“Thank-you” and “F*#@ you!”


By Tom Quiner A small contingent just finished up our Rosary in front of Planned Parenthood  on this chilly afternoon praying on behalf of the unborn during 40 Days for Life. Many people drove by giving us a thumbs up and a thank-you. We always get a few folks express their sentiments by extending a…

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Top ten religious movies for Lent 2023

top ten religious movies

By TOM QUINER   People like stepping up their game during Lent, and that includes focusing on entertainment with good values. I’ve blogged on top religious films for Lent for over a decade. Movies come and go from my list depending on what I’ve seen recently. I dropped The Mission from this year’s list, even…

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Black History Month Reality Check

Black History Month reality check

In honor of Black History Month, President Biden screened the 2022 film, “Till,” at the White House (view the trailer above). The president’s reaction was startling and demands a Black History Month reality check. If you’re not familiar with this ugly 1955 incident, Emmett Till was a fourteen year old African American young man beaten…

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Sex and procreation are holy

sex and procreation

The 2nd reading at Catholic Masses yesterday included this passage from I Corinthians 3:16-17: Brothers and sisters: Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which you are,…

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Maggie DeWitte’s testimony on risks of oral contraception #2

oral contraception

Here is Pulse Executive Director, Maggie DeWitte’s, testimony on a bill before the Iowa Legislature, IA HSB91, “a bill for an act relating to the health and well-being of children and families.” Maggie is also spokesperson for the Iowa Coalition of Pro Life Leaders, which supports Division Seven in the bill, except for subsection division…

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Why the worst Super Bowl in history was my favorite

worst Super Bowl

By Tom Quiner, Pulse Life Advocates Board President The worst Super Bowl in history was number V. And I loved it. Looking back, it reminds me of the epic battle of pro-lifers against Roe v Wade, which all happened at about the same time. A young Baltimore Colts fan As background, I’m a lifelong Colts…

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“How many children have YOU adopted?!” #2

pro-life challenge

By Maggie DeWitte, Executive Director, Pulse Life Advocates A grim-looking woman fixed her gaze at me at last summer’s Iowa State Fair. I was working Pulse Life Advocates’ booth in the Varied Industry Building when she strode up to hurl a pro-life challenge in my face: “How many children have YOU adopted?!” I said, “Well…

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Bishop Joensen’s Prayer at the 2023 Pro-Life Prayer Rally

Bishop Joensen prayer at 2023 Prayer Rally

Bishop Joensen came to the Capitol on Monday, February 6th, to participate in the 2023 Pro-Life Prayer Rally. Here is Bishop Joensen’s prayer: “Generous Father and Creator of the Heavens and Earth: The Psalmist exclaims, “How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you have made them all—the earth is full of your creatures;…

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