The Catechism of the Catholic Church on IVF

Nowhere else on earth except on a skinny white plastic stick can two vertical lines create such immense joy. What’s represented by those two lines—the culmination of marital love and unity—is the fulfillment of long-held hopes and dreams. Indeed, they often evoke tears of happiness and maybe even a little victory dance. These two lines . . . Read more

What Percent of Abortions are Medically Necessary?

The simple answer to this question is zero. Killing the baby is never necessary to preserve the health of the mother. Should the mother or child be sick, they should be treated, and every effort should be made to save both people, mother and child. We would agree with the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians . . . Read more

Is Remarriage after Catholic Annulment Adultery?

The short answer is no, remarriage after annulment is morally okay. The Catholic Church does not acknowledge divorce. In the Catholic mindset, marriage is not merely contractual, but sacramental. It is a permanent spiritual union formed by God, and it makes no more sense to speak of a couple becoming un-married than of a person . . . Read more

Shouldn’t We Permit Abortion Only to Save the Life of the Mother?

Abortion is completely legal in more than one hundred nations.  In almost every case, population controllers first drove in the ultra-thin wedge of allowing abortion when the mother’s life is in danger. This is a brilliant strategy for two reasons. First, abortionists can easily stretch any law, no matter how strict or precisely written, into . . . Read more

7 Basic Points: Humanae Vitae Summary

Humanae Vitae (On Human Life) is Pope Paul VI’s  famed 1968 encyclical on contraception and reproductive ethics. Written in light of a study commissioned by the Vatican on modern reproductive issues, its timing coincided with the sudden prevalence of contraception and concerns about overpopulation in society at large. Pope Paul VI’s writings reaffirmed long-held Church . . . Read more

Is Euthanasia a Slippery Slope?

“Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God. . . . God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstance claim for himself the right directly to destroy an innocent human being.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church) In . . . Read more

Products That Use Aborted Fetuses

Do some products contain fetal parts? The short gruesome answer: Yes. Today’s consumer products are not the soap and lampshades of recycled Nazi concentration camp victims. The new utilitarian use of people is a sophisticated enterprise, not visible to the human eye. Fetal Parts in Daily Life Perhaps you are a diligent supporter and promoter . . . Read more

Five Ways to Help an Unbelieving Spouse

Marriage is fraught with countless challenges: home ownership, finances, children, jobs, navigating the good days and the bad, and sometimes even just getting along. Being married to your best friend—someone who shares your likes and dislikes—is a blessing and makes life fun and exciting. Even your differences can be fun. Maybe her prankster personality makes . . . Read more

Physician-Assisted Suicide for Terminally Ill Patients

“[T]he value of life can today undergo a kind of “eclipse”, even though conscience does not cease to point to it as a sacred and inviolable value,  as is evident in the tendency to disguise certain crimes against life in its early or final stages by using innocuous medical terms which distract attention from the . . . Read more

Is Remarrying after Divorce a Sin?

The Beauty of Catholic Marriage   Is remarrying after divorce a sin? To answer this question from a Catholic viewpoint, we must first understand what marriage is. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines marriage as “the matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of . . . Read more