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...]
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...]
In my experience I do not find the defiance against the Church to be on an intellectual level as much as it is a matter of the heart.
Far more people reject Catholic moral teachings because they simply do not want them to be true than because they think the teachings are untrue.
Catholic author GK Chesterton famously observed, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”[click to continue...]
You would do well, then, to join the pro-life movement. The movement has a wide range of ages and appeals to both genders. But largely, it is a younger generation that represents the pro-life convictions in this country.
As such, with you likely being young and searching for a spouse, there resides a natural fit.[click to continue...]
Jesus Christ, of all people, connected the end of the world to a cataclysmic event of centuries past. He said His Second coming at the end of the world in judgment would be at a time much like the time of the Flood.
“As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,
and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man,” Jesus proclaimed (Matthew 24:37).
Then Pope Saint John Paul II ties it all up and directs us back to governmental intrusions, like the two child policy in China.
“Thus the Church condemns as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in any way the freedom of couples in deciding about children.”[click to continue...]
As we can see, the invitations toward sins of impurity (as well as other sins) come from a place within us. Sure, the devil entices us, as he likes to do. But, sadly, there is a part of us attracted to what he lays before us.[click to continue...]
For, in this backwards world, marriage exists solely for the emotional benefit of the adults involved. Children are an afterthought—an accessory, like a speed boat or a pet, at best. They are not essentially, necessary, or even a consideration in this remade world.
If there is no such thing as a ‘husband’ or a ‘wife,’ then there is no longer a ‘father’ or a ‘mother’ either. The entire domestic family, therefore, crumbles away.[click to continue...]
3. Adding to the stuff Jesus never said was this: “Hear ye, all ye faithful. Looking unto one another in kindness includes viewing one another in lust.”[click to continue...]
The Church’s dogmatic teachings on marriage consist of eternal truths. The Church’s teaching on the sanctity of marriage comes from God Himself. The Church could never and would never change such a fundamental belief.
That is because the Church has absolutely no authority to redefine marriage.[click to continue...]