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Archive of posts filed under the Morality category.

What About My Freedom?

Various states are passing laws supporting life in the womb. Life is a precious gift that begins at conception. This is not simply something I believe in faith. In my article, “Biology Makes Me Pro-Life”, I provide a non-religious reason for knowing that life begins at conception. Life is a precious gift. Last spring I […]

Open and Honest Dialogue

As I have said before, many people today have some knowledge of what the Catholic Church teaches on various topics without knowing why the Church teaches it. Helping people understand not just what the Church teaches but why is at the heart of what I feel called to do in my ministry, especially here on […]

We Need to See as God Sees

If we are going to understand and appreciate what our faith teaches we must see as God sees, not as human beings see (see 1 Samuel 16:7). For instance, I recently wrote an article, “Chastity and Sexuality”, to help people understand Catholic teaching on sexuality and chastity. Our faith teaches that the way we understand […]

Third Webinar in Series “Treating Life with Dignity and Love”

Last night I hosted the third webinar in my series, “Treating Life with Dignity and Love.” The recording of the webinar and the slides are now available online at www.renewaloffaith.org/prolife3. You can now register for Part IV on April 14th, 6:30 pm, at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XKK13xrRIGGxxufAbg5-A. If you missed either of the two previous webinars in this […]

Chastity and Sexuality

We talk about chastity. What does it really mean? We use the term “sexuality” but what is our Catholic understanding of sexuality? What does sex have to do with religion anyway? Sexuality has a lot to do with living our Catholic faith. It falls under the Sixth Commandment, “You shall not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14, […]

Our Weapons Against Evil

In two recent blog articles (“Does Evil Exist?” and “The People of the Lie”), I reflected upon Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press. 2020) and what he says about our battle against evil. Now I would like to conclude my discussion on his book by reflecting on […]

“The People of the Lie”

On Tuesday, I posted an article, “Does Evil Exist?” based on my thoughts from reading Immortal Combat: Confronting the Heart of Darkness by Fr. Dwight Longenecker (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press. 2020).  As I ended that article I referenced Fr. Longenecker’s discussion of how Satan distorts our desires (30-31) such that we make ourselves the center […]

Does Evil Exist?

Does “evil” exist? There should be no question that bad things happen. One does not need to watch the news for long to hear` of violence and wars. There is theft and division. Yet, if one listens to the relativists who say there is universal truth, how can be there be evil if there is […]

Video Recording of “Treating Life with Dignity and Love: Part II”

Hello, Last night I offered the second webinar in my series, Treating Life with Dignity and Love. In this webinar, we built upon what I said in part I to discuss Catholic teaching about abortion and the death penalty. Part II is now available on my website at www.renewaloffaith.org/prolife2. You can register now for Part […]

The Question of Progress and Families

Our society is becoming more individualistic. As Hahn and McGinley quote in their book, It is Right and Just: Why the Future of Civilization Depends on True Religion, “Liberalism puts the rights and liberties of the individual at the center of the constellation of political values, displacing communal duties and pursuit of the common good. […]