A “Categorical Silence” in the Preparatory Questionnaire for the 2015 Synod

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“Make no mistake, my brothers: those who corrupt families will not inherit the kingdom of God.” —Ignatius of Antioch, To the Ephesians In his 2007 autobiography, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, retired Archbishop of Bologna, recalled his … [Read more...]

A Due-Process Compliant Pathway to Restore Constitutional Fetal Personhood and Reverse Roe v. Wade

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“The power of the modern state {including one of its arms, such as its highest court} makes it possible for it to turn lies into truth by destroying the facts which existed before, and by making new realities to form what until then had … [Read more...]

Appreciating the Ancient Roots of Church Precepts: The “Didache” Revisited

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In all ages and places, members of the Church need guidance and discipline. ... What we learn from consulting the Didache is that the first generations of Christians had many of the same concerns as we do today, and that these were … [Read more...]

Benedict XVI on Freedom in Obedience to the Truth: A Key for the New Evangelization

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... the more fundamental task ... is to form human hearts, beginning with those who have already been evangelized and need to be “newly evangelized,” those who know something already, but are not living it; those who are showing up in … [Read more...]

The Person of Jesus Unites Himself with the Unborn

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I began to meditate on the awesome truth that Almighty God, became fully human, feeding on nutrients and oxygen within the blood of his Blessed Mother, as is every human fetus fed by his or her natural mother. ...Jesus teaches, by his … [Read more...]

Questions Answered

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Many politicians have claimed that though they are Catholic, they are in favor of a woman’s right to choose whatever is necessary for her reproductive health. Can you comment on this attitude? Some couples have chosen to practice … [Read more...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz Responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

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The Church urges respectful, compassionate care for pregnant women and their children. ACLU claims are “baseless” and lawsuit “misguided.”   Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, … [Read more...]

What Color Is Your Parachute?

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I was recently reading through a blog honoring Abortion Provider Appreciation Day ... The organizers describe their rationale for such a dark and strange observance as being a response against crisis pregnancy centers... “The most … [Read more...]

Abortion: Unmasking the Demon

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It is true that fatherhood is the main target of Satan’s forces, but his is a multi-pronged strategy which includes the destruction of motherhood and childhood. This is blatant in abortions.   The spiritual dimension of abortion, based … [Read more...]

Attacking the Roots of Abortion

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What is really required ... is to address the thought processes and motivations that prompt people to seek abortion as a solution to a personal problem that should not have occurred in the first place. Catholics, and our counterparts … [Read more...]

Questions Answered

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How should we deal with dissenting Catholic politicians? Is there a moral obligation to reverse a vasectomy? Dissenting Politicians Question: Recently many politicians have claimed that though they are Catholic they are in favor of … [Read more...]

A Dialogue with the HHS Mandate

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Editor’s Note: The so-called HHS Mandate, enacted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services in January 2012, has been the subject of growing controversy and pending lawsuits. It requires nearly all private health … [Read more...]

Making sense of another ambiguous “compromise”

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Bishop's Corner The scholar, Yuval Levin, has stressed that the new HHS mandate proposal, “like the versions that have preceded it, betrays a complete lack of understanding of both religious liberty and religious conscience.” To … [Read more...]

Legislation creating ”same-sex” marriage: What’s at stake?

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Marriage comes to us from nature ... neither Church nor State invented marriage, and neither can change its nature.  At the beginning of the New Year, 2013, a law is being proposed in the General Assembly to change the legal definition … [Read more...]

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