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...]
Both the traditional marriage camp and the ‘progressive’ view of marriage can actually agree on one thing: marriage is a contract. You may be surprised to read that. But let me flesh it out, with the help of the quotes below from Frank Sheed, Catholic evangelist extraordinaire.[click to continue...]
The Bishops of Canada have yet, to this day, to rescind the Winnipeg Statement. The official stance of the Catholic bishops of Canada is dissent on the question of contraception use.
Yet, Pope Pius VI rightly called contraceptive sex “intrinsically wrong” (n. 14).
How can something be intrinsically evil, and yet be permitted?
The scandal this causes must be enormous. To Catholics weak or naïve in their faith, this can prove spiritually deadly, not to mention physically and emotionally detrimental.[click to continue...]
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...]