Patron Saints for Writers

I saw a wonderful blog post about Patron Saints of Writing Professionals which lists 7 excellent patron saints and tells a bit about each one. Noting that not one of my favorite Saints were on the list, I decided that I needed to do my own blog post about my “7” patron saints for writers. Each of these Saints were writers who left behind a body of work that has had a deep impact on me. Their books are cherished volumes on my shelves and their prayers I request every day. Saint John the Evangelist: writer credited with the¬†gospel I … Continue reading

Ancient Catholic Teaching On Abortion

Catholic teaching is very clear and unambiguous: Not in any way can abortion be condoned. “You shall not kill the child by obtaining an abortion. Nor, again, shall you destroy him after he is born.” St. Barnabas (“Epistle of St. Barnabas,” c. 70-100 A.D.) “ You shall not murder a child by abortion nor kill one who has been born.” “The Didache [The Teaching Of The Twelve Apostles]” (c. 80-140 A.D.) “A woman who deliberately destroys a fetus is answerable for murder. And any fine distinction as to its being completely formed or unformed is not admissible amongst us.” St. … Continue reading