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“Our Citizenship is in Heaven”

July 6, AD2018 0 Comments
“Our Citizenship is in Heaven”

I remember, when my first son was born, my wife and I made the decision to stop by her grandfather’s house on the way home from the hospital. Our son was born in the same town Granddad lived; and as I knew he was very sick (yet still very alert and conscious), I suggested we […]

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Because God Said So: Limiting Yourself by What You Understand

April 29, AD2017 16 Comments
Because God Said So: Limiting Yourself by What You Understand

“Because I said so.” Most parents have, at one time or another, said this to their children. This statement of finality is, at times, a matter of expediency (after much childish whining), but often it is due to the inability of children of certain ages to understand the reasoning behind a command or prohibition. No […]

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How Should We Honor Our Elderly Parents?

January 16, AD2016 3 Comments
How Should We Honor Our Elderly Parents?

  In response to Dr. Denise Hunnell’s December 29, 2015 Catholic Stand post, “Family Life as ‘Domestic Pilgrimage’”, a loyal reader brought up a question in regards to the Fourth Commandment, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you” (Exodus 20:12; […]

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Is This Love? Surrogates, Same-Sex Couples, and Motherless Babies

July 22, AD2014 191 Comments
Is This Love? Surrogates, Same-Sex Couples, and Motherless Babies

The story of two homosexual men in Texas who became fathers of twin boys via a surrogate appeared in my Facebook feed a couple of weeks ago, posted by a woman voicing her support for the men and her anger over their legal predicament. Each man is the biological father of one twin, and each wants […]

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Will ‘Transgender’ Rights Drive Catholics Out of Public Schools?

March 11, AD2013 202 Comments
Will ‘Transgender’ Rights Drive Catholics Out of Public Schools?

The Massachusetts Board of Education recently issued formal “guidance” to the state’s public schools, telling them how to implement new laws protecting against gender identity discrimination. The Board of Education insists that schools must not only provide equal access to educational activities programs but also proactively “create a culture” that would make gender-nonconforming and transgender […]

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