How are parents to understand their unique role in the important process of chastity formation? And how can they ensure that educators carry out their own unique role in the right and best of ways? This 22-page booklet, new from Catholics United for the Faith, helps parents recognize their duty to convey the truth about human sexuality to their [...]
It’s been a busy week here at the CUF office, so more on Pope Benedict’s trip to Africa on Monday . . . which, unfortunately, has been rather overshadowed here in the West by his comment (in an interview on the plane trip to Cameroon) that the distribution of condoms won’t stop the spread of [...]
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the Church” (Eph. 5:25). The problem is, most of us can’t just flip a switch and love our wives “as Christ loved the Church,” even if–especially if–we understand the depth of St. Paul’s words. Nonetheless, we realize that the Apostle to the Gentiles is trying to give [...]
This is the last planned installment of a year-long series of monthly blog posts in preparation for the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, which was issued on July 25, 1968. In this series I have responded to the common objections or arguments against Humanae Vitae. They all amount to one thing: The dissenters do not like the [...]
I just came across an interesting article by Jennifer Roback Morse in the National Catholic Register entitled “Comprehensive Abstinence Education,” in which she shares her positive experience of a conference organized by “Singles for Christ.” Apparently the goal here was not “mere abstinence,” but preparing young people for marriage and teaching them how to choose [...]
One of the most disturbing news items of the past week was the decision of a middle school in Maine to make birth control pills available to its students, which mostly are 11-13 years old. While students need permission to use the school’s health center, the treatment received there is confidential. Therefore, students and health [...]
Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Maria Goretti, a young girl who was stabbed to death, preferring to die rather than be raped. I thought I would offer five comments on today’s saint.