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Are Modern Laws Making Us Less Free?

"Creation of Adam" (detail) by Michelangelo

Before we understand the purpose of our law, we should ask, “What does it mean to be free?” Is it simply the ability to choose whatever we want to do even if what we want is not morally sound? St. John Paul II would say that such permissiveness would actually destroy our freedom because sin actually enslaves us. It is […]

Families & the Answer to Brokenness

The World Meeting of Families is a global event begun by Pope St. John Paul II.  Similar to World Youth Day, John Paul envisioned such a gathering so that people could come together with other families and be strengthened through prayer, dialogue, and fellowship.  At the end of the conference, which is held every three years, the Holy Father meets with […]