My Letter to a Committed Anti-Catholic

Satan is a liar and it is he who, quite often, might confuse our thoughts. Thus my initial decision, to give you no answer, may have been tainted by his urging: for he despises Truth and wants desperately that we not spread it. But Christian charity or love moved by Grace, should not allow me or anyone else to keep the Truth hidden, though it seems probable that you have no intention of listening to it: Continue Reading →

A Précis of the Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality and Homosexual Acts – Truth and Charity Forum

The Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is one rooted in what philosophers call natural law, but also illuminated by divine revelation. This means that the Church understands her teaching to be grounded in those truths that unaided human reason can affirm about the nature and purpose of human sexuality, but that what God has revealed in both Sacred Scripture and Tradition on the matter provides additional light. Read more . . .

Renewing the Church and Her Mission in a Year of Faith

My comments today will be simple. I want to focus on just three points. Archbishop of PhiladelphiaCharles J. Chaput, O.F.M. CAP. The first point is where we are as a Church and as individual Catholics, given the current environment of our country. The second point is what we need to do about it. And the third point is who we need to be — or become — to live the kind of witness God wants Continue Reading →

Passing On the Deposit of Faith

For the Catholic there is what is known as the Deposit of Faith which is considered that which cannot be altered, or omitted by the Church. Although our understanding of the contents may be expanded and explained in an organic growth of the Church’s understanding, the substance itself must never be changed. This Deposit of Faith is all that the Church was given by Christ and His Apostles as a deposit to be presented to Continue Reading →

Behold, I Come to Do Thy Will, O God

What is God’s Will and how can we know it? Once we have assented to the Truths of our Faith then we might well desire to live a life in complete obedience to God’s Holy Will. This would be a very intelligent action; especially since, in so doing, we would be cooperating in the salvation of our own souls. Such a decision would then be paramount to our eternal happiness. But the desire to actively pursue a Continue Reading →