What Melinda Gates Gets Wrong About Birth Control

Melinda Gates’ new book “The Moment of Lift” is subtitled “How Empowering Women Changes the World.” It’s true. Empowering women can change the world. It has changed the world. It’s still changing the world. But not completely in the way she thinks. An entire chapter is dedicated to family planning. It’s called “Every Good Thing.” And just a few …

Quiet but Powerful: Watching “A Quiet Place” as a Pro-Life Catholic

I finally watched “A Quiet Place” last night. I had heard good things about it, especially from a Catholic/pro-life perspective, but I am not a fan of horror movies – in fact, I don’t watch even the trailers for horror movies – so I wasn’t planning on watching it. However, I’d heard from a couple …

World Down Syndrome Day 2018

In 2012, the United Nations declared March 21 to be World Down Syndrome Day, “to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.” It’s ironic, because the UN is also a fan of …

Why We Need Pro-Life Prayer

Yesterday, I attended NC Right to Life’s annual prayer breakfast with a small group of friends from the Raleigh Catholic young adults group. Several of us were even given the opportunity to help lead a prayer, which was a moving experience in itself. I’ve heard of the breakfast, which is followed by a march, but …