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 [...]
Go ahead, do whatever you want. With apologies to my brother (“I can do whatever want” = False): You can do whatever you want. You can mix and match different suits of armor if you want to. You can eat lots of ice cream, post stupid things [...]
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.) [...]
In a post about marriage a couple weeks ago, I said that our modern way to look at marriage tends to be in terms of self-fulfillment. This is actually a form of selfishness, which makes it difficult to accept children and nearly impossible to truly love. A very clear portrayal of where that attitude [...]
It was a pleasant surprise to see how many people voted on our mini-poll (53 votes in one week), and also to see that an overwhelming majority voted for Number 4, which was:
4) Marriage is a free gift of love: the love between the husband and wife should be a self-sacrificing love that [...]
These children dressed up as saints for Halloween. The older girl is Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, her younger sister is the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the baby is Mother Teresa. When I come across something like this, I am amazed at how faith makes our world so much bigger, and so much smaller [...]
I talked in a previous post about the treasure of celibacy. Not only is it a loving response to God, but it is a loving response that involves the whole person, body and soul.
Celibacy is valuable because the consecrated person is looking constantly beyond the horizon, and this invites both the Church, and [...]
I just returned from World Youth Day 2011 in Spain, and the city of Madrid did a first class job welcoming over a million people from all over the world. These people could be heard singing songs together and joining in chants, packing the subway cars and strolling through the streets of the city
Blessed John Paul II spoke to families in his exhortation Familiaris Consortio. Beginning with the truth that God is love, and that we are created in God’s image, we realize that to become fully human we must learn to love. Parents have the special mission of sharing life and love with their [...]
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