Archive for February, 2015

Faith, Marriage, and the Salvation of Souls

For those who are called to the vocation of marriage, the wedding day marks an incredible milestone, one of the most memorable experiences in the life of husband and wife. While the world would give the impression that this one day is the be-all and end-all of events, natural and supernatural wisdom and experience tell us something different.

The wedding day is a highpoint to be sure in the life-long journey of the couple. In...

Correcting Errant Beliefs: A Sign of Love

It can be hard to love fellow Catholics who use their positions in politics or the media to publicly attack Church teaching—very hard. But love them we must. And one of the ways we should show that love, and spread the Gospel, is by correcting them and encouraging them to accept the truth of the Gospel and the teachings of the universal Church.

Often this is seen as just criticizing or “judging”, especially when it...

Are Prolifers on the Wrong Side of History?

Planned Parenthood in the United State has reported performing 327,654 abortions during the fiscal year of 2014. This amounts to 37 abortions per hour, or an average of slightly more than one abortion every two minutes. This figure exceeds the total number of abortions from the previous year by 487. Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards considers this carnage as progress and warns that “politicians who are trying to erase women’s progress are on...

Children’s Welfare Held Hostage to Radical Sexual Agenda

By Denise Hunnell, M.D.

During a wide-ranging interview while traveling from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis addressed and roundly condemned what he termed “ideological colonization”. By this he means the practice of developed nations linking aid for developing countries with the indoctrination and adoption of ideas foreign to their culture. He gave as an example a minister of education who sought financial aid to build schools for the poor. The grant money was offered only if the...

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Adam Cassandra

Adam Cassandra is the fundraising communications manager for Human Life International. Adam is the author of news and commentary articles featured on LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, Catholic Exchange, Catholic Lane, CNSNews, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, Drudge Report, and The New Guard magazine. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and daughter.

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Divorce’s Effect on a Child’s Education

“What about the soul? Will the soundness of a soul consist in disorder or rather in a certain order and proportion?”—Socrates, Gorgias

Psychological studies and sociological surveys confirm what common sense naturally knows: children suffer untold emotional harm from divorce, and one consequence affects the education and the life of the mind. The school year does not have to proceed too far before teachers soon recognize the symptoms of divorce that reflect children’s performance...

Forgiveness, Penance and Catholic Social Teaching

As Lent, the collective penitential season, is upon us, Catholics often wonder why penance is so important if confession forgives sin. Usually in the confessional, a priest gives a small penance of specific prayers to say among other more difficult acts to a penitent, depending on the gravity of the sin and the sense of sorrow of the person confessing. Now, if we are forgiven of all sin in the sacrament of reconciliation,...

Katy Perry’s Influence on Culture

An estimated 118.5 million people watched Katy Perry’s performance at this year’s Super Bowl half-time show– the largest audience in television history.The pop icon’s parents are Pentecostal ministers who tried, and failed, to shield her from secular influences. Perry began her career as a Gospel singer with aspirations to be the next Amy Grant. But she said that when “it didn’t work out, I sold my soul to the Devil”.

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