Archive for September, 2017

The push and pull between a true and false conscience

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.

When it comes to speaking of the Incarnation of Jesus, theologians and the authority of the Church are very careful not to speak loosely or confusedly about the very being of the Lord Jesus. He is both the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity and possesses in a union with the essence of a human nature. Catholics acclaim at Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, “Blessed be Jesus Christ, True God and True man.”...

What Are Pro-Life Oregonians To Do? Moral Action and Unjust Public Funding

It is written by St. Thomas Aquinas that “A tyrannical law, though not being according to reason, is not a law, absolutely speaking, but rather a perversion of law…” (see Summa Theologica, I-II, Q. 92, A. 1). Recently, it has come to pass that the State of Oregon will oblige taxpayers and insurance companies to pay for free abortions. What makes the law so different than other pro-abortion “laws” is that it forces...

Plan One From Outer Space

The life of every person is an unfolding story. The plot, however, is not always clear.  We plan our lives, but our best laid plans are often turned awry. It has become a cliché that if we want to make God laugh, we tell Him our plans. Our petty plans are spoiled by the whims of chance or sabotaged by the plans of others. And when our plans fail, we adopt another...

What We Can Learn About Near Death Experiences

By Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh

Her name was Dorothy and she was my mother.  She left us 21 years ago. Two years before she died she was hospitalized for a serious illness. At one point she suffered a cardiac arrest and nearly died. She survived her experience and was able to go home after recovering from her near death scare. I made it a point to visit her the summer after she came home. She couldn’t wait to tell me about her experience.  Several months...