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For the Conversion of All Sinners

At the beginning of Lent, I picked up my dusty copy of St. Faustina’s diary. This book transformed my spirituality when I was a college student. As I read the saint’s diary this morning, I was struck by Jesus’ words to her during Lent “Pray for souls that they be not afraid to approach the […] Read More

Hobby Lobby: A Laymen’s Perspective

Hobby Lobby is significant for taking their case to the Supreme Court to protect religious rights of employers against government mandates which effectively would force them to violate religious conscience by mandating coverage of abortifacient drugs. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) stipulated that nearly all […] Read More

Consent and Contracepting – Part II

In the first part of this series, I offered an explanation, from reason and the nature of marriage as complete consent, for why contracepting is a violation of the marriage bond. In this second, briefer, part II, I want to draw out some of the further implications of marriage as formed by consent. Last week, […] Read More

Consent and Contracepting – Part I

The question was recently posed to me, “How does one explain the Catholic take on marriage and contraception to someone with no religious framework?”  Initially, I was stumped.  Sure, you could talk about natural law, but that is not a terribly accessible approach; nor is it brief enough for a casual conversation.  So, where does […] Read More