Making the Most of the Preparation for Lent

Wait...what? Lent? Didn't we just have Christmas? I think we all have this thought every year. And for the Novus Ordo rite, they still have three weeks (as of yesterday) until the somber season of preparing for Christ's Death and Resurrection begins, with really no prior preparation. But the traditional rite has a separate season … Continue reading Making the Most of the Preparation for Lent

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn

The March for Life in Washington DC will be happening this week and today the USCCB has called for a day of prayer for the legal protection of the unborn. Why should we pray for this? Why do Catholics "interfere" with the law on this? As I said in my previous post about denying Communion, … Continue reading Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn

Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy

It occurred to me that lately I haven't been doing as many posts as I should about issues in society and how it relates to the Church. And the issue of denying Communion to people who claim to be Catholic but denounce Her teachings on certain subjects such as abortion came back into the news … Continue reading Why Denying Communion to Those Who Break Away from Catholic Teaching is Practical and an Act of Mercy