Love’s Lies and Little Girl Lost

Originally published at Live Action News I can proudly state that I have never read a single issue of Cosmopolitan in my entire life. I don’t think I’ve ever so much as picked up a copy. Nonetheless, they helped create a mythos that has permeated our culture, and I was undeniably formed by it. In fact, in my 20’s and early 30’s, […]

Reveling While Gomorrah Burns

“There will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction … Bold and willful, they are not afraid to revile the glorious ones …” —2 Peter 2:1, 10 “It’s no wonder the faithful have lost confidence in the bishops, because so many of them […]

Spring Cleaning

Originally published by Oremus Press, June, 2020 Do you love God? Are you sure? Just how much? Do you love Him as much as your earthly father—the one who taught you how to ride a bike?  Let’s find out.  Pretend your dad’s organized a multi-week family reunion. He has a large, well-appointed home, and he’s hosting everyone in a lavish […]

Child Sacrifice in the COVID-19 Era

Originally published at OnePeterFive “It’s very difficult for us to recapture people’s motivations for carrying out this practice … Perhaps it was out of … a sense that the good the sacrifice could bring the family or community as a whole outweighed the life of the child.” — Dr. Josephine Quinn, on Carthaginian ritual infant sacrifice “The reasons and need […]

Finding My Father

Originally published at One Peter Five Some of my fondest childhood memories are of sitting in the back of my father’s car, listening to the music he loves. He would pick me up from daycare in the late afternoon, and I would close my eyes and fall into whatever song was playing – “Dear Prudence” by the Beatles, maybe, or “Through […]

The Needles and the Damage Done

If you’re going to San FranciscoBe sure to wear some flowers in your hair… For those who come to San FranciscoSummertime will be a love-in thereIn the streets of San FranciscoGentle people with flowers in their hair  –from the song “San Francisco,” written by John Phillips This romanticized depiction of the streets of San Francisco, which I have called home for […]

The Sleepy, Hollow Labyrinth Within

    “A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere … the place still continues under the sway of some witching power, that holds a spell over the minds of the good people, causing them to walk in a continual reverie.”   When I was 13, I attempted suicide for the first […]

Justitia Winked

  Starting in July of 2015, The Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos which exposed Planned Parenthood’s lucrative sideline of peddling aborted babies’ anatomical remnants. These videos are so shockingly horrific as to be almost unwatchable; millions of Americans did indeed watch them, however, and their ensuing outrage has galvanized a powerful backlash against the taxpayer-funded abortion […]

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