Posts Tagged ‘Culture of Life’

The Church’s Consistent View on the Culture of Life

It is always tragic when some Catholic politicians try to revise the Church’s historical teaching on the life issues. History shows that from the very beginning the Church has always held that life is sacred. However, some politicians try to confuse the faithful in such a way to make it seem that the Church’s teaching on the life issues are a recent phenomenon. This is far from the truth.

From its earliest days the...

Catholic Identity Theft

Many lay Catholics answer the call to serve as a theology teacher because of the role they play in the formation of hearts and minds of the students they serve. So many parents, who sacrifice to send their children to a Catholic school, do an excellent job of preparing their hearts at home and providing a nurturing home environment. However, other students seem to have their identity shaped by various influences beyond the home.

One...

I Told You So: Humanae Vitae at 45

A while back a good friend, knowing my love for Pope Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae, sent me a clever image. While I don’t know the origin or the author, he or she was quite creative in capturing the sentiment of the fruit of a culture that has either ignored, or made hasty, incorrect judgments, about the Church’s beautiful teaching on life and love.

It is a picture of the Holy Father Paul...

A Texas-Sized Triumph for Life

On July 1, 2013 a spiritual battle began the likes of which had not been witnessed in Texas. The nation saw the true face of the Culture of Death in many ways when it came to the passage of House Bill 2 (HB 2). With chants of “Hail Satan” and “F— the Church” from pro-abortion activists, people began to observe the real connection between abortion and Satan.

But why was the rhetoric so much...

The Culture of Life Gets a Boost

The news along the Culture of Life front, over recent years, has not been encouraging. Abortion, euthanasia, contraception, divorce, same-sex “marriage,” and the threat to religious freedom are problems that seem to be more entrenched than ever before in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” It is easy to become discouraged.

News of hope is heartily welcomed even though pro-life advocates understand that good will ultimately prevail over...

The Original Root of the Culture of Death

Have you ever considered the situation of humanity in the brief moments when Eve has already eaten the forbidden fruit prior to Adam following her lead into disobedience? It is definitely a question worth pondering. I find it amazing that many people have never considered this situation.

After Eve eats the forbidden fruit, humanity finds itself in an interesting situation. Eve is in a state of sin, but Adam is not. It is at...

Celebrating the Gospel of Life

In connection with the year of Faith, thousands of Catholics will celebrate the legacy of Blessed John Paul II and The Gospel of Life June 15-16 in Rome. The faithful from around the world will gather with the Holy Father in order to “witness to the sacred value of all life and to celebrate, affirm, and encourage all those who tend to those who are aged, disabled, ill, unborn, homebound, dying...

Hope for the Gospel of Life in America

The Holy See is celebrating Blessed John Paul’s landmark encyclical Evangelium vitae (The Gospel of Life) June 15-16. Issued in 1995 and dated March 25 to coincide with the Feast of the Annunciation, The Gospel of Life is considered by many to be the best of an impressive set of 16 encyclical letters from his papacy, and perhaps his most heartfelt.

It makes sense—does it not?—when we consider his own life experiences in...