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Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the official start of the summer season. Many of us celebrate the weekend with barbecues, get-togethers, and weekend trips. Memorial Day is also a time for us to pause and remember the men and women who have served our country and the many sacrifices they have made for our freedom. Please take […]

Slip Into the "Green Wood" of Ordinary Time

Slip Into the “Green Wood” of Ordinary Time

In The Once and Future King, a novel about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, T.H. White remarks how the peasants preferred weekday Masses to Mass on Sunday. They could come in ordinary clothes and the Masses were shorter. There is something to be said for Low Masses and for Ordinary Time, […]

Catholic Sensibility and American Politics

Catholic Sensibility and American Politics

Is there such as thing as a “Catholic sensibility” about life and how it is to be lived? Certainly, our Catholic faith keeps us deeply tied to the rhythm of the seasons. The liturgical seasons and the seasons of the year go together in a natural progression. This, coupled with Catholics strong sense of family […]

Logical Fallacies 101: "Ad Hominem"

Logical Fallacies 101: “Ad Hominem”

It is common in political debate for a politician to attack an opponent’s character rather than address the issue at hand. This isn’t a proper form of debate, but rather a resort to a common logical fallacy – the “ad hominem” (at the man) fallacy. The next time you are watching a political debate, see […]

Missouri Senate Staffer Begins Scrutiny of Planned Parenthood Documents

Missouri Senate Staffer Begins Scrutiny of Planned Parenthood Documents

Following the release of videos last summer showing the unsavory practice of the commercialization of fetal remains from abortions performed at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country, the Missouri General Assembly began investigating the practices of Planned Parenthood in Missouri. As part of that investigation, the Missouri Senate sought documents from the abortion giant relating […]

Medical Emergencies at St. Louis Planned Parenthood Revealed

Medical Emergencies at St. Louis Planned Parenthood Revealed

The Archdiocese of St. Louis Respect Life Apostolate Office is reporting that medical records released by the St. Louis Fire Department reveal that there have been 58 medical emergencies at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood from January 1, 2009 to April 6, 2016. Most of the emergencies were for hemorrhage, 23 of which were potentially […]

Dominican Priests To Make Pilgrimage From New Orleans to Memphis

Dominican Priests To Make Pilgrimage From New Orleans to Memphis

Inspired by the movie “The Way,” two Dominican priests plan to make a walking pilgrimage from New Orleans to Memphis starting May 29th. They will wear their Dominican habits, and carry no money or cell phones during the 30 day journey. The friars plan to rely upon the generosity of fellow travelers, local churches and […]

See this Video on the Beautiful Lurie Garden in Chicago

See this Video on the Beautiful Lurie Garden in Chicago

Increasingly, large cities are recognizing the value of converting urban space to nature¬†areas devoted to native flowers, grasses and other local flora. These kinds of natural places offer a refuge from the hectic pace of city life, while also attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife. In order to create these spaces, cities use innovative strategies. […]

To Save Our Natural World, We Must First Love It

To Save Our Natural World, We Must First Love It

Scientists warn about climate change and environmental activists urge protection of endangered species, but none of this advocacy is of any avail if people fail to actually love the natural world surrounding them. In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis urged us to fall in love with God’s creation, using St. Francis of Assisi as his model: […]