The War on Marriage and Family

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2016 /
happy newlyweds

Contemporary culture is in a deep crisis regarding holy matrimony. Both the truth about the family and families themselves are being ripped apart by violent forces. Proponents of the Culture of Death know well the importance and centrality of the natural family; otherwise, why exhaust so much time, effort, and resources attacking it? This doesn’t…

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Who Teaches Our Children?

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / October 29, 2015 /

Last Friday the Ordinary Synod on the Family concluded and released its document, or Relazione Finale. The document, currently available only in Italian, is causing some concerns. Sadly, we will have to wait until the document is translated into English to better understand its content. With such an important document, I question the decision to…

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A Return to the Beginning

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 14, 2014 /
The Creation of Life, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Then the Lord God formed man out of the dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) As a Catholic priest of nearly twenty-one years and president of an international pro-life organization, I am very concerned with the results of two recent…

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The Nativity Scene Opens Our Hearts to the Mystery of Life

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 20, 2013 /
nativity scene

Tradition teaches that Saint Francis of Assisi set up the first Nativity scene in order to inspire and encourage a greater appreciation of the wonders of the first Christmas. The year was 1223, and Francis created the scene in a cave outside Greccio, Italy featuring a wax figure of the infant Jesus and a man…

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