The Heresy of Lifeless Love

Why would anyone seek admission to a university, pay tuition, purchase books, and then not attend class, take tests, or study? Why would anyone buy a home, furnish it, and then leave it vacant and neither rent it nor live in it? Why would anyone go to a physician, seek a medical cure, and then ignore the prescription and disregard the doctor’s orders? Many people who desire love and marriage pursue their goal in a manner that resembles the student, the home buyer and the patient in the above examples. They fail to see…

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Oct, 16 2014

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Before St. Thomas Aquinas was born (early in 1225) a holy hermit known as Buono journeyed to the Castle of Rocca Secca, near…

Oct, 10 2014

When Living is Suffering

Many life and death issues stare voters in the face every election cycle, and this year is no exception. Texas Gubernatorial Candidate, Wendy Davis, who came…

Oct, 6 2014

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Scientists tell us that we live in a four-dimensional space-time continuum. They are, however, selling us short. We live, rather, in a five-dimensional…

Oct, 14 2014

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Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a four part series on the implications and effects of the International Conference on Population and Development that took place twenty years…

Oct, 8 2014

Communicating your way to sanctification

This week begins the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, opened by Pope Francis, to discuss the challenges of marriage, of family…

Oct, 7 2014

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Oct, 15 2014

Gradualism: False Hopes with Illusory Desires

Several blogs on the present Synod have mentioned bishops seeking a return to the theory of “gradualism” in order to be able to…

Oct, 13 2014

True Compassion for Remarried Couples

As the Synod on Marriage and Family continues, so do the debates over the question of communion for divorced and remarried couples. Unfortunately, the two…

Oct, 9 2014

Review: Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church

The Catholic world was shaken upon the release of Walter Cardinal Kasper’s The Gospel of the Family, in which he proposed that the Church…