damnedspot

Guilt Management and the Unity of Body and Soul

A human being is a unity of body and soul, not a soul imprisoned in the body and not a soul that is a ghost in a machine. Human nature consists of a soul dwelling in a body that St. Paul compares to a temple or tabernacle. Because of this indissoluble unity, the state of body affects the condition of the soul, and the state of the soul influences the body. For example, if a person lives an immoral life and lets the body be ruled by gluttony, avarice, or lechery, these vices produce…

More From Truth and Charity Forum
rights
Jul, 31 2014

Human Rights or God-Given Rights? Part I

“Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights – for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture – is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and…

Archie-top
Jul, 29 2014

Childhood RIP: The Death of Archie

The unthinkable is happening! Archie Andrews was the Dorian Gray of high school teenagers and enjoyed immunity from the ravages of time. In his case, it lasted for or some 73 years. His romantic affection for Betty and Veronica would never be consummated…

The Moment of Choice: Recognizing Human Dignity in Difficult Circumstances (HLI.org)
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

Redeeming Eugenics? (Zenit)
By Dr. Denise Hunnell

The Papal Interview: A Survey of Reactions (Crisis Magazine)
By Joseph Meaney

Regaining Conscience (HLI.org)
By Fr. Shenan J. Boquet

No More Tears: Moral Healthcare for Women (Crisis Magazine)
By Arland K. Nichols

9/11: A Priestly Legacy (National Catholic Register)
By Dr. Don DeMarco

More…


Jul, 22 2014

A Blessing Between Christians and Jews

On April 6, 1993, the fiftieth anniversary of the uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, the then Pope John Paul II delivered a most…

Jul, 10 2014

A Reasoned Response to Guttmacher Hysteria

The Guttmacher Institute, an organization founded as the research arm of Planned Parenthood and dedicated to the promotion of contraception and abortion, issued…

Jul, 8 2014

Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover

As a graduate student back in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s, I was blessed with the opportunity to study under some of…


Jul, 25 2014

The Manliness of Chivalry

In Howard Pyle’s version of The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, the Tanner sings a ballad entitled “The Wooing of Sir Keith” in which…

Jul, 23 2014

Extraordinary Synod to Address Pastoral Challenges to the Family

The Church reads the signs of the times. This year, she is poised to address the challenges wrought to evangelization by advocacy for the redefinition…

Jul, 18 2014

Who is In Control?: Microchip Contraceptives

Just when one begins to believe that science has pushed the God-playing envelope to the limits, it seems as though the proverbial envelope sprouts wings….


Jul, 28 2014

A United Witness: The Lives and Deaths of Thomas More and John Fisher

From the moment Christ uttered His stunning doctrine on marriage 2,000 years ago, the Church has stood in unbroken witness to His teaching. Christ elevated…

Jul, 21 2014

Setting the World Ablaze: Living the Theology of the Body

“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” This famous quote attributed to St. Catherine of Sienna could very…

Jul, 14 2014

The Christian Way of Life: 1st Century and 21st Century

In the ancient classical world during the first century, the Christian way of life clashed dramatically with the pagan practices of the day. In…