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Kill the Wabbits: The Case for ‘Fecundophobia’

I’m on vacation, but I’ve found an article to share that more than makes up for anything I could have written and didn’t. It’s from The Federalist website: a post called “Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women,” and it makes a pretty compelling (if unscientific at this point) case that the media, the government, and the culture have moved beyond pro-Choice to pro-Sterility. It even manages to be humorous at times — well worth the read, even if only as a reminder of where we’re headed and why it matters. Not that Scripture matters to these folks,

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Our Missing Rib, Part 4: Belated Mother’s Day Edition

Blogger’s Note: This is the fourth in an irregular series of posts on the differences between the genders in order to spread peace and understanding. Mother’s Day was last weekend. In honor of those life-givers whose love and labor sustain our presence in this tilted world and civilize us savages, I thought I’d share two items: The first is this post from our Catholic comrades-in-arms, Those Catholic Gentlemen, entitled “What You Owe Your Wife.” I’ve run across a number of articles lately slamming Christianity, the “patriarchy,” traditional families (why “families” need such a qualifier is beyond me), and men in general for

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Our Missing Rib, Part 3

Blogger’s Note: This is the third in an irregular series of posts on the differences between the genders in order to spread peace and understanding. This video has made the rounds of social media before, but two things drew my attention to it this time: I realized the speaker, Mark Gungor, is a Protestant pastor, marriage speaker, and broadcaster — from one of those one-name churches that seem to be springing up all over. Interestingly, I assumed he was a comedian. A number of local wives of people we know are sharing this, saying it’s spot on — which tells

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Your Voice Is a Gift From God…Give It Back!

In honor of our fearless leader and his insights into liturgical music, I share a bit of humor from First Things: “Catholics Don’t Sing Like Lutherans.”  Follow the links in the article, too, if you have time. Educational and entertaining! Perhaps the writer is right about the differences between German Lutherans and Irish Catholics — but what of German Catholics? And perhaps the spirit of Irish singing isn’t out of place among Catholics, even if it doesn’t belong in Church. Says Chesterton: “Once men sang together round a table in chorus; now one man sings alone, for the absurd reason

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Our Missing Rib, Part 1

Blogger’s Note: This is the first in an irregular series of posts on the differences between the genders in order to spread peace and understanding. This video was making the rounds on Facebook not long ago. Recognizing that Dove is getting a fair amount of attention (and presumably, free marketing) from this and the related videos, I still think it provides valuable insight for those among us who have wives or daughters. It’s striking how they focus on the negative, and how complete strangers can provide a more accurate depiction of them than their own eyes, which see them in

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