Catholic Bioethics and the Moral Treatment of Human Beings

By Susan Ciancio / June 25, 2021 /
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Respect, compassion, care, kindness, empathy, and love. These actions come about when people recognize the inherent dignity in every person. And nowhere is it more important to understand people’s inherent dignity than in a capacity where someone has to take care of another or provide for his well-being. This occurs most often in the medical…

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An Open Letter to a Woman Addicted to Porn

By Susan Ciancio / June 16, 2021 /
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Dear Daughter of God, This may be a difficult letter to read, but I write it out of love and concern for your well-being. I understand that pornography is an uncomfortable subject, and its consumption is likely something you feel embarrassed or ashamed about. I know that watching porn is something you’ve been trying to…

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Love and Fertility

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / May 12, 2021 /

Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage   In our previous article…

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Gender Ideologues Are Gaslighting Us

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / April 5, 2021 /

The official dictionary definition of the term “gaslight” is to “manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.” I thought of this term the other day after I read two paragraphs in a CNN article, originally published on Tuesday, March 30, about how South Dakota governor Kristi Noem issued two executive orders stating…

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The Wonder of Natural Family Planning

By Brian Clowes, PhD / March 31, 2021 /
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What is NFP? Natural family planning (NFP), often referred to as fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs), is based upon pinpointing the fertile times in a woman’s body by observing and charting the natural signs in her menstrual cycle. There are several different ways to classify the primary methods of natural family planning. Some of these definitions…

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Why the Church Protects Human Sexuality and Marriage

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 29, 2021 /

A few days ago the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) somehow captured global headlines for doing something that is not particularly noteworthy, and certainly not surprising. In a brief statement – called a Responsum – the CDF responded to a question about whether or not the Church can offer “blessings” to…

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Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / March 26, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Resurrection of the Body Next articles in this series: The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility   In our previous article, we…

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The Equality Act Necessitates a Response From All

By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet / March 8, 2021 /

What are we doing to ourselves, and to our children? This is a question I am pondering a lot as of late, as I watch our nation, and so many parts of the world, racing to embrace ever more extreme and ever more destructive forms of anti-life and anti-family ideology. With a kind of reckless…

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Resurrection of the Body

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / February 11, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Purity of Heart Next articles in this series: Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility  …

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Purity of Heart

By Adolfo J. Castañeda / February 3, 2021 /
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Previous articles in this series: What Is the Theology of the Body? Human Dignity and the Conjugal Meaning of the Body The Beginning: The Original Unity of Man and Woman Next articles in this series: Resurrection of the Body Christian Virginity and Celibacy for the Kingdom of God The Sacrament of Marriage Love and Fertility…

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