Marriage

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for children attending Louisiana schools… As a result of their coming together, the Louisiana Department of Health rescinded the mandate — the mandate was repealed on Tuesday… In light of this victory for parents and their children, Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit against Gov.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.

A Happier Society Would Have More Children, by Tristan Justice

By Tristan Justice, The Federalist – According to new data from the General Social Survey… just 19 percent of Americans last year said they were “very happy,” down from 31 percent, nearly a third, three years before. Twenty-four percent in 2021 said they were “not too happy.”.. Americans are also having fewer children than ever before… Just 3.6 million babies were born, according to CDC statistics, down from 3.7 million the year before.

Universal Pre-K: Outrageously Pricey and No Substitute for Parental Love, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, CNSNews – With Democrats’ multitrillion-dollar Build Back Better initiative hitting a wall in the U.S. Senate, President Joe Biden has suggested that components of the bill be advanced separately… One of these components is a plan for government-funded universal pre-K schooling… It would fund school for some 6 million children ages 3 and 4… Federal funds would be provided for six years, the first three funded 100 percent by the federal government …

Satanic Temple Starts Elementary School Club to Indoctrinate Children, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Satanic Temple, a radical religious group that calls the killing of unborn babies in abortions a spiritual “ritual,” is trying to indoctrinate young children now… The Belleville News-Democrat reports parents at an Illinois school district recently voiced outrage after learning that the Satanic Temple is starting a club for elementary students this month at Jane Addams Elementary School in Moline.

Children’s Health Defense: Schools Shouldn’t Mandate ‘Most Dangerous Vaccines in Human History’

Children’s Health Defense, Posted on LifeSiteNews – In late October and early November, the self-serving members of two committees advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) without a second thought endorsed experimental COVID vaccines for children as young as 5 years old… Ignoring the 99.995% COVID survival rate for those age 17 and under, the 31 pharma-servile “experts” also appeared unconcerned by reams of damning data about COVID-vaccine-related disabilities …

Fighting the Demon of Pornography, by Kennedy Hall

By Kennedy Hall, Crisis Magazine – Evil images have ruined marriages, they have ruined vocations, and they have ruined souls… It is my contention that as good as the available tools and psychological aids are in helping men to combat the satanic habit, a certain disposition is necessary for a man to have any success: a hatred for evil and the demon of evil images.

Pope Praises Dissident Nun for Years of LGBT Activism, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – In another sign of support for L.G.B.T. Catholics and those who advocate on their behalf, Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter on Dec. 10 to Jeannine Gramick, S.L., the co-founder of the Catholic apostolate New Ways Ministry… Sister Gramick is celebrating 50 years of working with and advocating for L.G.B.T. people. Noting her anniversary as the reason for his letter, the pope congratulated her in Spanish on “50 years of closeness, of compassion and of tenderness” in a ministry that he described as being in “‘the style’ of God.”

There’ll Be Hell to Pay for the Sexual Revolution’s Destructive Effects On the Family

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSiteNews – In 1934, Oxford anthropologist J.D. Unwin published his mammoth magnum opus Sex and Culture, a study of 80 primitive tribes and six civilizations over five millennia. According to Unwin, these case studies prove that when cultures become wealthy, they correspondingly loosen their standards of sexual morality. As a result, societies lose their cohesion as well as their purpose and drive. In short, the success of a society is, according to Unwin, directly tied to the sexual restraint they exercise.

Zuzu’s Wonderful Memories of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, by Joseph Pronechen

By Joseph Pronechen, EWTN News – As Dec. 20 marks the 75th anniversary of It’s a Wonderful Life, I’m reminded of the conversation I had a few years ago with Karolyn Grimes, who at the age of 6 played Zuzu. She still travels far and wide, as the film’s unofficial ambassador, to venues where people are eager to meet and speak with her.

The Ruth Institute: Fairfax Public Library Wishes Kids a Triple X-Mas

By The Ruth Institute, The Stream – A “holiday” display at a Fairfax County library in Virginia seemed deliberately designed to be as offensive as possible. Or as a trial balloon, to see what could be gotten away with… The window display included elves, a Bible, and two works of homosexual pornography: Lawn Boy, with a character recalling his sexual experiences with a man when he was 10 years old …

RFK, Jr. Testifies Against COVID Vaccine Mandate for Kids in Battle for Health Freedom Down on the (Louisiana) Bayou

By Robert W. Malone, M.D., Children’s Health Defense – Dr. Robert W. Malone, a developer of mRNA vaccine technology, recounts his experience earlier this week at the Louisiana statehouse where CHD team members, including Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., testified against adding Pfizer’s COVID vaccine to the state’s childhood vaccine schedule.

Will Bishops Defend Church Teaching on LGBT Now That Pope Francis Has Undermined It?

By John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews – Breaking news from Rome as Pope Francis has written praises of the heretical homosexuality-promoting New Ways Ministry, a group which was condemned by the Vatican under Pope St. John Paul II… On December 8, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) revealed that Pope Francis wrote two letters to the group’s executive director, Francis DeBernardo, on May 3 and June 17. …

Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – While documenting my former high school’s attempt to indoctrinate me with critical race theory six years ago, I remarked that now, several years later, “the situation has undoubtedly worsened.” Worsened it has. Now, Campbell Union High School District has promoted more than 100 “equity resources” to students and staff, including a document that taught students how to put a curse on those who say “all lives matter.”

A Story of Forgiveness! What God Can Do With a Willing Heart, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – I sat on my back deck in the wee hours of the morning and drank strong coffee. I prayed, as I do every morning. It’s where I spend the most time with God. But as I prayed this morning, God spoke to my heart quite clearly. “You must write it.” I knew exactly what He was talking about.

Fertility Awareness Website Founders Inform Women on Scientific, Holistic Alternative to Birth Control, by Katie Yoder

By Katie Yoder, Catholic News Agency – FAbM Base, short for “fertility awareness-based methods,” provides fertility care resources and support for women and couples. Among those resources, the site educates users on various methods and provides a database of instructors. For Catholic users, it offers a “Catholic Corner” with resources on Church teaching about sexuality.

Pornography and the Castration of Young Men, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith, The Catholic Thing – Imagine there was a popular food additive that researchers discovered decreased male sexual libido and performance by 50 percent. Young men would avoid it like the plague.  Or imagine a supplement that made young men feel like they were getting stronger when they took it, but was actually weakening them.

The Ruth Institute: Virginia Election Shows the Power of Angry Parents

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “The Virginia gubernatorial upset shows the power of angry and motivated parents,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. “Revelations about indoctrination in public schools and the grotesque arrogance of Democratic former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, motivated parents to make noise,” Morse observed.

Opinio: Natural Immunity Versus Vaccine Immunity, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Patriot Post – You never know when something you say will go viral. It has happened a number of times in my career, the latest being comments I made on my national radio talk show a few weeks ago when I had COVID-19. I said that I had hoped I would attain natural immunity, since science — evidenced, for example, in a major study from Israel, one of the most pro-vaccine and highly vaccinated societies in the world — strongly suggests that natural immunity provides more robust and durable protection against COVID-19 than the current COVID-19 vaccines have proven to provide.

Homosexuality in Scripture, by Brad Miner

By Brad Miner, The Catholic Thing – What Is Man? is a new book – new anyway in English, having been published at the end of 2019 in Italian as Che cosa è l’uomo? – from the Pontifical Biblical Commission. As such, it has no identified author or authors. (The English version was prepared by Fathers Fearghus O’Fearghail and Adrian Graffy.) It carries the subtitle, A Journey through Biblical Anthropology and is a defense of the Biblical roots of Catholicism’s view of human beings and our relationship to God.

LGBT Influence in Conservative and GOP Circles is Growing. Here’s Why That’s Deeply Problematic

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – On Saturday, major LGBT events on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts served to highlight the substantial rise of the normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism in institutions that were once regarded as bastions of conservatism… Donald Trump hosted a huge black tie gala for Log Cabin (LGBT) Republicans at his Florida Mar-a-Lago Atlantic resort home where former First Lady Melania Trump was honored with the organization’s “Spirit of Lincoln” Award.

Pedophilic Porn Is The Issue, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – The Department of Justice continues its war on parents. The weaponization of the DOJ became even more evident yesterday, as Attorney General Merrick Garland hemmed and hawed before the Senate’s oversight committee hearing. Church Militant’s William Mahoney has more from the devout Catholic mother of six who first triggered the DOJ… Stacy Langton: “FBI versus moms — really?”

Ven. Fulton J. Sheen: Marriage Mirrors God’s Love for Human Nature

By Fulton J. Sheen, Catholic Exchange – Then there comes from them the answer that the Church demands from every loving pair at her altar: “We will give the bond of our eternal salvation. We will seal it with our belief that the promise we make to one another is a promise made to God Himself, and if we are disloyal one to another, we shall forfeit the most precious thing in all the world — namely, our immortal souls.”

Holding Back the Bread and Circuses: Regaining the Community Life, by Jim Tonkowich

By Jim Tonkowich, The Stream – It seems to me that if Christians do not step up to the challenge, no one else will. Our relational bonds are far deeper than secret handshakes, odd hats and mysterious rites. We belong to each other because we belong to Jesus. We are His Body and that association means everything, not only in the here and now, but for eternity.

Our Times are Marked by Lies, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – Our times are marked by lies. Forget the flights into space, the self-driving cars, the robots, the computers in our hands, the crypto currency and the blockchain. Forget every other stunning achievement we may be witnessing. If mankind survives another century, this era will be most remembered for the staggering audacity and lunacy of our lies.

When Did Sexual Assault In Schools Become A Partisan Issue? by Elle Reynolds

By Elle Reynolds, First Things – “A boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio, related to an incident that day at that school,” according to Smith’s attorney… But instead of receiving national outrage… the alleged incident was reportedly covered up by the Loudoun County School Board.. board members insisted they didn’t know of any such assaults. After showing up to a school board meeting in protest, Smith was arrested and smeared as a “domestic terrorist.”

More Reasons Catholics Aren’t Marrying, by Rachel Hoover

By Rachel Hoover, Crisis Magazine – Much has been written in Crisis and elsewhere about the declining marriage and birth rates in Western society and the rising average age of the marriages that do occur, including among Catholics. Many factors appear to contribute to this pattern: the epidemic of sins such as pornography use and fornication; the educational and wage-earning gap; student loans and financial stagnation; fear of commitment, in part because of the high divorce rate of the older generation; and widespread contraception use.

The REAL Cover-Up in Loudoun County, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – On Tuesday, news broke about the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) possibly covering up the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl by a male student in the girls’ bathroom. Unfortunately, the scandal gets even darker… In 2020, Virginia lawmakers voted to update the procedure that schools had to go through during instances of sexual battery, stalking, violent threats against a person or property, or violations of a protective order. This updated code would allow schools to handle said incidents in-house and not have to notify law enforcement.

The Tuttle Twins: A Parent’s Weapon in the Culture War, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, Crisis Magazine – The National Education Association, at their annual meeting June 30-July 3, 2021, pledged to spread the controversial Critical Race Theory in public schools in all 50 states and 14,000 local school districts. Their agenda, according to a report by CatholicVote, includes a “national day of action” in October, when they will join with Black Lives Matter to hold nationwide rallies on George Floyd’s birthday. The NEA will also, according to CatholicVote, provide what it calls

NEW WEBSITE! The Fertility Awareness Database Where Science and Real Life Intersect, by FAbM Base

FAbM Base Launches Today – Our mission is to provide practical resources to women and couples in an effort to minimize barriers to understanding their options of care related to their fertility and to find support in the practice. The organization is user-driven, improving and expanding offerings and resources as a result of direct engagement with those we serve…..

When Parents Become the Enemy, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – With all the ominous things taking place in America — and there are certainly quite a few— perhaps none is more ominous than this: Parents are being demonized. Moms and dads have become the enemy. It is now the government (or the education system) vs. those entrusted with raising the next generation. How on earth did this happen? We have certainly come a long way from the days of Father Knows Best — a very long way.

Officials Confirm Seattle Woman Died From Vaccine, by Grace Coulter

By Grace Coulter, NTD News – Washington state health officials have confirmed a Seattle woman died after getting the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. This comes after the obituary of a young Seattle mother who died from the vaccine went viral this week. Twitter had labeled links to the obituary as “misleading.”

The Ruth Institute: School Board Tries to Silence Parent Who Objects to Gay Porn

The Ruth Institute, The Stream – “Gay pornography does not belong in schools. School boards have no business silencing concerned parents,” said Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., of a recent Fairfax, VA, school board meeting… Concerned mother, Stacy Langton, tried to read from the book, Lawn Boy, available to children in Fairfax County school libraries. Board members attempted to shut off her microphone…

Is Hollywood a Good Influence? Hardly, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – The rulers of the silver screen hold too much power and wealth to be redeemed anytime soon… Hollywood and the actors and actresses are the original “influencers” of our society. They have a platform based on fame and varying amounts of talent that they use to hawk political opinions. But all that fame and influence has done them no good at all.

McAuliffe Sides With Teachers Unions Against Parents

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – “I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decisions,” declared Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe during this week’s Virginia gubernatorial debate with Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin. He then added, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Whistleblower Outs Pfizer Jab, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – From jab mandates and relentless commercials, pressure to get the needle is intense. But one Big Pharma insider-turned-whistleblower is sounding the alarm, not only on the ineffectiveness of one manufacturer’s line, but on the ongoing deception. Church Militant’s William Mahoney looks into the information and the disinformation.

X-Rated Adult Books Packaged for Children, by Emmy Griffin

By Emmy Griffin, Patriot Post – If a politician has the audacity to try to take away your rights as parents in your child’s education, that should be a huge wake-up call. There is great and terrible power in books with bad ideas. The more these inappropriate books are exposed and taken out of the hands of these vulnerable kids, the better. But to McAuliffe’s point, parental interference is the only stopgap to cultural depravity and teachers with an agenda.

Keeping Kids Off Porn, by Alysse ElHage

By Alysse ElHage, Institute for Family Studies – “Parents are the tip of the spear,” Olsen said. “Take courage in knowing that even small efforts can have significant influence on your child. I love this quote by Edward Everett Hale, ‘I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.’”

Ruth Institute: Ohio Mayor Charges School Board with ‘Child Porn’ for Vile Assignments to Kids

The Ruth Institute – “Parents are objecting not only to the sexually explicit writing prompts, but also to prompts that can only be called suicide-friendly,” Morse said. “Masquerading as a writing exercise, some are ‘prompting’ students to think about suicide in a way that would not occur to a mentally healthy person. The Sexual Revolution is, at its core, a death cult.”

