Reflections on Advent

PSA: This blog will temporarily become unavailable on or after this Friday, December 13 while switching hosting providers. It will be back soon! We are now in the Season of Advent, and with it the Liturgical Year 2020 has begun.  The old liturgical year came to a close with the feast of Christ the King.  … Continue reading Reflections on Advent

The Latin Requiem Mass

Earlier this month, my husband and I had the privilege of attending the annual Extraordinary Form (also known as Traditional Latin) Solemn Requiem Mass at our parish.  Of all the beautiful liturgies the Church gives us, I am particularly enthralled by this one.  This is the form of the liturgy I want for my own … Continue reading The Latin Requiem Mass

5 Amazingly Catholic Ways to Celebrate Halloween

By now, many of us have come to understand that Halloween is a Catholic holiday, the Vigil of All Saints’ Day and the first day of the ‘Allhallowtide’ Triduum. We can certainly have fun with pumpkins, costumes, trick-or-treating, candy and treats, and watching shows like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charilie Brown, since we know that … Continue reading 5 Amazingly Catholic Ways to Celebrate Halloween

Why Contraception is Wrong

Image via Pixabay. The Catholic Church’s teachings about marriage are based on the natural law, and provided that absolute morality is understood, they can be easily be understood based on proper application of right reason.  The primary purpose of marriage is the procreation and education of children.  Naturally, this tenet raises questions regarding contraception, infertility, … Continue reading Why Contraception is Wrong

Understanding the Purpose of Marriage, Part II

Once it has been demonstrated that the primary purpose of the sexual act is the procreation of children, the rest falls into place.  The reason that marriage exists is that children can be raised by both their parents.  Marriage has been part of every human society, because it is that deeply ingrained in human nature.  … Continue reading Understanding the Purpose of Marriage, Part II

Understanding the Purpose of Marriage

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