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Legislating Morality: The Church-State Conflict That Isn’t
”Limits are an inescapable part of human life and society. The only questions are whether they will be the limits of servitude or the limits of freedom, and whether self-love or love of others will predominate.”

Legislating Morality: The Church-State Conflict That Isn’t

”Limits are an inescapable part of human life and society. The only questions are whether they will be the limits of servitude or the limits of freedom, and whether self-love or love of others will predominate.”

Euthanasia: Lethal dose has fearful consequences
”Having undermined the principles that doctors never kill patients and that our state will not sanction killing, we will have changed what doctors are and what our justice system is. We will have changed how we relate to the “unwanted” people.” - Bishop Anthony Fisher

Euthanasia: Lethal dose has fearful consequences

”Having undermined the principles that doctors never kill patients and that our state will not sanction killing, we will have changed what doctors are and what our justice system is. We will have changed how we relate to the “unwanted” people.” - Bishop Anthony Fisher

Fit for a saint - The Arlington Catholic Herald
The St. John Paul II National Shrine and Cultural Center celebrates a grand reopening with a permanent exhibit courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.

Fit for a saint - The Arlington Catholic Herald

The St. John Paul II National Shrine and Cultural Center celebrates a grand reopening with a permanent exhibit courtesy of the Knights of Columbus.

Dear Brittany: Why We Don’t Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering that We Choose Suicide. I am dying, too.
“Dear heart, we simply disagree. Suffering is not the absence of goodness, it is not the absence of beauty, but perhaps it can be the place where true beauty can be known. 
In your choosing your own death, you are robbing those that love you with the such tenderness, the opportunity of meeting you in your last moments and extending you love in your last breaths.
 As I sat on the bed of my young daughter praying for you, I wondered over the impossibility of understanding that one day the story of my young daughter will be made beautiful in her living because she witnessed my dying.”

Dear Brittany: Why We Don’t Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering that We Choose Suicide. I am dying, too.

“Dear heart, we simply disagree. Suffering is not the absence of goodness, it is not the absence of beauty, but perhaps it can be the place where true beauty can be known.

In your choosing your own death, you are robbing those that love you with the such tenderness, the opportunity of meeting you in your last moments and extending you love in your last breaths.

As I sat on the bed of my young daughter praying for you, I wondered over the impossibility of understanding that one day the story of my young daughter will be made beautiful in her living because she witnessed my dying.”

Bros.

Bros.

San Lorenzo stadium in Argentina to be named after Pope
Shrewd move, San Lorenzo. Shrewd move. My money is on a championship in the not so distant future.

San Lorenzo stadium in Argentina to be named after Pope

Shrewd move, San Lorenzo. Shrewd move. My money is on a championship in the not so distant future.

Not to be outdone by Pope Francis, B16 gets into the selfie game!

Not to be outdone by Pope Francis, B16 gets into the selfie game!

Cardinal George: “It takes no moral courage to conform to government and social pressure.”
"What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval. The “ruling class,” those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone. We are told that, even in marriage itself, there is no difference between men and women, although nature and our very bodies clearly evidence that men and women are not interchangeable at will in forming a family. Nevertheless, those who do not conform to the official religion, we are warned, place their citizenship in danger."

Cardinal George: “It takes no moral courage to conform to government and social pressure.”

"What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval. The “ruling class,” those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone. We are told that, even in marriage itself, there is no difference between men and women, although nature and our very bodies clearly evidence that men and women are not interchangeable at will in forming a family. Nevertheless, those who do not conform to the official religion, we are warned, place their citizenship in danger."

Profession of Vows: Wildflower in the Pages of an Ancient Book
"It is hard to describe in a concrete way how my interior life is different after making vows to God to live chastity, poverty and obedience in imitation of the way Jesus lived on earth. The only way I have been able to describe it to myself is that I now feel that I have stepped more deeply into the mystery of God. I feel like a small piece of metal that voluntarily dove into the magnetic field of the strongest magnet on earth. It is as if my vows pressed my soul upon God like a small wildflower between the thick pages of an ancient book."

Profession of Vows: Wildflower in the Pages of an Ancient Book

"It is hard to describe in a concrete way how my interior life is different after making vows to God to live chastity, poverty and obedience in imitation of the way Jesus lived on earth. The only way I have been able to describe it to myself is that I now feel that I have stepped more deeply into the mystery of God. I feel like a small piece of metal that voluntarily dove into the magnetic field of the strongest magnet on earth. It is as if my vows pressed my soul upon God like a small wildflower between the thick pages of an ancient book."

Teaching About Vocations and Occupations
"Being a physician, on the other hand, is an occupation. Just as religious sisters work as teachers, nurses, doctors, and countless other jobs, a wife and mother can work outside the home as well. But the occupation must always fit within the vocation. Life becomes disordered when the employment gains supremacy and the vocation is squeezed to conform to the occupation."

Teaching About Vocations and Occupations

"Being a physician, on the other hand, is an occupation. Just as religious sisters work as teachers, nurses, doctors, and countless other jobs, a wife and mother can work outside the home as well. But the occupation must always fit within the vocation. Life becomes disordered when the employment gains supremacy and the vocation is squeezed to conform to the occupation."