April 18th, 2014
God assigns as a duty to every man: the dignity of every woman.
Pope John Paul II, qtd. in HLs
April 17th, 2014
But we are now in the odd position of supposing that sex is too trivial to require virtue for its exercise, but that it is simultaneously so significant, so determinative of a person’s identity, that to suggest any restraint upon its consensual exercise is an affront to the most important fount of human dignity. It is at once nugatory and holy. We are at once to think nothing of it, and everything. It is at once like scratching an itch, and worshiping a god. It requires no sacrifice from its exerciser, and the sacrifice of everything else to it: the welfare of children and the family, public morals, the common good, and liberty itself.
Anthony Esolen in “Where Is the Virtue?
April 16th, 2014
By its very nature, it [sexual intercourse] cannot be casual, as of dogs rutting in the road. It cannot be merely for a mutually agreed-upon duration of time, since the child that is its natural end transcends any such duration. He needs not a sire and a bitch, but a mother and a father bound to one another wholly, now and always.
Anthony Esolen in “Where Is the Virtue?
April 15th, 2014
While supporters of traditional marriage would like to convince the world that they are correct, they may soon find it difficult enough just to establish that they are not monsters.
Anonymous in “Mozilla, Mo’ Problems
April 14th, 2014
[T]he number of babies killed in the USA through abortion in four months is about the same number of Americans killed during the whole of the Second World War.
Augusto Zimmermann in “Feminism and Gendercide of Unwanted Girls
April 13th, 2014
While he was US Surgeon General, Dr C. Everett Koop stated that in his thirty-six years as paediatric surgeon, he was never aware of a single situation in which a pre-born child’s life had to be taken in order to save the mother’s life.
Augusto Zimmermann in “Feminism and Gendercide of Unwanted Girls
April 12th, 2014
Hearts will not change concerning abortion until women… insist through both words and deeds that acts of love are far more impressive, attractive and noble than acts of power.
Erika Bachiochi, qtd. by Augusto Zimmermann in “Feminism and Gendercide of Unwanted Girls
April 11th, 2014
After a woman is pregnant… all that is left to her to decide is whether she will deliver her baby dead or alive.
Mary O’Brian Drum, qtd. by Augusto Zimmermann in “Feminism and Gendercide of Unwanted Girls
April 10th, 2014
Social conservatives are adopting this defensive posture because nobody is about to propose that we do to Baal-peor what the Eastern Europeans did to all those statues of Lenin when the wall came down. What we need are some cables and tractors. Oh, and courage. We might need some of that too.
Douglas Wilson in “Like the Thing They Loved
April 9th, 2014
God has made the world in such a way that detesting certain things, and being attracted to others, is normal. But we now have federal judges decreeing that when anyone puts powdered sugar on a turd, the rest of country must call it a fine pastry or face a stiff fine. In addition, any obstinate soul who is still in the grip of common sense is identified as being pastryphobic.
Douglas Wilson in “Like the Thing They Loved