Family Advocacy Group Stands Against ‘Drafting Our Daughters’

By CatholicVote – The American Principles Project (APP) is calling on Congress to reject the National Defense Authorization Act in order to stop a controversial Democrat-backed amendment which would require American women to register for the draft… Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee inserted the amendment into the routine NDAA, a yearly bill which grants funding to the U.S. military. ..

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: Gay ‘Marriage’ is a ‘Distortion of Conscience,’ Contradicts All Cultures, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In the introduction to a new collection of his writings, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI states that gay “marriage” is based upon a “distortion of conscience” because it rejects (or fails to understand) the nature of man and woman and fertility… This is also obvious, he adds, because gay marriage contradicts “all the cultures of humanity” and the “whole tradition of humanity until today.”

Only True Catholic Education Can Save Our Culture, by Paul Krause

By Paul Krause, Crisis Magazine – What is the purpose of Catholic education? As Catholics, this is a question we should always be asking and concerned with. Catholics are supposed to be a separated people, a people elect and married to God through Jesus Christ. Catholic education, therefore, as an extension of our own ecclesiological theology, is equally meant to be a unique thing in the world—separate and distinct from the winds of modern Babylon.

Are the Culture Wars Over? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Many conservatives say the Culture Wars are over and we have lost… Many people look around our culture and society and see utter destruction. They see grade-schoolers being taught that the gay-sex drug PrEP is just peachy. They see kids being taught there is this thing called anal sex. Seventh graders in my local school system hear it 22 times—not 21, not 23, 22 times in a single year. It is for safety reasons, you dolt.

Hannah’s Glory: What Modern Women Can Learn from an Old Testament Gal, by Ann Burns

By Ann Burns, Catholic East Texas – Hannah prayed for a child. Ardently. She prayed, bawling and pouring out her soul to God. She vowed to give her son to God if he so blessed her with one. The priest, Eli, oversaw this and instead of taking pity on her, he believed she was drunk!… Doesn’t everyone have weepy conversations with God at least once in their life? As if Hannah’s life isn’t difficult enough, the priest believed she had been acting frivolously!

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Heartbeat Law Which Virtually Bans Killing Babies, by Jordan Davidson

By Jordan Davidson, The Federalist – The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Texas law that protects babies who have a detectable heartbeat from being aborted in the Lone Star State… In a 5-4 decision, the highest court in the nation declined to block Texas’ newest abortion law despite protests from Planned Parenthood, other abortion activists, and even journalists….

How Catholic Anti-Poverty Crusaders Harm the Poor, by Eric Sammons

By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine – There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and when Church leaders push for yet another “free” program for the poor, they are in reality putting a greater long-term burden on those poor. For it won’t be the rich who pay for it, but the poor themselves in the form of higher prices. To understand their error, we need to understand why prices rise… Price increases are commonly known as inflation. And for Americans, inflation has been a way of life for the past century.

Parents Beware: A Catholic Statement Against Gender Ideology, by Dr. Jeff Mirus

By Dr. Jeff Mirus, Catholic Culture – Consequently, in those regions plagued by gender ideology, there has been considerable need for bishops to speak out clearly against it, and indeed to teach anew the profound Christian understanding of the human person, which is rooted in God’s disclosures in both natural law and Divine Revelation.

Ryan Anderson on Gender Ideology and Taking on the ‘Woke Elite’: Christian Vision Counters the Lies

By Alyssa Murphy, EWTN News – Last week a school district in Virginia passed a controversial policy mandating teachers use “transgender pronouns” in the classroom while the state of Texas moved to declare sex-reassignment surgeries for minors be treated as child abuse. This all comes on the heels of a federal court moving to block the Biden administration’s transgender mandate, protecting the rights of millions of doctors and nurses who are faced with violating their consciences.

The Anti-Human Attempt to Remove Sex from Birth Certificates, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The American Medical Association House of Delegates recently released a statement calling for sex to be removed as a legal designation from birth certificates. Sandra Fryhofer, the chair of the board of the AMA, stated: “Designating sex on birth certificates as male or female, and making that information available on the public portion, perpetuates a view that sex designation is permanent and fails to recognize the medical spectrum of gender identity.”

Privacy vs. Policy: Coming to a Woke School Board Near You, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “… Every parent everywhere needs to stand guard,” she continues. “[Every parent everywhere] needs to be combing through their child’s curriculum, looking at their child’s school policy regarding facility use and other sports policies, and be ready to stand as a protector for their own child’s privacy rights.”

Who Should Teach Your Toddler: You or Pelosi? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News – “Universal pre-K. I love that because it’s children learning, parents earning,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at an April 29 press conference… That was the day after President Joe Biden had presented Congress with his euphemistically titled “American Families Plan,” which calls “for free universal pre-school for all three- and four-year-olds.”

Your ‘Fur-Babies’ Are Not A Good Or Healthy Replacement For Human Babies, by Nathanael Blake

By Nathanael Blake, The Federalist – In a recent Fox News piece, sociologist Andrea Laurent-Simpson writes of the emergence of “multispecies families,” explaining that in “child-free families…dogs and cats paw in to fill a longing to nurture” and would-be grandparents “readily shift over to spoiling the granddog as their daughters and sons choose instead to pursue lucrative careers.” But this is neither good nor new.

Barna: Teens Eager to Share Their Faith Today, by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – A recent study shows that Gen Z teen (13–18-year-olds) in the United States and Canada view evangelism and other aspects about sharing their faith very differently than older generations… A major takeaway from the new study conducted by the Barna Group partnering with Alpha USA and Alpha Canada is that teens are divided when it comes to whether they rely on actions or words to share their faith.

The Left Has A Pedophilia Problem, And It’s Out In The Open, by Spencer Lindquist

By Spencer Lindquist, The Federalist – A subset of children growing up today will likely recall certain aspects of their childhood very differently. The left has, with a startling degree of success, endeavored to reshape our society by embedding their beliefs within the experience of childhood, overshadowing 4th of July parades with Pride parades, implanting LGBT propaganda in children’s shows, and supplanting gingerbread men with the “genderbread person.”

Feminism, Part I, by Hunter Bradford

By Hunter Bradford, Church Militant – Sister Lúcia, the eldest of the three children of Fatima, had this to say in the early 1980s: “A time will come when the decisive battle between the Kingdom of Christ and Satan will be over marriage and the family.” Likewise, in a homily in November of 1986, Pope St. John Paul II said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.”

The Political Path Forward: Get Married and Have Kids, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – “Get married and start a family.”… As keynote speaker and U.S. Senate Candidate from Ohio J.D. Vance remarked, that’s the only metric that should matter. Or as John Zmirak put it, “It’s a sober, unfalsified vote count of what our citizens think about life in our country. Do they think it’s worth passing along? Or must we rely on strangers coming in and replacing our culture with their own?”

What’s Ripping American Families Apart? by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, Patriot Post – Responses from the bizarre world of New York Times readers… In my last column, I published comments written by New York Times subscribers about how proud they were of their children for deciding not to have children of their own. Though they acknowledged how much they ached to be grandparents, they nevertheless reveled in the fact that this would never happen.

Parents, It’s Time for Some Righteous Indignation, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – To all parents with children in school, you have every right to be angry when your kids’ teachers treat you as the enemy. When they decide to teach your children something controversial and hide that information from you. When they insert themselves between you and your offspring. That is unethical, and that is evil. To repeat: you have every right to be angry.

Dr. Dobson’s Family Defense Plan, by Steve Jordahl

By Steve Jordahl, OneNewsNow – Dr. James Dobson is urging parents to fight for the future of the country and her most vulnerable citizens… he has been on the frontlines of America’s culture wars for nearly 50 years, says he has never seen the country in such desperate peril… “Everything we have cherished about America is under assault, encompassing the entire Judeo-Christian ethic. Where do we start to preserve what we can’t afford to lose?”

Kids’ Suicide, Mental Health Hospitalizations Spiked Amid COVID Lockdowns, Research Finds, by Greg Piper

By Greg Piper, Just the News – COVID-19 policies had disastrous results on children, especially in California, according to medical researchers at the University of California San Francisco… Suicides in the Golden State last year jumped by 24% for Californians under 18 but fell by 11% for adults, showing how children were uniquely affected by “profound social isolation and loss of essential social supports traditionally provided by in-person school”

Positive News on the American Nuclear Family, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – As Focus on the Family’s VP of governmental and external relations Tim Goeglin observed in his book American Restoration: “When politicians, activists, and social commentators talk about inequality, they often leave out the critical role married parents play in keeping children above the poverty line. There is evidence that the breakdown of the nuclear family in American society is, in fact, the primary reason why the gulf between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ has widened over the past fifty years.”

Fighting for the Family, by William Mahoney

By William Mahoney, Ph.D., Church Militant – …experts at a pro-family conference this weekend in the Pelican State discussed the ongoing war in the sexual revolution… William Mahoney has a few highlights from the event… Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse: “The purpose of the summit for survivors of the sexual revolution is to try to enlist more people in pro-family activism.”… The overarching theme… “Understanding the Global Sexual Revolution and Confronting the Sexual State.”

Birth Control Pilled, by Katherine Dee

By Katherine Dee, The American Mind – Barbara Seaman’s book, The Doctor’s Case Against the Pill (1969), exposed serious and unpublicized side effects of ingesting high doses of artificial hormones. These included: blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, loss of libido, and clinical depression. To name just a few. The millions of women being prescribed the Pill were never so much as warned about these risks.

Ruth Institute’s ‘Survivor’s Summit’ to Explore Rotten Fruit of Sexual Revolution, by Kathy Schiffer

By Kathy Schiffer, EWTN News – Our society is under attack from within. Those in the helping professions — doctors, educators, counselors — all have faced a challenge from the Cancel Culture. The culture wrought by the sexual revolution demands that we abandon our Christian principles, replace the traditional family and embrace a whole new culture of sexual “freedom” which promotes same-sex “marriage,” transgenderism, premarital and extramarital sex and abortion as societal goods.

Help for Parents in the Midst of the Pornography Plague, by John Stonestreet, Anne Morse

By John Stonestreet, Anne Morse, The Stream – A few years ago, a woman spotted her teenage son’s laptop on the kitchen counter. She opened the lid and what she saw horrified her — a series of pornographic pictures. She clicked on an image and a sexually explicit video began playing. She checked her son’s browser history which revealed this was not the first time her son had accessed pornography. This woman was shocked, but she should not have been. As Josh McDowell once told me, “The question is not if my kids will see pornography, but what will I do when it happens.”

Gay Chorus: ‘We’re Coming for Your Children’, by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – The LGBT community is revealing its true colors… A terrifying new video is ripping off the mask just as it tries to rip children from their parents. Martina Moyski has more… San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus: “We’re coming for your children. We’re coming for your children. We’re coming for your children.”… The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus released a new video for Pride Month, exposing its sinister underbelly.

MUST WATCH! Will the Remaining Decent Americans Drown in Denial? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – We don’t want to admit it: The people we’re fighting are monsters. We desperately try to deny it: We’re governed by our enemies. Our soul shrinks at accepting it: We confront the doctrines of demons… If you’re a nice, normal person you don’t want to admit that. It seems somehow “un-Christian.” But as St. Augustine once said, “God doesn’t need your lie.” Read this story, about a public school teacher coaching first-graders to masturbate. No, seriously, force yourself to go read it.

Targeting Children, by Rodney Pelletier  

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – For years, Marxists have been trying to normalize sexual deviancy of every kind. When they demanded “tolerance,” people suspected the so-called gay agenda would not stop there… But now, after years of ceding ground inch-by-inch in the moral and cultural war, the behemoth of sodomy and sexual confusion is larger than ever.

LifeSiteNews: Majority of Physicians Decline COVID-19 Shots, According to a New Survey

By Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – Of the 700 physicians responding to an internet survey by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), nearly 60 percent said they were not “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19… This contrasts with the claim by the American Medical Association that 96 percent of practicing physicians are fully vaccinated. This was based on 300 respondents.

Gates Foundation Will Spend $1.4 Billion Pushing Population Control Worldwide, by Micaiah Bilger

By Micaiah Bilger, LifeNews – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation plans to spend another $1.4 billion over the next five years to prevent families from having children… The Gates’ philanthropy organization has been a huge supporter of contraception and abortion for decades, sending millions of dollars to pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, the Population Council and MSI Reproductive Choices ….

I’m an Ordinary Woman, by Jennifer Hartline

By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream – My very nature is oriented toward life — co-creating new life, nurturing life, sustaining life. It is woven into the design of a woman. It is, in our modern lexicon, a superpower… A woman is not a creature constructed by a surgeon… I am not made of silicone, plastic, acrylic, or glitter. I require no gadgets to maintain what the surgeon has artificially constructed. My body was lovingly designed and fashioned by God, not man.

Loudoun County: Ground Zero of Indoctrination Battle

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – We have repeatedly noted that as more parents have been alerted to the truth about CRT — and that its inherent Marxist, anti-American ideology is being promulgated in schools across the nation — they have increasingly objected and fought against it. But Loudoun County, Virginia, appears to be where the clash is currently the hottest, and both sides have dug in, as evidenced by the declaration of one parent:

‘Pride Month’ Is Now An Industry Targeting Children As Young As 3, But There Is A Resistance, by Christopher Bedford

By Christopher Bedford, The Federalist – You probably haven’t read a comic book in a few years, but if you have, particularly if you have over the past two weeks, you might have noticed a lot less Batman and Joker, and a whole lot more rainbows and gender fluidity… DC Comics, home of the Caped Crusader, is advertising LGBT Pride T-shirts for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and even the Joker’s girlfriend.

Marriage and Family Abandoned

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – Victor Davis Hanson: “Our crisis right now is that we’re not reproducing ourselves.”… Carlson framed the question taking into consideration the mentality that encompasses our anti-life culture… Tucker Carlson: “Do you find it interesting that they are so offended by fertility and nature and that people reproduce and that’s OK? You know, that we men and women come together and create new life. Like the whole thing is repulsive to them. Why is that?”…

The Single Best Thing Americans Can Do to Retake America, by Dennis Prager

By Dennis Prager, The Stream – The single best thing Americans can do to fight the left-wing destruction of the country is to withdraw from the “educational” system that is actively, deliberately miseducating them by the tens of millions. If millions of American parents did so, the country would turn around as fast as you could say “teachers unions.” If they don’t, their children will continue being used as guinea pigs in the left’s sick and dystopian experiment.

