Our Lady and Sheen

Great Article about birth control and society

Check it out: here

A snippet about Pope Pius VI in the article:

He warned of four results if the widespread use of contraceptives was accepted:

1. General lowering of moral standards
2. A rise in infidelity, and illegitimacy
3. The reduction of women to objects used to satisfy men.
4. Government coercion in reproductive matters.

I think that we can see areas where Humanae vitae was prophetic.

 

“Truth is not determined by majority vote.” His Eminence Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (H.H. Pope Benedict XVI)

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February 9, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Priest Forever

I picked up “A Priest Forever: The Life of Father Eugene Hamilton” by Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.  This book is an inspirationational tale Father Eugene Hamilton who (not really a spoiler alert) was ordained a Priest for 3 hours before he died of a terminal illness.  This book highlights that the life of a priest is not about actions taken, but rather, about WHO the priest is.  Father Hamilton would never pray Mass, hear confession, baptise, witness a marriage (I think, I haven’t gotten that far), but it was not about the sacraments, it was about the sacrifice.

His ordination required special permission from His Holiness, John Paul the Great, and for good reason.  This young man, who died at 24 years old, had a special understanding of the priesthood and the role of a Catholic in the public forum.  During his application process for the seminary he wrote of his time as the student body president, saying:

There is an obligation to be a witness to the Catholic faith as well as remain true to the mission of the institution.  Such a is becomming even more pronounced on campuses [and senate, and congress, and the executive branch, and the courts, and state legislatures] across the country.  Catholic higher education [and the other institutions] is at a crossroads, where the Seekers of Truth must once again meet Him Who is the Truth.

What an amazing insight for anyone to have.

If you are interested in this book, check it out here

July 8, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments