The Second Prophesy of “Humanae Vitae:” A “General Lowering of Moral Standards”

Note: Part one of Father Boquet’s series may be accessed here. “Contraception Leads to Falsification, Deception…” Released in 1968, at the height of the hippie revolution with its optimistic doctrines of “free love” and emancipation from tradition and authority, Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae was widely dismissed as the proverbial killjoy at the greatest . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae’s First Prophesy – The Beauty of Marriage

Pope Paul VI Rejects Paradigm Shift,  Re-Affirms Church Teaching on Inherent Dignity of Marriage    Two Opposing Views of Marriage and Human Sexuality and Their Consequences  “False teachers, many belonging to an intellectual elite in the worlds of science, culture and the media, present an anti-gospel…When you ask them, “What must I do?” their only . . . Read more

St. John Paul II’s Prophesy for Ireland’s Future

“You will decide what Ireland will be.’” — St. Pope John Paul II In 1979, Pope John Paul II gazed out over a sea of some 300,000 youth at a Mass for the Youth in Galway, Ireland. “When I look at you,” he said, “I see the Ireland of the future. Tomorrow, you will be the . . . Read more

United States Fertility Rate Hits New Low

Population control advocates say ‘Hooray’, but is there reason to celebrate? A sobering new report finds theU.S. fertility rate has hit a 40-year low. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimate that there were about 3.85 million births in 2017, which translates into a total fertility rate (TFR – the number of children a woman . . . Read more

Humanae Vitae: Countering Sexual Revolution’s Harm

The Truth About Love and Sexuality It is said that Blessed Paul VI was so heartbroken by the outpouring of dissent to Humanae Vitae,  he couldn’t bear to write another encyclical in the final decade of his pontificate. Certainly, one can feel the pope’s anguish in this homily, given just months before he died – already . . . Read more

A Hinge Moment – Which Way Will Ireland Go?

“Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise, “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”. Help me to remember that we . . . Read more

What Did We Learn From Alfie Evans?

First Charlie Gard…and Now Alfie Evans Alfie Evans has died. Before he died, God be praised, he was baptized into the Catholic Church. As such, we can be confident that he is now experiencing the joy of the presence of his Heavenly Father. Our prayers are no longer for him, but for his parents, Tom . . . Read more

China’s Disastrous One Child Policy Wants You to Think it Changed – it Didn’t

Population Control Presages Catastrophic Consequences  “[C]areful consideration should be given to the danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law. Who will blame a government which in its attempt to resolve the problems affecting an entire country resorts to the same . . . Read more

The Reasons for Planned Parenthood Day Protests

Expose Planned Parenthood; Slayer of Life and Family “[Parents] should be assisted, guided and directed in every way to eliminate the undesirable offspring, who usually contribute nothing to our civilization but use up the energy and resources of the world.” ― From Margaret Sanger’s “Seven Basic Principles of Planned Parenthood,” given at the Third International . . . Read more

Sex Education Is Violently Assaulting Children’s Innocence

A cartoon shows a man, wearing nothing but a long trench coat. He is standing in front of two children who stare, horrified, as he opens his coat, exposing himself to them. On the back of his coat is written: “Planned Parenthood school-based sex education program.” “It’s ok,” the man is quoted as saying, “I’m . . . Read more