Those of us who gave up biological fatherhood to embrace the counsel of celibate chastity did so fully cognizant that we were giving up a good — and a great good — of standing in the place of God the … Continue reading
Category: Marriage and Family
Former NY Giant Great Speaks Out Against Homosexual Agenda and For Marriage
I was stunned to read that the Giant’s Mark Strahan was pushing for same-sex “marriage.” In fact, this is what prompted David Tyree to speak out and give his support for the National Association for Marriage. Catholic OnLine: As an … Continue reading
Maltese Vote “No” to God’s Law on Indissolubility of Marriage
CNA reports: Citizens of the island of Malta have voted to legalize divorce, making a choice that the country’s Catholic bishops have warned will lead to family breakdown and a loss of religious identity. Read more here.
Malta, Last European Bastion Against Divorce, Leaving Issue to Voters
CNA reports: Malta is the only European country that does not allow divorce. But this could change, depending on the outcome of a May 28 referendum in this tiny Mediterranean island nation of 408,000 people. Voters will decide the fate … Continue reading
Polygamy Law on Trial in British Columbia
Prescinding from the religious issue, there are so many other common sense reasons why any civilized society should outlaw polygamy for the common good. Some of those reasons — reasons I would never have thought of, since I don’t know … Continue reading
Japan’s Worse Tragedy
There is great sympathy across the world for the heartrending scenes coming from Japan. The feeling is a wholesome one. It is this pity for human suffering, one of the most noble traits of our fallen race, that God Himself … Continue reading
Blessing for a Golden Wedding Anniversary: Traditional Rite
In late November, we were privileged to have in our chapel a High Mass for a couple’s fiftieth anniversary of marriage. It was a most edifying occasion, during which those gathered from near and far heard a beautiful sermon on … Continue reading
SPLC Attacks Pro-Family Groups, Calls Marriage Defense ‘Hate’
Those who oppose inherently unnatural unions being dignified with the name “marriage” are classified as members of “hate groups.” Add another feather to the anti-Christian cap of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Washington D.C., Dec 1, 2010 / 12:41 am … Continue reading
Contraceptives: Polluting Women’s Bodies and the Environment
[Article by Cristina Alarcon, originally published on Mercator.net, republished under the terms of a Creative Commons license.] There is a huge effort today to protect the physical environment from the unintended effects of human activity. We have international agreements and … Continue reading
Why Are Market Speculation, School Lunches, and Women’s Lib Contrary to Catholic Social Teachings?
[The following is from The Framework of a Christian State by Rev. E. Cahill, S.J., Imprimi Potest: Eduardus, Archbishop of Dublin, May 23, 1932. Regarding the first part of this article, the subject is evidently very timely; read Johann Hari: … Continue reading
Husband of St. Gianna Molla Died Holy Saturday at 97
It’s not front page news, even in Catholic media, but it ought to be. We’ve had enough of the bad news during this Lent. Pietro Molla was a remarkable Catholic who lived a life of sacrifice along with his wife … Continue reading
The Christian Training of Children: Preparing a Child for Confession
Little Book of Instructions for Christian Mothers [continued] (from Mother Love – A Manual for Christian Mothers – by Rev. Pius Franciscus, O.M.Cap., 1926) On the Christian Training of Children Chapter XIII. – How a Christian Mother Should Prepare Her … Continue reading
Addressing Roman Rota Pope Stresses Bond of True Charity and Justice and Indissolubility of Valid Marriage
Catholic News Service: Charity without justice is “only a forgery because charity requires that objectivity that is typical of justice and which must not be confused with inhumane coldness,” the pope said. Read full article here.
Does Chemical Onanism Breed Effeminacy?
In a manner of speaking, yes. American Life League’s Katie Walker explains: A British researcher has added to the growing body of evidence showing the link between the birth control pill and the rise of the effeminate heartthrob. Dr Alexandra … Continue reading
Keeping Hope Alive, a Husband’s Love for Comatose Spouse
CNA reports: Carlos Abarca visits his wife Erika Sotelo three times a day. She has been in a coma for the last fourteen years, after suffering complications during surgery at a hospital in Santiago. This devoted husband tells how his … Continue reading