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“It’s a surreal situation when politicians who oppose abortion would make it harder for low-income women to absorb the significant financial costs of having a baby.” HT@eliseitaliano

The Republicans’ Scandalous Health-Care Bill | Commonweal Magazine

HOMILY: Messy, Life-Giving Sharing

Yes, we must share, and it will be messy…

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Solemnity of the Body & Blood of Christ | June 18, 2017

Fr. Brian Zumbrum’s homilies and reflections are posted weekly at Leaven in the World. To see the archive of all his posts, just click here: Salesian Sermons

PROTIP: You can take a look at the readings here. This homily focuses on the theme of the Eucharist.
So a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Italy with my family. We spent two weeks traveling up and down the peninsula, soaking in the sights, sounds and local cuisine.

And it was during this trip that I learned a really important lesson about myself. I don’t like to share.

See, my family and I would all sit down for a meal and inevitably the questions would start.

​Would you like to try a bite of this?

​Can I soak up some of your sauce with…

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It Isn’t Pro-Life or Christians to Shame Pregnant Teens

Why do we continually question God’s work? Every child is loved by Him!


There are a lot of ways you can describe the shaming and exclusion of a pregnant teenage woman, but you sure can’t call it either Christian or pro-life.

In our faith tradition, God himself choose to enter into the grittiness of human living through the courageous ‘yes’ of an unwed, pregnant teenager.

This young girl who was kicked out of her graduation for being pregnant is a hero. The Christian school who kicked her to the curb is the modern-day innkeeper who said to Mary “there’s no room in the inn for you.”

You can wax all you want about pro-life Christian values, but you can’t be pro-life and anti-woman. It doesn’t work.

And you can’t be pro-life and be a participant and protagonist in the culture of shaming and exclusion. It doesn’t work.

See my full remarks on Fox News:

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