Epoch Times interview with Steve Mosher of the Population Research Institute

This Epoch Times interview with Steve Mosher is worth watching. Among other things, Mosher describes some of the organ harvesting practices in China that use advanced medical technology to keep people’s bodies alive for extended periods, while killing their brains. VERY DISTURBING.

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I have seen too much to ever leave the Catholic Church

This morning I was reading over at the other place, as I do from time to time. I read Brian Watt’s post, The Church’s Ongoing Gay Orgy, and the first page of the comments. The first comment was Bryan’s, and he proposed a solution to the gay-clergy crisis:

The laity should abandon the church. Stop giving money. Leave it. Only that will force it to change. It was so 500 years ago.... [Read More]

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Detective time: can you find the lie?

I came across this New York Times article about abortion and wanted to show it to you. It is by somebody named Cindi Leivi and it is called, “Let’s Talk About My Abortion (and Yours).”

If you like playing detective, I’d like you to read it, and to try to find the lie that I see. The lie I’m referring to is a big lie, actually, but if you’re not paying attention you might breeze right past it. So think carefully as you read. I will put the lie below. Here is a hint: it appears in the first half of the essay. Continue reading “Detective time: can you find the lie?”

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President Trump delivers on pro-life promise, but needs our help

RE: diversion of Title X funding from Planned Parenthood to health clinics that don’t perform abortions. From the National Catholic Register:

“On May 18 the Trump Administration proposed new rules that would direct taxpayer funding away from abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood. In proposing the new rules to the Title X family planning program, President Trump has delivered on a key promise to pro-life voters who worked to elect him.... [Read More]

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Plug for my book

I read Scott Wilmot’s essay today over at R. He wrote about an incident at a Catholic college, where one of the students was harassed and intimidated “‘for affirming on a bulletin board the truth and beauty of marriage according to nature, the Church, and Jesus Christ.'” It is outrageous and deeply troubling that such a thing would happen at a Catholic school. It is not the first time this sort of thing has happened at a Catholic school, I fully realize. But I am always shocked when it does.

During the marriage wars that raged online before Obergefell, the most popular argument my side put forward is known as the complementarity argument. I won’t go into its details since readers here probably already know what it is. I think it is a fine argument, but it has a weakness. It requires those on the opposing side to accept a presupposition that they have already rejected. They have already rejected the idea that sex differences matter (of course, they are not consistent in that rejection, but that is basically what they say they believe). So to rely on an argument that requires them to accept sex differences as a legitimate phenomenon may have been asking too much.... [Read More]

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TOTD 2018-01-16: Higher education as an older adult

I started my bachelor’s right out of high school, but dropped out in my second year (I’ve written about why over at R and won’t go into the details now).

For decades, the fact that I didn’t finish always lingered in the back of my mind.  It bothered me a lot, and try as I could, I just couldn’t let it go. So in 2010, I began working on it again, and worked on it off and on until finishing it in 2016. I have a BSBA from Edison State University (with a concentration in accounting).... [Read More]

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TOTD 2018/01/11: Googling for ancestors

I have a couple recent ancestors that I can find mentions of online. I like this because they died before the explosion of the internet.

My great-grandmother was the executive director for the Easter Seals of California in the 1960s. I can find references to her name in various Easter Seal documents and newspaper articles. For a number of years, the Easter Seals also gave an annual volunteer award in her name, and there are mentions of people who received that award.... [Read More]

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TOTD 2018/01/09: Chicken Pot Pie for dinner tonight!

I just love a good chicken pot pie. I used to make them pretty regularly when my kids were little. For a long time I made them with pie crusts, which is the normal way most people make them. At first I bought the pie crusts, but after some time I taught myself how to make them from scratch. They are not hard to make at all, and are much better than the store bought crusts. Cheaper too, which matters when you’re raising three kids and don’t have a lot of extra cash lying around.

One day I came across a different recipe, and my world has never been the same. Instead of pie crusts, this recipe called for biscuits on top. Oh my. Sooo gooood.... [Read More]

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I thought you might like this video of the rocket launched off the SoCal coast last night

Hi everybody! How’r y’all doin’? I hope everybody is doing great. This is my first post here. Came here via BDB a few days ago. Thanks to BDB for the referral!

I’m in southern California with my family for the holidays. Last night, we were outside and we saw the rocket that was launched from Vandenberg AFB. I shot some video of it with my phone and I thought you all might enjoy seeing it. It was super amazing! It was so high in the sky that it reflected the sun’s light. That’s why it is so bright.... [Read More]

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