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The Tricky Thing about Dying

By Judie Brown For most of us, our aging and vulnerable loved ones are at the forefront of our minds these days. We confront the unseen enemy with faith in God and the will to do our best to protect each other. But there is another side to this challenging situation. The current pandemic has […]

America Has Tolerated Murder for Years

By Judie Brown Lost in our national debate these past few weeks has been acknowledgment of one fundamental truth: Every human individual whose right to life is, according to the Declaration of Independence, an unalienable right, is equally important and deserves equal protection under the law. Without recognition of this fact, anything is possible, including […]

Killing Democracy One Dead Baby at a Time

By Judie Brown Today’s cultural meltdown gives us an opportunity to see just how far the devil will go to achieve his goal. The perfect word for this is demoralization. Looking around today, we can see its effects everywhere. The most glaring example is, not surprisingly, the packaging of the act of abortion as something […]

Hatred Versus Solidarity

By Judie Brown We have seen recently that those in the mobs who shriek, destroy, and bludgeon in our streets represent not rational thought but are themselves filled with hate. They foment hatred because they lack respect for the dignity of the human person, regardless of his color, age, or place of residence. These people […]

Archbishop Gregory and the Science of Loathing

By Judie Brown According to Merriam-Webster, the history of the word ideology comes from “the French writer A.L.C. Destutt de Tracy [who] proposed it as a term to designate the ‘science of ideas,’ and in that sense the word was quickly borrowed into English. . . . Today, the word most often refers to ‘a […]

What Is Freedom?

By Judie Brown In the secular world, freedom is defined by Webster as “the quality or state of being free: such as a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action” and “b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.” But for Catholics, freedom means something more. According to the Catechism […]