Evangelium Vitae #14

Evangelium Vitae #14     The various techniques of artificial reproduction, which would seem to be at the service of life and which are frequently used with this intention, actually open the door to new threats against life. Apart from the fact that they are morally unacceptable, since they separate procreation from the fully human context of the conjugal act, these techniques have a high rate of failure; not just failure in...

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Civil Disobedience - Right or Obligation?

  Civil Disobedience - Right or Obligation? In our post-Christian world, the laws which underpin our constitution, God’s Laws - the Ten Commandments - have been skewed, watered down, dismantled and even rejected. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of abortion law. In the West, particularly in Australia and the US, there are anti-Christian laws which uphold the rights of abortion providers, but...

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Words in Passing: A Poem by Chris Langan-Fox

                                    Words in Passing   We were not ready. We were distracted. Exhausted. Battle had taken its toll But the Family survived. The children played.   Malevolent Smile. She was Ready. Definite. Ordered. The Blue Pencil, poised. Poisoned. Flooding in, the swamp re-defined the land, The familiar, the family,...

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The Witness of the Laity - from Lumen Gentium

 The Witness of the Laity - from Lumen Gentium                         THE WITNESS OF THE LAITY - from Lumen Gentium; the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.   Christ, the great Prophet, who proclaimed the Kingdom of His Father both by the testimony of His life and the power of His words, continually fulfills His prophetic office until the complete...

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The Holy Eucharist and Pro-Life Formation

                            The Holy Eucharist and Pro-Life Formation This article first appeared on the website Faithful Catholics,  and is reproduced here with kind permission of the web-manager, Maureen Ward. It was written by the late Fr. Jim Whalen in 2004, and is posted here with minor  corrections.   Pope St.  John Paul II proclaimed a Year of the Holy...

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