Is Euthanasia a Slippery Slope?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “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 . . . Read more

5 Facts about Altruistic Surrogacy

Surrogacy is the process of conceiving a child by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or artificial insemination, then implanting the embryo in the womb of a woman (called the surrogate) who is not the intended mother of the child. Once the child is born, the surrogate gives the child to the intended parents. Altruistic surrogacy is a . . . Read more

The 7 “Pros” and Cons of Surrogacy

Surrogacy: Some Background Info This article is meant to be an overview of the types of surrogacy that are being discussed openly in the public square, so Catholics may be informed of the types of surrogacy and moral issues surrounding them. It must be stated right from the outset that there are no true “pros” . . . Read more

The Christian Sexual Revolution

The Truly Radical Revolution that Accompanied Christianity “It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature. The truth of these values is to be found not by turning in on . . . Read more

The Heart of the Matter? Human Dignity

In Evangelium Vitae, Pope St. John Paul II identified a sinister paradox in contemporary culture. “Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed,” he lamented, “the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant . . . Read more

The Priest is Irreplaceable in Preaching the Gospel of Life

Perhaps no other encyclical in the history of the Church has received so much ridicule and caused such controversy as Humanae Vitae. Even today, 50 years later, it still evokes heated discussions and debates, often from people (including some priests) who have never read the document. Yet when encouraged to read the encyclical, one quickly . . . Read more

Equal But Different: Complementarity of the Sexes

“Men and women are equal in dignity, complementary in mission.”—Pope Saint John XXIII  Contraception as a Harmful Ideology One of the unintended side-effects of the widespread acceptance of contraception is the rejection of complementarity.  Contraception furthers inequality, in that it symbolizes the attempt to make the woman function as a man, which is to say, . . . Read more

The Third Prophesy of “Humanae Vitae:” The Collapse of Respectful Relationships

Note: Father Boquet’s series in all parts may be accessed here. Ruining Respectful Relationships Between the Sexes  “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church… Even so husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and . . . Read more