Guest Bloggers

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TAC Student Remembered 20 Years After Death She Offered ‘for Aborted Babies’

It has been 20 years since the death of Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) student Angela Baird (1978-1997), a pro-life leader at the Santa Paula, California school who was killed in a tragic hiking accident in 1997. Angela, 19, was on a nighttime hike...

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Knights of Columbus Boost Aid to Persecuted Christians

The Knights of Columbus are providing $1.9 million in new assistance to Iraqi and Syrian Christians targeted by ISIS, marking one year anniversary of the declaration of genocide against Christians in that area. Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights...

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May I Pray For You?

Before Ash Wednesday, I’d told God, more than anything, I wanted friends. I wanted deep friendships that were about more than what we did together or what we liked in common. I’d asked God to show me all my friends, knowing it felt rather like a...

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Catholic Women, Daughters of Mary, Have an Unsung Strength

Cries of “Feminist!” greeted a recent compilation of articles under the heading, Homeschool Moms Discuss Raising Strong Daughters. Not your usual reaction to the phrase “homeschool moms” so I suppose the “strong daughters” were to blame. Anyway,...

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Authentic ‘Reproductive Justice’ Includes Justice for the Children

“Reproductive justice” is generally code for “abortion on demand and without apology.” I propose we talk about “authentic reproductive justice,” which means justice for the child. Justice for children means that every child conceived has a right...

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In This Age of Relativism, We Must Speak the Truth

It’s okay. It’s okay to say that something is True. That it is Right. That it is Good. Now, if you would have said this to me in my childhood, I likely would likely have furrowed my brow, squinted my eyes and said, “Duh.” Not anymore. To...

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St. Paul Prayed for Onesiphorus, Who Was Dead

2 Timothy 1:16-18 (RSV): “May the Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me; he was not ashamed of my chains, [17] but when he arrived in Rome he searched for me eagerly and found me – [18] may the Lord grant him...

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5 Fatal Flaws of Gender Theory

Our parents wisely told us: “If you’re gonna lie, you’d better have a good memory!” It’s not just advice. It’s a warning. Those who bend the truth will get caught in a contradiction. This is exactly what’s happening with today’s gender...

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The Great St. Patrick Was Once an Atheist

I can hear the howls of outrage. But before you grab torches and pitchforks and head over to my house, give me a moment. Obviously, Patrick was not an atheist when he began his world-changing missionary work. Yet by his own admission, there was a...

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May All the Angels Smile Upon You on St. Patrick's Day

Shamrocks, wearing green, watching someone dance an Irish jig, drinking green beer — all of these bring to mind celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day. They are cultural reminders of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick, who died in the year 461...