14 Year-Old Girl Blasts School Board’s Trans Bathroom Policy: ‘Everyone Know What a Boy Is – Even You’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – “Boys are reading erotica in the classroom next to girls and you want to give them access to girls’ locker rooms and you want to force girls to call those boys ‘she,'” 14 year-old Jolene Grover told the Loudon County, Va. School Board (LCSB) Tuesday… “Everyone knows what a boy is – even you. Your proposed policies are dangerous and rooted in sexism. …”

Backlash Against CRT Is Growing, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – It’s becoming clear that as more parents learn about Critical Race Theory and find out that it’s being taught to their children in local schools they are becoming incensed… The most recent and maybe the most significant example comes from Loudoun County, Virginia, where a judge ordered an elementary gym teacher, Tanner Cross, reinstated to his position after the school board suspended him for daring to criticize their proposed “transgender” policy.

Fla. Gov. DeSantis: ‘I’m Very Much Opposed to Chemical Castration of Minors’, by Craig Bannister

By Craig Bannister, CNSNews – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) says he’s firmly against transgender surgery being performed on minors and, if given the chance, he would sign a bill prohibiting the procedure… “Is Florida interested in passing legislation banning trans surgery procedures for minors?”… Host Mary Margaret Olohan asked… “Oh, I’m very much opposed to chemical castration of minors,” DeSantis replied.

Tim Tebow Says Abstinence is Still a Great Value: “Living on Your Convictions is Important”, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Tim Tebow and his new wife Demi Tebow talked recently about the value of abstinence until marriage and the sports star says it is still an important value for people and something people of faith should continue standing on… Tebow stood firm on his own convictions as a young man and a miracle baby who could have easily been aborted under other circumstances if not for the strong Christian faith of his mother who trusted God in a trying medical situation.

Americans Need To Tend Our Actual Communities, Not Virtual Ones, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, The Federalist – Why, one might ask, should American consumers prioritize products from halfway around the world, especially over those farmed, harvested, brewed, or packaged in the United States? Why should Americans be more concerned about the economic well-being of citizens of other nations over those of our own? And why should we be promoting the purchase of goods made in countries known for egregious human rights violations

Women Athletes Find a Friend in Florida Gov. DeSantis, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis… signed into law a bill that protects girls’ and women’s sports in the Sunshine State… Explaining his motivation, DeSantis noted, “I think as these bills were going through various legislatures, I remember the NCAA put out a statement saying, ‘Any state that enacts this, we’re not going to hold events there.’ And so I called the speaker of the House in Florida and I said, ‘Did you hear what they said?’ And he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘We definitely got to get this done.’”

Transgenderism and the End of the Sacramental Order, by Monica Migliorino Miller

By Monica Migliorino Miller, Crisis Magazine – “The Incarnation is the hinge of salvation” and “Iconoclasm as a denial of the Incarnation is the summation of all heresies.”… The first quotation is from the second-century apologist Tertullian and the latter was penned by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. These two statements can well be applied to our present cultural crisis; namely, the rise of transgenderism signaling the end of the sacramental order.

Global Warming or Demographic Winter? by Dwight Longenecker

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – While the science for climate change is debated, another catastrophe for the human race is looming in which the science is certain and there is no room for debate. This catastrophe is not global warming and a perpetual summer. It is the perpetual winter of the declining birth rate… The term “demographic winter” has been around for some time, but it has taken the mainstream media a long time to take notice.

Frontline Doctors File Motion to Stop FDA Authorization of COVID Vaccines for Children, by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – “We’ve never seen this level of side effects for any vaccine without the FDA taking action,” stated Dr. Angelina Farella, AFLDS Pediatric Medical Director. “The Rotavirus vaccine was pulled for 15 cases of non-lethal side effects and the Swine Flu vaccine was pulled for 25 deaths. But now, by the CDC’s own data, we are seeing a 12,000 percent increase in deaths with these vaccines and they’re still talking about giving this to our kids.”

Opinion: To Address America’s Declining Birth Rate, We Need a Culture of Life, by Benjamin Watson

By Benjamin Watson, Newsweek – Americans aren’t having kids like they used to. The most recent census shows that the U.S. birth rate has hit its lowest level since 1979. In fact, the birth rate has fallen almost every year since 1991. Today, at just 1.64 births per woman, American families aren’t even having enough babies to meet the replacement rate of 2.1 births.

Marriage & Family: 4 Takeaways From Bill And Melinda Gates’s Divorce, by Suzanne Venker

By Suzanne Venker, The Federalist – “Nearly two-thirds [of adults over age 50] agree that divorce is the best solution when couples can’t work out their marriage problems versus fewer than half among younger adults.”… That’s a critical finding. Young people view marriage differently than the way their parents do… so with that mind, here are four key takeaways for the younger set from the news of the gates’ split.

Young American Catholics and the Normalization of Lesbian and Gay Sexuality, by David Ayers

By David Ayers, Ph.D., Crisis Magazine – In recent years we have witnessed the rise of two national political leaders—Joseph Biden and Nancy Pelosi—who claim to be devout Catholics while actively promoting radical pro-abortion and pro-LGBT agendas. This has brought into sharp relief the growing disparity between two thousand years of unvarying Church teaching on these issues against the opinions of large swaths of professing Catholics.

In Defense of Housework, by John A. Cuddeback

By John A. Cuddeback, Institute for Family Studies – We are beginning to see that a richer home life—once a matter of necessity that did not require intentional choice—is in fact a primordial and irreplaceable form of authentic human living. Perhaps the last few generations can be forgiven for not realizing that. For us, the evidence seems beyond question.

Faithful Catholics Hang Banner Below Gay Rainbow Flag — ‘God Cannot Bless Sin’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – After a famous church in Vienna, Austria hung a gay-rainbow flag from its bell tower — apparently in defiance of the church’s teaching against homosexuality and “gay marriage ” — a group of faithful Catholics hung a banner below the flag that reads, “God Cannot Bless Sin.”

Some On The Left Are Realizing Having More Babies Is A Good Idea, by Glenn T. Stanton

By Glenn T. Stanton, The Federalist – Whether it’s a good thing to bring more children into this world is one of the most basic and important questions any human can ask… The question is essential, not only to people who adhere to historic faiths in which God’s first command is to “Go forth and multiply,” but also to evolutionary naturalists who believe the name of the game of life is successfully handing off one’s DNA to the next generation.

Woke Kindergarten: What You Didn’t Know Schools are Teaching Your Children, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – Fatima Morrell is an associate superintendent of culturally and linguistically responsive initiatives for Buffalo Public Schools in New York. She has created and implemented curriculum that pushes Black Lives Matter ideology to students, forces teachers to complete “antiracist” training and teaches students that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism,” among other leftist ideas.

Call Continues to Exit Public Education, Opt for Alternatives, by Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown

By Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – It’s been more than three decades since Christian author and psychologist Dr. James Dobson issued a warning to parents to pull their children from America’s public schools and opt to either homeschool or enroll those children in Christian schools.

Why Homeschooling and Catholic Schools? Because Children Belong to God and Their Families — Not to the Government, by Erika J. Ahern 

By Erika J. Ahern, EWTN News – Home education in the United States and globally is only one expression (solidly Catholic schools are another) of the fundamental truth that children do not belong to the state. The child belongs first to God and then to parents. The state exists as a help given our fallen nature and should only “step in” at the extremities of familial failure to protect the child.

Homeschooling Numbers Soar Amid Continued School Closings, Signaling Post-Pandemic Resilience, by Daniel Payne

By Daniel Payne, Just the News – Parents in the U.S. are continuing to show elevated interest in homeschooling, signaling a potential surge as the future of institutional in-person schooling throughout the country remains unclear in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic… Interest in homeschooling shot up late last year, particularly as teachers nationwide were refusing to return to classrooms and in-person education in the winter and spring of 2021 appeared less likely. …

Dwight Longenecker: Why So Much Murder and Mayhem?

By Dwight Longenecker, The Stream – We should remember the old saying, “The amount of love in a person’s life is rooted in the love they were shown as a child.” While a person with a good and loving childhood may still turn into a mass murderer, it does not negate the fact that we learn about love and respect for human life from the love and respect we receive (or don’t receive) in our formative years.

Our Lady’s Words to Women and Our Culture, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The Blessed Mother is a threat to women’s “rights” in America because she stands for a womanhood that finds its meaning in submitting to the will of another, namely God. She does not become consumed by what her particular desires are at the moment; rather, she lives out Christian freedom: the ability to do the good. True liberty is not found in being chained to one’s wants, but in being at the service of others.

Locked-Down Women Discover True Freedom, by Suzan Sammons

By Suzan Sammons, Crisis Magazine – Importantly, it’s not just high-powered women who are feeling this way. The blue-checkmark tweets were seconded by a multitude of everyday working women. The phenomenon says a lot about where and how women find their joy. It’s just ironic that it took near-imprisonment to lead them to an understanding of what personal freedom really is… Yes, freedom—that’s the essence of what they’ve found and what they are, naturally, desperate not to lose. They’re free because they’re home.

Science Reveals the Benefits of Having a Sibling With a Disability, by Cerith Gardiner

By Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia – Interestingly, but perhaps understandably, the study revealed that when a child has a sibling with additional needs they were more supportive. However, these siblings also “scored higher on empathy, teaching and closeness and scored lower on conflict and rivalry than those with typically developing siblings.” All the qualities you’d want your child to have!

Missing Dads, by Joseph Enders  

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – Obviously, no one has a father figure of St. Joseph’s caliber. What’s sad, however, is that 1 in 3 American children live in homes with no biological father at all. Two-thirds of women, moreover, think dads can be replaced by moms or other men… Did the Blessed Virgin not need St. Joseph? Did Jesus not need him? The assumptions made under this line of thought are deeply disturbing.

Awakening Consciences About Abortion-Tainted Vaccines, by Stacy Trasancos, PhD

By Stacy Trasancos, PhD, Crisis Magazine – Bishop Joseph Strickland (Tyler, TX), along with Dr. Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, myself, and two others, recently released the statement “To Awaken Conscience” regarding the scandal given by Catholic leaders’ widespread acceptance of abortion-tainted COVID-19 vaccines. Since then, the statement has received extensive support—more than 3,000 co-signers to date. It has, however, also elicited controversy in the Catholic world. Many people have asked about our motivation for creating the statement, which is what I seek to explain here.

Child Suicide is Becoming an ‘International Epidemic’ Amid Restricted Pandemic Life, Doctors Warn, by Bradley Polumbo

Dr. Richard Delorme heads the psychiatric department at one of the largest children’s hospitals in France (said)… “We are very surprised by the intensity of the desire to die among children who may be 12 or 13 years old,” Delorme said. “We sometimes have children of 9 who already want to die. And it’s not simply a provocation or a blackmail via suicide. It is a genuine wish to end their lives.”

Abp. Charles J. Chaput: Strong Families, Strong Selves

By Charles J. Chaput, First Things – Put simply: The flaw in the modern self is not that it’s too strong. On the contrary. It’s too weak. Today’s consumer life is ordered toward creating that weakness. While flattering the individual self, it also controls the self with massive advertising, media fantasies, and a limited range of material choices… Strong families do the opposite. Who we are as “selves” is largely the product of formation and nourishment by others.

Parents: Your Kids Need You to Push Back on Radical Sex Ed, by Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown

By Bob Kellogg, Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – Last summer, the New Jersey Department of Education adopted new learning standards for health classes requiring schools to teach 13-year-old students explicit sexual acts. Now, beginning this fall, public schools will be teaching students as young as five about transgender identity and sexual orientation… On March 1, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 4454 requiring “diversity and inclusion” lessons beginning in kindergarten …

WATCH: Mat Staver on The Dangerous “Equality Act”

By Mat Staver, Steve Stiger, Liberty Counsel – … discuss the serious implications of the so-called “Equality Act” that will affect every Christian… The proposed legislation is the most extreme threat to religious freedom, free speech, privacy and women’s rights ever proposed by Congress. Imagine legislation that will tear down all existing gender protection in churches, schools and hospitals. This will allow boys in girls’ sports, boys in girls’ locker rooms, boys in girls’ bathrooms and so much more….

The Perils of Pandemic Parenting, by Thomas Griffin

By Thomas Griffin, Crisis Magazine – The author of this piece (NY Times “I Hate the Mom That Covid Has Made Me”) is a psychotherapist named Kristen Howerton who dials into the negative mental impacts of COVID-19 on her children, and children in general. But she overlooks the negative consequences of her very own words and actions: pandemic parenting has created worse parenting because their obedience to the mainstream media has imprisoned them.

Gender Identity a ‘Made-Up Lie,’ Says Feminist, by Jody Brown

By Jody Brown, OneNewsNow – In a rare public statement, a feminist is decrying the Biden administration for foisting “gender identity” on America, saying the end result will be the “complete obliteration of biological sex” in the country… Pres. Joe Biden’s latest executive order – just signed on Monday – establishes a White House “Gender Policy Council” that the administration says is intended to advance “gender equity and equality [as] a matter of human rights, justice, and fairness.”

Most American Schools Are Damaging Your Child, by Dennis Prager

By DennisPrager.com, Prager’s Column – I have been telling parents for decades that sending a child to almost any college is playing Russian roulette with his or her values… But it is a different version of Russian roulette. In the traditional version, only one of the gun’s six chambers contains a bullet. In the college version of Russian roulette, 5 of the 6 chambers contain a bullet. If your child attends almost any university in America… the odds are that your child’s decency, intellectual acuity, faculty of reason, character and moral compass will be damaged, perhaps permanently.

Timely Tips for Staying Mentally and Spiritually Healthy in COVID Times, by Peter Jesserer Smith

By Peter Jesserer Smith, NCRegister – The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a spiritual and mental health toll on Americans, and people worldwide, over the past year. While the end of the pandemic is now on the distant horizon, Catholics may need to exercise vigilance more than ever to maintain health of body, mind and soul.

Time for a Restoration – of Women’s Glory

By Carrie Gress, The Catholic Thing – One well-documented current trend – a sort of social contagion among high-school and college women – is to venture into the world of testosterone injections and gender-fluidity. Planned Parenthood has pivoted to accommodate the new demand for body-altering hormones. One employee expressed how deeply conflicted she feels seeing the degree of casualness with which young girls are now seeking such dire physical alterations.

The Value of Stay-at-Home Moms? Priceless, by Jessica Kramer

By Jessica Kramer, Crisis Magazine – Our current culture is no longer relational and defined by family life but is rather heavily task-oriented and defined by the productivity of our workforce. To put it another way, it’s highly focused on profession and less so on vocation, and this is to the detriment of both genders. Our post-industrial workforce… was obviously designed for men in mind as primary providers… and it breeds careerism… Don’t believe me? Consider what the highest priority and decision-making factor of an average college graduate is: what their profession is and where they can do it.

