human dignity

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Four Cohabitation Before Marriage Statistics

Imagine this scenario: You’ve been in a serious relationship for several years and things are going well. You talk about a future, but not necessarily marriage. Your friends and family like this person. You get along fantastically. And people are now starting to ask, “When are you taking the next [...]

By |2019-12-05T21:22:03-05:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Marriage & Family|Tags: , , |
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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 |2019-10-23T17:48:44-05:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Reproductive Technology|Tags: , , |
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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 [...]

By |2019-11-02T18:45:09-05:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: HLI News, Spirit & Life Newsletter|Tags: , , |
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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, [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]