The Teaching of the Prophetic Encyclical Humanae Vitae I

Humanae Vitae No “Invention;” It Reiterated Inherited Tradition of the Church Since the 1960’s Western culture has been in a downward spiral of moral decadence. The contraceptive pill, introduced in the U.S. during that decade, brought about the so-called “sexual revolution.” This revolution brought in turn an unprecedented increase in sexual promiscuity, conjugal infidelity, divorce, . . . Read more

Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday Share More Than Feb. 14th

Valentine’s Day and Lent Share a Common Thread This year Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday fell on the same date, February 14. They appear to advocate different ideas; the former celebrates romantic and conjugal love; the latter marks the beginning of the Lenten Season, a period of penance and conversion. Valentine’s Day is a day . . . Read more

Parents and the First Commandment: Educate Your Children

Empower Parents There is a profound relationship between the First Commandment of the Law of God and the divine vocation of parents to be the first and foremost educators of their children. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says empower parents (emphasis added): Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord, and you shall love the Lord . . . Read more