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Following Christ in the Way of the Cross

Lent is the part of the liturgical year that we commit to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. We unite this time of year with his Passion and, as we enter the final week of Lent before Holy Week, it is fitting to contemplate what it truly means to follow Christ. All through Lent, we have been offering, or doing our best to offer, sacrifices so that we might separate ourselves from this world and live more...

Can Contraception Use Be Considered A Valid Development of Doctrine?

By Fr. Basil Cole, O.P.

Consider the following scenario:

Up until now, the Church has always taught that contraceptive use in the marital act or any direct sex act as in the case of fornication or adultery is always intrinsically evil. However, Bishop Gumbo of the Oopsie diocese in an island of the Pacific Ocean has told his priests that this is no longer the Catholic moral teaching: “The doctrine has evolved.” The reasons are quite evident given the...

The Rights of Parents and the First Commandment

There is a profound relationship between the First Commandment of the Law of God and the divine vocation of parents to be the first and foremost educators of their children. Deuteronomy 6:4-7 says (emphasis added):

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you...

Irreplaceable Women

Taylor Swift and Pope Francis are whistling a similar tune these days. The pop star and the pontiff have recently spoken publicly about the importance of equal pay for women, a controversy that many people the world over have very strong opinions about. Here in America, perhaps one of the most progressive countries in the world by way of human rights, women continue to earn only 77% of their male counterparts in the workplace. “Why is...