Bethany Surrendering to ‘Reality’ of New World With Three Dads, by Charlie Butts, Billy Davis

By Charlie Butts, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – After watching its ability to help vulnerable children get crushed by lawsuits and liberals, a Christian-based adoption is now allowing homosexual and lesbian couples to foster children and adopt them as family… According to its website, in a letter authored by CEO Chris Palusky, Bethany Christian Services says it faced a legal and moral dilemma: After losing legal challenges across the country, Bethany made the decision to surrender in order to continue helping the tens of thousands of children under its care.

Maybe, Just Perhaps, Environment Influencing Young Adults, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – The newest polling survey from Gallup finds 5.6 percent of U.S. adults identify as LGBT, with more than half (54.6%) identifying as bisexual… Among the survey findings, the biggest eye-opening number is that a whopping 1 of 6 young people, the so-called Generation Z, identify with one of those categories… Gallup says it surveyed more than 15,000 people, ages 18 and up, throughout 2020… “This is absolute confirmation that socialization is the number one contributing factor to LGBTQ feelings and identities,” says Dr. Michelle Cretella …

A Promise to America’s Children, by John Stonestreet & G.S. Morris

By John Stonestreet & G.S. Morris, The Stream – In his promises and nominations, Pres. Biden has made his priorities on this clear. In his first day in office, he signed an executive order, forcing K-12 public schools that accept federal funds to adopt sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

How Ryan Anderson’s Banned Book, ‘When Harry Became Sally,’ Helped Me With Gender Dysphoria, by Chad F. Greene

By Chad Felix Greene, The Federalist – In July 2017, I took a risk and submitted an article to a publication that I respected and read frequently, hoping to provide conservatives a perspective they may not have viewed before. I wanted to address why suicide was so high among transgender people and ask questions about transition I hadn’t seen asked by mainstream LGBT sources.

Dear Parents: Be Diligent, Be Careful, Be Wise, & Be Holy, by F.X. Croninm

By F.X. Croninm, Catholic Exchange – Our modern world’s scientific advances and technological abilities are a wonder. Now, with each passing year, we see new advances in our ability to engage one another. But, for all our growth and sophistication in communication, we are more lost with each passing generation, despite the myth of perpetual progress in our modern mindset.
Culturally, we’ve denied and dismissed the trove of truth inherent in our culture’s rational and religious foundations.

Cuomo Legalizes Commercialized Surrogacy

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed into New York state law a surrogacy bill — a rent-a-womb measure of sorts that legalizes commercial, gestational surrogacy — the buying and selling of newborns… Dr. Jennifer Morse of the Ruth Institute tells One News Now her organization objects to Senate Bill S2071B on the grounds of protecting the rights of children to know their identity and to have a relationship with their natural mother and father.

Mr. Potato Head Losing His Manhood … Or Not? by Al Perrotta

By Al Perrotta, The Stream – It’s not enough to jump on the Woke bandwagon with a gender neutral tater, Hasbro is going green too. The new ‘Potato Head” will be made of “plant-based plastic.”… So, in addition to ditching Mr. and Mrs., they’ve gone from a real plant to plastic to a plastic made of plants that takes how much fossil fuel to produce… We call that progress.

CNA: Education Department Reverses Stance on Connecticut’s Transgender Athlete Policy

CNA – On Tuesday, however, the Department of Education (ED) civil rights office not only said it was withdrawing its previous findings in the cases, but also said that it would be reviewing the cases based on President Biden’s recent executive order reinterpreting sex discrimination… Legal experts warned that the sweeping order would force girls to share sports, locker rooms, and shelters with biological males identifying as transgender females…

HHS Nominee Dr. Rachel Levine Won’t Say if Parents Can Refuse Child’s Gender Transitioning

By Matt Hadro, EWTN News – When pressed by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on the matter of minors being allowed to transition genders, (biological male Dr. Rachel Levine, President Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary HHS) would not directly answer his questions… “Do you support the government intervening to override the parent’s consent to give a child puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and/or amputation surgery of breasts and genitalia?”

From Transgender to Transhuman: The Expanding Culture of Death, by Anne Hendershott

By Anne Hendershott, Catholic World Report – Most faithful Catholics have viewed the burgeoning transgender industry as encouraging a misguided belief that individuals—including even pre-school children—can change their God-given identity. However, the truth is that this rejection of human nature and natural law has opened not only the door to gender construction, it has also opened an even darker door to an emerging multi-billion dollar transhuman industry.

Public Warned of Equality Act’s Devastating Impact on Children, Christian liberties, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – Emilie Kao, an attorney with The Heritage Foundation, has defended religions freedom for more than a decade. She tells One News Now that the Equality Act, should it become law, would impose a “sexual orthodoxy” on the entire nation… “It would treat the belief that we are created male and female and that male and female are made for each other … as a sex stereotype,” she warns. “And it would stigmatize religious believers and … discriminate against religious institutions.”

The Counterfeit Equality Act: The Left’s Assault on Religious Liberty, by Ken Blackwell

By Ken Blackwell, The Stream – Where the civil rights movement sought to free millions of Americans from the oppression of government laws that treated people differently because of skin color, the Equality Act (EA) will require the law to treat people differently because of their religious beliefs… the EA will punish businesses, schools, and individuals simply for believing that a man cannot become a woman… the EA will punish medical professionals who do not want to surgically remove healthy body parts or give puberty blockers to a child. …

Biden’s HHS Pick Advocates Sex Changes For Kids. by Jon Schweppe

By Jon Schweppe, The National Pulse – Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as “children.”… A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children… According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender.

U.N. Blacklisting the Family, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Stefano Gennarini, vice president for Legal Studies, C-FAM: “I’m pretty certain that this blacklist that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is creating is going to be used to target Christians and others who oppose the LGBT agenda.”
The United Nations is ready to blacklist groups that support Christian morals. Stefano Gennarini from watchdog group C-FAM …

LifeSiteNews: Priest on COVID Vaccine: ‘The Risks Far Outweigh the Benefits’

By Anonymous Priest, LifeSiteNews – After a year-long rollercoaster of fatiguing lockdowns, this new treatment is now available, but we are now told that even after one gets the vaccine, he still cannot go back to normal. In fact, we are now being told that this vaccine does not stop infection or transmission.[6] We are also told that this virus is mutating and you will need regular boosters. This makes us wonder if this new treatment even qualifies as a vaccine in the traditional sense. It also provokes a legitimate question. Why take it?

Too Long at the Culture Wars? by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – The Sexual Left has invaded our world. As you likely know, they are teaching certain unnatural and deeply harmful sexual acts to our children in school, though to call it “sex” is to dress up a pig for the prom… There is a problem for us, though, and it is one of description. Twinkie Day came, and I was scolded for commenting on Facebook that Twinkie had a double meaning, a colloquial meaning from GayWorld.

Planned Parenthood Sees Trans-Identifying Kids As ‘Cash Cows,’ Former Employee Says, by Krizzia Paolyn Reyes

By Krizzia Paolyn Reyes, Christianity Daily – A former Planned Parenthood employee speaks about the organization’s “abhorrent” transgender activism and revealed that kids who identify as transgender have become “cash cows” for the leading provider of abortion in America… the ex-reproductive health assistant spoke anonymously and revealed that when she used to work as a “reproductive health assistant,” she was responsible for providing hormone prescriptions to teenage girls who identify as boys.

4 Things We Shouldn’t Forget Before Lent Begins for Our Children, by Christine Ponsard

By Christine Ponsard, Aleteia – Help your little ones approach Easter with encouragement and anticipation… In a week, Lent begins! To help your children start this ascent to Easter on the right foot, it’s time to start planning… All children are affected by Lent, but not all in the same way. We sometimes hear: “Oh, young children don’t have to do Lent!” But that’s not the point.

Trump’s Efforts to Fight Sex Trafficking Made ‘Incredible Impact’: SHAREtogether Founder, by Emily Smith

By Emily Smith, The True Reporter – Jaco Booyens, the founder of SHAREtogether, revealed that the former President made a big impact during his presidency. Trump was determined to break trafficking rings… “We’ve seen a tremendous rise in the apprehension, the arrest of perpetrators and rescue of victims under the Trump administration, no question about it. In these cases that you’re seeing now such as California, and you’ll see some others coming out now, they’ve been 9, 10 months in the making under the Trump administration—in that mechanism of funding law enforcement appropriately, having special task forces.”

The Pope’s Misplaced Sympathy for Fathers Who Leave Home, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Last week Pope Francis took another step to dismantle the edifice of teaching on marriage left to the Church by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II… You already know, I trust, that Pope Francis has made it easier for Catholic couples to obtain an annulment: a declaration that their union was never a sacramental marriage. Now, however, the Pope has—belatedly—turned his attention to the children of those unions. But he has done so in a way that turns the problem completely upside-down.

Biden: Undermining Women’s Sports, Privacy, and Safety, by Robert G. Marshall

By Robert G. Marshall, Catholic Culture – Joe Biden noted on his presidential campaign website: “On his first day in office, Biden will reinstate the Obama-Biden guidance revoked by the Trump-Pence Administration, which will restore transgender access to sports, bathrooms, and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity.” During the campaign he stated there should be “no discrimination” against 8-year-olds who want to “change” their gender.

Frontline Doctors: Experimental Vaccines Are ‘Not Safer’ Than COVID-19, by Patrick Delaney

By Patrick Delaney, LifeSiteNews – In an extraordinary recent presentation exposing “the serious and life-threatening disinformation campaign” being waged against the American people and the world, Dr. Simone Gold of the American Frontline Doctors (AFLD) laid out the facts on the Wuhan Virus, safe highly-effective treatments, and particularly what she calls “experimental biological agents,” otherwise referred to as the COVID-19 vaccines.

Parents, This Is a Good Week to Think About ‘School Choice’, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – “For most Christian parents throughout the country,” says PJI president Brad Dacus, “public schools are really no longer a viable option because of the spiritual genocide now being implemented in many large school districts. “That is because the local public school, which once partnered with parents, is dominated by left-wing progressives who view parents as the enemy if they believe the Bible is true, for example, or instruct their children that God created only two genders, or insist the planet is not warming due to fossil fuels and our planet is doomed.

Censorship of Conservatives Easier Than Blocking Smut

By Robin Smith, Patriot Post – The quick and thorough crushing of political discourse shows how protecting children could be done… As the boiling pot of politics in the U.S. roils, Americans have been shown one more massive example of selective application of standards in the area of Big Tech and free speech. Parler, a social media app, was completely canceled based on its content and audience.

Boys to Men, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – Many years ago, in an article for Touchstone called, “A Requiem for Friendship,” I wrote that the public acceptance of homosexuality would cast suspicion on physical expressions of friendship among males, and would make it more difficult for boys to forge strong friendships in the first place, especially if such boys were shy, or not athletic. I said that all civilizations have been built upon those bonds: the team, the platoon, the guild, the hunting party, the council, the work crew, the school.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Stop Societal Breakdown: Build Up Marriage

By  Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – “The family has a special role to play throughout the life of its members, from birth to death. It is truly ‘the sanctuary of life: the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected against the many attacks to which it is exposed, and can develop in accordance with what constitutes authentic human growth.’ Consequently, the role of the family in building a culture of life is decisive and irreplaceable.”

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Church’s Policies on Families

By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture – On the feast of the Holy Family, it seemed appropriate to identify a few Church policies on marriage and family… At this point, the Church’s policy is that marriage is between one man and one woman. Church’s policy requires that husband and wife should be faithful in marriage in an exclusive union, open to children, until the parting of death… The Church also forbids the marriage of people of the same sex. Current Church policy does not permit contraception and homosexual behavior. ..

Children of God for Life (2008): Holy See Clarifies Instruction in Dignitas Personae

Source:  Children of God for Life, December 15, 2008 – In the section titled, The use of human “biological material” of illicit origin , the Vatican noted: “Therefore, it needs to be stated that there is a duty to refuse to use such “biological material” even when there is no close connection between the researcher and the actions of those who performed the artificial fertilization or the abortion, or when there was no prior agreement with the centers in which the artificial fertilization took place. …

CNA: Hungary Defines Family as Having a Mother and a Father

CNA, (EWTN News) – Hungary’s Parliament passed a law Tuesday defining the family as having a woman as the mother and a man as the father, effectively banning adoptions by same-sex couples and complicating adoptions by single people… The change is the latest of several to be made in recent years in what the government has said are attempts to preserve Hungary’s Christian identity and to boost its plummeting birth rates.

Vaccination Is Not the Answer to Covid, by John & Andy Schlafly

By John & Andy Schlafly, Phyllis Schlafly Eagles – The first Covid vaccine is rolling across the nation, but many Americans are not buying the hype. Despite months of nonstop publicity in the media, only about half of those polled say they will get the shot when it becomes available… Fifty percent is not nearly enough, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has already accepted an appointment as Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser. Fauci didn’t say if he and Joe Biden intend to vaccinate millions of other Americans against their will.

5 Questions With Family Studies: Ryan and Mary Rose Verret on Marriage Mentoring, by Alysse ElHage

By Alysse ElHage, Institute for Family Studies – The mentor couples have shared that their first response to being chosen brought tears. Their own adult children had never said that they wanted a marriage like theirs or that they admired their marriage. Often, the mentor couple’s adult children do not go to church, and yet now they have this young newly married couple going to church and sharing meals with them. The mentor couple’s marriage takes on a whole new level of witness and involvement in the church community.

Your Comprehensive Guide To Streaming These 25 Christmas Classics, by  Josh Shepherd

By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – By Josh Shepherd, The Federalist – As the streaming wars heat up between Netflix, Disney Plus, and other on-demand services, getting the rights to popular holiday films is a highly contested battlefront. Unfortunately, it makes finding the best classic Christmas movies and TV specials almost as difficult as Santa’s task of visiting every home on Christmas Eve. ..

Women Deserve Better Than the False Promises of Contraceptive Culture, by Constance T. Hull

By Constance T. Hull, Catholic Exchange –
One day history will show that one of the great injustices against women in our time is birth control. There are a plethora of reasons why this is the case. But there is another dimension that is often overlooked. Birth control has led to a woefully inadequate focus in the medical field on women’s health. Ask any woman who deals with debilitating hormone issues that exacerbate other health issues and you will find countless stories of women who were told the Pill was the only answer.

