John Clark

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Conservatism Without the Right to Life?

In light of the Supreme Court nomination, Fox News personality Tomi Lahren recently issued a monologue offering this advice to conservatives: “Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake.” Since she...

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Is There Glory In Overcoming Temptation?

Considering how much of the moral life involves overcoming temptation, it’s surprising how little attention the subject receives. (Let’s be honest: when was the last time you found yourself in a discussion with friends about the best ways to...

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Are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Still Self-Evident Rights?

Editor's Note: This blog was originally posted for Independence Day 2017.   On the Fourth of July, we Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence, the birth announcement of America to the world. We ponder these immortal words of Thomas...

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Homeschooling and the Future of the Church

When I was homeschooled 35 years ago, I remember overhearing the objections to my parent’s chosen educational method: How will homeschoolers learn subjects that their parents don’t know?  How will homeschoolers socialize?  How will homeschoolers...

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Should Catholics Boycott Ireland?

As a Catholic of Irish descent, I have gone out of my way over the years to buy products (often, comparatively pricier products) from the Emerald Isle. With the recent popular vote to legalize abortion, however, I will be boycotting...

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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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