Can There Be a “Secular Pro-Life Perspective”? 36

Image taken from Facebook page: "Pro-Life without God"

Image taken from Facebook page: “Pro-Life without God”

“Thou Shalt Not Kill,” is a mandate of conscience, not just a tenet of religion.

That means the answer to the question whether someone can be Pro-Life without God is Yes.

And No.

I’d like to put off explaining that for just a moment, More…

3 Challenges Facing the Next Pope 17

Cardinal Dolan’s assessment of the three challenges facing the next pope can be summed up in one word.

The enemy at the gates and the enemy within the walls is one and the same: Secularism. More…

Still Not Seeing the Reason for the Season? Here’s Why. 15

I have nothing against supporting companies that support Christmas and I have nothing against boycotts. But I have to ask, in doing so, what are we supporting / boycotting?

naugty niceCould it not just be the commercialization of Christmas?
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Challenges for a Catholic Doctor in the Changing World 14

Fr Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD

In this article, I will discuss four challenges that Catholic doctors face in the world today:

1) The secular and Catholic divide that gives rise to two contrasting visions of bioethics: the secular vision based on utilitarianism and materialism, whereas the Catholic vision is based on natural law and human dignity; 2) This divide is most evident in beginning of life issues, on the moral status of the human embryo More…

New Evangelization — This Is for You 5

Faith…

“… is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade” — Mark 4:31-32 More…

On the Meaning of Suffering, Pain, and Death: Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting? Reply

Fr Joseph Tham, LC, MD, PhD

A few years ago, I remember being at the scene of a traffic accident in the outskirts of Rome. The car apparently lost control and smashed into a tree. More…

Letter from Archbishop Wilton Gregory on the U.S. HHS Announcement Last Week 2

Letter from Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory

To Be Read at all Masses in Parishes in the Archdiocese of Atlanta

During the Weekend of January 28 – 29, 2012

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am writing to you on a matter of grave moral concern — freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. More…

“Signs of the Times…” A Timely Warning from Our Pope 1

“When a culture attempts to suppress the dimension of ultimate mystery, and to close the doors to transcendent truth, it inevitably becomes impoverished and falls prey, as the late John Paul II so clearly saw, to reductionist and totalitarian readings of the human person and the nature of society.” – Pope Benedict XVI

In his recent address to the bishops of the United States of America on their “Ad Limina” visit, His Holiness, Benedict XIV observed that: More…

Orthodox Traditions in Secular Art Reply

The Christmas season is a great time to visit museums. Today I joined a group of my students at the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York, where I stumbled across a real gem of a painting by Vincent Van Gogh, a portrait of Madame Marie Joseph-Michel Ginoux:

Madame Ginoux

While most people see Van Gogh as avant-guard trendsetter, More…