To the Left, We’re the Heretics—and the Inquisition Is Coming, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – Father James Martin, S.J., says Catholics must place orphan children with homosexual men, or else they become guilty of a new sin: homophobia. He says religious liberty should not be used as a cover for this new sin. He also compared sodomitical relationships with (of all things) Methodism. After all, just like sodomites, Methodists don’t follow the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The Rise of “Psychological Man” (Part 1), by Carl R. Trueman

By Carl R. Trueman, Public Discourse – If the election of Donald Trump in 2016 made manifest the fact that the United States is a deeply divided country ill at ease with itself, then the COVID crisis and the protests and riots of this last summer have served merely to emphasize the fact. Chaos and turmoil are the order of the day. Even the most solid things appear to be melting into air, and all that was once sacred seems to be profaned, from the importance of the nation-state to the boundaries of sexual morality and the definition of the family.

Newborn Pulls Down Doctor’s Mask, and Becomes a “Sign of Hope”, by Magnús Sannleikur

By Magnús Sannleikur, Aleteia – A photo shared on Instagram shows a newborn baby grabbing the medical mask being worn by the obstetrician who delivered her (who also “delivered” the photo to social networks). The image quickly went viral, with the child’s gesture being interpreted as a “sign of hope” in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic… The doctor is Lebanese obstetrician Dr. Samer Cheaib, who works in Dubai.

Justice Alito: Philadelphia ‘Can’t Stand’ Message Archdiocese Sends by Adhering to Traditional Marriage

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Justice Samuel Alito said today–during oral arguments in a case that pits the City of Philadelphia against the Catholic Church over the question of whether the city can force Catholic Social Services to give custody of foster children to same-sex couples–that “the City can’t stand the message that Catholic Social Services and the archdiocese are sending by continuing to adhere to the old-fashioned view about marriage.”

Realism, the Pope, and the Case for Civil Unions, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – The point of civil-union policies—the only reason why these policies have been proposed and advanced—is not to protect roommates in general, but to give special recognition to those roommates who are engaged in homosexual activities. There has never been any political drive for the acceptance of civil unions “not equated to marriage.” That’s the whole point.

Are We Living in a Video Game? by Dr. Alex Chediak

By Dr. Alex Chediak, Ph.D., The Stream – In the 1999 film The Matrix, Neo learns that he’s living in an elaborate computer program. He seizes an opportunity to join others in rebelling against The Machine, setting us off on an epic adventure… The action flick was a big hit. It’s not hard to see why. Like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, it’s a larger-than-life story, with universal, quasi-religious implications. Viewers are drawn into Neo’s quest against the evil powers that would keep humanity ignorant and enslaved.

Pope Backs ‘Married’ Gays Who Rented Uterus, by Jules Gomes

By Jules Gomes, Church Militant – A gay couple favored by a phone call from Pope Francis and featured in the documentary Francesco are not only “married” but also hired a lesbian surrogate to have three children, Church Militant has learned… Andrea Rubera and Dario De Gregorio, who are credited with convincing the pope that “homosexuals have the right to have a family,” were “married” in Canada in 2009 and had three children in Canada through lesbian surrogate mother Kerilyn.

Wilton Gregory Is the Deep Church, by Emily Finley

By Emily Finley, Crisis Magazine – Others have written about the Deep Church and its parallels with the Deep State in America and the West. Wilton Gregory is undoubtedly an establishment figure in the Deep Church and his promotion to cardinal signals the direction that the Catholic Church is going in entrenching a political theology that bears all of the marks of its secular influencers from Rousseau to Marx to Freemasonry to the modern Democrat Party of the United States.

Chaste Same-Sex Attracted Catholics, Feeling Betrayed by Pope Francis, Urge Him to Repent, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – In the aftermath of Pope Francis’s pronouncement in a just-premiered documentary seemingly supporting the legalization of gay civil unions, chaste same-sex attracted Catholics are struggling to find the right words to express the sense of betrayal and outrage they’re now experiencing.

CNSNews: Catholic Church on Homosexual Acts: ‘They Are Contrary to Natural Law…Under No Circumstances Can They Be Approved’

By CNSNews Staff – “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,’” says the Catechism… “They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life,” the Catechism says… “Under no circumstances can they be approved,” it says.

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2019 Than on Food, Clothing, Health Care and Entertainment Combined, by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – Bottom line: Funding their local, state and federal governments cost Americans more on average last year… than making sure their families were fed, clothed, had health care — and could keep a dog or cat, buy toys for their kids, pay for cable TV and attend an occasional baseball game or movie.

The Biblical Truth About Gender, Sexuality, by Chris Woodward

By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow – “Every church in America is filled with hurting people asking tough questions like: Can you be gay and be a Christian? What if someone genuinely fills trapped in the wrong body – did God make me this way and is change even possible?” explains Austin Brooks of American Family Studios.

CNA: Biden Backs ‘Transgender Rights’ For Children During Town Hall

Catholic News Agency – Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that young children should be able to change gender identities without any “discrimination.”… Biden said that her eight year-old should be able to switch gender identities freely… “The idea that an eight year-old child or a ten year-old child decides, ‘you know I decided, I want to be transgender. That’s what I think I’d like to be, it’d make my life a lot easier.’ There should be zero discrimination,” Biden said.

CNA: Texas Grand Jury Indicts Netflix for ‘Cuties’

Catholic News Agency – Since the film’s release, more than 700,000 people have signed a petition requesting that the movie be removed from Netflix and that the streaming giant be charged with exploiting minors… Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of promoting “lewd visual material” in the film Cuties. The French-produced film drew sustained criticism for its sexualized portrayal of minors when it launched on the streaming service last month.

Breakdown of the Family: Contraceptive Roots, by Paul Brock

By Paul Brock, Church Militant, October 4, 2020 – Contraceptive roots. Watch Video

Advice to a Young Woman: Secrets That Feminists Don’t Want You to Know

By Jennifer Bryson, Crisis Magazine – Dear Jane, Congratulations on your graduation from college. You probably think your next step is your career… Here is my career advice: The single most important thing you can do in your life right now is to get married and have children. For Catholics, I would add that you need to discern if God is calling you to marriage or religious life.

Alice von Hildebrand on the Lost Sense of the Supernatural and Feminism, by Jim Graves

By Jim Graves, National Catholic Register – What do you mean when you lament the “lost sense of the supernatural?”… St. Augustine highlighted beautifully, profoundly, the difference between nature and super-nature. When God created man, he gave him a human nature. Man had all the characteristics of “creaturehood,” one completely dependent upon God… But in his infinite love and goodness, he gave man an additional gift, super-nature, the partaking in God’s divine nature. In some way, if we are faithful to God’s grace, we become God-like. This is a gift human nature can never achieve by itself. It pre-supposes a complete collaboration between God’s gift and man’s freedom.

Isolation Cinema, Father’s Day Edition, by Matthew J. Franck (June 19, 2020)

By Matthew J. Franck, Public Discourse – Dads never get a break. Or at least so you might conclude from their depiction in movies, in which they are often put upon, led around by the nose by their wives and children, and generally made figures of fun. Moms get somewhat better treatment in film, but perhaps that is because maternal love and self-sacrifice tug at our heartstrings so much more effectively. Solid, stolid fathers, on the other hand? They get the pratfalls.

The First Bond — the Family — Is Weak, by Michael B. Dougherty

By Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review – Sometimes it’s worth taking stock of the basics. American conservatives sometimes call the family a “pre-political institution.” Usually they have in mind the idea of protecting the family from manipulation or intrusion by the state’s bureaucrats. But Cicero was more insightful when he observed that marriage and family are the foundation of political life: “The first bond of society is marriage; next, children; and then the family.”

Pro-Homosexual Bishop John Stowe Says Environment Should Be ‘Preeminent Issue’ for Voters, Not Abortion

By Martin Bürger, LifeSiteNews – Bishop John Stowe suggested last Thursday that the environment is the preeminent issues for Catholic voters to consider, not abortion. “They are both critical issues,” the pro-homosexual bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, admitted. “I think an argument could be made that … creation is the preeminent issue, because without the environment to sustain human life, you can’t have human life.”

The Sexual Revolution, Not Racism or Capitalism, Ruins the Lives of the Poor, by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – The key insight is that the goals of the Sexual Revolution are Utopian fantasies. The Revolutionaries promote the belief that a good and decent society should do everything possible to separate sex from babies, separate both sex and babies from marriage, and eliminate all distinctions between men and women… But all these goals are impossible. Sex actually does make babies. Children do need their parents. Life-long marriage between their parents does protect the needs of children. Men and women are really different.

Netflix ‘Cuties’ — A Beachhead for Cultural Revolution, by Thomas Gallatin

By Thomas Gallatin, Patriot Post – By now most Americans have heard of Netflix’s decision to host the controversial French film “Cuties” on its video streaming platform. The controversy is directly related to the fact that the film uses 11-year-old girls to depict sexually exploited 11-year-old girls. As film critic John Nolte puts it, “Cuties is soft-core pornography disguised as art. Nothing less. Nothing more.” Put another way, “Cuties” is child pornography that has been labeled “art,” making it socially acceptable to the progressive intelligentsia.

Newsom Signs Bill Intended to End Discrimination Against LGBTQ People in Sex Crime Convictions, by Phil Willons

By Phil Willons, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times – Discrimination against LGBTQ people in sex crime convictions will be outlawed under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom late Friday evening… The measure, Senate Bill 145, will amend existing state law that allows judges to decide whether an adult convicted of having vaginal sexual intercourse with a minor should register as a sex offender in cases in which the minor is 14 years or older and the adult is not more than 10 years older than the minor.

Ministry Struggling Along With Its Home Community, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Hurricane Laura struck Lake Charles and the surrounding communities hard last week with winds topping 150 mph and a 15-foot storm surge… Jennifer Morse is the founder of the Ruth Institute, with headquarters in Lake Charles. She tells OneNewsNow that in the city of approximately 75,000 people – located roughly 40 miles inland – there’s no power, no air conditioning, no Internet, no water, no garbage pickup, no refrigeration or ice … and only two service stations providing gasoline.

Chilling! California Legislature Passes Bill Reducing Penalties for Oral, Anal Sex with Willing Children, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – California lawmakers passed a bill Monday that would reduce penalties for adults who have oral or anal sex with a willing minor child if the sex offender is within ten years of the age of the victim… The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. Gavin Newsom (D)… According to SB 145, the legislation “would exempt from mandatory registration” as a sex offender “a person convicted of certain offenses involving minors if the person is not more than 10 years older than the minor and if that offense is the only one requiring the person to register.”

Should Government Raise Our 3-Year Olds? by Terence P. Jeffrey

By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews – The Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden have taken an unambiguous stand on this. Caring for 3-year-old children, in their view, is the government’s job… The same Democratic platform that dedicates the party to “creating a society where children are safe” also says: “Like the majority of Americans, Democrats believe every woman should be able to access high-quality reproductive health care services, including safe and legal abortion.”

Ben Carson Calls Out Racism of Abortion at Republican National Convention

By Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNews – ‘What is racist is the fact that African Americans have the highest abortion rate,’ Trump’s secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said in his convention speech… The real systemic racism plaguing the United States is the disparate number of black lives destroyed by abortion, U.S. Housing & Urban Development secretary Dr. Ben Carson declared Thursday evening during the final night of the RNC.

Raising a Child in a World Obsessed With Transgender Contagion, by Nicole Russell

By Nicole Russell, The Stream – (I)t’s vital that conservatives understand why — and what to do about it. The consequences of the LGBTQ movement will be detrimental to our young people if we don’t intervene and remain steadfast in truth and reality… The progressive left is enamored with pushing the LGBTQ movement into the mainstream — particularly transgender issues — even though the number of young people struggling with their sexual orientation remains small.

Bishop Strickland . . . Male And Female, He Created Them

By Most Rev. Joseph Strickland, The Wanderer – Rejecting the gift of sexual difference is a rejection of the giver… In June of 2019, the Congregation for Catholic Education of the Vatican issued, Male and Female He Created Them: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education. In this document, the congregation sought to engage a growing trend in educational institutions to reject the gift of sexual difference. Its introductory paragraph frames the entire document ….

Dads, Do We Have Our Acts Together? by Randy Hain

By Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic – What does “having your act together” as a Catholic father really mean?… I’m not the expert, but it seems that this sort of father likely has his priorities straight with Christ first, family second and work third. This kind of dad spends quality time with his family, not just time. This man is a role model to his family in living out his Catholic faith and being the light of Christ to others. This father has joy in his heart and is a man of prayer. This Catholic dad honors and loves his wife and lifts up the Sacrament of Marriage in the eyes of his children as something special and sacred.

LifeSite Petition Against Mandatory Mask Mandates at 56k Signatures and Counting

By LifeSiteNews staff – This petition calls on policymakers, at all levels of government, to rescind any radical mandatory mask mandates, and allow science and logic to prevail over fear, panic, and political posturing… Policies must be nuanced and recognize that the coronavirus is typically only a serious threat to the most vulnerable – not the vast majority of the population, for whom COVID-19 is like a case of the flu… People need to continue to speak up all around the world ….

How the United Nations Promotes an Anti-Family Agenda, by Virginia Allen

By Virginia Allen, Daily Signal – Kimberly Ells arrived at the United Nations excited to engage in work to strengthen families around the world. What she found was an agenda to dismantle the traditional family, promote sexuality to children, and reduce parenthood to a burdensome civil construct… Several years ago, I think it was 2013, I found a document online in the course of just research and so forth, and it was a document all about children’s sexual rights and promoting sexual rights for children. …

A.G. Barr on ‘Public Education:’ ‘That’s a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – If you want to find “systemic racism” in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is “maintained by the Democratic Party and the teachers’ unions,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps “inner-city kids in failing schools,” he added.

CNA: The Biden Platform: What Catholics Should Know

By Catholic News Agency – On marriage, Biden supported the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990s, but in 2012 said he was “absolutely comfortable” with same-sex marriage; his comments as vice president in an election year prodded President Obama to announce his support for same-sex marriage days later. As VP, Biden himself officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony for two White House staffers in 2016… Regarding abortion, the 2020 DNC platform builds upon the 2016 platform that one former Obama campaign staffer characterized was “extreme.”

WATCH! Pope Francis Endorses Universal Vaccines: Great Reset?, by Dr. Taylor Marshall

By Dr Taylor Marshall – At his Wednesday audience from Vatican City, Pope Francis endorsed his support of a universal vaccine that would belong to humanity. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Is this akin to the plan of Bill Gates? Dr Taylor Marshall provides analysis.

