Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

The Truth of Love Sets Us Free

“Love is the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being.” These words were spoken by St. John Paul II in his 1981 Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio (On the Role of the Christian Family in the Modern World). In a world immersed in a complexity of problems, they are important words to remember. In fact, when we seriously contemplate this truth, we can discover the very meaning of our existence.

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“The “Glory of God is Man Fully Alive”: The Madness of Transhumanism

Utopian schemes, always fantasizing about progress, development, and evolution, envision the future of a brave new world detached from Mother Nature’s laws and God the Father’s teachings. They are always moving toward “the cutting edge,” some great advance or new discovery that will remove all the imperfections of the fallen human condition: disease, death, suffering, ignorance, and war. Mother Nature is too wild, prolific, unreliable, and unmanageable in her fruitfulness and abundance. Because God...

The Great Good of Bona Fide Catholic Education

Rooted in the classical world of Greek thought and Thomistic philosophy, Catholic education is not shaped by trends, fashions, and fads but founded on a great tradition that has passed the test of time. It teaches all subjects in their integrity, according to their first principles, the logos that conforms to the structure of reality and the nature of things–whether it is the grammar that governs language, the reasoning that underlies arithmetic and geometry,...

Biology, Transgenderism, and the Human Person

Gender identity and expression are being confused in society today. The world outside of Christ’s Church accept the ideology that gender is fluid, nonbinary (meaning no longer including only male and female as “choices”), and really up to the individuals themselves. Surgery and hormones can repress or instigate secondary sex characteristics such as voice pitch, hair growth, and breast development. Society then tells the lie that an outward change in secondary sex characteristics is, in...

Traveling the Road of the Good

Sharing in the mission to build a Culture of Life and Love, something inherently fundamental to each Christian’s life of faith, is a joy and a privilege. It can also easily lead to discouragement when we see what we’re up against, and one can readily identify with the story of David and Goliath. Nonetheless, God is always good and knows exactly when we need those rays of hope to keep us going.

One such ray...

The Way of Wisdom from Grandmother to Grandson

Coffee with Nona and More Coffee with Nona, two charming, delightful books by Vincent M. Iezzi published by Servant Books, recall the fond memories of an Italian boy during World War II growing up in Philadelphia amid an extended family. The stories illustrate the humanizing, civilizing nature of a traditional culture where a child hears stories from a beloved grandmother, inherits an ethnic identity, receives a religious heritage, and gains a familiarity with many...

Retreating from Reality

In his Way to Wisdom, the distinguished German philosopher, Karl Jaspers, expands upon his observation that the innate disposition to philosophize is evident in human beings at a very early age. This natural gift of reacting spontaneously to the spontaneity of life, however, is often lost as the years advance.  Then, as Jaspers laments, “we seem to enter into a prison of conventions and opinions, concealments and unquestioned acceptance, and there we lose...

How To Be Politically Incorrect and Prosper

George Gilder, together with his wife and four children, have adopted the charming town of Tyringham– a virtual art colony nestled in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts—as their home. His fame and influence have not interfered with his domestic stability. Nor have the PC police, though not without making a concerted effort, succeeded in stifling his creativity. He offers hope for all those who may be intimidated by the power of political...