Archive for Maureen Ferguson

Catholic Herald: Anti-Natalism is So Last Century

By Maureen Ferguson Ever since the Garden of Eden, we have been told to be fruitful and multiply. Affirmation of this commandment is now coming from the strangest places. The quirky futurist Elon Musk recently issued a dire warning. “Most people think we have too…

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Catholic Herald: Catholic schools break the cycle of poverty. Why are they being targeted?

By Maureen Ferguson It is a grand Washington, DC tradition. Every year, on the first Sunday in October, Catholic and non-Catholic dignitaries alike gather at St Matthew’s Cathedral to pray for the judicial branch of government. It’s the annual Red Mass, a tradition that extends…

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Examiner: Ulrich Klopfer’s treatment of aborted babies is horrifying, but not shocking

By Maureen Ferguson The recent “shocking” discovery of the remains of 2,246 human fetuses at the home of Indiana abortion doctor Ulrich Klopfer is indeed horrifying, ghastly, and above all utterly heartbreaking. But it is not shocking. Our abortion culture has so dehumanized the “unwanted”…

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Washington Times: Applying liberal dog whistles to judicial nominations

By Maureen Ferguson The religious beliefs of nominees have suddenly become fair game in the judicial confirmation process. Consider the frosty line of questioning Sens. Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono recently leveled at a federal judicial nominee. In a questionnaire for federal court nominee Brian Buescher, Ms. Harris pointed out that,…

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Examiner: Democrats double down on abortion rather than heed Claire McCaskill’s sage advice

By Maureen Ferguson Now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives and ushered Nancy Pelosi in as speaker, they would be wise to listen to the voice of another (once) powerful Democratic woman, former Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. Fresh off her election…

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The Hill: An infanticide question awaits the Democratic nominee in 2020

By Maureen Ferguson Most abortions are successful in achieving their end. Women become un-pregnant. Occasionally, though, a complication can occur in which a woman becomes un-pregnant, but the baby is unexpectedly born alive. What then? Abortion survivors, like Melissa Ohden, were on Capitol Hill this week…

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Washington Examiner: Survivors of late-term abortion are grown up and speaking out

By Maureen Ferguson Nothing speaks louder in the ongoing debate over late-term abortion than a crying newborn baby, particularly a baby who was accidentally born alive after an attempted abortion. The voices of these abortion survivors are very powerful. Now adults, they have been speaking out to tell…

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Examiner: Kathy Tran cares more for butterflies than babies in the womb

By Maureen Ferguson Butterflies and babies. Both are beautiful. Both develop in miraculous ways. A butterfly emerges after about 12 days in a cocoon, where it began as a caterpillar. A baby takes a little longer, emerging from the womb after about 40 weeks of…

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CNA: Giving Thanks for the Church

By Maureen Ferguson It’s a great time to be Catholic. I mean that sincerely… in the sense of Dickens’ opening lines in A Tale of Two Cities. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… it was the season of light, it…

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RealClearReligion: Pope Francis, Please Prosecute

By Maureen Ferguson Fyodor Dostoyevsky observes in his novel The House of the Dead, “Man is a creature that can get accustomed to anything.” As the bishops of the Catholic Church convene in Baltimore this week to address the abuse crisis, Dostoyevsky’s reflection on human nature…

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