Triller, The Federalist – By way of explanation, I spent the first 10 years of my life being groomed by a pedophile. I am intimately familiar with the tactics and methods, all of which are brazenly present in much of today’s curriculum. I’ve also spent the past seven years on the frontlines of the great sexual identity debate, fielding horror story after horror story from parents, teachers, therapists, and the poor souls whose lives and bodies have been devastated by this insidious ideology.

Disney Fans Caught in the Wake of Woke Corporate Capitulation to LGBTQ Pressure, by Joan Frawley Desmond

By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News – After LGBTQ advocates within Disney attacked the company for failing to block a Florida law that banned classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3, the corporation vowed to overturn the law, while announcing plans to boost the number of LGBTQ characters in future productions.

Disney Has Been Corrupting Kids for Decades, by Mary Cuff

By Mary Cuff, Crisis Magazine – Disney has officially declared itself a woke leader, vowing to fight Florida’s newly-minted Parental Rights in Education Law while advancing the rainbow agenda to the youngest of its viewers. The past few weeks have shown Disney’s wokeness in startlingly clear detail: top execs are promising that 50 percent of its characters will be racial or gender minorities by the end of 2022; there will be a gay kiss in a Buzz Lightyear spin-off ….

HHS Expected to Propose Health Care Rule on Abortion, Transgender Services, by Tom Tracy

By Tom Tracy, Catholic News Services – Discovery of a 74-page legal memorandum attached to a court filing from a consortium of 30 sexual rights groups last year revealed that HHS has promised to revise its mandates on health plan coverage and performance to include surgical abortion, cross-sex hormones, gender-transition surgeries, gender-affirming cosmetic surgeries and voice modification — along with a host of expanded services dealing with fertility treatments, contraception, abortifacients and sterilizations. …

Groomers Gonna Groom, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – A rainbow mafia activist teacher is arrested for allegedly sending nudes to a student… In Salem, Oregon, a teacher by the name of Dean Wright was arrested at his place of work and is currently under investigation. According to FreeOregon: “It is reported that he said he ‘mistakenly’ sent the nude pictures to a student that were intended for another person. To that I ask in what world is it okay to have nude selfies on your phone alongside STUDENT cell phone numbers? Is there any explanation that makes this okay?”

Former Trans Person Slams Biden for Promoting ‘Institutionalized Child Abuse’, by Emily Robertson

By Emily Robertson, CNSNews – “This is institutionalized child abuse; they’re working on destroying an entire generation of children,” Heyer told Ingraham. “None of these children need hormone blockers, they don’t need to transition. One of the things that nobody ever seems to talk about is this one word called ‘consequences.'”

COVID Vaccine Mandate for Louisiana School Children ‘Scientifically Unjustifiable,’ CHD Tells Court, by Megan Redshaw

By Megan Redshaw, Children’s Health Defense – Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and thousands of concerned parents on March 16 filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit seeking to stop the Louisana Department of Health (LDH) from adding COVID-19 vaccines to the state’s school immunization schedule… Under a rule promulgated by the LDH and approved by Gov. John Edwards, Louisiana joined California in requiring children to receive COVID vaccines in order to attend school. The mandate expressly applies to kindergartens and covers children age 5 and older.

Democrats Spend Low-Income Americans Into Poverty, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, CNSNews – I have been writing for years about how progressive policies championed by the Democratic Party and served up under the guise of caring about low-income Americans wind up hurting these very communities… The latest chapter in this saga is the newly unleashed round of inflation, the worst our country has seen in 40 years.

Biden’s Full Tilt to the Trans Side, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – Amid the realities of a war-torn Europe and a nation in economic free fall, phony Catholic Joe Biden is focusing his attention on LGBT matters… The unelected president issued a bevy of new measures on Thursday in support of people who identify as transgender or nonbinary. In a related proclamation on Wednesday, Biden decreed March 31 as “National Transgender Day of Visibility.”

Smoking Out the Groomers, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – God bless Ron DeSantis. He has smoked out the groomers. What we have learned from the “Don’t Say Gay” Bill is that the gays want to say and say and say and say and say… The love that dares not speak its name simply cannot shut up. And what we have known all along is that they are eager to groom the little ones. The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus actually sang that they are coming for our children.

Disney Executives Admit: Of Course We’re Grooming Your Children, by Elle Reynolds

By Elle Reynolds, The Federalist – Multiple Disney employees admitted their own personal missions to deluge 5- to 9-year-olds with as much of their own sexual ideology as possible… Disney isn’t just grooming children with radical sexual propaganda — now they’re bragging about it… On the heels of Florida’s new Parental Rights in Education law… multiple executives and employees from the Walt Disney Company admitted their own personal missions to deluge 5- to 9-year-olds with as much of their own sexual ideology as possible.

Disney Doubles Down On Commitment to Sexual Perversion of Children, by Joseph D’Hippolito

By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream – The world’s most respected provider of family entertainment just committed itself to supporting sexual perversion… Disney — which gave the world Mickey Mouse, Disneyland and so many other beloved aspects of popular culture — announced March 21 it would create a task force to design more children’s content promoting homosexual and transgender identity.

