Our Lady of Czestochowa Enters Southern California

Long Beach’s Church of the Holy Innocents was our first stop in Southern California. On August 9, we brought the Pilgrim Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a magnificent replica of the original housed in the Monastery of Jasna Góra in Poland, to Family Planning Associates Medical Group and Planned Parenthood for a prayer vigil . . . Read more

View from the Canonization of John Paul II

Newly proclaimed Saint John Paul II was an inspiration for pro-lifers worldwide, for this one in particular. Pope Francis called John Paul the “Pope of the family,” and he was that in a very broad sense, which included a strong defense of marriage and the right to life of everyone from conception to natural death. . . . Read more

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

This is the second of a two-part series on how Blessed Pope John Paul II’s the Theology of the Body can be used to help young, confused Catholics to understand the true nature of marriage. Part I is here. True love is demanding. The source of the beauty of this love is its demanding nature. . . . Read more

Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

Polls show that most young people today, even those who identify themselves as Christians, have no problem with “same-sex marriage.” If young people today are at all aware of what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage and human sexuality, what they think they know is often only a caricature of the truth. They see it . . . Read more

Dissent Against Humanae Vitae Lacks Charity and Truth

Today we continue our reflections on how as people of true Christian hope we must have the courage to look honestly at the root of the corruption that we see around us and try to understand it so that we may respond accordingly. We must unite in charity and in truth, rather than in niceness . . . Read more

Uniting in Truth: The Teachings of Humanae Vitae

I have written in previous weeks about the importance of living our lives with authentic hope — hope that is focused on our true end with Christ, and which thus transforms our outlook and helps us see beyond the wreckage that is modern culture, even as we work within it. With our hope properly placed, . . . Read more

Pilgrims Seek Victory Over Russia’s Culture of Death

(Zenit.org) – As I write this, a small band of pro-life missionaries is driving through the vast desolate plains of Siberia, on a historic pilgrimage across Asia and Europe. On June 14, the pilgrims left the port city of Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast of Russia with a replica of the famous icon of Our . . . Read more

An Integral Defense of Life

The following comments were adapted from a speech given on May 12, 2012 as part of Italy’s March for Life weekend celebration. In the defense of life, it is absolutely essential that we are committed to the abolition of all laws and judicial decisions that would permit even a single abortion. But we have to . . . Read more