As Schools Debate Reopening, Many Parents Are Deciding To Homeschool For The First Time Instead, by Marlo Safi

By Marlo Safi, Daily Caller – But a growing number are seeking other options, citing the complications that come with remote and in-person learning while a pandemic is taking place. Many parents don’t want their children to sit in front of a computer for several hours, and others believe that a highly-structured school day with minimal interaction with peers and obsessive sanitation would be frustrating for young children in particular.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Biden-Harris Ticket Threatens Faith, Family, and Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – In one of the most troubling episodes in recent politics, in 2018 Harris grilled a Catholic district judicial nominee in Nebraska on his membership in the Knights of Columbus. In written questions, Harris asked Brian Buescher whether he was aware that the Knights “opposed a women’s right to choose” and “opposed marriage equality” when he joined the group. One of Harris’ Democratic colleagues went even further, asking Buescher whether he would quit the Knights – to which millions of Catholic men belong – “to avoid any appearance of bias.”

When Violence is Just Around the Corner, by Christopher Manion

By Christopher Manion, The Stream – Today BLM and Antifa aren’t just setting police cars on fire. They’re testing the waters to see how far they can go. The bad news is, they’re getting pretty far… Right now folks in quiet middle-class American suburbs seldom see domestic terrorists. But what will come to pass when local law enforcement is curbed in capacity, and demoralized police are busy fighting marauders on the city streets? How long will it take for such communities to begin policing themselves?

Must Read: The Two Most Dangerous Men in the World? by Steve Jalsevac

By Steve Jalsevac, LifeSiteNews – The main purpose of this post is to engage you to watch the incredible July 28 video by Dave Cullen, titled “The Rising Resistance to the New Abnormal.” Only 34 minutes and 41 seconds long, it packs a big wallop directly related to the title of this article, including highly supportive video footage of Bill Gates that reveals how truly dangerous and weird this man, one of the world’s wealthiest, has become.

The Dangers of a ‘Safe’ School, by Sean Fitzpatrick

By Sean Fitzpatrick, Crisis Magazine – Covid has given the postmodern mantra Safety First an all new meaning in schools that were already obsessed with safety—safe spaces, safe zones, safe sex, and the safe secular priority of prosperity. So many schools were safe, however, at the peril of souls. Safety should be first when it comes to rampant mortal dangers such as political correctness, pornography, liberalism, cynicism, and relativism. But these are the very dangers called “safe” in many schools…

Responsible Parenthood, Guest Blogger Emily Frase

Responsible parenthood also and above all implies a more profound relationship to the objective moral order established by God, of which a right conscience is the faithful interpreter. The responsible exercise of parenthood implies, therefore, that husband and wife recognize fully their own duties towards God, towards themselves, towards the family and towards society, in a correct hierarchy of values. ~Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae #10

Catholic Home for Sex-Trafficked Girls to Open After 3-Year Fight With State

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews – A Catholic charity is preparing to open a home for underage victims of human-trafficking after reaching a resolution with California officials who refused for years to grant the charity a license to open a refuge… Since filing a lawsuit in 2019, Children of the Immaculate Heart (CIH), a religious charity that helps women escape sex-trafficking, reached a resolution with the California authorities, allowing them to open a house for girls age 12–17 who have been victims of human-trafficking.

EWTN: Catholic Doctor Urges Need For Ethical Covid-19 Vaccine (Watch)

EWTN, Aug 6, 2020 – Amid the race for a coronavirus vaccine, Joseph Meany, Ph.D., president of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, joins us to remind Catholics we have an obligation to speak up for an ethically-sourced vaccine.

Rebuilding Friendship After Social Isolation, by Jeannie Ewing

By Jeannie Ewing, Catholic Exchange – While the world became crippled by fear, many of us tried desperately to cling to our faith in God. The delicate balance between appropriate caution when venturing outside our homes and complete isolation feels foreign to all of us. What is “right” and “wrong” in this situation? How do we navigate our real-life friendships as the nation begins to slowly reawaken after a long and strange slumber?

FLASHBACK: Morgan Freeman on Ending Racism: ‘Stop Talking About It’ — Black History Month is ‘Ridiculous’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Mike Wallace: “How are we going to get rid of racism and ….?”… Morgan Freeman: “Stop talking about it. I’m going to stop calling you a white man, and I’m going to ask you to stop calling me a black man. I know you as Mike Wallace. You know me as Morgan Freeman. You want to say, `Well, I know this white guy named Mike Wallace.’ You know what I’m saying?”

Homeschooling Explodes, Private Schools Try to Stay Afloat, by Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis

By Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis, OneNewsNow – In a RealClearPolitics poll conducted in May, 40 percent of parents said they are more likely to choose homeschooling or virtual schooling once the lockdowns are over. That survey included an even split among Democrats and Republicans (45-43 percent), and blacks represented 50 percent of the respondents… In the fast-growing state of Texas, a whopping 25,000 students withdrew from public schools in 2018 alone to pursue a home-based education.

Censored Frontline Doctors Speak Out: ‘We Want to Help People’, by Tony Perkins

By Tony Perkins, Family Research Council – The who’s who of Big Tech took a turn before Congress Wednesday afternoon — and not a moment too soon, considering the mess they’re making of free speech. The men behind Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon have a lot of questions to answer about censorship, if House leaders will let Republicans ask. And the first one, considering what happened this week with the frontline doctors’ conference ought to be: Why are you letting your political agenda get in the way of the coronavirus facts?

Franklin Graham Warns of ‘All-Out Socialism’ If Americans Don’t Vote and Pray in November, by Michael Foust

By Michael Foust, Christian Headlines – Evangelist Franklin Graham said Monday the United States is in danger of becoming socialist if Americans don’t vote in November for leaders who “love this country, defend the Constitution” and “support law & order.”… “The chaos erupting in cities controlled by liberal, socialist-leaning leadership should cause great concern,” Graham tweeted. “If this kind of leadership wins in local, state & national elections in November, we’ll see more of this, which would lead to the demise of our nation as we know it.”

Opus Dei: An Opportunity for Families

The world has been afflicted with so much woe from this COVID-19 pandemic that it seems almost churlish to recognize the occasional ray of light among the gloom. But I would like to talk about one such ray here, a spark of light at this dark time… One of the consequences of school closure and many workplaces shifting to the home-based work mode is that families are spending much more time together than the norm. The time recouped from work and school commutes and a hundred other demands on us of movement from place to place is now available as an opportunity for family flourishing. I share a few ideas on how this time can be used.

CDC Director Compares Rate of Suicides to COVID-19 Deaths, by Micaela Burrow

By Micaela Burrow, Townhall – Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield said in a Buck Institute webinar that suicides and drug overdoses have surpassed the death rate for COVID-19 among high school students. Redfield argued that lockdowns and lack of public schooling constituted a disproportionally negative impact on young peoples’ mental health… “But there has been another cost that we’ve seen, particularly in high schools,” Redfield said. “We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from COVID.

State Ballot Questions on Life and Family Await Voters in November, by Mary Rose Short

By Mary Rose Short, EWTN News – California, Colorado and Louisiana voters will all face measures that deal with the deliberate destruction of human beings in their first weeks and months of life… Colorado and Louisiana have the opportunity to restrict abortion, while California will decide whether or not to further fund embryo-killing stem-cell research.

Honoring the Elderly, by Charles C. Camosy

By Charles C. Camosy, First Things – If the pandemic has a silver lining, it is that it has forced us to reexamine how our culture treats the elderly. It has forced us to reconsider shuttling our relatives off to facilities to die alone, apart from their families. Even before the pandemic, nursing homes were woefully underfunded and understaffed, and many residents died because of despair or neglect. This is not how we honor our elders.

Reopening Catholic Schools Can Benefit Countless Students, by Andrea Picciotti-Bayer

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, EWTN News – Reopening Catholic and other private religious schools will benefit countless children like mine. Nearly 1.8 million students attend Catholic schools. They rank much higher in results — a 99% graduation rate, with 86% of their graduates going on to college — than their public school counterparts. Catholic schools eliminate the achievement gap for low-income and minority children… But opening them up again isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Kennedy Jr. Warns Parents About Danger of Using Largely Untested COVID Vaccines on Kids, by Martin Bürger

By Martin Bürger, LifeNews – Environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. warned Americans on Thursday to be cautious about any new coronavirus vaccine, pointing out that key parts of testing are being skipped… “The Moderna vaccine, which is the lead candidate, skipped the animal testing altogether,” Kennedy said during an online debate on mandatory vaccinations with renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. The debate was aired by Valuetainment and moderated by Patrick Bet-David.

John Paul II’s Song of the Earth, by James Matthew Wilson

By James Matthew Wilson, The Catholic Thing – Young people are of course curious about what marriage will entail for their lives, but nobody wants to tell them. The Jeweler’s Shop has some “hard sayings” on the matter (though no more so than Our Lord’s), and students typically respond with gratitude to hear, at last, the plain truth that betrothed love, like Christ’s, is sacrificial in nature. Betrothed love also gives life through death.

The Catholic Victims of Gender Ideology, by Austin Ruse

By Austin Ruse, Crisis Magazine – It is also challenging to write about such victims because it appears that you are, as they say, punching down. And that we should spend our time not criticizing them but praying for them. All of this is true enough, and we should pray for them, but we must also shoot off a flare of warning. Many terrible things are happening in our society these days, and these two stories are among them.

GUEST BLOG POST SERIES FOR NFP WEEK! “NFP Does Not Limit the Power of God; It Frees It”

By Emily Frase, Total Whine Blog – One of the funniest contradictions that you hear about NFP is that it’s Catholic contraception, but also Catholic couples who use NFP are always pregnant. I really don’t understand how it can be both, and the fact that it’s attacked from both sides indicates to me that it’s probably exactly what Jesus intended.

World Depopulation Crisis, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – The world is undergoing a fertility crash — and secular sources are pointing to contraception as its catalyst… A new report published last week in the medical journal The Lancet shows fertility rates around the world plummeting, aged populations increasing and fertility declining everywhere except for southern Africa… The study finds many countries are maintaining dangerous fertility rates that are under replacement levels.

The Cancel Culture Is Losing Its Mind, by Michael Brown

By Michael Brown, The Stream – Now that the Pandora’s Box has been opened and the cancel culture has been turned loose, there is no hiding its scope. It is unrestrained and unrelenting. If you dare cross it, even in the slightest, you will be targeted next — even violently. The cancel culture is out of control… You cannot reason with it or appeal to it. Logic and truth and facts do not matter. The only way to stop it is to confront it and expose it, openly, clearly, boldly, and unashamedly.

Home Education Surges as Teachers’ Unions Block Reopening of Schools, by Dr. Susan Berry

By Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart – As teachers’ unions and their Democrat allies keep looking to the federal government for billions more in taxpayer funds before they consider reopening government schools, creative American parents are pushing past the politics and inventing their own ideal learning environments for their children — many of which involve some form of home education… Good Morning America and the NY Times are just two sources of stories on how parents in the U.S. are refusing to engage in the coronavirus political wars when what is at stake is their children’s education.

GUEST POST FOR NFP WEEK! Blog Series: Uncharted Territory

By Emily. Total Whine – It is important as we introduce this series to understand that the Church upholds two primary purposes of sex and marriage: the good/ union of the spouses, and the procreation and education of children… the Church teachings are (clear) on this… In Canon Law, it states: “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized.” (Can. 1055 §1.)

Black Lives Matter: What’s a Parent to Do? by Janet E. Smith

By Janet E. Smith, EWTN News – Once you have set the stage by considering the history and broader context of the civil-rights movement, it’s important to recognize that not only is Black Lives Matter Global Network pro-abortion, it is Marxist and an advocate of gender ideology, and it even considers the nuclear family to be a Western prescription (as though that were in itself a flaw), despite research that shows the adverse effects of the decline of traditional family units. The key positions of Black Lives Matter Global Network are thoroughly incompatible with Catholic principles.

Failed Manhood: It’s Extremely Costly, by Michael Voris

By Michael Voris, Church Militant – The prevailing problem in America today, as well as in the Church — the root cause — is failed manhood. The tentacles of this problem have reached into every aspect of life — economic, psychological, emotional, spiritual. No area of the human experience has been left un-devastated by it… On the cultural level, failed manhood is manifested in numerous ways, from the so-called gay-rights movement to the gangs ruling the urban landscape. Each in their own ways, those two realities are living examples of what happens when manhood fails.

America, Post-Logic, by Donald DeMarco

By Donald DeMarco, Crisis Magazine – Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier, himself a black man, and archbishop of Durban, South Africa, has stated that “a brief study of the founding statement of ‘Black Lives Matter’ indicates the movement is being hijacked by the interests and parties committed to dismantling the very values, structure and institutions which have over the centuries undergird the best civilizations and cultures!” The cardinal, together with a rising number of other people of color, have denounced BLM for its renunciation of the nuclear family, its embrace of the LGBTQ+ consortium, and its promotion of abortion.

Cancel Culture is Coward Culture, by Randall Smith

By Randall Smith,The Catholic Thing – The disgruntled, like the poor, we will always have with us. Grumbling is not just something God’s people do in the wilderness. It has been a common feature of human life… There will always be people who will complain. There have been bullies ever since Cain beat the life out of his brother Abel. What we have not always had in such large numbers are quite so many cowards who refuse to stand up to such people.

Little Hero: Boy Saves Sister From Dog Attack “If Someone Had to Die, I Thought it Should Be Me”, by Nancy Flory

By Nancy Flory, The Stream – “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” A six-year-old boy is a hero after saving his sister from a dog attack… On July 9, Bridger saw a neighbor’s dog charging at his little sister. He stood between them and the dog attacked him instead. After being bitten several times on the head and face, Bridger grabbed his sister’s hand and ran to safety, his Aunt Nikki Walker wrote on Instagram. He received 90 stitches to repair the damage on his head and face.

Thugs Killed an Innocent One-Year-Old. Now the Family Has Questions for Black Lives Matter. by Beth Baumann

By Beth Baumann, Townhall – “For the cowards that did this, you should be ashamed of yourself because everybody talk about Black Lives Matter, what about baby lives? What about teenager lives?” the one-year-old’s grandmother said during an interview with Fox News’ Lawrence Jones. “You took an innocent child from a mother and a father, as well as the grandparents, and I don’t think it’s fair.”… Based on the way city officials are conducting themselves following the child’s death, Davel Gardner Sr. said he doesn’t believe his son’s life mattered.

Back to School? ‘No Thanks’ Say Millions of New Homeschooling Parents, by Kerry McDonald

By Kerry McDonald, The Stream – Many parents are balking at back-to-school, choosing instead to homeschool their children this fall… Gratefully, this virus seems to be sparing most children, and prominent medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics have urged schools to reopen this fall with in-person learning. For some parents, fear of the virus itself is a primary consideration in delaying a child’s return to school, especially if the child has direct contact with individuals who are most vulnerable to COVID-19’s worst effects.

