End-of-the-Week Round-Up

A number of interesting stories have crossed my screen this week. I haven’t had time to post each individually, but wanted to draw attention to some of them nonetheless.  This link will take you to the YouTube video “‘Unwanted’: A Story about Choice.” It’s about one child–a child of rape–and the effect of his mother’s […]

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Adopting a Pro-Life Attitude

As an adoptive father, I really appreciated this story: In the late 1980s, a woman from Chicago gave birth to twin boys and placed them in adoptive homes. One of them went to a family in Egypt and was named Ahmal. The other went to a family in Spain and was named Juan. Years later, Juan sent a picture of himself to […]

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Gay Parenthood

The fifth pillar of the argument in support of same-sex marriage is the assertion that children raised by same-sex couples have no more problems than children raised by their married biological parents. Aware that a major impediment to their agenda is public concern about the welfare of children raised by same-sex couples, gay activists have encouraged […]

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Putting on Heirs

Today is the feast of St. Raymond of Penyafort. As readers will recall, I have an adopted son named Raymond, and having this great Dominican canonist as a patron saint played into our name selection. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I (or should I say, my son) was getting a Dominican […]

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Rescuing Children from “Gay” Adoption

Earlier this week, in a post entitled “Fatal Attractions,” I recommended One Man, One Woman: A Catholic’s Guide to Defending Marriage by Dale O’Leary. She masterfully exposes common myths surrounding homosexuality, including the falsehoods that people are “born that way” and that “ten percent” of the population is homosexual. Since O’Leary is, after all, a family rights […]

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Maureen and I were married on February 2, 1991, during the Gulf War. At that time, people were tying yellow ribbons everywhere as a reminder of our loved ones who were away at war. We all needed reassurance during this time of conflict and uncertainty. The homilist at our wedding told us that our marriage […]

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Natural and Supernatural Adoption

This has been a banner week for the Suprenant family. Yesterday was the second anniversary of the finalization of our son Raymond’s adoption. The amazing story of how his adoption came about can be found at http://www.cuf.org/LayWitness/Online_view.asp?lwID=493. And now today we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of our daughter Mary Kate’s Baptism. We celebrate “Baptism Days” in […]

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