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Tag: Moral Teaching

Why the Church Opposes Surrogate Motherhood and attempts to legalize it in The District of Columbia

June 19, 2013 36 Comments

Unlike many other countries, the United States does not have federal statutes or guidelines governing surrogacy parenting. Thus, many states have their own laws in this regard. Currently The District of Columbia prohibits surrogate parenting: Any person or entity who or which is involved in, or induces, arranges, or otherwise assists in the formation of […]

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Clergy, Catechists, Parents: Have you Proclaimed The Whole Counsel of God?

June 17, 2013 18 Comments
Clergy, Catechists, Parents: Have you Proclaimed The Whole Counsel of God?

One of the more powerful moments in pastoral ministry as described in Scripture is Paul’s farewell speech to the presbyters (priests) of the early Church. Here is a skilled bishop and pastor, exhorting others who have pastoral roles in the Church. Lets take a look at this text and apply its wisdom to Bishops and […]

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The Sad End of Solomon – A Moral Tale

February 8, 2010 22 Comments

The reading for Saturday morning’s Mass brought us to a high point in the life of King Solomon. Solomon, when presented the opportunity to ask anything whatsoever from God chose not gold or glory but Wisdom. It is a portrait of a man deeply rooted in God. But later in life Solomon turned from his […]

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The Problem of Privatized Religion

November 11, 2009 18 Comments

Some years ago I preached a sermon that covered the Christian and Biblical teaching on Hell. I believe the Gospel that day was from Matthew 7:13ff  wherein Jesus warns that we should strive to enter through the narrow gate and declares that, “The road that leads to destruction is wide and many follow it. But […]

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Running Afoul of the”New Morality”

June 4, 2009 3 Comments

The latest edition of Gloria TV News contains the following item: Catholics Under Pressure Because of Gay Legislation – UK  The Charity Tribunal has ruled that Catholic Care– the Diocese of Leeds’s adoption agency– must cooperate with homosexual couples who wish to adopt children. “If the charity now sticks to Church policy and continues to […]

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40 Reasons for Coming Home – Reason # 29 – The Winning Team.

April 1, 2009 1 Comment

Reason # 29 – The Winning Team – OK, I’ll admit it. I cheated. I looked at the end of the book and read the end of the story. Guess what I found?  Jesus wins! It’s right there in final pages, in the Book of Revelation: The Devil who had led them astray was thrown […]

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Post-Abortion Healing

March 31, 2009 0 Comments

Among those who have fallen away from the practice of the faith are some who feel in some way that the Church has rejected them or disapproves of something they have done or are doing. Of those who feel this way are some who have struggled with abortion, one of the great moral issues of […]

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God does not love us because we are good but because He is good.

March 26, 2009 2 Comments

 People stay away from the Church for many reasons. There are some who struggle with sins and a sense of unworthiness. Why would God be calling me? I am a sinner and I am not even sure I can give up my sin. If you are among those who may stay away for this reason, […]

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