Mallon, John
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John Mallon received his bachelor's degree, Cum Laude, in theology from Boston College in 1989, where he was nominated to the Jesuit Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Nu. While at Boston College he often wrote articles in the student papers in defense of the Catholic Faith. During the 1989-90 school year he and a friend took over the conservative campus newspaper, The Observer of Boston College, and transformed it into an orthodox Roman Catholic student newspaper which received national acclaim. This brought him to the attention of officials at Franciscan University of Steubenville who offered him The University's Disciples of Christ Scholarship for a master's degree in theology, which he earned in 1993. In 1996 John received the Alumni Citizenship Award from Franciscan University in recognition of his contributions to civic life. The story of his conversion appears in the book Spiritual Journeys, published by the Daughters of St. Paul. From 1994 to 1997 he served as Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and editor of the archdiocesan newspaper the Sooner Catholic. Under John's tenure the paper won 11 journalism awards during his three year tenure (1994-97) despite his never having run a diocesan paper before. After that he served as an editorial consultant and a columnist for The Daily Oklahoman and later as a speech writer and communications director for Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and attended the 2002 U.S. Bishops' meeting in Dallas at the invitation of, and as a consultant on Catholic issues to then-Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. From 1997 to the present he has been Contributing Editor for Inside the Vatican magazine, where he has a monthly column, Status Ecclesiae. His work has also appeared in The Washington Times,, The National Review Online, WorldNetDaily, the Boston Globe, Catholic World Report, AD 2000 (Australia), The National Catholic Register, Crisis, The Boston Pilot, Catholic Online, The Fact, The Messenger of St. Anthony (Italy), Columbia magazine, This Rock, Hearth (now Canticle), and The New Oxford Review. His articles have been translated into German, French and Spanish. His book contributions include Spiritual Journeys: Towards the Fullness of Faith; The Madison Center Common Sense Guide to American Colleges 1991-1992; Operation Rescue: A Challenge to the Nation's Conscience, by Philip Lawler; Their Faith has Touched Us: The Legacies of Three Young Oklahoma City Bombing Victims, by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda. A partial archive of his writing may be seen at the Catholic website, (, and he maintains Mallon's Media Watch, a Blog commenting on media coverage of the Catholic Church. ( Contact: Website:




The Church Is the Bedroom

Some people say, objecting to Church teaching on artificial birth control, "The Church should stay out of the bedroom." But the Church cannot stay out of birth control, because life is God's business and God is the Church's business. The Church cannot stay out of the bedroom because the Church is the bedroom. The marriage bed is the altar of the Domestic Church.

Date posted: 2009-10-20

Conscience and the Dictatorship of Relativism

An American professor of law and ethics writes an article in a prestigious medical journal calling for laws restricting the rights of medical professionals to follow their consciences, and testifies before a U.S. Senate committee to the same effect. Is this an example of the "dictatorship of relativism" warned about by Cardinal Ratzinger the day before he was elected Pope Benedict XVI?

Date posted: 2009-03-20

Antinatalism vs. The Nativity

How many world religions have as one of their most central images a tender scene of a mother and child? I only know of one: Catholicism. It is a sign that Catholicism is a faith that occurs where we most intensely live, and where we are vulnerable, and values tenderness. The universal image of mother and child is something all people may relate to. Any person of good will can see this icon and feel joy and warmth. It is also an image the enemies of God hate: specifically, those in the demonic realm and those under their influence on earth.

Date posted: 2008-12-26

The Stem Cell Debate: Science vs. Deception

This is one in a series of conferences that have been sponsored in recent years by The Pontifical Academy for Life, an advisory group to the Vatican and the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations. A previous conference in 2004 dealt with the problem of patients in the so-called "vegetative state" and the moral obligation to provide food and fluids for them. This issue of stem-cell research is another neuralgic issue of medicine and ethics that the conference was designed to shed light on, especially the great promise of adult stem cells that do not require any harm of embryos or any moral problem.

Date posted: 2008-10-04

Political Prisoners in the Womb

To be philosophically and morally consistent, Amnesty International should get off the political fence and join forces with the worldwide pro-life movement. Otherwise, the status of the unborn child as a political prisoner in the womb who may be arbitrarily executed on a whim will have been further sealed.

Date posted: 2007-11-19

No Amnesty for the Unborn?

Amnesty International is considering changing its neutral policy on abortion to one that would declare abortion an international human right.

Date posted: 2007-11-19

A World Without Siblings

One of first Commandments God gave to man was "Go forth and multiply," yet many 'experts' in the world today seem to think that happy charge must be reversed on account of 'too many' people in the world. But those who have sought to limit population by artificial and unnatural means have proven to have taken the wrong course.

Date posted: 2007-10-07

Amnesty International: What Part of Human Rights Don't You Understand?

AI's executive committee decision of last April, to treat abortion as a human right, was ratified by delegates to their international meeting in August. In so doing, they have departed the civilization they were founded to uphold and joined the Culture of Death.

Date posted: 2007-08-24

Homosexuality, Sin and the Children of God

If there is anything I want to communicate through my work, articles and so forth, it is that being Catholic is not an adjunct, add-on, or category in our lives. It is everything. The First Commandment is "Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all you heart mind and strength." This is what being Catholic is all about. We are more than simply followers of Jesus Christ, we are part of Him - His Bride - His Body.

Date posted: 2007-08-20

Embryos Are Human

These embryonic human beings are alive, now, and involved in a terrible dilemma utterly beyond their control. They are human, innocent and helpless, and therefore deserving of love and the protection of the state. They are dependent on civilization but civilization is perhaps even more dependent on them, as we consider their fate. In considering their fate, we are determining our own.

Date posted: 2007-07-23

Contraception the Love Killer

Real lovers want to give without reserve in God's own superabundance creating more hearts and lives to love. Contraception is like kissing through a screen door and real love cannot tolerate obstacles. Contraception breeds selfishness and separation that drives a wedge between husband and wife that kills love. Real lovers want their love to explode into the posterity of future generations for all eternity. This is the kind of passion and fulfillment God wants for His children. Contraception limits what should be boundless. It spits in the face of this glorious passion and love's true abandon; and that is why it is a sin. It seeks to "tame" love, thus killing it. The Catholic Church is the last bastion on earth of true romance. The modern world has suffocated love and made sex a thing of deadness.

Date posted: 2007-07-02