The Consequences of Not Telling the Truth

Why are so many Catholics afraid to uphold the Church’s moral doctrine? Based in the Word of God and codified by the Magisterium, the truths therein are essential to living in true freedom, and are offered to all. The Church isn’t, as even many Catholics seem to assume, just some social agency with rituals. “The . . . Read more

Forming Priests, Forming Culture

It is amazing what happens when you sit in a Church on a Sunday afternoon. I returned to Louisiana this past week to participate in an event in my home parish of Saint Anne. The parish family was celebrating the retirement of its pastor, Father Ty Van Nguyen, who had served the parish for 13 . . . Read more

Dissent is Destroying the Family

I have traveled to over 60 countries in the nearly six years since I joined the HLI family. Based on feedback I’ve received from several dozen conferences and hundreds of parish talks I’ve given, I estimate that around 90% have never heard a homily on the evil of contraception—much less a word about its abortifacient effects—and nothing about . . . Read more

Remember Me

“Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of my hand.” – Isaiah 49:15-16 Today is the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, and across our country pro-lifers are honoring the memory of little boys and girls whose lives were violently ended . . . Read more

A March for Life of Five Million?

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4:18: This famous passage from the First Letter of John often comes to me in prayer. This may be because my night prayers often follow very long days full of conversations with faithful who fear for the future of their families and . . . Read more

Don’t Be Fooled!

Sadly and scandalously, some Church leaders – for what some mistakenly call “pastoral reasons” – are basically calling for a return to “situation ethics,” a form of relativism that has been thoroughly debunked in Catholic moral theology. According to situation ethics, the situation determines the morality or an action, as opposed to bringing objective moral . . . Read more

Murder is Good? Does the Bible Tell Me So?

Last week’s Time Magazine expose, 6 Myths About Abortion, is part of the abortion industry’s rebranding effort, as they seek to move away from the always-false “pro-choice” language toward the more diabolically honest pro-abortion approach. Hence the need to do away with certain facts that are inconvenient for the pro-abortion crowd, recasting them as “myths.” . . . Read more

Welsh Government Lays Claim to Citizens’ Organ Donations

The small country of Wales found itself the center of attention this past July when it became the first country in the United Kingdom to adopt a “presumed consent” policy for organ donation. Under this new protocol, explicit consent for Welsh organ donation is no longer required. All patients are considered organ donors unless they . . . Read more

Note to Youth: Our Self-Gratification Culture is Destructive, Not Cool

Blessed Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium vitae just about says it all when it comes to discussing the sanctity of human life, the numerous threats to life in the modern world, and the Catholic Church’s teachings on these issues. In a culture where the deciding factor of an action among young people tends to be . . . Read more