Introduction The sacrament of anointing of the sick is administered by a priest to bring both spiritual and physical health to a Catholic during a serious illness, most especially near the moment of death. Like all sacraments, the sacrament of anointing of the sick, is “an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted… Continue reading Introduction to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
I am often asked by people critical of the Catholic Church “why does the Church hate women?” While I understand people looking from the outside may think the Church sees women as second class citizens, after all only men can be priests, I want to scream back “She doesn’t.” Did you know Blessed Pope John… Continue reading Introduction Reflection on the Dignity of Women
The Church has always recognized the essential and unique role of lay women in the life of the Church. In recent times, since the Second Vatican Council and its declaration on the universal call to holiness, the Church has drafted document after document exhorting and teaching both men and women how to live out their… Continue reading Introduction to the Role of Women in the Life of the Church
I was born into the culture of death. I have grown up witnessing faithful men and women dedicate their lives to end the atrocity of abortion. Growing up witnessing the lifelong sacrifices of older generations and watching my generation take up the fight is a source of inspiration but also a cause to pause and… Continue reading DEBATE
This is the heart of a Pro-Life talk given to a group of young adults. Personal stories were interspersed throughout the talk but this represents the material of the talk. I have often found that when Catholics speak about the atrocity of abortion they seem to just give a lecture on abortion rather that speaking… Continue reading A Fresh Look at Being Pro Life
At the heart of the pro-life debate is the ultimate question of when life begins. In recent years many different people and organizations have attempted the change the definition of when life begins from conception to other points like implantation, viability, heartbeat, and even the ability to reason. Oftentimes people in the prolife movement argue… Continue reading Use Your Brain to Answer When Life Begins!
This past summer I had the honor of spending 8 weeks in the Villa de Lleva Colombia. Villa de Lleva is a Spanish colonial town in South America with its cobblestone streets, huge town square with 500 year old Church and mountains on all sides it makes you feel like you are living in a… Continue reading Christian Joy