The United States of America was founded on the principles of God who is perfect, yet founded with imperfect men. It is the great risk of allowing all humans to live as God created us, with free will, calling us to love one another and to bring the Kingdom of God and all its graces here on earth. This freedom allows us to be a light to the world. We hope to continue to walk ever closer to Jesus as we bring His light to the world.
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By Bishop David J. Malloy We live in a time in which it is no secret that faith is being challenged by the ideology of secularism.
Public, especially governmental, support for religion and faith has diminished. In fact, a case can be made that there is even opposition to faith that is growing in circles of our government and our public discourse.
This anti-religious sentiment presents a particular and, in some ways, purifying challenge to every believer. In the past, the practice of religion was taken for granted; it was even fashionable. Everyone did it.
There was a common recognition that even if there were creedal and religious differences, the practice of religion makes us better, as a nation and as individuals. …
The year 1968 remains a watershed moment in an era of revolution and upheaval.
With the world engulfed in social, political and especially sexual upheaval, the year witnessed the brutal rejection of a relatively brief papal document that sought to clarify the Church’s teachings on family life and the regulation of births. Humanae Vitae (The Regulation of Birth) remains one of the most polarizing papal encyclicals of all time, but also one of the most prophetic in foreseeing vividly the immense dangers of a contraceptive culture that ultimately came to pass.
Benedictine College event looked at why the teachings of the Church are the answer to many current cultural and societal problems.
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ATCHISON, Kan. — The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for everyone. “Sex is for fun and now women can have just as much fun without the consequences,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said about the claims of the sexual revolution in a recent talk. “That was the cry of the day, and yet somehow it didn’t work out that way,” he said. What went wrong? It’s a question that….
We have so many things to be grateful for. No matter how dark our lives may get, God is always there and still loves us. When humanity seems to have left you, no longer cares or even hate you; you still have Jesus at your side. That alone is worth giving thanks.