Pope Francis makes surprising appearance at beautiful young cancer patient's funeral with heartbreaking personal letter

Pope Francis has again captured the hearts of the world, with a tear-jerking letter to a young Italian girl dying from cancer, which was read aloud at the girl’s funeral once she passed away. “Dear Paolina, your photos are on my desk, because in your very special gaze I see the light of goodness and… Continue reading Pope Francis makes surprising appearance at beautiful young cancer patient's funeral with heartbreaking personal letter

Join us in prayer for special needs child set on fire by bullies

A ten-year-old boy with a lisp and a hearing impairment was with “friends” when he was bullied and doused with gasoline. What happened next changed all the boys’ lives forever. Kayden Culp was with “friends” on Sunday in Kerrville, Texas, when the three boys began to bully him. One boy admitted another doused Kayden with… Continue reading Join us in prayer for special needs child set on fire by bullies

God, Sex, and Babies (What the Church Really Teaches about Responsible Parenthood)

In my experience sharing Catholic teaching on marital love and sexuality around the world, one thing is certain: Confusion reigns regarding Church teaching on responsible parenthood. Perhaps the main problem is the failure to grasp the profound distinction between contraception and periodic abstinence (or “natural family planning”). While contraception is never compatible with an authentic… Continue reading God, Sex, and Babies (What the Church Really Teaches about Responsible Parenthood)

How can I tell my four-year-old grandson about his guardian angel?

Full Question How can I tell my four-year-old grandson about his guardian angel? How do we know that we each have our own? Answer The Baltimore Catechism offers a good age-appropriate response for your grandson: “Q. What do our guardian angels do for us? A. Our guardian angels pray for us, protect and guide us,… Continue reading How can I tell my four-year-old grandson about his guardian angel?

Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?

Q:  Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?  Aren’t they too young to understand what is happening to them? A fair question.  The easiest and perhaps best answer would simply be that this was the constant Tradition or teaching of the early Church, right from the time of the Apostles. Despite this, the first objection… Continue reading Why does the Catholic Church baptize babies?

Why is the use of contraception always gravely immoral?

Contraception deprives the sexual act of its procreative meaning, thereby causing the contracepted sexual act to be intrinsically evil and always gravely immoral. When a man and woman choose to deprive the sexual act of its procreative meaning, they are choosing to reject one of the inherent meanings of sexuality in the plan of God… Continue reading Why is the use of contraception always gravely immoral?