Thus, when Eve ate the forbidden fruit, she was guilty of disobeying two persons. Not only God, but also her husband. This is the teaching of the Early Church Fathers.[click to continue...]
What if Pope Sixtus V was right?
What if abortion was really that evil?[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...]
If you do pray each day, thank you. But if you forget to, let me challenge you to add these intercessions for life to your prayers each day.
Will you commit to saying one or both of these following prayers every day?[click to continue...]
“They are deluded who say that sins of impurity are not a great evil.
“Immersed in their filth, ‘like the sow wallowing in the mire.’ (2 Pet. 2:22), they do not see the malice of their actions and, therefore, neither feel nor abhor the stench of their impurities, which excite disgust and horror in all others.” – St. Alphonsus Liguori[click to continue...]
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to declare abortion morally acceptable someday?
The Church, as it is, seems out of step with so much of the rest of the world. Does the appeal of “getting with the times” attract the Church’s hierarchy?
After all, the Catholic Church remains the most steadfast, ardent defender of life known to the Western world. It is unpopular for its hardline stance against the murder of the unborn.
Could the pope or the bishops decide one day to reverse Church teaching?[click to continue...]
We can reason to the purpose for the different body parts by examining how they function naturally.
By getting a vasectomy, a man is purposely mutilating a reproductive part of his body to render it unable to function as it should.
This means every time thereafter that he has sex, he is engaging in an unnatural act.[click to continue...]
“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matthew 18:6).[click to continue...]
Quite often, at least in my experience, broaching this topic causes a lot of consternation. Frequently, wives feel defensive about how often they allow their husbands to have sex with them. But the command in 1 Corinthians extends further than just that.
As we will see, husbands have a marital duty to their wives, as well.[click to continue...]
The Catechism of Catholic Church (CCC) explains,
“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility:
“A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence” (#1902, emphasis added).[click to continue...]