Inspiring Pro-Life American Idol Contestant on Abortion: ‘Put Other People Before Yourself’

Inspiring Pro-Life American Idol Contestant on Abortion: ‘Put Other People Before Yourself’

NRL—Christian singer and former American idol contestant Colton Dixon gave an interview with pro-life nonprofit Live Action where he shared his thoughts on abortion and how it changed after becoming a father. In the interview, Live Action mentioned that 2,363 unborn children are aborted daily in the United States. Dixon called the number “insane” and…

The French geneticist Who Renounced a Nobel Prize to defend the unborn is on his way to sainthood

The French geneticist Who Renounced a Nobel Prize to defend the unborn is on his way to sainthood

French pediatrician and geneticist Jérôme Lejeune, renown for discovering the extra chromosome that causes Down syndrome, was a devout Catholic. As a Catholic, Lejeune thought his historic discovery would lead to a more compassionate approach to children with the syndrome.  Instead—to his horror—Lejeune’s famous discovery became a tool used to diagnose Down Syndrome babies in…

Finding An American Dream

Finding An American Dream

The last eight weeks have been amazingly unconventional! Nothing since March 2020 has been conventional. Covid-19 has turned everything upside down and made it topsy turvy. An amazingly unconventional time! From the ways we have operated—and had to pivot and re-think—our businesses, handled employee issues, been unable to visit in person with family and friends,…

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

Sean Stephenson delivered a talk to inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California, several years ago that absollutely inspires, no matter where you are. No matter what circumstances or challenges you face right now. He cuts through all the muck and challenges of life to squarely focus on going forward. Need inspiration? Sean’s talk…

Is Anything Too Wonderful for the Lord?

Is Anything Too Wonderful for the Lord?

There’s a lot of laughter around the conception of Isaac…some  of it is subtle, and some of it is falling-on-the-floor-laughter laughing. In yesterday’s reading, Abraham falls down laughing when God yet again promises him a son through Sarah.  And if you think about it, you could see why that would be very funny. For years…

J.R.R. Tolkein on the Eucharist, in a letter to his son

J.R.R. Tolkein on the Eucharist, in a letter to his son

“Out of the darkness of my life, so much frustrated, I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament… There you will find romance, glory, honour, fidelity, and the true way of all your loves on earth, and more than that: Death. By the divine paradox, that which ends life,…

INSPIRATION:  ‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

INSPIRATION: ‘Grant me an undivided heart’: first biography reveals spiritual writings of Sr. Clare Crockett

CNA, with CBJ edits—On April 16, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 676 people, including a young religious sister called Sr. Clare Crockett.  Two years after her death, her order released a film about her remarkable life in both English and Spanish. “All or Nothing: Sr. Clare Crockett” now has more than…

When There’s No “Back to Normal”

When There’s No “Back to Normal”

Mind&Spirit—What is suffering? One way to define suffering is the rupture between your future as you pictured it and the reality of what your future will actually be. This is easy to see in the case of the loss of a loved one, especially a sudden loss. The future we thought we had with that…

BOOK REVIEW: Responding to the Universal Call of Grace – riveting journey from Islam to Catholicism

BOOK REVIEW: Responding to the Universal Call of Grace – riveting journey from Islam to Catholicism

While attending the Napa Institute, I asked Ignatius Press’ Tony Ryan for his recommendation on a good book to read. Tony immediately told me, “From Fire by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith,” which was one of Ignatius’ bestsellers. I got a copy and found that Tony was right on the money. This is…

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Young Catholic Professional Jeremy Vinluan inspires others in ways you’d never imagine in this tech-heavy era

CATHOLIC BUSINESS PROFILE: Young Catholic Professional Jeremy Vinluan inspires others in ways you’d never imagine in this tech-heavy era

Photo: Jeremy G. Vinluan with Bishop Nelson Perez of the Diocese of Cleveland at a Theology on Tap event in West Cleveland. In an age of enlightened tech communications, when is the last time you received a handwritten letter? For younger readers, the likely answer to that question is “Never.” But what if you were…

Non-profit Organization President Defies Public Perception of Down Syndrome

Non-profit Organization President Defies Public Perception of Down Syndrome

LOS ANGELES (CNA/EWTN News)—Karen Gaffney (pictured left) has swum the English Channel, is the president of a global non-profit, and has an honorary doctorate.  She’ll share her story in Los Angeles this Saturday, at an annual event designed to celebrate human dignity. She’ll also share the obstacles she’s had to overcome. “You see, I have Down syndrome,…