In the most-recent, Winter 2016 edition of Celebrate Life Magazine, I had the honor of being published in their wonderful magazine.[click to continue...]
However, He has given us no revelation that this is, in fact, what He does for babies who die without being baptized. In fact, the Holy Spirit has led the Catholic Church to just the opposite/ revelation. In the Second Council of Lyons and the Council of Florence, the Holy Spirit led the Church to assert dogmatically that such souls do go to limbo.[click to continue...]
Yet, contraception seeks to put a wall up between the spouses.
It says to one another, “I love you, except I reject your fertility.” Clearly, this is anything but a totality in exchange of persons during the conjugal act.
Yet, not many Christians realize that tolerance or acceptance of birth control use is a recent phenomenon in the history of Christianity as a whole. The Protestant Reformers, as you will see, stood with the Catholic Church in the historic rejection of contraception use.[click to continue...]
What if Mozart’s parents decided after the sixth kid they were through? Our world would never have been blessed with its greatest composer. Had the Washingtons stopped after their fourth, would America have won the Revolutionary War?
Had Jim Gaffigan’s parents decided they didn’t want anymore blessing from God after five children already, we would never have been made to laugh by their sixth child.[click to continue...]
Don’t go accusing me of being “holier than the Pope.” I am merely clarifying what constitutes proper Church teaching for the readers of this blog, and as a son of Holy Mother Church. I love Pope Francis, as a brother—or, should I say, Holy Father in the faith. I just think he gets some moral matters incorrect. This one falls into the purview of my blog, and so I feel compelled to write about it.[click to continue...]
“Their findings were stunning. Basically, it boils down to this: There is no evidence to indicate that condoms prevent the heterosexual transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases. None,” writes Mary Beth Bonacci.[click to continue...]
Now, I know opponents of such a position will claim that contraception seeks to reduce the number of abortions. After all, if fewer babies are conceived, then fewer abortions will be procured. And isn’t that the goal: reducing the number of babies dying?
On its surface, this seems plausible. However, such a counter-argument has a large blindspot.[click to continue...]
Individuals who cannot say no to dessert are not likely to have the courage to refuse a sexual temptation, either.[click to continue...]
The Supreme Court decision of 1965 may not have been considered in its day a monumental event. However, that did not change the fact that its horrendous decision made a mess of things morally.[click to continue...]