Encourage Your Children to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

A talk given to parents whose children were preparing make their first Reconciliation Your sons or daughters have reached the point on their lifelong pilgrimages to heaven where they now know right from wrong. This is a beautiful thing. Our ability to reason, to know right from wrong, and to choose the good and avoid… Continue reading Encourage Your Children to Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Introduction to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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

Introduction Reflection on the Dignity of Women

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

Introduction to the Role of Women in the Life of the Church

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,[1] 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

Use Your Brain to Answer When Life Begins!

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!