True Feminists are Pro-Life

I know that as a man, writing about feminism is just asking for trouble. I’ll do it anyway. And I’ll do it because I owe an enormous debt to women, beginning with the woman who bore me in her womb for nine months, educated me, and turned me from a barbarian into a relatively civilized […]

with Chris Green

Finding My Vocation on the March for Life

Photo, above: Outside the Supreme Court building with fellow seminarian Chris Green (right).   WASHINGTON, DC – Just for fun, I am writing an article at the March for Life!  I am currently at Verizon Center, watching the youth rally which precedes the “#Mass4Life” and the March itself.  It’s a great time, as always!  Thousands […]


LOVED BY THE TRUTH: an interview with Rachel Benda

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Lk 12:32) When Rachel Benda founded Bethesda the House of Mercy, in July of 1990, it began as almost any good thing begins: a shot in the dark, a blind leap, a step out of the boat onto a stormy […]

Shawn Carney

40 Days for Life’s Shawn Carney Speaks to Seminarians

Last Wednesday, Shawn Carney (Co-Founder, 40 Days for Life) came to speak at my seminary, the Pontifical College Josephinum.  40 Days for Life is an international campaign of prayer, fasting, community outreach, and prayer vigils to end abortion and promote a culture of life. Shawn was extremely personable and made everyone feel at home, sharing […]

St Gianna Molla

St. Gianna Beretta Molla

“Holiness does not consist of extraordinary signs. Above all, it consists of the daily acceptance of the unfathomable designs of God.” -Archbishop Colombo The above quote is found in the introduction to a biography of St. Gianna, A Woman’s Life, and I think it is a beautiful summation of how she lived.  She lived each […]