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…

Why Do They Call Him “Angelic Doctor”? 5

January 28th, Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Reblogged from The New Theological Movement

The Common Doctor, St. Thomas is often referred to as “Aquinas” after his hometown of Aquino. His most beloved title, however, is the “Angelic Doctor” – and it is this designation which inspires the greatest devotion to the saintly Dominican theologian.

Why is St. Thomas Aquinas properly called the “Angelic Doctor”, the “Angelic Thomas”, and the “Angel of the Schools”? More…

Unusual Conversion Stories Might Happen Every Day Reply

It may be a matter of sheer coincidence, but today’s Gospel reading and the readings for yesterday’s feast, the Conversion of St. Paul, have a lot in common. They are both pretty strange vocation stories.

Very few people have the sort of “knock you off your high-horse” conversions that Paul had (Saul, rather). God does not often reveal himself to people with a blast of blinding light and a voice from heaven telling them exactly what to do.  More…

Abortion Proponents Aim to Oust the Holy See from the UN 7

According to a recent report from the Catholic News Agency, “Catholics for Choice” is once again seeking to end the Holy See’s permanent observer status at the United Nations.

Catholics for Choice is an abortion advocacy group that promotes teachings contrary to the Catholic Church. The American Bishops have repeatedly warned that they are “not a Catholic organization.”

On January 16, the abortionist group’s president, John O’Brien, argued More…

God’s Power Manifest in the Sacrament of Baptism Reply

I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven and remain upon him -- Jn 1:32

I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from heaven
and remain upon him — Jn 1:32

In today’s Gospel reading (John 1:29-34), John the Baptist witnesses an enormous manifestation of God’s power at the moment he baptizes our Lord. As a witness of God’s power, he testifies:

“I did not know him, but … Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.”

What did John see? More…

Right to Life? Not in My State! Says Catholic Governor of New York 8

On the heals of a U.S. Appeals Court decision overturning a law violating Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers’ right to free speech in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo comes out firing against Pro-Lifers in his own state.

“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” More…

Pope Francis Opposes Abortion, and Why Is That a Surprise? 4

There are many, many ways to be Pro-Life

There are many, many ways to be Pro-Life

Top story in all your major media outlets today: the Head of the Roman Catholic Church — the Pope — opposes abortion. Why should this be sensational news?

Here’s why I think it is.  More…

Why Did Jesus Have to Be Baptized? 6

It does seem a little odd, doesn’t it?

John’s mission was to announce Christ’s coming, to preach repentance for sins and conversion, to baptize people as a way of cleansing them of their sins and when Jesus appears on the scene, He shows up in line to be baptized.

But Jesus wasn’t a sinner – he never sinned! He didn’t need to repent, so why should he be baptized? More…

3 Essential Virtues of the Magi: What’s in Your Epiphany? 2

They prostrated themselves and did him homage

They prostrated themselves and did him homage

A Gospel Reflection and Meditation on Christ for Today

Today’s Solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates the revelation (or manifestation) of Jesus Christ as the Lord for all peoples. More…