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
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
This is an interesting time in the liturgical year, which really corresponds to the natural year. In the early spring, we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection at a time of year when the earth is ‘rising’ from the dead of winter and visibly bursting into new life. By early summer, we have entered into the Season After … Continue reading November in the Liturgical Year
The Church’s teachings about birth control and openness to life remain subject to much controversy, and as part of this, the concept of Natural Family Planning or NFP, which some refer to as ‘the only method of birth control approved by the Church,’ is subject to many criticisms and misgivings. On the one hand, many … Continue reading Answering Objections to NFP
The Church's teaching about contraception is very difficult to understand within today's climate, and is subject to many misconceptions. But these teachings are based on the natural law, and upon further reflection the difference between contraception and Natural Family Planning (NFP) becomes quite clear.
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
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
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
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.