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Profiting from Abortion

Profiting From Abortion

January 18, 2023

I’d like to start this article by wishing all of you a very happy 2023! Hopefully, it will prove to be more rewarding from an investment standpoint than the exceedingly disappointing 2022. Also disappointing is the recent, January 3rd, policy change by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that allows pharmacies to sell mifepristone. What is Mifepristone, and why should...


Thomas Carroll CFA

(President, Catholic Investment Strategies)

Thomas "Tom" Carroll, CFA, is the president of Catholic Investment Strategies, a position in which he has passionately enjoyed serving since 2012. Prior to this position,...

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The Empty Crib

The Empty Crib

December 19, 2022

At this time of year, in the weeks before Christmas, our house is usually bustling with activity as we move decorations from their basement storage to places of prominence on the main floor.  My personal favorites are the nativity scenes.  You might accuse us of being "crèche obsessed" as we have one in the front hall, one on the living room mantel,...


Thomas Carroll CFA

(President, Catholic Investment Strategies)

Thomas "Tom" Carroll, CFA, is the president of Catholic Investment Strategies, a position in which he has passionately enjoyed serving since 2012. Prior to this position,...

" Tom Carroll, president of Catholic Investment Strategies. "
Being Thankful, Breaking the Poverty Cycle, and Education as a Battleground

Being Thankful, Breaking The Poverty Cycle, And Education As A Battleground

December 14, 2022

Beginning to think about Christmas gets a power boost as we get into Advent and the four Sundays before Christmas day. Sharing the daily Bible readings of the Mass and the stories in the various daily devotionals we read gets Pat and me in a reflective mood. There is no question that the world changed because of the birth of...


Tim Von Dohlen

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus

December 13, 2022

There is a commonly held belief that Christmas, besides celebrating the birth of our Lord, brings what is known as a Santa Claus rally in the stock market. Since we’re approaching that time of year, I thought it might be interesting to delve into the numbers and see if this perception is truly fact or fiction. The website Investopedia defines...


Thomas Carroll CFA

(President, Catholic Investment Strategies)

Thomas "Tom" Carroll, CFA, is the president of Catholic Investment Strategies, a position in which he has passionately enjoyed serving since 2012. Prior to this position,...

" Tom Carroll, president of Catholic Investment Strategies. "
My Opinion, Truth, Passivity and Your Vote…. POWERFUL!

My Opinion, Truth, Passivity And Your Vote…. Powerful!

October 28, 2022

In the Word for Today it references the book War on the Saints, where Jessie Penn-Lewis writes: [caption id="attachment_32607" align="alignright" width="253"] Extensive Voter Guides--including for states--compiled by Catholic Business Journal[/caption] “The chief condition…for the working of evil spirits in human beings is PASSIVITY....Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking...


Tim Von Dohlen

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Catching Air: 

Will the Supreme Court Hold Google Accountable?

Will The Supreme Court Hold Google Accountable?

October 28, 2022

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a new case, Gonzales v. Google, seeking to hold Google and its subsidiary, YouTube, legally responsible for injuries to victims of terrorism promoted on their sites. This case has implications far beyond terrorism, potentially making these companies responsible whenever their web search algorithms steer viewers to dangerous content.  A ruling in this case...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

Ceo Learnings: 

BOOK REVIEW: Combat Fighter Pilot Shares His Brush with Death and His New Mission in Life

Book Review: Combat Fighter Pilot Shares His Brush With Death And His New Mission In Life

October 15, 2022

A review of ICARUS 2.0—Lt. Col. Peter Smith USAF (Ret) is one of the very few combat pilots to survive an ejection over 400 mph. ICARUS 2.0 is his story of survival and a checklist of learnings that can be used by all when facing uncertainty.  After a daylight training mission over the Gulf of Mexico, Smith looked forward to...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

" Thomas Loarie is CEO of Bryologyx, a radio host of The Mentors Radio Show, and the former, seasoned and pioneering CEO of life science... "

Life, Truth & Justice: 

St. Thomas More and California Proposition 1

St. Thomas More And California Proposition 1

October 15, 2022

I recently attended Orange County's (OC) Red Mass sponsored by the OC St. Thomas More Society celebrating the County's Bench and Bar and the start of a new Supreme Court term. Walking in from the parking lot I was gratified to see large "NO ON PROPOSITION 1" banners. Here's why... Proposition 1 is a proposed initiative California Constitutional Amendment ostensibly...


Gregory N. Weiler

Gregory N. Weiler, Esq. is a founding board member of the St. Thomas More Society in Orange County, CA, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights...

" Gregory N. Weiler, Esq. is a founding board member of the St. Thomas More Society in Orange County, CA and a partner at Palmieri... "

Catching Air: 

Texas Law declares “No More Censorship”: Update on State Laws Against Big Tech Censorship

Texas Law Declares “no More Censorship”: Update On State Laws Against Big Tech Censorship

September 28, 2022

The big internet platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google are no longer allowed to censor conservative viewpoints in Texas. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a Texas law outlawing Big Tech censorship, requiring the social media platforms to disclose and justify their editorial standards. While this is generally good news for conservatives, further appeals are all...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

Technology And Faith: 

Changing Landscape in Tech could affect your bottom line… in ethics as well as dollars

Changing Landscape In Tech Could Affect Your Bottom Line… In Ethics As Well As Dollars

September 16, 2022

With all the news coverage around Roe v Wade Catholic business owners may have missed a change a few days earlier that affects their daily technology footprint costs. Google recently announced that it will now charge for basic technology needs that used to be offered free to businesses. According to the New York Times, “Google is charging some small businesses...


