John Clark

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Alyssa Milano

I recently listened to actress Alyssa Milano’s Sorry Not Sorry podcast, in which the starlet takes up the political cause of abortion. In the course of the 55-minute podcast—which manages to be simultaneously unsettling and calculatingly...

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What John Paul II Taught About Racism and Xenophobia

In today’s environment, the charge of racism against political opponents has become increasingly routine. In fact, it is often proclaimed that—regardless of the issue under discussion—racism is the only possible explanation for another’s...

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Prince Harry Has a Problem with Humans

In a recent British Vogue Magazine interview, Prince Harry made a comment that caused quite a stir. The Duke of Sussex stated that he and his wife would have a “maximum” of “two” children for the sake of the environment. It’s easy to dismiss...

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Is It God’s Will That I’m Married?

Maybe it’s just the websites I frequent, but it seems as though there is a widespread temptation lately among Catholics—priests and laity alike—to wonder if they have chosen the right vocation. It’s hard to dismiss the idea that the devil is...

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The Impact of a Loving Marriage is Greater Than You Can Imagine

June 17 is my parents’ 58th wedding anniversary. Since I’ve been around for all but 10 of those years, I consider myself somewhat of an expert on their marriage. So first, I’d like to say: Congratulations, Mom and Dad! And I’d like to offer an...

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What The Prodigal Son’s Father Teaches Us About Love and Truth

Of all the parables, the story of the Prodigal Son is perhaps the most beloved. Many of us who have encountered the Father of Mercies in the sacrament of Penance see a parallel to our own lives, as well we should. Yet, one aspect of this parable...

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How to Stop Scrupulosity in Your Children Before It Starts

Recently, I have seen a number of social media posts from Catholic parents whose children suffer from scrupulosity. Though the parents may be unfamiliar with the word “scrupulosity,” or even the concept, they wonder why their child exhibits...

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Babies Conceived in Rape and Incest are Human Beings

It is true that Donald Trump has appointed a good number of conservative federal judges. It is true that Donald Trump has reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, which protects preborn children. It is true that Donald Trump has defunded...

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Make Fidelity Great Again

In the past few years, I have witnessed an increasing number of married Catholic friends and acquaintances leave their wives. It’s sickening, heartbreaking and confusing. Obviously, outsiders can never be completely aware of the details; indeed,...

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Is McDonald’s More Concerned Than Notre Dame About Chastity?

In October of last year, a group of faculty, staff, and students petitioned the executive leadership of Notre Dame with a simple request: “that the University implement a filter to make pornography inaccessible on the Notre Dame Wi-Fi networks.”...