Archive for November, 2012

The Roles We Do and Do Not Choose

The roles of husband and wife are each freely chosen. The roles of father and mother are each freely chosen. The roles of being single or entering the priesthood or religious life are each freely chosen.

There are exceptions of course. Some marriages are arranged. Some women become mothers from acts of rape or incest. As well, priests and religious describe their “state of life” as a “calling” or vocation from God to...

Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D.

Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D. is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and author of The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church and The Ethics of Abortion.

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Year of Faith or Year of Fluff? What Will it Be?

If the new evangelization means in part trying to bring the lax and the “no-shows” at Mass and Holy Communion back to their senses and practice their faith, it will take a lot more than speeches, programs, and homilies by the hierarchy. It takes exceptional efforts at prayer and penance on the part of the few to save the many.

Before one tries to restore truth to the blind of mind and the...

Anonymous Children; Entitled Parents

Remember your family photographs from childhood? Most individuals take great pride and pleasure in reflecting back on certain periods and memories of their life captured through a simple picture. But, what if you spent your entire childhood and adult life trying to make sense of the fact that you never looked like any of the other members of your family?

Or, consider this scenario: Your parents decide to get a divorce when you are eight...

Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce, writer in residence at Thomas More College in New Hampshire, is the author of several books. His most recent book, Candles in the Dark: Father Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor, is published by Saint Benedict Press.

Articles by Joseph:

Christopher White

Christopher White is the Director of Education and Programs for the Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC). The CBC has produced documentaries on stem cell research, egg “donation” and the exploitation of women, and anonymous sperm donation. They are currently in pre-production on their next film on the issue of surrogacy. For more information, visit www.cbc-network.org.

Articles by Christopher:

Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D.

Mark S. Latkovic, S.T.D. is a Professor of Moral Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary (Detroit, MI), where he has taught for over 23 years. He is co-editor of St. Thomas Aquinas and the Natural Law Tradition: Contemporary Perspectives (The Catholic University of America Press, 2004), as well as author of What’s a Person to Do? Everyday Decisions that Matter (Our Sunday Visitor, 2013) and numerous articles in...

Baby-Boom or Birth-Dearth: Troubling Trends in the United States

In view of the many public efforts to increase access to contraception and sterilization, it is reasonable to suppose that we face a baby-boom crisis of epic proportions...