Fighting Back Against Disney’s Goofy Transgender Push

By Tony Perkins, CNSNews – “When I read the article,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said, he wondered what possible “action” Chapek could possibly mean. “What is Disney going to do in Texas?” … “It’s shocking to me. We’re talking about children [pressing pause] on an irrevocable decision” that could haunt them the rest of their life.

Disney’s Sex Ed for Kindergartners Crusade, by Tim Graham

By Tim Graham, CNSNews – The LGBT lobbyists inside Disney’s labor force shamed their CEO Bob Chapek out of any attempt to be neutral or avoid “cultural clashes.” Not only did Chapek have to apologize for his allegedly heinous neutrality, but the Disney brands then unleashed a social-media parade of wokeness in opposition to Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republicans who would shield little kids from kindergarten transgender crusades.

Disney Caves to Woke Culture, by Kim Tisor

By Kim Tisor, Church Militant – Disney is creating a whole new world where the LGBT community calls the shots. Dozens of pride flag–flying Disney workers staged a walkout Tuesday, demanding Disney do more to support the LGBT community. This came one day after Walt Disney Company’s CEO, Bob Chapek, promised the once family-friendly entertainment company would provide more “LGBT content for kids.” His peace offering was meant to pacify woke workers …

Big Tech Profit Model ‘Fundamentally at Odds’ With Kids’ Well-Being, Advocates Say, by Kenny Stancil

By Kenny Stancil, Children’s Health Defense – “It’s long past time for Congress to put a check on Big Tech’s pervasive manipulation of young people’s attention and exploitation of their personal data,” Accountable Tech co-founder and executive director Nicole Gill said in a statement… Josh Golin, executive director at Fairplay, pointed out that “Congress last passed legislation to protect children online 24 years ago — nearly a decade before the most popular social media platforms even existed.”

Disney’s Deep Disgrace, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently decided to excoriate Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill (a.k.a. the anti-grooming bill) that the lunatics who call themselves activists have dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After a meeting earlier this week, Disney brass announced they are also going to go after Texas for a bill …

Thomistic Insights on Social Media’s Effect on the Soul, by T.J. Burdick

By T.J. Burdick, Catholic Exchange – I answer that, social media use and, consequently, those who use it are able to garner from it sufficient meritorious value if governed by the virtues of prudence and temperance. According to Pius VI, “The Church recognizes that these media, if properly utilized, can be of great service to mankind, since they greatly contribute to men’s entertainment and instruction as well as to the spread and support of the Kingdom of God…”

Woke Disney Claps Back at Florida, by Paul Aubert

By Paul Aubert, Church Militant – Pro-LGBT advocacy is exploding after Florida lawmakers passed a bill that bans “classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity.”… On Friday, sports broadcasters at the Disney-owned ESPN interrupted their sports coverage to speak out against the anti-LGBT legislation.

The Ruth Institute: Mommy, How Did You Survive the Sexual Revolution?

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – Hear Heyer’s painful story of child abuse, which led to his gender confusion, and gender transition later in life. “Surgery is an extension of more abuse,” he said… “You can take all the hormones you want, have all the surgeries you want, but nothing changes … . Cutting off body parts and filling [people] with hormones is not how to resolve somebody’s struggle. We’re harming them. I keep wondering, when are we going to wake up?”

Mom Blames Trans Agenda for Death of Daughter, Who Walked in Front of Train, by Bob Unruh

By Bob Unruh, World Net Daily – A bereaved mother whose daughter died at the age of 19 by stepping in front of a barreling train in Los Angeles is blaming her local school district’s transgender agenda for the death… The school, which had been sued by the Barack Obama administration for allegedly discriminating against a transgender boy, instead of helping with a treatment for depression, referred the girl to LGBT clubs, told her not to talk to her mother, and essentially promoted transgenderism to her, the mother explained.

The Kids Are Not Alright, by Nate Jackson

By Nate Jackson, Patriot Post – Be afraid of everyone around you. In a grossly simplified nutshell, that sums up the message adults have been giving to children over the last two years of COVID-19. Social distancing, quarantines, masking, and vaccination — not to mention harshly judging people who come to different conclusions — are all things forced upon kids who just want to see faces and play with their friends.

God’s Preferred Pronouns, by Alan Shlemon

By Alan Shlemon, The Stream – God is not a he. That’s what gender theorists claim. God’s pronouns are they/them, we’re told. After all, God is an ungendered spiritual being. He’s three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. That’s a plurality of persons.

Texas Case Illustrates Trouble With ‘Transgender’ Ideology, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – Child abuse is real, but it also can be covered up as “compassion” when truth is jettisoned and replaced with a commitment to an ideology that eschews truth… the so-called “transgender” culture war that has been raging across the nation the last few years. Proponents of “transgenderism,” part of the larger cult promoting sexual deviancy that we’ve termed the Rainbow Mafia, insist … that gender identity is merely and solely a social construct with no real connection to human biology. …

Cohabitation — Preparation for Divorce? by Jerry Newcombe

By Jerry Newcombe, The Stream – Brad Wilcox and Lyman Stone, the article’s authors, observe, “The idea that cohabitation is risky is surprising, given that a majority of young adults believe that living together is a good way to pretest the quality of your partners and your partnership.” But couples who live together before they wed “are less likely to be happily married and more likely to land in divorce court.”

