Tag: sacrifice

Why Men Bear Responsibility for Abortion

Women don’t spontaneously get pregnant. As a guy, I don’t know much, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works. Nor does any woman, I believe, naturally desire the death sentence for any child conceived within her womb. No woman walks into an abortion clinic because of her choice, but rather because of a perceived lack of choice. She…

The Catholicity of Captain America

Note: This article originates from a quite nerdy conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz; it is the fruit of his thought. I felt called to share it with a wider audience for the education of many and the salvation of souls. From my earliest memories I was Batman. I grew up on the ‘90s Batman cartoons, having all the toys, and…

They Will Know We are Christians by Our T-Shirts

“They will know we are Christians by our t-shirts!” I remember first seeing this parody of a well-known Christian anthem several years ago in college on a bumper sticker.  Since then, I’ve seen the jab a few times on the internet and ironically once on an actual t-shirt (its owner looked proud). But the slogan stirred some initial discomfort inside…

Marriage: A Big, Beautiful Inconvenience

“So I’m over this whole engagement thing.” This has become my customary response to friends and co-workers lately. Some folks chuckle, while others give me a puzzled look. Eventually, though, everyone recognizes the message underlying the tone: I’m just ready to be married. Jackie and I aren’t living together before marriage for a multitude of reasons, and I have no…