As we mingle through this week’s carnival, our focus will move from the outward to the inward.
When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos. (St. Thomas More)
Eric at Ales Rarus writes about some startling bad statements regarding the scientific study of fertility on both sides of the political spectrum in Mangling, Mishandling, and Misrepresentation of Science in the Plan B Debate.
The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts—a child—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. (Mother Teresa)
In 1994 notes Jarrett at Roft Raft, Mother Teresa submitted a powerful brief to the U.S. Supreme Court that contained warnings about the consequences of abortion which are now beginning to become more apparent in Supreme Takedown of Roe v. Wade in a Brief by Mother Teresa.
Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women. (Alice Paul)
Jay at Deo Omnis Gloria observed Amnesty International is considering changing their stance from abortion-neutral to pro-abortion in Amnesty International Going Pro-Abortion? Now is our chance to speak out before this takes place.
All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian. (Pat Paulsen)
Herb at HerbEly comments in Latino Immigration: Removing Stereotypes and Journalistic
Ghosts on journalistic bias covering the immigration debate. A Washington Post OpEd piece relates how Latinos are assimilating in terms of English language, family and work ethic, but ignores the religious dimensions of the story.
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it. (G.K. Chesterton)
A saint isn’t somebody who tries harder, but someone who trusts more. (Peter Kreeft)
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. (Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects)
As the soil, however rich it may be, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit. (Seneca)
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion. (Proverbs 11:22)
God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called. (Author unknown)
The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people. (Leo Tolstoy)
On the occasion of my daughter’s confirmation on Pentecost, Christina at Confessions of a Hot Carmel Sundae reflects in Tongues of Fire on vocations, specifically the vocation to which most of the confirmed will be called, marriage.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived. (Joseph Campbell)
Sunday was the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Kevin at HMS Blog writes a reflection on why we speak of the Trinity as a “mystery,” and on how we should respond to this mystery in The Mystery of the Trinity.
All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be. (C.S. Lewis)