What Father Martin Gets Wrong About ‘White Jesus’, by Jesse B. Russell

By Jesse B. Russell, Crisis Magazine – Father Martin seems especially annoyed that there exist some stained glass representations of Christ depict Our Lord as “the purest white—whiter than anyone else,” which makes for “terrible catechesis.” He worries that, if Christ is depicted as white, it might make some “feel left out.” The Jesuit suggests that “we should have Black Jesus in white churches, as a reminder of who Jesus was, and is, today. Because Jesus is best found in people that are outside your comfort zone.”

Notre Dame ‘Thrilled’ to Hire Pro-Abortion Homosexual Pete Buttigieg. Faithful Catholics Dismayed, by Doug Mainwaring

By Doug Mainwaring, LifeSiteNews – The Catholic University of Notre Dame has announced the hiring of Pete Buttigieg, a pro-abortion homosexual who is ‘married’ to another man, as a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS). Buttigieg is the former South Bend mayor who ran as a Democratic presidential candidate.

Corporations Hyping BLM Fail Us In Every Other Way, by Darrell C. Scott

By Darrell C. Scott, American Conservative – “Black Lives Matter.”… We’ve.. witnessed a parade of elite corporations vocally and financially supporting the BLM movement… Their rhetoric is lofty and touching, but contradicted by their actions. As Johnny Burtka.. pointed out on the Tucker Carlson Show: these companies have not lifted a finger to actually help or create jobs for the people they claim to support… While the company talks about “creating a better, more just world for everyone,” we do not see any Apple assembly plants in the black neighborhoods in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis or my home town of Cleveland, Ohio. A job is by far the best social program. So which black lives are Apple’s actions actually supporting?

Trump Pulls U.S. From WHO, Which Wanted to Use Coronavirus Funds to Kill Babies in Abortions, by Steven Ertelt

By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews – Today, President Trump said the relationship between the US and the WHO has ended. The president said China, which has pushed a forced abortion population control policy on its people for decades and killed more babies in abortions than any other nation, “has control” over the controversial agency… “China has total control over the WHO despite paying only $40 million per year compared to what the US has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year,” Trump said previously. “We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act.”

Texas Bishop: BLM ‘Dangerous’ (Video), by Martina Moyski

By Martina Moyski, Church Militant – Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler is directing Catholics to read the actual BLM statement to understand its real aims, underscoring the radical bent of BLM’s ideology… Branding the leftist group’s agenda “dangerous,” Strickland points to two disturbing points in particular… Another Texas Bishop, Mark Seitz, attended a BLM rally with parishioners and other clergy El Paso, Texas on June 1, holding a sign that read, “Black Lives Matter.”

FoxNews: Atlanta Mayor Calls for Citizens to Stop ‘Shooting Each Other’ After Murder of 8-Year-Old Near BLM Protest Site

By Gregg Re, Fox News – Secoriya Williamson, the father of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, told reporters that his daughter had been killed after at least two people in a crowd of armed people opened fire on a car she was riding in with her mother. Authorities said the mother had attempted to drive through illegally placed barricades in the area when the vehicle came under fire Saturday night…

Bloggers Discuss Being SAHMs “Stay at Home Moms”

Blog by Emily, Total Whine – For some women, this manifests as a decision to leave the workforce to be a Stay-at-Home-Mom (SAHM)… Unfortunately, as women make the best choice for their family, it can give way to something ugly. Women are hit with personal attacks on social media, unkind questions at family gatherings, and judgmental presumptions of strangers, just to name a few. It is incredibly isolating, and makes every SAHM look for camaraderie.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: Reclaiming Fatherhood to Heal the Family

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – I believe fatherhood – at least the fatherhood I was privileged to experience from my father and grandfathers, and the pastors of my youth – is on the brink of extinction. And I believe that a great deal of the unrest that we are experiencing right now – the growing violence, ideological extremism, militant secularism, immorality, polarization, and the epidemic of incivility – can be traced to the absence of strong, stabilizing father figures in people’s lives.

Pro-LGBT Clerics Push ‘Outreach 2020’, by Paul Murano

By Paul Murano, Church Militant – A group of pro-LGBT Church leaders are ignoring the call to chastity and encouraging Catholics with disordered sexual desires to “be themselves.”… The online conference, fronted by well known pro-LGBT advocates, offered little moral guidance to Catholics dealing with same-sex attraction or gender dysphoria… Jesuit homosexualist Fr. James Martin, who led the conference, summed up its aim, which did not include calling all Catholics to live according to all Ten Commandments… “We’re gathering together those who minister with LGBT Catholics in order to build community, share best practices and worship our Creator…

Father’s Day Video Contest Honors Men Across US Who Exemplify St. Joseph’s Virtues, by Pete Baklinski,

By Pete Baklinski, LifeSiteNews – “We’re honoring men across America who exemplify the characteristics of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ. What does a ‘Joseph’s Heart’ man look like? He’s a man who honors and is faithful to the Word of God. He’s a hard-working and courageous man. He’s a man who will protect women and children and all the people who have been entrusted to his care,” she said.

How Fathers Can Help Restore the Family and Unite the Nation, by Sam Rohrer

By Sam Rohrer, CNSNews – Where are the fathers? A generation ago, the Supreme Court defied the God of heaven and declared legal the murder of our babies—and our fathers were silent… When the Ten Commandments were declared to be poison to our children’s minds, our pastors were silent. When the courts and culture continue to attack God’s model for family by redefining marriage and human sexuality, why is there such continuing silence?

Promise Keepers: Men, You DO Have a Say – and an Obligation, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – When a woman becomes pregnant, oftentimes her male partner pushes for abortion or simply deserts her – and pressures inflicted on her ultimately send her to an abortuary. Ken Harrison, chairman of Promise Keepers, likens the situation to the biblical account of Adam and Eve and the apple when God inquired of Adam … and he blamed the woman God had made.

Did the Federalist Society Help Launch a Legal Persecution of Christians? by John Zmirak

By John Zmirak, The Stream – But my real problem with the recent decision is that it will launch a persecution of Christians. And that’s something I oppose. I know, I know, “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” But that only really works with real live deadly martyrdom. A terrifying experience, surely, but usually over quickly, and followed by an eternity in heaven with Jesus Himself. That’s pretty much guaranteed, if you’re a martyr, most Christians believe. Many of us could face that, provided the death would be quick.

A Striking Display of Sophistry, by R. R. Reno

By R. R. Reno, First Things – Put simply, Bostock gives the LGBT movement a powerful bulldozer with which to demolish all public expressions of dissent from its agenda. This is a great irony. In the Civil Rights Act of the mid-1960s, Congress passed unprecedented legislation in order to counter a powerful social consensus against full equality for African Americans. It used the power of the law to protect an unpopular, poor, and disempowered minority. Now the Supreme Court is doing the opposite. …

Trump Guts Trans Privilege, by Joseph Enders

By Joseph Enders, Church Militant – “No American should be forced to choose between the dictates of the federal government and the tenets of their faith,” said President Trump… President Donald Trump is taking a stand for religious freedom… On Friday, his administration finalized a regulation defining “gender” as a person’s biological sex, changing the 2016 rule in Obama’s Affordable Care Act, which defined gender identity as “one’s internal sense of gender.”… Trump’s new rule overturns and supplants the definition by Obama.

Fr. Shenan J. Boquet: George Floyd – All Lives Matter

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, Human Life International – A few days ago, in NY City, two black pro-life women were arrested on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood facility. PP had called the police to report the women. When the police arrived, they ordered (them) to disperse, saying that they were violating Mayor Bill de Blasio’s social distancing orders. When they refused to leave, the women were arrested… The night before (the women’s) arrest, NY City had been convulsed by yet another night of protesting, marred by widespread violence and looting. Thousands of people participated in these protests, congregating in tight spaces, often with absolutely no effort at preventing the spread of Covid-19.

Neil Gorsuch Helps Transform the Supreme Court Into the Supreme Legislature on LGBT Rights, by H. von Spakovksy & R. T. Anderson

By H. von Spakovksy & R. T. Anderson, The Stream – In what dissenting Justice Samuel Alito called one of the most “brazen abuse[s]” of the Supreme Court’s authority, a six-member majority of the court led by Justice Neil Gorsuch has rewritten Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the definition of “sex.”… Why bother trying to pass the proposed Equality Act when you can get the justices to make law for you?… Title VII prohibits an employer from failing or refusing “to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual … because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”

Your Only Goal Is to Arrive: To Survive Quarantine, You Need to Change Your Metrics, by Paul Ollinger

By Paul Ollinger, Forge – When our son was a year old, my pregnant wife and I endured a grueling day of travel from northern Michigan to Los Angeles, where we lived at the time… The fun was just beginning when our flight home finally took off… I shared my hellish tale with my colleague Jen, whose older children had taught her parenting strategies I hadn’t yet learned… Jen said. “When you travel with babies, your only goal is to arrive.”

Sep 16, 2019: Father Absence Is the Biggest Issue Facing Black America

PragerU, Sept. 16, 2019 – Which poses a bigger threat to black communities: Racism? Or absent fathers?… Candace Owens and Larry Elder show just how important black fathers are in turning boys into responsible and happy men–and how their absence has had a tragic impact on millions of black Americans.

Black Conservative Advises, Move Past ‘Victimization…Into Freedom’.. “Our Central Problem is the Breakdown of the Family”

By Susan Jones, CNSNews – “Our central problem is the breakdown of the family. Seventy-five percent of all black children are born out of wedlock. They don’t have a father… When I was growing up, men were everywhere. Everybody had a dad. A good one or a bad one, but they had one… There’s no social program, government intervention that’s going to take the place of that. We as black people need to put more focus and use our imagination to reinforce the institution of marriage and family.”

The Nuclear Family Is Indispensable, by Scott L. Buchanan

By Scott L. Buchanan, Public Discourse – That the nuclear or “traditional” family has rapidly unraveled in most of the Western world is hardly news. The ongoing demise of this particular type of kinship—composed of faithfully married men and women, along with the children they produce—is now so common that the persistence of intact family life often elicits surprise.

COG: Sanofi Pasteur Discontinues Aborted Fetal Polio Vaccine – Using Moral Cell Lines Instead

Children of God for Life – Children of God for Life announced the news that pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur has discontinued the production of their Poliovax vaccine that is produced using aborted fetal cell lines, MRC-5… In addition, Sanofi also switched the manufacturing of their Pentacel and Quadracel polio combination vaccines from using MRC-5 to the moral Vero (monkey) cells and will continue production of their separate polio vaccine, IPOL which also uses Vero cells. This means that for the first time in decades, Sanofi Pasteur will no longer have an aborted fetal version of polio vaccine.

Attack on Homeschooling, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – Studies consistently show that parents choose homeschooling due to the overall environment of other schools, the quality of academic instruction and the lack of moral instruction… When looking at test scores, homeschooled children consistently outperform the general population of students… Looking at the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or the SAT, homeschoolers score about 72 points higher than the national average… Homeschoolers are still achieving well beyond their public school counterparts… Turning to the American College Test, or the ACT, the national average is 21 out of 36, whereas homeschoolers are just under 23 out of 36.

Church Attendance Essential to America’s Greatness, by Star Parker

By Star Parker, Patriot Post – President Donald Trump stepped up to declare houses of worship “essential places that provide essential services” to the American people… “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend,” he said… The president raised eyebrows by declaring that he will “override” governors if they don’t do it… The president takes an oath of office during which he swears to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”.. The First Amendment of our Constitution protects the right to “free exercise” of religion.

Catholic Woman’s Online Education Org Helps Students With Intellectual, Learning Challenges, by Clare M. Merkowsky

By Clare Marie Merkowsky, LifeSiteNews – The Secret Garden Education Pathways seeks to help Catholic children with special needs “go to the heart of learning” — namely, the Catholic Faith — to further the student’s learning ability… Walsh said the first reason she decided to start this organization was the realization that students who have difficulties learning academically will also have trouble learning about the Faith… When she worked in a secular school, Walsh taught two Catholic high-schoolers. She asked them a question about Purgatory and learned that they knew nothing about their faith.

Improving the Odds for An Ethical Vaccine, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – If a vaccine for CO19 become available in the coming months, would you be comfortable taking a vaccine that was derived from: placental cells, tobacco leaves, bone marrow, insects, or the dismembered bodies of aborted children?… This is not a purely theoretical question. You may face that sort of choice.

Harvard Prof. Doubles Down: Many Homeschool Parents ‘Extreme Ideologues,’ Want to Raise Kids in Christian Faith, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, who caused a stir in April by calling for a near-total ban on homeschooling, doubled down in a recent interview, complaining that “many homeschooling parents are extreme ideologues, committed to raising their children” in evangelical Christian “belief systems.”… This apparently is very dangerous, according to Bartholet, “because society may not have the chance to teach them values important to the larger community, such as tolerance of other people’s views and values.”

The Other Virus Victims, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – Mental health advocates are warning that government and health authorities are doing little to help people suffering from lockdown-related conditions… A new report published by mental health advocacy organization Well Being Trust is sounding the alarm that more than 75,000 people may die from “unprecedented economic failure paired with massive unemployment, mandated social isolation for months and possible residual isolation for years, and uncertainty caused by the sudden emergence of a novel, previously unknown microbe.”

The Stream: Anxiety From Reactions to COVID-19 Will Destroy At Least Seven Times More Years of Life Than Can Be Saved by Lockdowns

By Andrew Glen & James Agresti, The Stream – Based on a broad array of scientific data, “Just Facts” has computed that the anxiety created by reactions to COVID-19 — such as stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, media exaggerations, and legitimate concerns about the virus — will destroy at least seven times more years of human life than can possibly be saved by lockdowns to control the spread of the disease. This figure is a bare minimum, and the actual one is likely more than 90 times greater.

Two Crucial Tests for Home Schooling, by Phil Lawler

By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture – Many home-schooling parents … have taken upon themselves the task of educating their children precisely because they don’t want to give those children an education comparable to what the public schools provide. In far too many public schools, students are more likely to learn about climate change and transgender rights than about the multiplication tables and ABCs.

Is Homeschooling ‘Dangerous’? Parents, Former Students Respond to Harvard Professor, by Mary Farrow

By Mary Farrow, Catholic News Agency – While coronavirus is forcing most families to make school at home work whether they want to or not, Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law at Harvard University and faculty director of the law school’s Child Advocacy Program, has argued that homeschooling is “dangerous.” Her views were featured in the May-June issue of Harvard Magazine… Among other things, Bartholet argues that homeschooling puts children at risk of abuse by their parents, while if children were in public schools, they would be among teachers who are mandatory reporters of any suspected abuse that may be taking place.