‘If It’s Just a Symbol To Hell With It’, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, NCRegister – American novelist Flannery O’Connor once said, “If it’s just a symbol, to hell with it,” in response to a friend who described the Eucharist as a “pretty good symbol.” These words came to mind as I read the non-Catholic media reaction to the invalid baptisms in the Diocese of Phoenix… Like the Holy Eucharist, baptism is much more than a symbol to Catholics. It is an outward, visible sign of an interior, invisible reality: Baptism washes away sin. …

Our Earthly Fathers and the Fatherhood of God, by Nolan Lewallen

By Nolan Lewallen, The Stream – On Wednesday, the Florida House of Representatives passed HB 7065 to tackle the fatherlessness problem in “The Sunshine State.” The bill would direct the Department of Children and Families to prioritize resources for fathers… The Tampa Bay Times reported: A main part of the bill would direct the department to contract for the creation of the ‘Responsible Fatherhood Initiative.’

BREAKING: Texas Gov. Declares Transgender Drugs and Surgeries are Child Abuse, Orders Investigations, by Raymond Wolfe

By Raymond Wolfe, LifeSiteNews – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott directed all state agencies to consider transgender drugs and surgeries for minors as illegal child abuse after an opinion from state Attorney General Ken Paxton declared that the practices violate Texas law… In a letter Tuesday, Abbott also ordered the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to launch investigations into “any reported instances of Texas children being subjected to abusive gender-transitioning procedures,” the governor’s office said.

Unwed Mothers and Medicaid Babies, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – It feeds the beast of the government nanny state and shackles the most vulnerable to a cycle of poverty… A new statistic on motherhood was recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “There were 3,613,647 births registered in the United States in 2020,” reports CNS News’s Terence Jeffrey, who sadly adds that “1,464,121 of these — or 40.5 percent — were to unmarried mothers.”

Stand, Men of the West! by Stephen M. Klugewicz

By Stephen M. Klugewicz, Imaginative Conservative – Western Civilization is undeniably in decline and indeed its very existence is in doubt. Yet these thoughts ought not to drag us down into a morass of defeatism. Sadly, though, some conservatives are indeed calling for retreat. They say that the hour is too late, that a remnant must run to the barricades and shield itself and whatever is left of Western Civilization from the barbarians at the gates. Like Tolkien’s King Theoden, they seek a Helm’s Deep in a desperate attempt to preserve the world of men from the hour of the Orc.

Huxley’s Brave New World Is Here, by Samantha Stephenson

By Samantha Stephenson, Crisis Magazine – The family has been dismantled, monogamy is reviled, and promiscuity is the norm. Parents are obsolete. The government indoctrinates and raises our children, and it keeps the population subdued through widespread state-sanctioned drug use. Reproduction has moved to the laboratory: new generations are genetically engineered into varying social classes and are industrially grown.

WATCH! Biracial Father Tells School Board CRT Is ‘a Big Fat Lie’, by Art Moore,

By Art Moore, World Net Daily – Calling Critical Race Theory a “big fat lie,” a biracial North Carolina father told a local school board that anyone telling his children they are oppressed “based on the color of their skin, would be absolutely wrong and absolutely at war with me.”… Echevarria, who is running for the NC Gen. Assembly, said the debate over CRT and masks in schools across the country has shown that parents are “the most powerful group in the country” and can “drive policy change.”

Child Custody and the Trans Agenda, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The possibility of losing custody of your children, or potentially being banned from seeing them at all, is a loving parent’s worst nightmare. It adds an extra trauma to the devastation of divorce proceedings. What if one of your children decided he or she were “transgender”? What if you, as a parent, wanted to use “watchful waiting” as a treatment for this new change in your child? What if that stance effected your ability to see your child ever again?

‘Mom, Are We There Yet?’ Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse: Our Church, Our Problem, by Jennifer Roback Morse

By Jennifer Roback Morse, EWTN News – In my last column, I concluded that the Church has made some improvements, but we are not out of the woods. In this column, I will look at what you might call the “soft” side of the sex abuse crisis: the psychological, spiritual, and social impact of childhood sexual abuse. A candid look at these issues gives a different answer to the question, “Are we there yet?” It also shows that all of us, not just the clergy, can contribute to improving the situation.

A 40% Fatherless Nation? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – In 1941, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States entered World War II, there were 2,515,427 babies born in this country. Of those babies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 95,700 — or 3.8% — were born to unmarried mothers… The traditional family led by a mother and father was a foundational fact of American culture. …

Founder’s Quote

Patriot Post – “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” —James Madison (1829)

Reclaiming the Vocation of Marriage, by Michele Chronister

By Michele Chronister, Catholic Exchange – Before getting married, my husband had considered the priesthood, and I had considered religious life… we realized that we mainly considered those vocations because we loved God and wanted to be holy – and priesthood and religious life just seemed like the holier options (as opposed to marriage). After dating for six months, God made it very clear to both of us… that he was calling us to the vocation of marriage.