The Beauty of Human Weakness

ChelseaAssisted Suicide, Disabled, Faith, Hope, Suffering, Suicide12 Comments

In Australia last week, the Supreme Court ruled that 49 year old quadriplegic Christian Rossiter has the “right to die” if he so wishes. The problem is Rossiter is not going to just die, he’s going to starve himself to death by refusing to be nourished with food and fluids through a feeding tube. What is most heart-breaking about this … Read More

TOB Tuesday: A Protestant Perspective

ChelseaFaith, Religion, Theology of the Body, TOB TuesdayLeave a Comment

Theology of the Body is not just for Catholics! For all my protestant readers here is part of what sounds like an excellent a talk from Glenn Stanton from Focus on the Family. In it he mentions that Focus has talked about using the TOB in their ministry – how cool is that?!: You can order the complete talk on … Read More

The Incomparable Value of Every Human Person

ChelseaFaith, Pro Life, ReligionLeave a Comment

“[O]nly in the mystery of the incarnate Word does the mystery of man take on light” (Gaudium et Spes, 22) As we celebrate the Incarnation this Christmas season it is a wonderful time to reflect on the meaning of human life for, as Vatican II goes on to say: “Christ…fully reveals man to man himself and makes his supreme calling … Read More

Humanae Vitae, the Church and Contraception

ChelseaChastity, Contraception, Faith, Family, Freedom, Natural Family Planning, Sex, Sexuality1 Comment

Our presentation on Humanae Vitae, the Church and Contraception this Sunday was a success. We had a very good crowd and I think the overall message got across pretty well in the short amount of time we had to deliver it. Truly each of the three speakers could have taken up the whole hour and a half themselves – so … Read More

The Way to True Freedom

ChelseaFaith, Freedom1 Comment

As we have celebrated our freedom as a country this holiday weekend, it is worth pondering what it means to really have true and lasting freedom. Modern society suggests that freedom is a release from the “shackles” of any semblance of faith or morality, at least to the extent that it might challenge our ability to do what we want. … Read More