John Lennon’s most obnoxious song

John Lennon’s most obnoxious song

The late, great Beatle, John Lennon, has written some very fine songs. But boy has he written some clunkers. Two songs stand out as being particularly insufferable: “Imagine” and “Happy Xmas (The War is Over).” Let’s start with the latter. The first sentence asks: “So this is Christmas, and what have you done?” Take a…

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The Case for Marriage Grows

case for marriage

The media is noticing. The Wall Street Journal ran yet another piece touting the case for marriage. They reported on the mystifying tendency of married couples to become wealthier than their non-married counterparts in a November 7th piece (“Moving in Together Doesn’t Match the Financial Benefits of Marriage, but Why?”). They cited data released by…

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The Age of Contempt

age of contempt

We live in an age of contempt, fueled by abortion’s ugly legacy. Did you catch the testimony of a Senate witness, Professor Khiara Bridges?  Professor Bridges was asked a simple question by Senator John Cornyn: “Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?” She answered: “I believe that a person…

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Top ten religious movies for Lent

top 10 religious movies for Lent

By TOM QUINER Lent has started. What a perfect time to enjoy a good religious movie. At some time or other in your life, probably during your Lenten fast, you have asked yourself the question, “what is the meaning of life?” And the answer is, that life has meaning. That meaning comes from being adopted…

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Is Western Civilization worth saving?

Western Civilization

Saint Mother Teresa posed a provocative question: “… if a mother can kill her own unborn baby, what is left of Western civilization to save?” There’s no question that Western civilization is under attack. ‘Western Civ’ is a decreasingly required course in institutions of higher learning. And when it is taught, curriculum tends to focus…

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“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

Martin Luther King pro-life

On this day after Martin Luther King Day, pro-lifers speculate on whether Reverend King was pro-life or not. The Martin Luther King quote below is worthy of contemplation: “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the…

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The Power of a Holy Family

power of a Holy Family

Fewer couples are choosing marriage these days, opting for cohabitation or single parenting when children arrive on the scene. Marriage rates are at an all-time low at 6.5 marriages per 1000 people, compared to 17 following WWII (see chart below). And yet there is such power and beauty to be experienced if you choose to…

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A reflection on evil

By TOM QUINER, IFL Board President If God is real, if God is Love, how can He allow so many innocent people to be butchered as happened on 9/11, two decades ago today? That doesn’t seem very loving, does it? St. Augustine formulated the dilemma this way: If God is all-good, he would will all…

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Pro-life clout at the 2021 Iowa State Fair

2021 Iowa State Fair

By Maggie DeWitte It’s a wrap on the 2021 Iowa State Fair.This year’s post-pandemic gathering was a kinder, gentler version of the one we experienced two years ago.No one spat on us or ripped down our signage. Even more, our booth, which we shared with our allies, Iowa Right to Life, was an oasis for…

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Announcing The HOLY FAMILY Project

The Holy Family

Dear Iowans for LIFE Supporter: Iowans for LIFE is going big. And we need your help now to make it happen. I’d like to introduce you to one of the biggest projects we’ve ever taken on: THE HOLY FAMILY Project. We’re developing an entire pro-life series wrapped around the primacy of the family unit. As…

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