Dr. Anne Nolte, founder of the National Gianna Center for Women's Health and Fertility in New York that specializes in natural family planning, chats with patient Judith Guzman Dec. 30, 2009. NFP is the general title for the scientific and moral methods of family planning that can help married couples either achieve or postpone a pregnancy. CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz
When it comes to sex and birth control, you may have heard that the Catholic Church says a resounding "NO!" This myth couldn't be further from the truth. Catholic teaching on love, sex and "responsible parenthood" is a resounding "YES!" -- to God's plan for men and women. More ... Friday, January 20, 2017
Shortly after receiving the assignment to establish a new parish 12 years ago, I gathered groups of new parishioners for backyard meetings. People spoke freely about what they wanted in their parish: youth ministry, programs for young families, outreach to the needy and more. More ... Friday, December 30, 2016
Starlight guided the steps of the gift-bearing Magi "from the east," who soon after Jesus' birth undertook a journey that led to "the newborn king of the Jews," enabling them to pay homage to him. More ... Monday, December 12, 2016
There is perhaps no better exemplar for the Christian life than the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. While each is celebrated, commemorated and honored in unique ways throughout the church year, the Sunday following Christmas is generally observed as a feast in honor of the whole family. More ... Monday, December 5, 2016
The Christmas story is vibrant and fast-moving, replete with vivid images of angels celebrating an infant's birth and shepherds going "in haste" to find this newborn child, astonished to discover him "lying in the manger" (Lk 2:16). More ... Friday, November 25, 2016
God is not reluctant to astonish people, it is said. That is a good thing, even when astonishing news briefly causes people to feel startled or confused -- amazed by one of life's unexpected developments.
God is not reluctant to astonish people, it is said. That is a good thing, even when astonishing news briefly causes people to feel startled or confused -- amazed by one of life's unexpected developments. More ... Friday, November 11, 2016