contraception

The Assault on Children in the Womb

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

An oppressive darkness has settled upon the United States of America. Forty-six years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States “legalized” abortion on demand and this country has never recovered from the damage inflicted on our moral fiber as tens of millions of children have been sacrificed on the “altar of self” out of expediency […]

The Assault on Unborn Children

"Madonna and Child" (detail) by Sassoferrato

An oppressive darkness has settled upon the United States of America. Forty-five years ago, on January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States “legalized” abortion on demand and this country has never recovered from the damage inflicted on our moral fiber as tens of millions of children have been sacrificed on the “altar of self” out of expediency […]

Paul VI, Prophet

This coming July, we will mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s deeply controversial encyclical letter Humanae vitae. I won’t bore you with the details of the innumerable battles, disagreements, and ecclesial crises that followed upon this text. Suffice it to say that this short, pithily argued letter became a watershed in the post-conciliar Catholic Church and one of […]

Getting it Right—The Foundation of Friendship

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles written by Dr. Edward Sri on Saint John Paul II’s Love and Responsibility. The series is reprinted here with permission and originally appeared in the January/February 2005 issue of Lay Witness magazine. © 2005 Catholics United for the Faith / www.cuf.org/Laywitness/index.asp In his book Love and Responsibility, Karl Wojtyla—now known as John Paul II—reflects […]

Life — A Bold Undertaking

“Life can be successful only if we have the courage to be adventurous.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Whenever I’m preparing to give a talk or teach a class, I generally turn to three sources for my first inspiration: Scripture, the Catechism, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  Several years ago I ran across this part of a quote from a meeting he […]

Advice for Parents with Children Who Have Left the Church

My child has left the Church, what should I do? Why does it seem like my prayers are not answered? Those two questions are heavy in the hearts of many faithful Catholics. Fr. Thomas Grafsgaard, pastor of St. Wenceslas of Dickenson, North Dakota, made these questions the topic of his two talks at the Women’s Simple Lenten retreat for the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Paul VI

“Responsible men can become more deeply convinced of the truth of the doctrine laid down by the Church on this issue if they reflect on the consequences of methods and plans for artificial birth control. Let them first consider how easily this course of action could open wide the way for marital infidelity and a general lowering of moral standards. […]

Where does the Christian West go from Here? Five Crucial Truths

"Christ the Consolator" by Bloch

“Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength!” Many today do not feel much like rejoicing. Maybe you don’t either! But you have to admit that you would really like to feel better, be happier and have confidence. So what’s up with all the disappointment and anxiety around us? And what can we […]

How Artificial Birth Control Aborts Babies

How can something be both immense and minute at the same time?  Something upon which all of human history depends, yet, it is fragile and almost non-existent to the eye?  It is the union of an egg and sperm—an embryo.  Such is God’s way.  He takes something smaller than a mustard seed and brings forth all of civilization. When a […]

What Are You Prepared To Do For Religious Freedom?

Editor’s Note: This is a speech given by Integrated Catholic Life™ contributing writer Theresa Thomas on October 27th, 2012 at Religious Freedom Rally in South Bend, Indiana. You are here today because you care about our country, our children, our future. You gave up something in your normal everyday routine to be here- maybe it was a football game on the sofa, […]