There is a clear connection between the current campaign for equal rights for homosexuals and the great campaign for equal rights for women. That movement had started with equal voting rights for women, and then moved on to fight for equal access to education, to jobs and careers, and equal pay for women who were [...]
Today Fr. Joel and Fr. Benjamin celebrate five years of serving Jesus and His Church as Catholic priests. God is very good, and these years have been filled with many challenges, and with many blessings.
Pope Benedict must have known about our priestly anniversary yesterday, since he hinted at it in his homily [...]
When I was growing up, my mother sometimes mentioned that it was very important to her to be obedient to her husband. (I think she mentioned this more often to her children than she did to her husband. Her husband happened to be my father: we were very blessed that things worked out that way.) [...]
There is a certain pattern to this world: many things exist in pairs. When children discover this, they love to play the game “What’s the opposite of….?” What’s the opposite of day? night! What’s the opposite of hot? cold! and so on.
The Book of Genesis describes this fundamental structure to the world as “God [...]
[This is a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI] Cardinals, Venerable Brothers in the Episcopate and the Priesthood, dear brothers and sisters!
I am pleased to welcome you on the occasion of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for the Family, on the occasion of a double XXX anniversary: that of the Apostolic Exhortation [...]
Once upon a time, in a land far away, the fairy tales ended with a wedding. Why a wedding? Marriage was something definitive, conclusive, like death, except that it was happy. Marriage was permanent, and so it was hard to imagine anything better than being bound for your whole life to a wonderful and loving [...]
In a previous post, I talked about the mission of the family, and how that mission is rooted in the vocation to love. Blessed John Paul II’s teaching on marriage reveals a deeper reality to the human vocation. He says that we are made for love, which is communion with others, [...]
It is best to read those before reading this one, because we need to have a strong foundation for forgiveness. That foundation is the reality of [...]
It is not often that I come across a short video that is also a brilliant work of art. The Procedure responds beautifully to years of clever but twisted argumentation from movies like The Cider House Rules. Put it on full screen, sit back, and enter in.
Note: It might play better on the [...]
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