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...]
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).
The Doctor of the Church lays out the case that man flourishes when he keeps his will in check, and his intellect clear (1.13, pg. 23).
The problem for mankind in this lifetime remains, however, his fallen human nature. Mankind has an attraction for sin, called concupiscence that remains present for one’s entire life.[click to continue...]
If you heard this once, you heard it a million times. If only we all increased use of contraception, then we would see the number of abortions decrease.
Does such an argument hold up under scrutiny?
Let us turn to a papal encyclical, written by Pope Saint John Paul II, for some clarity. After all, no one else more famously opposes contraception and abortion as the Catholic Church.[click to continue...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Here’s a relatively unknown fact, even among many pro-lifers: any given abortion counselor at a clinic is likely to be post-abortive herself.
Ask yourself, why would this be?[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...]
Yes, viewing pornography is that bad.
If the students didn’t know that before the class period that day, I made sure they knew that by the time they left. Who else is going to tell them?[click to continue...]