Category: Marriage and Family

Science vs. God

Modern man derives much of his sense of himself as master of all he surveys from science and technology in general, but nothing feeds his notion of being the master of life itself more than the new birth technologies. They … Continue reading

The Aftermath of Humanae Vitae

Humanae vitae, Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical reaffirming the Church’s defense of the sanctity of human life, was promulgated fifty years ago this year. It was dated July 25, 1968. When July rolls around later this year I shall have … Continue reading

Is Marriage a Vocation?

When we Catholics speak of the different options that are open before us in how to live our lives — priesthood, religious life, married life, single in the world — we commonly, at least nowadays, speak of these as “vocations.” … Continue reading

A Tale of Three Revolutions

Last night I attended a meeting of the Alhambra Historical Society, at which Joyce Amaro, president of the Alhambra Preservation Group, gave a presentation on the formerly Episcopalian chapel of Ss. Simon and Jude and her organisation’s thus far successful … Continue reading

Sick New World

This past Saturday was the New Hampshire state March for Life in, Concord. Every year, this procession — organized by New Hampshire Right to Life — wends its way from the State House to the Church of Saint John the … Continue reading

Triumphant Voices in Germany

The official website of the German Bishops, katholisch.de, is full of praise for Amoris Laetitia. Well-known experts who have been expressing many heterodox positions during the earlier discussions on marriage and family, seem now convinced that their expectations have been … Continue reading

Amoris Laetitia Rundown

The Holy Father’s much awaited post-synodal apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, has been released. A summary of it may be read at Rorate Caeli. Here are links to commentaries on Pope Francis’ work, commentaries we have helpfully categorized according to what may … Continue reading