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November 13, 2014

(The following is an excerpt from my new book Persuasive Pro-Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue. Click here to get your paperback or e-book copy!)

I'm often asked, "How do you keep your cool and give such effective answers when you discuss abortion with pro-choice callers on Catholic Answers Live?" My answers is that I use the following three approaches when responding to these...

November 4, 2014

Suicide is a delicate and disturbing subject.

After the recent suicide of Brittany Maynard, many people are discussing it, and some are asking perennial questions, like whether those who commit suicide are automatically lost.

While suicide can be a mortal sin, it is not always one, and the Church both prays for those who have committed suicide and encourages us not to despair of their salvation.

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October 10, 2014
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By now you’ve probably heard of the tragic story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who has an inoperable and terminal brain tumor. While Maynard’s age makes her condition unusual, what has really brought her story attention is her decision to end her life.

According to CNN.com:

After several surgeries, doctors said in April that her brain...

September 4, 2014

Last week there appeared on Chastity.com—Catholic Answers’ chastity outreach—a short post about the Church’s opposition to in-vitro fertilization...

August 21, 2014
Protesters at the Pride Parade

Last month I was going for a jog in Balboa Park here in downtown San Diego when I noticed the park was more crowded than usual. I headed toward the sounds of music and noticed more and more rainbow flags as I neared Cabrillo Bridge. “Maybe, just once,” I thought, “this will be a festival celebrating God’s covenant with Noah!”

Not so much.

It was San Diego’s 40th annual “Gay Pride Parade,” which this year boasted 300,000 participants who marched through San Diego’s Hillcrest...