"The Sacred Heart is so powerful, precisely because it's that imagery of the actual human heart of Jesus that reminds us — not only of our own hearts physically, that we have one, that it's central to who we are — but that it's in hearts that are united in love that we find our greatest fulfillment," said Fr. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., author of "Behold This Heart: St. Francis de Sales and Devotion to the Sacred Heart" (Sophia Institute Press). Fr. Dailey holds the John Cardinal Foley Chair of Homiletics and Social Communications at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
"Every time America is strong, our enemies don't mess with us. Whenever we have a weak Administration leading us, it empowers and emboldens the tyrants of the world — and they take advantage of it. We've already seen the opening salvos, barely a couple months into the Biden Administration. It's not likely to get better. So that's another reason [for] people to focus on what they need to do to ensure that we don't go down that path of weakness and socialism that the woke Left wants us to follow," said Jim Hanson, president of the Security Studies Group. He is the author of the recent book, "Winning the Second Civil War: Without Firing a Shot." Follow him @JimHansonDC on Twitter.
When Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "guidelines are taken nearly verbatim from language that justify powerful teachers unions, it diminishes the public trust in our civil institutions. Parents, the biggest stakeholders in education, do not have the political clout to affect CDC reopening guidelines, yet teachers seem to have a direct line to policymakers in the upper echelons of the CDC," said Jude Schwalbach, research associate and project coordinator in the Center for Education Policy at The Heritage Foundation. He wrote a recent article, "Collaboration Between CDC and Teachers Union Doesn’t Help Our Kids." Follow him @JudeSchwalbach on Twitter.
“Traditional Catholic beliefs about life and about marriage and human sexuality — whereas they were at least uncontroversial decades ago, if not widely held — are now increasingly viewed as a threat to modern culture,” said Luke Goodrich, vice president and senior counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. Goodrich is also the author of “Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America.” Follow him @LukeWGoodrich on Twitter.
President Biden has "shown in the first 100 days that the only people whose opinion he's taking into account — the only people whose desires for America that he's taking into account — are those on the radical left," said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council. Follow the Family Research Council @FRCdc on Twitter.
Szoch was on a previous episode of Respect Life Radio, discussing, "How Planned Parenthood leads the culture of death."
"Absent reason, faith will simply be based on emotion. We will never out-emote the pagan," said Steve Deace, host of the “Steve Deace Show” on Blaze TV and author of “Faucian Bargain: The Most Powerful and Dangerous Bureaucrat in American History” (Post Hill Press). Follow him @SteveDeaceShow on Twitter.
We're up against "sophisticated, uber-educated people who have screwy ideas. But a small group of very dedicated people can win," said Austin Ruse, author of the recent book, "Under Siege: No Finer Time to Be a Faithful Catholic" (Sophia Institute Press) and president of the Center For Family & Human Rights. Follow him @austinruse on Twitter.
"We're going to be a watchdog, making sure that the Biden Administration...will respect the mission of HHS (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) which is to further the health and well-being of all Americans; and that includes from conception until natural death; that means science being the forefront over ideology; that means we respect conscience and religious freedom," said Roger Severino, a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, overseeing the HHS Accountability Project. Formerly, he was Director of the Office for Civil Rights at HHS. Follow him @RogerSeverino_ on Twitter.
"Unless we stand up today, women's and girl's sports and all of our opportunities will fade away. We all know it. It will not take long until there will be an entire male/female team," said Beth Stelzer, founder of Save Women's Sports. Stelzer is described as a "housewife, mom, and amateur powerlifter in Minnesota" on Save Women's Sports, which is "a coalition that seeks to preserve biology-based eligibility standards for participation in female sports." Follow her @BethStelzer on Twitter.
The Supreme Court in British Columbia ruled in 2019 that a "14-year-old girl can receive testosterone injections without parental consent, on the sole basis of her own consent" and "if either of her parents refer to her using female pronouns or address her by her birth name, they would be considered guilty of family violence," said Jeremiah Keenan, a writer at The Federalist.
Keenan has been covering the case of the father, including a recent article, "Canadian Father Jailed For Talking About Court-Ordered Transgendering Of His Teenage Daughter." Follow Keenan @jeremiah_keenan on Twitter.