Defending Life

As reported in LifeSite news, Google has banned ads from crisis pregnancy centers for searches about abortion clinics. Google has caved to pressure from the extremist pro-abortion group NARAL. In an ironic twist, abortion providers can still advertise if people search for crisis pregnancy centers.

You can take a stand to defend life and the family by contacting Google directly at or on Twitter @Google

and you can sign the petition at

This was kind of exciting so I had to share it with you. CBS Washington published a despicable photo spread of the March For Life in which only pro-choice demonstrators were shown instead of the 400,000 pro-life marchers. The resulting hue and outcry from pro-lifers was swift and terrible, flooding the comment boxes and grabbing […]

Stairway to Heaven is a weekly feature exploring how to live our Catholic faith in our culture.

Our ways aren’t always God’s ways and we shouldn’t short-circuit him.

Today is my birthday. The older I get, the more I want to downplay this day.

But, this day has to be something more to me, because it is also the anniversary of the day my birth mother placed me for adoption. And, through no other explanation than divine providence, the anniversary of the day I found my adoptive parents 8 years later.

Stairway to Heaven is a weekly feature exploring how to live our Catholic faith in our culture.

40 Days for Life is a national prayer campaign to end abortion. It works and is an excellent way for pro-lifers to do something.

Are you pro-life?

Do you want to DO something?

On mental gymnastics and getting tied in moral knots, another look at Live Action.

For those who follow the wide breadth of the Catholic Blogosphere, you probably have picked up on the stirring debate going on among pro-life Catholic bloggers and commenters concerning the ethics of Lila Rose and Live Action in exposing the antics of Planned Parenthood. 

To summarize, Ms. Rose and Live Action went in undercover and exposed PP of engaging in illegal behavior and actions victimizing the very women they claim to support.

This debate by pro-life Catholics really has me scratching my head. […]

Pray today on the feast of the Holy Innocents for the innocent killed today through abortion.

Today is the feast of the Holy Innocents. The Church has venerated these children as martyrs since the time of the Church fathers. We remember the children killed by the aged Herod. He chose to kill the innocent rather than recognize the Christ which might involve a change to his life and the abandonment of his god – power.[…]

The Holy Father will hold a vigil tonight at the time of Vespers on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent for all Nascent Human Life. He has asked the bishops of the world to join him, and to gather the people of the Church together from all around the world. Many bishops have generously responded to this call. Others have not fit this into their schedules.

As Catholic fathers, we are each head of our domestic Church, and we can and should respond to the Holy Father’s call to the universal Church. Here is what you can do to participate.[…]

People are made in the image and likeness of God.  Some people show it more than others.  Watch how this building contractor adopts unwanted babies to keep them from being aborted and used all his savings to buy a ground to bury the aborted ones.  If video fails, go to

24:15 Life In 4D

October 14th, 2010

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Even after seeing countless sonograms, some folks still miss the child in the picture.

You’d have to be blind not to be able to see the baby in there but for some people it takes a special illumination. I took Mrs. Nod to get our 20 week pregnancy sonogram (ultrasound) at the clinic. With five other Nodlings to our credit, we’ve been there before and we know the drill.[…]

24:15 The Nub Of The Story

September 9th, 2010

God works through the gift of a Down syndrome child to change the heart of a father.

How to have a disabled child: just love them like any other kid. That’s it. You could stop reading here if you wanted to since that’s my entire thesis. Or you could listen to my story.[…]

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