Works of Mercy Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me. ….What you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. (Matt. […]
Thanks to Fr. Z for doing this legwork. Click here to read his article. Spoiler alert – the answer is no, he did nothttp://wdtprs.com/blog/2016/02/its-not-an-urban-legend-its-a-lie-paul-vi-did-not-give-permission-to-nuns-to-use-contraceptives/
Pope Francis certainly has a flare for the dramatic, especially when it comes to press conferences and speaking off the cuff. The problem is that the media doesn’t understand the Catholic Church or her teachings (this is obvious), but the other side of the coin is that the Catholic Church’s leadership (esp. the Vatican) doesn’t […]
But the document goes on: “Yet abortion and euthanasia have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others. They are committed against those who are weakest and most defenseless, those who are genuinely “the poorest of the poor.”
We can speak up vociferously against abortion and euthanasia AND still care and work very diligently for the poor in our community. We can speak out against abortion and euthanasia AND protect all that God has created.
Blessed are the Peacemakers Every day, we hear of issues from around the world, such as mass shooting, acts of terrorism, war, poverty, or persecution that affect us more or less directly. The problems can seem so large, complex, and remote that we may wonder: “What can I possibly do?” In his Message for the […]
The Great Migration In Search for a Better Life “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matt 25:35) The Syrian Refugee Crisis The Catholic Church and the bishops of the United States have expressed their serious concern for the political and humanitarian crisis in Syria. In the past five years, at least four […]
My one issue with way the Synod on the Family is going down is transparencyWhatever happened to this idea?I’m all for the theological experimentation and I recognize that a Synod is a good time to look at controversial issues, be open to the Spirit, et…
“We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.” -G.K. Chesterton
There is a GIGANTIC difference between saying
“I struggle with the Church’s teaching on ____________”
“I’ve DECIDED the Church IS WRONG on ____________”
And before you say “the Church changed on usury or slavery” please look those issues up yourself and do some studying first.
No, I wasn’t able to go see Pope Francis live. But, last week was a special one anyway, due to Pope Francis’ visit to our country. He spoke directly to our leaders, both political and religious. He spoke to families, the poor, religious and priests, and even victims of abuse. He spoke to you and […]