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Telling Signs of the Failure to Teach Perennial Catholic Truths

Faith in Jesus Christ, who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6), calls Christians to exert a greater effort in building a culture which, inspired by the Gospel, will reclaim the values and contents of the Catholic Tradition. The presentation of the fruits of the spiritual, intellectual [...]

Standing for Truth Against the Spirit of the Age

What happened to a Catholic parish in Ireland over the Christmas holidays is a distressing example of the growing intolerance towards, and vilification of, even the mildest expressions of religious doctrine that go against the spirit of the age. Unfortunately, it also appears to be another example of the growing [...]

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The Vaccines Debate Landscape

Photo by Hyttalo Souza Vaccines are in the news these days, but many Americans are up in arms: Some say vaccines injured or killed their children, Many are horrified that some vaccines are made with cell lines from aborted babies, and Some want to abolish government mandates that deny [...]

By |2020-01-09T21:44:22-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , , |

South Carolina Priest Rightly Refused to Give Joe Biden Holy Communion

"Body & Blood" by Josh Applegate Reverend Robert Morey, pastor of Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, withheld Holy Communion from presidential candidate Joe Biden (D). Father Morey takes the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist so seriously that his parish has a 24/7 adoration [...]

By |2020-01-18T18:48:25-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , , , , |
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Stunning Truth about the Pew Poll on Catholics’ Belief in the Eucharist

A Catholic priest consecrating Holy Communion. Photo by Josh Applegate. Many Americans take polls seriously, and many Catholic Americans are discouraged by Pew Research Center’s survey about a so-called majority of Catholics who don't believe that Jesus Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist. However, we should [...]

By |2020-01-18T17:06:38-05:00August 23rd, 2019|Categories: News and Commentary|Tags: , |

Before and After the Pill: Its Redefinition of Human Sexuality and Impact on Society

When couples, by means of recourse to contraception, separate these two meanings that God the Creator has inscribed in the being of man and woman and in the dynamism of their sexual communion, they act as ‘arbiters’ of the Divine plan and they ‘manipulate’ and degrade human sexuality - and [...]

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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 [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:48:44-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , , |
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Is Remarriage after Catholic Annulment Adultery?

The short answer is no, remarriage after annulment is morally permissable. 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 [...]

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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 [...]