On Sickness and Grace

On Sickness and Grace

None of us are prepared for illness. As an ongoing Team-in-Training participation with the athletic arm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard personal stories of shock transforming into courage in the face of a cancer diagnosis.  Each time I’m amazed, humbled, inspired. There are no predictors. No…
Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

Science & Nutrition: Amazing Epigenetics can literally change your health trajectory and more

In 2008, the National Institutes of Health announced that $190 million had been earmarked for epigenetics research over the following five years. In announcing the funding, government officials noted that epigenetics has the potential to explain mechanisms of aging, human development, the origins of cancer, heart disease, and mental illness, as well as several other…
Practical Tips for Serving Others in Business

Practical Tips for Serving Others in Business

Two short verses from Scripture deliver a good business model for anyone to follow, especially Catholic business professionals. The first verse reads: “Whatsoever you do, do it with the heart, as to the Lord and not men” (Colossians 3:23), and the second reads: “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians…
The Affordable Care Act’s unhappy anniversary

The Affordable Care Act’s unhappy anniversary

March 23 marked nine years since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (popularly known as Obamacare) became law. Obamacare’s proponents promised that the law would reduce costs, expand access, and allow us to keep our doctors if we liked our doctors. The reality has been quite different. Since Obamacare was enacted, individual health insurance…
Pro-life Pushback: Activists Urge Pro-Abortion Democrats to Save Hyde Amendment

Pro-life Pushback: Activists Urge Pro-Abortion Democrats to Save Hyde Amendment

By Matt Hadro WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News)—After a Democratic senator boasted on Wednesday that his party’s Medicare bill would repeal the Hyde Amendment, pro-life groups are pushing back, stressing that the longstanding policy has saved lives. “This month marks the 41st anniversary of the Hyde Amendment and in that time it has been found that over…