Clerical Celibacy: A Good for the Whole Church

For years, people, both inside and outside the Church have called for the Church to lift Her ancient practice of priestly celibacy. This cry gained support with the drop in the number of vocations to the priesthood following the Second Vatican Council and the cry has recently been reenergized by the despicable heterosexual, homosexual and… Continue reading Clerical Celibacy: A Good for the Whole Church

Introduction to Catholic Sexual Morality in light of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

Introduction For some reason I meet very few Catholics who openly disagree with the Church’s understanding of the true presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament or a belief in the Trinity but it seems like very frequently I come across many Catholics who openly disagree with the Churches teaching on sexual morality. In these… Continue reading Introduction to Catholic Sexual Morality in light of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

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