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...]
How can Doritos be guilty of “humanizing” a human? The lunacy boggles the mind.[click to continue...]
One of the main objectives in practicing Lent is to grow in the virtue of temperance. Temperance is the means by which we moderate, or control, our desire for pleasure.[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...]
Indulgence and lust comprise the recipe for a “more productive” man? He may find a sanctuary from stress for a short while. But the eternal damn fire he just signed up for will burn for all eternity.[click to continue...]
He writes, “For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12).
We have all likely read that verse, but have we remembered to apply it to our daily, pro-life work? Do we begin and end our actions in the name of the Lord by calling on Him to help us? Or, do we take the onus upon ourselves?
The stakes could not be any higher: life or death hangs in the balance. But even more importantly, the destiny of people’s souls is at stake.[click to continue...]
The hard work is not always apparent in how it is paying off. In fact, the pro-life advocacy may feel as though it is adding years to your life. New wrinkles and gray hairs seem to be popping up in places they were not before.
Sounds as though you are experiencing pro-life advocacy burnout. Let’s discuss a few remedies for this.[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).