Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part II

By Fr. Peter West / May 14, 2013 /
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This is the second of a two-part series on how Saint 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.…

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Homosexuality and the Theology of the Body Part I

By Fr. Peter West / May 10, 2013 /
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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…

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What Hungary and Poland Can Teach Us about a Post-Roe World

By Stephen Phelan / February 24, 2013 /
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No democratic nation has ever voted in the majority to legalize abortion as such. Not one. Legalized abortion is always imposed by totalitarian or authoritarian regimes, or by elites who manufacture court cases designed to reverse duly created laws that actually protect innocent human beings. As the death toll rises in those nations that have…

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The Gospel of Life Today

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / December 14, 2012 /
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As we near the end of this series on how we, as people of true Christian hope, must have the courage to look honestly at the culture of death around us, and to do so with an eye toward uniting in charity and truth, let’s keep in mind that this is an ongoing process. Like our…

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Dissent Against Humanae Vitae Lacks Charity and Truth

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 30, 2012 /
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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…

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Uniting in Truth: The Teachings of Humanae Vitae

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 26, 2012 /
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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,…

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Ethics in Organ Transplantation: What’s a Catholic to Do?

By Denise Hunnell, MD / November 16, 2012 /

(Zenit.org) – Caleb Beaver died at age 16 on Christmas Day in 2011 due to a previously undiagnosed congenital malformation of his blood vessels. His devastated parents agreed to the donation of his heart, kidneys, lungs, liver, and pancreas. Several months later, his mother and father were able to meet with the grateful recipient of…

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HLI: “Absolutely No Justification for Abortion in Catholic Teaching”

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / November 17, 2011 /
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HLI president responds to pro-abortion statements of Columbian priest. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: November 17, 2011 CONTACT: Stephen Phelan 540-622-5270 – SPhelan@hli.org – www.hli.org FRONT ROYAL, Virginia — Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, issued the following statement in response to news reports of the anti-life statements and misrepresentation of Blessed John…

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“No Justification for Abortion in Catholic Teaching”

By HLI Staff / November 17, 2011 /
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Dozens of young people in Columbia organized a protest outside of the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota on Saturday in reaction to the anti-life statements of a Catholic priest who teaches at the university. Father Carlos Novoa, S.J. has recently given several statements to the media falsely repeating that abortion is permissible under certain conditions.…

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