Rights for LGBTs—But Not God, by Casey Chalk

By Casey Chalk, Crisis Magazine – On the Saturday of the Easter Triduum, Virginia governor Ralph Northam signed Senate Bill 868, called the Virginia Values Act, which “prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, public or private employment, public spaces and credit transactions,”… The bill—which was submitted by Adam Ebbin, the first openly gay person elected to the Virginia Senate—makes Virginia the first Southern state to offer such protections for LGBTQ persons.

Keeping the ‘Catholic’ in Catholic Distance Learning, by Patrick Reilly

By Patrick Reilly, National Catholic Register – Faithful Catholic schools are far better for Catholics than public schools. But how do they maintain their distinctive advantage when students are forced to stay home?… In important ways, Catholic schools are doing just that with the help of students’ parents. And in this time of anxiety and isolation, the special character of Catholic schools is more important than ever….

The Strange Battle of Staying Home, by Haley Stewart

By Haley Stewart, Public Discourse – Well, here I am now, with a pandemic sweeping away all traces of normalcy, and I’m doing my fair share of unraveling. I’m not in the trenches. I’m not a heroic healthcare worker risking exposure in order to save lives, experiencing the trauma of an overwhelmed and ill-equipped system collapsing around them. I’m not a brilliant scientist racing against the clock to find a vaccine. I am not a priest offering anointing of the sick to those gravely ill with the virus. I am not being asked to make any of those extraordinary sacrifices. I’m just in my house with an internet connection and my family. We have plenty of food, and so far—praise God—we are healthy. I’m not on the front lines of this battle against a faceless enemy.

Breakdown of the Family, by Trey Brock

By Trey Brock, Church Militant – The family, as it has been known throughout human history, is no longer recognizable… The legalization of contraception, abortion, and no-fault divorce during the 20th century has played a pivotal role in the destruction of the family we see today. Likewise, as cohabitation continues its climbing trend, marriage rates will continue to plummet… Stephen Wynne interviews Fr. Donald Calloway, author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father. Father Calloway is known around the world for his conversion to the Catholic Church and his journey to the priesthood.

Matrimony Amid Coronavirus: Couples Face Small Ceremonies, Postponement, by Lauretta Brown

By Lauretta Brown, EWTN News – The global coronavirus pandemic has derailed many things for Americans, including access to the sacraments — and weddings are not exempt from the restrictions… As the coronavirus reached more than 11,000 cases and 150 fatalities in the U.S. on March 19, many Catholic couples have made difficult decisions about whether to proceed with spring weddings — adjusting them to meet small-gathering guidelines — or to postpone their weddings indefinitely in a time of uncertainty.

America: ‘At Home’ With Absurd Consumer Excess, by Addison Del Mastro

By Addison Del Mastro, American Conservative – Every culture has a custom or symbol that encapsulates its entire way of life. For example, a salami hanging from the ceiling of a cramped neighborhood deli is Italy. Japan is a tea ceremony or an orderly subway rush hour. And for us, that condensed cultural symbol is not the Declaration of Independence or the ragtag militia or the all-American con man with a bridge to sell you. ….

Male and Female He Created Them. And for a Good Reason, by Anthony Esolen

By Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine – It has been just six years since I wrote Defending Marriage: Twelve Arguments for Sanity, warning against the fantasy that two members of the same sex can marry one another, when they cannot even have sexual relations but can only mimic them. I founded my arguments not upon Scripture or the teaching of the Church—indeed I did not refer to them at all—but upon common observation, historical and cultural precedent, and the biology of male and female.

The Least Among Us, to Whom We Owe the Most: Our Elderly, at Greatest Coronavirus Risk, by John Zmirak

John Zmirak, The Stream – As I wrote earlier this week, the Coronavirus crisis touches me close to home, since someone I love very much has a compromised immune system. In fact, several people do. And none of them are elderly. Two nephews half my age, for instance. They have medical conditions requiring drugs that suppress immunity as an unhappy side-effect. Now, most of those people live 1,000 or more miles away. So while I might worry about them, I don’t have to worry about picking up the virus and unknowingly infecting them. But the most important person on that list lives right here, and I see her every day.

Sister Mary Catharine Perry: I’m a Nun and I’ve Been Social Distancing for 29 Years. Here Are Tips for Staying Home Amid Coronavirus Fears. 

By Sister Mary Catharine Perry, as told to Cassidy Grom, NJ.com – For the past 29 years, I’ve chosen to practice social distancing… The coronavirus is forcing many people in New Jersey and across the world to stay home, limit outside contact — and in a way, start living life like cloistered nuns… It is interesting that a lot of people are frightened by this extended time at home because the core structure of society is the family unit… “I need a vacation to recover from my vacation!” people say. Well, this could be it… People say they want peace and quiet. Then when it is thrown in their lap, they panic. They don’t know how to be alone… Stop. Be still. You can either waste this period of social-distancing and be frustrated, or you can choose to make it the best it can be.

Family Is Still Society’s Bedrock, by Robin Smith

By Robin Smith, Patriot Post – Yes, there’s a pandemic of coronavirus (SARS-CoV2, a.k.a. COVID19) that began in China. Yes, there have been locusts descending on the crops of East Africans. Wars and rumors of war are here. Oh, let’s go all in with words written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy: “In the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control… We’re living in times that are apocalyptic by definition. Yet, we can still make an impact and change course. Let’s look at one such place to make positive change — our approach to family.

Boys Must be Separated from Childhood to be Men, by Jason Craig

By Jason Craig, Catholic Exchange – In Rudyard Kipling’s coming-of-age novel Captains Courageous, a spoiled, rich teenager named Harvey is initiated into manhood through a series of adventures on a fishing vessel. Separated from his wealthy family, he gets thrown in with real men, the sort with quick wits, short tempers, and gritty virtue. Prior to the fishing adventure, Harvey had spent his entire childhood and early teens being ushered around the world by his mother ….

Sanctuary Cities Now Shielding Criminal Illegal Immigrants From ICE, Resulting in Horrific Crimes, by Rachel Alexander

By Rachel Alexander, The Stream – They say they want to protect “undocumented” aliens. The sanctuary cities won’t let ICE take them. But most say they’ll give up illegal immigrants who have been charged or convicted of serious crimes. Sanctuaries send ICE the fingerprints of those incarcerated… Illegal immigrants are called “illegal” because they commit a crime by being in this country without permission. But still, most aren’t criminals in any other way. They’re not threats… And at least the sanctuary cities help ICE protect America from the criminals. Or do they?

The Courage to Be Chaste, by Rodney Pelletier

By Rodney Pelletier, Church Militant – People with same-sex attraction have been let down both by society and the Church. What they keep hearing by Church representatives like Fr. James Martin is “God made you gay.”… Yet people who struggle with same-sex inclinations know it is not normal. Natural moral law — the law that God put into the heart of every person — and nature itself know same-sex sexual activity is wrong… The Catechism of the Catholic Church states in paragraph 2357: Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” …

Feminism’s Unexpected Cure, by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, The Catholic Thing – Feminism, by its nature, is a vain effort to look to ourselves for answers, at the cost of constant comparing of ourselves to others. Its first impulse is to have what men have. Starting with Eve, women have always sought that which we don’t have – from the forbidden fruit to the perfect job, partner, property, wardrobe, body, etc… The feminist quest has left no stone unturned, no rule or duty un-flaunted, and no commandment sacred. The evidence shows that it continues to disappoint, leaving a trail of broken and wounded women, while leading to further confusion about what makes us women.

Have We Been Doing Catholic Women’s Messaging Wrong? by Carrie Gress

By Carrie Gress, National Catholic Register – Recently, two alarming studies have surfaced showing just how uneducated Catholics are about key issues, particularly the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the immorality of abortion… As talking heads scramble to both help explain and remedy this situation, one question hasn’t been addressed: Are we doing the messaging wrong when it comes to educating women about the Catholic faith? Reaching Catholic women is a vital issue. As the heart of the family, what the mother values will largely imprint itself on the whole family. Satan knew of this influence when he targeted Eve and the pattern has repeated itself ever since. If you get the women, you get everyone.

Governor Accused of Trying ‘End Run’ Around Parents, by Charlie Butts

By Charlie Butts, OneNewsNow – Michigan’s Democratic governor wants abortion to receive a special status in the state’s schools – a move opposed by one of the state’s pro-family groups… Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer wants the legislature to move on a proposal to allow school personnel to refer students for abortions. Dan Jarvis, research and policy director at Michigan Family Forum, tells OneNewsNow that current law bars schools from taking any steps to refer a student for an abortion.

Do You Suffer From Egalitarian Parenting Syndrome? by John K. Rosemond

By John K. Rosemond, ParentGuru – Today, the typical American parent practices—and, to be fair, unwittingly—what I call Egalitarian Parenting (aka Postmodern Psychological Parenting). The parents in question lack confidence in the legitimacy of their authority and behave, therefore, as if the parent-child relationship is constituted of equals. The general result is children who are flush with esteem for their “bad” selves but deficient in respect for their elders. Fifty years ago, such children were called, among other things, insufferable.

Bp. Strickland Wants Catholic Charity Investigated for Touting Condoms, by David Nussman

By David Nussman, Church Militant – Catholic Relief Services promotes condom use, according to a new report from the Lepanto Institute, and one U.S. bishop is calling for an investigation into the findings… This week, the Lepanto Institute shed light on a number of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) documents that discuss and encourage the use of condoms in the name of combating the spread of sexually transmitted diseases… CRS is an international charity founded by the U.S. bishops’ conference.

The Nuclear Family Is Still Indispensable, by Wilcox, Boyd

By W. Bradford Wilcox, Hal Boyd, The Atlantic – The nuclear family is disintegrating—or so Americans might conclude from what they watch and read. The quintessential nuclear family consists of a married couple raising their children. But from Oscar-winning Marriage Story’s gut-wrenching portrayal of divorce or the Harvard sociologist Christina Cross’s New York Times op-ed in December, “The Myth of the Two-Parent Home,” discounting the importance of marriage for kids, one might draw the conclusion that marriage is more endangered than ever—and that this might not be such a bad thing.

The Assault on Fatherhood is Hitting Married Men Just as Hard as It’s Hitting Priests

By Kevin Wells, LifeSiteNews – Mostly, though, I zeroed in on those moments when I was most disconsolate, when recovery didn’t seem in the cards. I had a single thought then: Soon, I will be judged by God. And what wasn’t running through my head were the great whoppers of sins from my past; what harrowed me were those things I chose not to do. Omissions, wide-sweeping and plenteous, were like sharks gathering in my conscience… I asked Krista to have others pray for my soul. Too late now, I knew, to get to work.

Transgender Reading Day a Good Day for Students to Miss, by Bob Kellogg

By Bob Kellogg, OneNewsNow – Parents are urged to keep kids home on Thursday if their children’s school is participating in the annual reading of “I am Jazz.”… On February 27, the Human Rights Campaign is holding its annual readings of I Am Jazz in schools across the country. It’s the story of Jazz Jennings – a boy who transitioned to a girl at a very young age… Mission America Founder Linda Harvey contends the controversial book is nothing more than LGBTQ propaganda… “It’s another effort by the Human Rights Campaign and the National Education Association – the mighty teachers’ union – to push the LGBTQ agenda down the throats of little kids.”

‘Make the Family Great Again’ Petition Reaches State Dept., by Michael F. Haverluck

By Michael F. Haverluck, OneNewsNow – The U.S. State Department is being urged to advocate the recognition of several essential family rights:
“The right of every child to a relationship with his or her natural mother and father – except for an unavoidable tragedy”
“The right of every person to know the identity of his or her biological parents”
“The right to life from conception to natural death”
“The right of families to educate their own children in their faith tradition and values – without being undermined by the state”

Italy May Be Dying: ‘Lowest’ Birth Rate ‘Ever Recorded’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – taly’s incredibly low number of births in 2019, the “lowest level ever recorded,” indicates a serious problem that “concerns the very existence of our country,” said Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters… Data from Italy’s national statistics agency, ISTAT, show there were 435,000 births in 2019, which was 5,000 lower than in 2018, “the lowest level ever recorded in Italy” since records started in 1861… In addition, last year there were 647,000 deaths, which was 14,000 more than in 2018.

Seattle Archbishop: Gay Catholic Teachers Face ‘Particular Consequences’

By SeattlePI.com – Archbishop Paul Etienne, “Those who teach in our schools are required to uphold our teaching in the classroom and to model it in their personal lives,” he wrote. “We recognize and support the right of each individual to make choices. We also understand that some choices have particular consequences for those who represent the Church in an official capacity.”

Obsession for Contraception and Abortion at The United Nations Population Fund, by Edwin Benson

By Edwin Benson, Return to Order – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is mounting a worldwide campaign to promote abortion and contraception, and they want you to pay for it. Their 2019 Report asks for $264 billion. The United States pays twenty-two percent of the expenses of the U.N. Combine those two numbers, and the U.S. share is a shade over $58 billion. That money ultimately comes from your federal taxes… A quick look at the UNFPA web site quickly reveals the feminist orientation of the organization. The first line on the page is “Ensuring rights and choices for all.”

Biologists in WSJ: Only Two Sexes, Male and Female, There is No Sex ‘Spectrum’, by Michael W. Chapman

By Michael W. Chapman, CNSNews – In a powerful commentary in the Feb. 3 edition of The Wall Street Journal, biologists Colin Wright and Emma Hilton explain that, scientifically, there are only two sexes, male and female, and there is no sex “spectrum.” They also stress that “biologists and medical professionals” must stop being politically correct and “stand up for the empirical reality of biological sex.”… With the phenomenon of some men saying they “identify” as women and some women saying they “identify” as men, or any “gender identity” combination therein, “we see a dangerous and anti-scientific trend toward the outright denial of biological sex,” state the biologists Wright and Hilton.

This Catholic Parish Has Helped Hundreds Find Jobs, by Jim Graves

By Jim Graves, EWTN News – Monday mornings at a restaurant in Irvine, California, volunteers from nearby St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SEAS) Parish meet with two to seven unemployed job seekers to offer them helpful tips so that they may find new jobs. The SEAS Employment Ministry was launched during the 2008 recession and has since helped hundreds find gainful employment… Church might not be the first place people think of when they need help finding a job, said Michael Aimola, co-director of the ministry with Virginia Sullivan and Brian Wolf and a volunteer since its launch, “but we have people sitting in the pews Sunday after Sunday who need help finding jobs, so why not offer them the help they need?”