And yet, since the bishops are denying us sacramental grace, they are seemingly asking us to resort to our mere natural abilities to merit eternal salvation. That simply cannot be done; we have that on the highest authority: “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace” (Rom 11:6).[click to continue...]
What would the US Conference of Catholic Bishops had said two months ago? Imagine if you polled them and asked them if they would voluntarily cancel all the Masses in their diocese, for any reason? What response would you have received? And yet, here we are. I guess we are to make a couple conclusions:
First, it appears our pastors have bought into the lie of the Leftists that our rights come from the state, not from God.
And second, it appears these same pastors are agents of the state—willing to do the state’s bidding.
Otherwise, why are they obeying unjust orders of the state to cancel Church services? Why are they fulfilling their duty to administer the sacraments, only when the state deems it permissible? What would Catholic martyr and loyal priests Blessed Miguel Pro, or St. Pedro de Jesus Maldonado say to such cowardice?
I would like to ask Bishop Kelly (and Bishop Burns, the head of the Diocese of Dallas) this simple question: why were you ordained, if not to administer the sacraments? Why are you denying your priestly duties when your children are in most need?[click to continue...]
“‘Wantedness’ was originally a term coined to describe a mother’s attitude toward the birth of a child.
“Sociologists decided that the degree to which a birth was wanted could be measured by accounting for less than perfect timing, less than perfect finances, or simply emotional hesitancy on the part of the mother.
“Yet its wider applications had more to do with phenomenology than with science.
“It could describe a person’s value in the social economy and the environmental factors limiting that value.”[click to continue...]
As Susan puts it so well, “The decision to have children ceases to be something that people plan for by becoming married. Instead, it is viewed as extraneous to marriage as an institution.”[click to continue...]
Earlier this month I had the privilege of conducting a sidewalk counseling training in Tyler, Texas. The event was very well received, and I am willing to travel to conduct the training elsewhere in the country, for anyone interested.[click to continue...]
They refused to stop to talk to me, but I did manage to point out, “If you are looking for a sign from God you’re not supposed to be here, look! He sent a priest to pray for you.”
They never even went into the building.
Where contraception users seek to have the pleasure of sex without the consequence of any resulting child, IVF seeks to flip that around. It bypasses the need for sexual intimacy and skips straight to playing god by creating, storing, and then implanting human embryos into women. All because society bought the premise that sex and babies can be separated. Lord, have mercy.[click to continue...]
“Certainly, from the moral point of view contraception and abortion are specifically different evils: the former contradicts the full truth of the sexual act as the proper expression of conjugal love, while the latter destroys the life of a human being; the former is opposed to the virtue of chastity in matrimony, the latter is opposed to the virtue of justice and directly violates the divine commandment ‘You shall not kill.’ But despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, contraception and abortion are often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree” (Evangelium Vitae, 13, March 25, 1995, emphasis added).[click to continue...]
Children as young as four (4) years old are being taught about masturbation (by Planned Parenthood). Sixth grade students are being handed condoms by public school employees.
X-rated materials have been shown to middle school students. Sixth graders were given a live demonstration of sexual positions with props. The examples could go on and on.[click to continue...]
Such selfishness would counteract your parental instinct. Forget defending your children from the dangers of the world, like a mama bear. Instead, you would be letting the world get between you and your own baby.
What does that communicate to your other children? That they are expendable. They are alive merely by the luck of being conceived at a different time within your family.
As well, your attitude toward all your children will likely be shifted negatively.[click to continue...]
“So the faithful servant, conscience, always remains with the sinner in the midst of his disorders to show him what he has lost and the state to which his sins have reduced him.”[click to continue...]