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Overcoming Suffering with Love

Recently, a friend told me that he was studying the life of Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa. Blessed Alexandrina was chosen by God to be a “victim soul” – one who offers up her suffering for the sake of others in union with the cross of Christ.

She suffered tremendously, experiencing near paralysis, great misunderstandings from family and friends, and even lived out the last 13 years of her life consuming nothing...

What’s at stake in the Marriage Debate?

In March, the Supreme Court took up two fundamental cases. The first case addressed the Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed with bi-partisan support in 1996. The second case involved Proposition 8 in California, whereby nearly 7 million Californians affirmed marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

To the uneducated reader, it would seem as though changing the marriage laws would have no real consequence. Isn’t marriage, as current President Barrack...

Contraception as Faux Healthcare

On January 29, the San Antonio Express News published an opinion piece entitled “Contraception Basic to Health Care.” Froma Harrop, the author of the editorial, stated she was looking forward to 2040, as “we won’t be debating anymore whether birth control belongs in a basic health plan.” Even if the HHS Mandate is overturned by the Supreme Court, Harrop argues that because times change it will “only be delaying the inevitable.” For Harrop,...