Day 165: The Lover and the Beloved (2022)

Fr. Mike connects today’s reading from Songs to the teachings of St. John Paul’s Theology of the Body. He also points out how helpful it is to track the timelines of the kings of Israel and Judah as we read from Kings and Chronicles simultaneously. The readings are 1 Kings 15-16, 2 Chronicles 16-17, and […]

U.S. bishops urge action following church, pro-life pregnancy attacks

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022. / Courtesy of Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 13, 2022 / 19:36 pm (CNA). U.S. bishops are pleading for an end to violence following the ongoing attacks on Catholic churches and pro-life pregnancy centers. “In […]

Understanding Pope Francis: It’s the Moral Theology, Stupid

Daniel Ibanez Pope Francis gives his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at Vatican City on October 13, 2021. COMMENTARY: Something serious does seem to be afoot with this papacy that differs markedly from its predecessors, and that “something” is a revolutionary change in moral theology.

You have to love your wife more than you love your personal demons…

The young man was insistent that he understood what was required of marriage. As he and his fiancee half-heatedly prepared themselves for the pre-cana course, I wrote a specific series of questions on the board to deliberately change the premise of the class. The nature of these questions proposed three things: do they love Jesus […]