Kailash Duraiswami

(Co-founder of Fidei Technology LLC)

Kailash Duraiswami, a serious Catholic, is the co-founder in Fidei Technology, LLC, a technology company offering workspace products that compete with Microsoft and Google, only with...

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Finding Hope In The Midst of Brokenness

Finding Hope In The Midst Of Brokenness

August 31, 2022

Pat and I attended the Napa Institute Summer Conference in Napa Valley, California, held at the exquisite Meritage Hotel, then went to Carmel, one of our absolute favorite places. More on Napa later, but first to share something that happened to us on the beach in Carmel. When Might a Young Boy Realize The Value of Work We returned to...


Tim Von Dohlen

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Napa Catholic Conference- Post Roe America- Next Steps for the Pro-Life Movement

Napa Catholic Conference- Post Roe America- Next Steps For The Pro-life Movement

August 17, 2022

The Napa Catholic Conference last month included an inspiring series of talks on subjects as wide-ranging as theology, art, science and politics. One of the topics most discussed was the recent Dobbs case by which the Supreme Court finally overturned the so-called Constitutional right to abortion under the Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade. The Court in Dobbs held...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

Ceo Learnings: 

BOOK: Uneven Justice, The Plot to Sink Galleon

Book: Uneven Justice, The Plot To Sink Galleon

August 17, 2022

Raj Rajaratnam in his Uneven Justice shares his story of being handcuffed and arrested on the morning of October 2009 by five FBI agents and then convicted in Federal Court by New York’s U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, Preet Bharara for “insider trading.” Bharara alleged that 0.02 percent of the trades between 2003-2008 by the Galleon Group which Rajaratnam’s...


Thomas M. Loarie

(CEO, Bryologyx)

View Articles Thomas M. Loarie is a popular host of The Mentors Radio Show, the founder and CEO of BryoLogyx Inc. (BryoLogyx.com), and a seasoned corporate...

" Thomas Loarie is CEO of Bryologyx, a radio host of The Mentors Radio Show, and the former, seasoned and pioneering CEO of life science... "

Catching Air: 

Can States be Forced to Allow Chemical Abortions?

Can States Be Forced To Allow Chemical Abortions?

July 29, 2022

The Supreme Court has overruled Roe v. Wade, holding that each state should decide its own abortion law, but there is a new battle looming over whether that extends to chemical abortions. This is no small issue when more than half of all abortions in the United States are carried out using a drug called mifepristone, also known as Mifeprex...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

“Roe” Is Gone: Door Wide Open for Women to Receive True Healthcare…Here’s how

“roe” Is Gone: Door Wide Open For Women To Receive True Healthcare…here’s How

July 21, 2022

There’s something of long-lasting, radically impactful importance resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision that’s not being talked about. That “something” is the now-open potential for genuine respect for women and for providing true and natural healthcare for women. In short, now women should receive the dignity and true healthcare each woman deserves! My belief in the value...


Tim Von Dohlen

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Supreme Court Rules that the Constitution Means Just What it Says (or does not say) on Abortion and Guns

Supreme Court Rules That The Constitution Means Just What It Says (or Does Not Say) On Abortion And Guns

June 27, 2022

The Supreme Court's recent decisions on abortion and the Second Amendment right to bear arms are finally placing limits on the kind of judicial activism that has made our Constitution and Constitutional law almost unrecognizable. While these two cases may seem very different, the Court is telling us in both cases that the Constitution means just what it says, no...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

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A Recession Might be Coming – Why We are Concerned About Dividend Safety

A Recession Might Be Coming – Why We Are Concerned About Dividend Safety

June 8, 2022

 It’s a matter of priorities If you’re counting on dividend payments to supplement your income, then the single most important issue is whether the companies that you’re counting on for those dividends have the financial wherewithal to make the payments. And that’s why we try to ensure, in one way or another, that the companies we include in our dividend...


Thomas Carroll CFA

(President, Catholic Investment Strategies)

Thomas "Tom" Carroll, CFA, is the president of Catholic Investment Strategies, a position in which he has passionately enjoyed serving since 2012. Prior to this position,...

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Catching Air: 

U.S. Supreme Court OKs Big Tech Censorship

U.s. Supreme Court Oks Big Tech Censorship

June 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on May 31, in the case of NetChoice v. Paxton, that Twitter, Facebook and Google can censor conservative political views, at least for now, while challenges against a Texas anti-censorship law make their way through the Court system. The Court's decision would seem to condone blatant viewpoint discrimination, including the exclusion of information about Hunter...


David G. Bjornstrom

(Attorney)

David G. Bjornstrom is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and retired California attorney at law with 38 years specializing in business, estate and...

When Will the Supreme Court Act on the Dobbs Case?

When Will The Supreme Court Act On The Dobbs Case?

June 2, 2022

The much-awaited decision of the U.S. Supreme Court case of Thomas E. Dobbs, State Health Officer of Mississippi Department of Health, et al., Petitioners v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. Respondents, herein Dobbs, is expected to be issued in June 2022. There is much public furor by persons on both sides of the issue because of someone’s leaking the...


Tim Von Dohlen

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How Knowing History Opens Our Eyes and Hearts

How Knowing History Opens Our Eyes And Hearts

June 2, 2022

A recent trip opened my eyes and greatly deepened my understanding about the foremost issues in our culture and society today. Let me explain... The Indispensable Role of Women In Today’s Society I have always been a strong believer in the important and indispensable role that women play in our contemporary society. From a woman’s role as mother, organizer for...


Tim Von Dohlen

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