"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.
“Planned Parenthood's mission is deny science, exploit people and make profits,” said Mary Szoch, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, which recently published the 2021 edition of “The Real Planned Parenthood: Leading the Culture of Death.”
“Planned Parenthood took the lives of 354,871 unborn children in 2019, the most in any given year. It is also the second largest provider of hormone therapy to those who identify as transgender/have gender dysphoria,” according to a key-point summary in the report.
“They say that they're about 'Care, no matter what,'” said Szoch in this Respect Life Radio interview. “But they don't actually care that the teenagers that they're giving these cross-sex hormones to will have lasting side effects. Some of them may actually experience sterilization as a result of these cross-sex hormones.”
"By turning away from sin, we have the opportunity to become happy. That's why the saints are so important. You realize, when you read their lives, that they were virtuous and they were happy. When people live lives of sins, they're not happy. They live...the life of an addict who needs another fix from their sins and they don't find the happiness that they're looking for, " said Father Thomas Morrow, author of "Overcoming Sinful Thoughts: How to Realign Your Thinking and Defeat Harmful Ideas" (Sophia Institute Press) and other books. Follow him at Catholic Faith Alive!
Critical Race Theory “is the idea that we can only see the world through a racial lens: America is systemically racist. And we must disrupt and, frankly, overturn systems of governing authority in the United States," said Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation. He is the co-author, with Mike Gonzalez, of "Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and its Grip on America," published by The Heritage Foundation. Follow @JM_Butcher on Twitter.
"Whether we're accused of being overly political or not, we have to take a stand for the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage and religious liberty, because all three of them are under assault in this culture today," said Fr. Edward Meeks, the founding pastor of Christ the King Church in Towson, Md. "And if we don't stand up and say: this far and no more, then we will wake up one day with all of them gone..."
His homilies, published on his YouTube channel, include "Politics is Not Our Religion" from January 2021. "Staring into the Abyss" from October 2020 has more than 2.4 million views. Fr. Meeks discussed his path into the Catholic Church on an episode of EWTN's "Journey Home."
The Blessed Virgin Mary is "the perfect disciple. She is God's masterpiece. To imitate Mary is to imitate Christ. There's no contradiction," said Fr. Quan Tran, parochial vicar at St. Bonaventure Parish in Huntington Beach, Calif., and a former deputy district attorney. He is the author of "The Imitation of Mary: Keys to Growth in Virtue and Grace" (Sophia Institute Press) and leads FullnessOfGrace.org.