Why Is Premarital Sex a Sin?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda and Marisa Cantu / September 28, 2023 /
sad woman sitting in her bedroom

We live in a hedonistic society. Hedonism is the idea that pleasure, and especially physical pleasure, is the primary goal of life, instead of love of God and love of neighbor. One of the most common ways in which pleasure is pursued is sexual pleasure. Having sex outside of marriage has become so common that…

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What Does the Bible Say about Transgenderism?

By Adolfo J. Castañeda and Marisa Cantu / September 21, 2023 /
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Before we address this delicate issue, we would like to express from the start that our intention is not denigrate any person, no matter what his or her sexual attitudes are. Our purpose is to shed the objective light of God’s Word on the topic of transgenderism, not to personally condemn anybody. Only God can…

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Your Partner Wants You to Abort? You Have Other Options.

By Susan Ciancio / July 17, 2023 /

You recently found out that you’re expecting a baby, and though this should be a joyful time, you find that it is anything but. You have argued with your partner. You have cried. You have told him that you want the baby, but he wants you to have an abortion. You feel pulled on all…

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What Percentage of Transgenders Regret Surgery?

By Susan Ciancio / July 10, 2023 /
depressed middle aged man

A phrase we hear all too often in today’s world is “you do you.” In essence, what people imply by this is that people should do whatever they want – as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. This mentality flies in the face of love for our fellow human beings, for it doesn’t take…

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The Ethics of Surrogacy

By Brian Clowes, PhD and Marisa Cantu / June 5, 2023 /
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In essence, [surrogacy] is the ultimate manifestation of the neoliberal project of capitalist commodification of all life to create profit and fulfill the narcissistic desires of an entitled elite. ~Kathleen Sloan, director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Organization for Women.1   What Is Surrogacy? Surrogate motherhood is the oldest form of assisted reproduction.…

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Relationship after Abortion: Will Abortion Help or Hurt?

By William Lawyer / May 10, 2023 /
Couple sitting in park having relationship problems

Many women seeking abortions fear that a child might interfere with their relationships with their partners. Sometimes a woman’s partner, parents, or friends encourage her to have an abortion or express disapproval if she wishes to keep the child. Because of this, women often fear that if they do not have abortions, their relationships may…

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Trans Statistics and the Catholic Response to Transgenderism

By Susan Ciancio / May 5, 2023 /
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What’s the number of transgenders in the United States? What percentage of people are transgender? A 2022 study by the Williams Institute at UCLA’s School of Law reports that about 1.6 million people in the US over the age of 13 identify as transgender. According to the World Population Review, each of the 50 states…

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Gay Boy Scouts? What Happened to Our Boys?

By Gail Peterson / April 19, 2023 /

Founded in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has expanded to include the involvement of up to 2.3 million youth, both girls and boys. The Boy Scouts of America functions with the assistance of 900,000 adult volunteers. The Scouts were originally founded to “to teach patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values” to boys. However, the…

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Sacramental Marriage and Communion for Divorced Catholics

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / February 24, 2023 /
the hand of a priest distributing holy Communion

Today the Catholic Church faces a daunting pastoral and sacramental challenge due to the sad fact that many Catholics who have married sacramentally are now divorced, civilly remarried, and having sexual relations with the new spouse. Assuming that the first marriage was not annulled, this is a situation that is objectively and gravely sinful, one…

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Are You Experiencing Gender Dysphoria?

By Susan Ciancio / January 20, 2023 /
boy seeing a reflection of a girl in the mirror, concept of gender dysphoria

Adolescence and young adulthood can be incredibly difficult times, especially in today’s world. If you’ve ever been to a concert or a loud sporting event, you know the feeling of having to shout to be heard, even by the person next to you. That’s what it can feel like if you’re confused about your feelings…

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