John Clark

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Liam Neeson Pushes for Abortion in Ireland

I recently read an editorial in which a man described what life was like for women in a certain country. In his view, the nation “has stripped women of their human rights”; has “inflicted indignity and abuse on women for generations, and on a...

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The 7 Best Pro-Life TV Commercials of All Time

Later this month, the citizens of Ireland will vote on the most important legislation in their nation’s history. The vote will decide whether preborn life will continue to have any rights under law. For a nation long-regarded as the world...

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Roe versus Alfie Evans, et al.

Recent headlines report that Alfie Evans’ fate was decided in a High Court in Liverpool, England, amounting to a British invasion of parental rights. In some sense, however, the case of Alfie Evans was also affected by an American court in 1973...

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GQ Magazine Reviews the Holy Bible

Centuries from now, historians will have the daunting task of looking back on the essays of the 21st century in an effort to distinguish the serious from the satirical. I don’t envy them; I can barely tell the difference now. Case in point: GQ...

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Pope Francis Says: ‘Convert, So You Don’t End Up in Hell’

It was widely reported last week that Pope Francis, in an interview with Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, said that, “Hell does not exist.” The Vatican quickly responded, in effect, that this “quotation” should not “be considered as a faithful...

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What Can We Learn From Thieves on Crosses?

Within Luke’s Gospel narrative of the Passion of Christ, a mere five verses contain the story of two men who hung to the left and right of Jesus. The verses tell a story of love and hate, of hope and despair, of tragedy and triumph. Though their...

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Stephen Hawking, John Lennon and Atheism’s Fear of Eternity

In the recent book, God or Nothing, Robert Cardinal Sarah makes a comment that seems parenthetical to the rest of the work, but is nevertheless fascinating: “A Godless society, which considers any spiritual questions a dead letter, masks the...

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What St. Patrick Can Still Teach the World

It’s terribly unfortunate when Catholic feast days and holydays become secularized and disconnected from any Christian meaning. Saint Valentine’s Day becomes just “Valentine’s Day,” Easter is somehow about bunnies, and Christmas is about new...

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Where Have You Gone, Frank Capra?

All the talk surrounding the Academy Awards lately reminded me of something a pope once wrote: Everyone knows what damage is done to the soul by bad motion pictures. They are occasions of sin; they seduce young people along the ways of evil by...