Sean Hannity and Contraception

ChelseaAbortion, Contraception, Marriage, Pro Life, Right to Life, Sex11 Comments

I am happy to report that I have returned safely from another relaxing and reflective retreat. These retreats always serve to reinforce my love for and faith in the Catholic Church and all of her rich moral truths. Which is why I take issue with Sean Hannity’s recent interview with Fr. Euteneuer about his criticism of Sean’s stance on artificial … Read More

“How Can There Be Too Many Children?”

ChelseaContraception, Family, Marriage, Pro Life, Right to Life, Sex, Vocation11 Comments

“That is like saying there are too many flowers” (Mother Teresa). Nowadays the use of contraception is quite accepted and even encouraged and couples frequently aren’t encouraged to ever actually have children. And when they do, it seems that it is frowned upon for them to have more than one or two. Even in the Catholic Church, over 90% of … Read More

Restore Us to a Culture of Life

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DENVER, February 21, 2007 ( – Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, Colorado commenced the Lenten season today, Ash Wednesday, by issuing a message to his diocese reminding the faithful “As we offer our prayers to God this Lent, let’s ask Him to restore us as a culture of life — a culture committed to the sanctity of every life, from … Read More

True Love

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As the world celebrates romance and love today I thought I would say a few words about true love. “So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1Corinth 13:13). So what is love? Or more accurately who is love? St. John answers this question telling us that, “God is love, and he who abides … Read More

Pope Speaks About Life Issues

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Before praying the Angelus yesterday, Pope Benedict said a few words about abortion, euthanasia and the family: “Life is the work of God, and should not be denied to anyone, not even the smallest and defenseless unborn child, especially not when affected by grave disabilities…I urge you not to fall into the deception of thinking that one can dispose of … Read More

The Holy Family and the New Year

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Today was the feast of the Holy Family. It is significant not only that Christ came to earth, but also that he came to earth as a member of a family. The birth of our Savior into the Holy Family of Mary and Joseph reveals the sanctification of family life. This is especially important today because of the breakdown of … Read More

Brownback Videos

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For those of you not familiar with Sen. Brownback, here are a couple of videos I found on You Tube. The first is of him at a pro-life banquet. The second is a piece of his debate on the ESC research bill a few months ago.

“Married Love and the Gift of Life”

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For the first time in almost 40 years the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement reiterating the Church’s position on contraception and the meaning of the marital embrace. Married love is meant to be a total gift of self, holding nothing back. The use of contraception witholds a spouse’s fertility from that gift and says, “I give … Read More

Marriage is a Vocation

ChelseaFamily, Marriage, Prayer, Religion, Vocation3 Comments

So, I’m going to shift gears a little bit on this post to talk about something else I am very concerned about. The “other” vocations crisis in the Church. The reading at Mass today was from Ephesians 5:21-33. This reading contains what I consider one of the most beautiful Bible verses, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church, … Read More