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April 28, 2017

Over the past week, while visiting my wife’s family up in the Pacific Northwest, I had attended Mass a couple of times. First, for Easter Sunday, which was of course packed with people, and then the following Sunday for the Second week of Easter. The contrast in attendance was staggering and yet somehow not all that surprising. On Easter Sunday, there was practically not even standing room available. Not a soul was going to miss out on Easter Sunday. And yet, for some strange reason, that same love for the Mass (or for God) didn’t see...

April 14, 2017

This post has been a long time coming. Over the years, both in my own life, and in the lives of those close to me, the nagging problem (one that isn’t all-that new) of “co-habitation” outside of marriage has reared its ugly head. To be sure, the Catholic Church has been very clear on this. So before I put my own thoughts on the matter out there, and before we cover these 5 points, I want to offer what the Church officially says about relationships of this nature:

“The expression "free union" is fallacious: what can "union" mean when th...

April 10, 2017

The Real Definition of Radicalism

What does it mean to be “radical?” One would have you believe that radicalism is always a bad thing. In fact, radicalism is often likened to terrorism, evil, and any sort of over-the-top “crazy” behavior. But what if I told you that Jesus was considered a “radical” person? Further, what if I told you that Christ loves us radically? The reality is far from the conception, the idea that radicalism in itself is problematic. Concisely stated, it’s not. In reality, the first actual definition of “Radical” i...

April 4, 2017

If a Catholic person who accepts all of the teachings of the Church is discerning the use of NFP, I would imagine they would be open and receptive not only to Church teaching, but Logic and Reason, and God’s providence, to come to a sounder decision and to make peace with that decision. It’s with this assumption I make these points, from a position of reason.

A Look at Some Scenarios

As I mentioned just above, I presume that a fellow Catholic, who loves the Church, is ready and willing to accept all aspects of official Church teaching....

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