Humanae Vitae and Three Natures

In last month’s commentary we looked at the teaching of Humanae Vitae from the perspective of the authority of the Church to teach about human love. Specifically, we saw that Jesus at the Last Supper promised that the Holy Spirit would continue to guide the Apostles and their successors in teaching the truth, including the […]

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Purpose-Driven Chastity

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 […]

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No Longer “Book of the Month”

In recent weeks I have reluctantly criticized the bishops’ new website on marriage for, among other things, recommending as a marriage resource a book by dissident theologian Richard Gaillardetz. I also raised these concerns with a few of the bishops who serve on the Marriage and Family Committee of the USCCB, who said they would […]

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Not for My Marriage

As most of our readers probably know, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting this week in Baltimore. CUF president Mike Sullivan is representing us at the meeting, and will be providing updates and insights as he is able. There are several interesting items up for discussion at this year’s fall meeting, including […]

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