As promised, here is the first follow-up to my first post on this blog, A Natural Law Argument for Premarital Chastity, Marital Fidelity, and Traditional Marriage. It is no secret that marriage is widely under attack today. We live in an age where fornication, adultery, divorce, contraception, and homosexual activity are paramount and viewed as … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Marriage
The Church has an ancient tradition of a Liturgical Year. The different aspects of the faith are celebrated on different days and during different seasons, corresponding to appropriate times in the natural year.
As discussed in a previous post, Catholicism was the first religion that was meant to be universal (hence its name), and hence the practice of the faith was to take on different forms in the different cultures that it spread to. Of course, the actual doctrines of the Church, the actual deposit of the faith, … Continue reading Catholicism is Universal, Part II: Understanding Different Rites and Different Customs
In recent decades, Catholicism has acquired a reputation for being very strict, foreboding, overbearing, arbitrary, and not in keeping with the times. I say ‘acquired,’ rather than ‘earned,’ because there is no reason that Catholicism should have such a reputation at all. It is true that the Church continues to condemn many things prevalent in … Continue reading Understanding the Moral Absolute