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The Presence of a Mother and Father in a Home

In his essay “A Father’s Presence in the Home” that appeared in the July 15 edition of Principles , Dr. John A. Cuddeback explains the art of household economy in Aristotle’s treatise “On Household Management.” He identifies Aristotle’s two first principles that govern the order of a home: the bond between a husband and wife and the relationship between the parents and the children. What distinguishes the family from other social bodies, Aristotle observes, is the daily activity shared among its members who eat, sleep, work, and rest in the same home. This living…

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Aug, 27 2015

Conscience, Legislation, and the Culture of Death

In the beginning of her book UnPlanned, Abby Johnson experiences a dramatic epiphany wherein she finally realizes the truth regarding abortion. “I had believed a lie! I had blindly promoted the ‘company line’ for so long. Why? Why hadn’t I searched out the truth…

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Aug, 26 2015

The Truth in Hiding: Converts and Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

One of my favorite anecdotes, though clearly a fabrication, involves Jascha Heifetz and Mischa Elman who, in their time, were two of the world’s greatest violinists. On one occasion, the maître d’ of their favorite restaurant escorted them to a table where a…

Obama’s Disregard for Stay-at-Home-Moms (Crisis)
By Caitlin Bootsma

The Erosion of Marriage (National Catholic Register)
By Don DeMarco

Authentic Compassion Does not Include Assisted Suicide (Zenit)
By Denise Hunnell

Robin William’s Life of Comedy Ends in Tragedy (Aleteia)
By Caitlin Bootsma

The Moment of Choice: Recognizing Human Dignity in Difficult Circumstances (HLI.org)
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

Redeeming Eugenics? (Zenit)
By Dr. Denise Hunnel

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Aug, 10 2015

Cutting through the Spin on Planned Parenthood

As then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict, put in his “Salt of the Earth” interview, “in simple societies of the past… the blessing of…

Jul, 27 2015

The Medical and Moral Magnificence of Humanae Vitae

Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), could arguably be considered one of the greatest encyclicals of our day. The task Blessed Pope Paul VI undertook…


Aug, 18 2015

Kasich’s Shining Moment

Current Governor of Ohio, John Kasich, jumped into the vast pool of Republican presidential hopefuls rather late, but nevertheless merited a spot among the top…

Jul, 29 2015

The Fear of Marriage

All the statistics and surveys indicate that smaller percentages of young men and women give priority to marriage as their natural vocation. Even in…

Jul, 20 2015

Love Has Become an Empty Shell

The opening words of Pope Benedict XVI’s final encyclical, Caritas in veritate, are just as true and applicable today as they were when he…


Aug, 25 2015

Pope’s Visit Focuses on “The One Who Needs Me Most”

From September 23 – 28 all eyes will be on the Western world and the anticipated visit from Pope Francis. Other popes have been to the…

Aug, 21 2015

Fundamental Distinctions for the Upcoming Synod

This is the third article in a three-part series on the upcoming Synod. See the first article here, and the second

Aug, 20 2015

The Love Story God Intended

“Thus, in every true love song of engaged or married couples one can catch a glimpse of God’s Love Song, and this glimpse leaves…