Posts Tagged ‘Saint Paul’

Marriage in the Church – What is Marriage?: Part V

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I here, Part II here, Part III here, and Part IV here.

“This is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the church.” (Eph 5:32)

We are continuing our exploration...

Emotional Pornography

“I turned 50 shades of pink when I saw my former elementary school teacher reading Fifty Shades of Grey,” someone might quip. Joking about the New York Times best-seller (and soon-to-be movie) Fifty Shades of Grey is almost as popular as the book itself. Billed as “an erotic novel,” the book reportedly includes obscenely graphic sexual scenes – scenes that focus on distorted practices such as bondage, dominance and sadism. The fact that so many...

An Impoverished Freedom: How Absolute Autonomy and the “Right to Privacy” Lead to Abortion

January 22, 1973 is one of the most devastating tragedies in our nation’s short history. On that hapless day the Supreme Court of the United States of America liberalized American abortion law by squashing the laws of the States and declaring abortion a legal right of women for virtually any reason and at any time. The court argued that such a right was a constitutive element of the so-called “right to privacy.” This impossible...