Respect Life Month and the “Great Campaign”

“What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life.” — St. Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, ¶95 The release of St. Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Evangelium Vitae in 1995 marked a watershed moment in the history of . . . Read more

“St. Michael the Archangel, Pray for Us!”

Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this . . . Read more

Christians as Salt, Leaven and Light to the World

“No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.” — Luke 8:16 There is a moving scene in the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. In it Fr. Zosima, a . . . Read more

A Catholic’s Role and Duty in the U.S. Mid-Term and All Elections

 “The people are called on to take an always larger part in the public life of the nation. This participation brings with it grave responsibilities. Hence the necessity for the faithful to have clear, solid, precise knowledge of their duties in the moral and religious domain with respect to their exercise of their civil rights, . . . Read more

The Christian Sexual Revolution

The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied the Arrival of Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found not by . . . Read more

Irreparable Damage to Pro-Life & Family Causes Calls for Sanctification

By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them “The tree is made manifest by its fruit; so those that profess themselves to be Christians shall be recognized by their conduct.”  —Ignatius of Antioch, Epistle to the Ephesians 14 There are so many reasons to weep over the new revelations of sex abuse and other grave moral . . . Read more

There are Setbacks, but the Church Continues… Be Not Afraid

Mission to Mongolia “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” — Mark 16:15 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18) …. These words of the Divine Master are exemplified in . . . Read more

The Beauty of Having Children

Children, the Supreme Gift of Marriage Last year Christian musician Nichole Nordeman shared a humorous but tragic anecdote. She described overhearing a couple at the airport on a video chat with their “baby” and the baby’s “grandparents.” The parents, she said, were clearly suffering separation anxiety. “They are cooing and gushing and exclaiming “well look . . . Read more

Argentina – Hope to All Pro-Lifers

Argentina Legislators Choose Life Over Death After the recent fall of Catholic Ireland to the abortion regime, pro-abortion forces appeared confident that they could gain another victory for their ideology – this time Catholic Argentina. Instead, after a bill was introduced to legalize abortion-on-demand up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, millions of ordinary pro-life Argentineans . . . Read more

Catholic Education is Indispensable in Transforming the Culture

Culture of Death or Culture of Life? “In order that the Catholic school and the Catholic teachers may truly make their irreplaceable contribution to the Church and to the world, the goal of Catholic education itself must be crystal clear. Beloved sons and daughters of the Catholic Church, brothers and sisters in the faith: Catholic . . . Read more