Amelia’s Story: This Is Incredibly Sad Reply

When I heard about Amelia’s story, it immediately reminded me of the movie John Q. The protagonist, played by Denzel Washington, is a loving Father who exhausts all licit means to get his son on the list for a heart transplant operation, to no avail. He then resorts to hijacking a hospital emergency room at gun point until his demands are met. In the end, More…

You Are What You Preach: the True Identity of the Church 2

Isn’t it so easy to judge others by their appearance or let oneself go by first impressions? Many years ago I had an experience that made me think twice before following this natural tendency. I was in the seminary and didn’t really like a certain fellow seminarian. I thought: More…

Why did Jesus Come? 9

Answer #1: In order to save us and reconcile us with God.

The Church teaches—and our own experience confirms it—that we live in a world of sin. We need look no further than the chaos of the last century or the heaviness in our own hearts to see sin’s effects.

Yet, as hard as it is for us to imagine, More…

What the Gay Pride Activists Don’t Want You to See 2

Among other statements Cardinal George has made concerning gay rights in the wake of his controversial interview on Fox News last week, he also said the following:

“It is terribly wrong and sinful that gays and lesbians have been harassed and subjected to psychological and even physical harm.”

— Francis Cardinal George

They just don’t get the point…


Despite Cardinal George’s attempts to clarify his statement More…

Keep the Faith Real: an Antidote against Practical Atheism 7

I’m always surprised when I see those food products with the labels stating what would seem to be the obvious. Take a carton of milk, for example, where the label says it contains “real” milk. What is it suppose to contain? Not so obvious I guess. In a consumeristic society you can’t always expect that you are really getting what you think you are buying.

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Baby Tears Came Down from Heaven 2

Dostoevsky once wrote that the tears of a baby are greater than the order of the universe; a powerful insight into the dignity of human life, but an insight parents probably would rather not have to think about at three in the morning when the tears start flowing.

Yet, as hard as it is to get out of bed at three A.M., parents know they must, for there is nothing more dependent on the love and care of others than an infant.

It was no different for the baby Jesus. More…

How Do You Talk Sense to Teens on Abortion? Ask a Teen 16

The other day, I was having breakfast with a priest from the Archdiocese of Boston, who told me about a bad experience he had while preaching about abortion. In the middle of his homily, one of the altar servers, a seventh grade girl, took off her robe, walked straight down the middle aisle, and left the church — for good.

The girl’s mother, being naturally concerned, brought her to speak with the priest afterwards. He tried to explain the Church’s position on abortion, but to no avail. Her only response was that she could not belong to a church that imposed intolerant moral views on other people.

Fortunately, not all 12 year old girls think this way. For example, the girl in the video below More…

Raise the Bar in 2012 with a Pro-Life Resolution 4

Three Days into the New Year

Statistically, that means most people have caved in on their new years resolutions by now, since 2 out of 3 people break their resolution within 48 hours.

The take away is to make better resolutions, resolutions you can easily keep. This video explains how simply this can be done: More…