I attended a Requiem Mass awhile ago for a deceased relative of a family friend. My understanding of our Catholic faith was that we were coming together to pray for the deceased. But apparently the celebrant priest was under a different modus operandi.[click to continue...]
In light of the tragedy at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church last week, many churchgoers felt compelled to pack heat in self-defense. This is an understandable and very human response. After all, self-preservation and the desire to protect one’s family from unjust aggressors lie within our human nature. Everyone is entitled to feel this way.
Well, that is, unless you live in the Diocese of Dallas, Texas.[click to continue...]
Leaving the practice of religion up to each child to decide for themselves when they are a teenager or older punts this moral duty parents have. Yes, it is true each person will need to decide for themselves whether to make the practice of their faith genuine, rather than just a family tradition. Still, how are your children supposed to choose for themselves whether to follow God, if you don’t teach them His commands, so they know what they are deciding between? For, if you don’t see to it that they learn His commands, then who will? Certainly not the public school system or pop culture![click to continue...]
Sadly, some men need a reminder of their need to start making love to their wives.
Technology has ushered in stimulating entertainment that can get a significant percentage of males addicted to viewing the content. Such addictions can rewire the male brain, causing a drop in interest in making level in real life.
But that’s where the contraceptive mentality leads: to entire generations who don’t want to ensure a generation replaces them. That’s where America is heading.[click to continue...]
Yet, a Christian is called to go against the cultural flow. We are required to oppose the world and its ideals. These days the world expects you to be sexually active from your teen years and beyond. Therefore, to be a nonconformist is to actually fulfill God’s will for you by remaining pure.[click to continue...]
The Catholic Church’s condemnation for abortifacient contraception remains pretty well established. Those running US Catholic hospitals would certainly be aware of the Church’s teaching. So, we can expect all such hospitals to comply and to never dispense the drugs, right? Well, not so much. According to Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, a member of the Catholic Medical […][click to continue...]
On the other hand, think through the consequences if the legal system decides to reverse Jahi McMath’s death certificate. For one, it will expose “total brain failure” as a fundamentally flawed diagnosis.[click to continue...]
Effective language and rhetoric used by those supporting the Culture of Life is, of course, a matter of speaking the truth. When pro-lifers speak plainly, we very often prick the conscious of those who support abortion. When someone gets stung at the level of their conscience, naturally they get defensive and spout nonsensical rebuttals. This is to be expected, like the charge that pro-life people use ‘inflammatory’ language.[click to continue...]
The Journal of Medical Ethics article argues that those who are deemed ‘brain dead’ are actually biologically alive. Yet, the medical establishment refuses to acknowledge as much, in part because the organ transplantation industry relies so heavily on the prevailing definition of death.[click to continue...]
As I have written about in the past, any viewing of pornography is both harmful and gravely sinful. Thus, viewing porn does not become harmful and sinful only once a certain threshold of length of time or other measure is reached. Still, some people who view porn do not realize the degree to which they […][click to continue...]
For if transgenderism is true, and people can really “change” their gender, then liberals must admit there is a human soul animating the human body. But to do so would be to reject materialism as the explanation of the universe. It might even crack a window to the existence of God. Are liberals really willing to go there?[click to continue...]