As most of you know, the Washington, D.C. City Council recently took a step toward legalizing physician-assisted suicide for those with less than six months to live. Although I have written elsewhere about the dangerous implications of this legislation, in today’s post I want to stand up
The fundamental concept of the Catholic family is that a particular married couple participates in Christ’s marriage to his Church. As Vatican II put it, Christ “fills the Church, which is His body and His fullness, with His divine gifts so that it may expand and reach
I always thought I was solidly pro-life until I found myself pregnant as a 40-year-old recent divorcee with two preteen sons. I learned that it is during times of hardship and weakness Satan comes at us full-force. Sometimes it’s in thoughts of hopelessness or fear.
Representatives of the nation’s capital voted Tuesday to legalize physician-assisted suicide, despite strong opposition from religious, legal and medical leaders. “Since the time of the Hippocratic Oath — which long predated Christianity — the medical community saw the profound incompatibility of efforts to end life
On Oct. 23, we celebrated our annual White Mass for those in the healing professions of medicine and health care at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. As we know, Christians have been doctors and nurses from the earliest days of the Church.
Some years ago it was popular to say of television, “It’s not the medium, it’s the message.” This was in answer to critics who claimed that watching it “rotted the brain.” The retort was that there was nothing wrong with the medium (television) per se,
We had heard the distant gunshots for a few weeks. But that morning they were close and seemed to ring out with purpose. I looked to my older brother and the other adults for reassurance. Their eyes were full of anguish and frustration. All we
The World Health Organization is close to declaring a new disability–not having a sex partner with whom one can have a child–even if not biologically infertile. Seriously. From the Telegraph story: Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as “infertile” if they
Marine Captain Jerome Lademan is a practicing Catholic. He’s also addicted to pornography, a challenge he says faces a large number of Catholic servicemembers — and one he is fighting head-on along with the founders of a military-focused, anti-porn non-profit. “The Heroic Virtue Warfare Institute (HVWI) [was] started
Orange, Calif., Oct 19, 2016 / 03:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Stephanie Packer cherishes every moment with her husband and four children. Living with a terminal illness in Orange, California, her goal is “to do everything I can to have one more second with my kids.”