Wen, Healthcare, and God

A Christmas Reflection

By Judie Brown This is my last commentary for this amazing year—2019. So rather than write about some problem that negatively impacts the culture, I have chosen to write about my grandmother. Bertha Tekla Baldi was quite the lady, in my opinion. My mother, my sister, and I lived with her and my Grandpa Louis […]

Fifty Reasons to Protect Truth

By Judie Brown When Californians awoke to the news that Planned Parenthood will open 50 reproductive health centers in high schools throughout Los Angeles, we wonder how many gasped in horror. One report states: “The nation’s largest abortion provider plans to spend millions to build ‘Wellbeing Centers’ that target high schoolers in Los Angeles County […]

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

By Judie Brown When I read the news reports about why the beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen had been put on hold, it disturbed me more than words can say. The nuanced announcements were many, but the one that sums it up best is this: “It has now been revealed that the inexplicable delaying […]

Silent Pulpits Kill Souls

By Judie Brown Monsignor Charles Pope recently wrote a comprehensive article on the failure of American Catholic Church leadership to teach the truth about what is required for any Catholic to worthily receive the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist. What he said, in part, is this: Priests should teach this to the […]

Babies by the Numbers

By Judie Brown According to reports, the abortion rate in the United States continues to decline. In its article on this subject, the Guttmacher Institute—the research arm of Planned Parenthood—says in its summary: “The decline in abortions appears to be related to declines in births and pregnancies overall.” But the other shoe drops in the […]

The Long March to Imposed Death

By Judie Brown By voice vote, the Palliative Care Health Education and Training Act passed the House of Representatives. We will never know who voted for or against this bad bill because nobody had his/her vote recorded. This is a cowardly thing, but genuinely political; it’s the art of the game, so to speak. I […]