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The Catholic Church has believed in Mary’s freedom from sin for millennia.
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Our Advent Rush is one of urgency to see ourselves as God sees us.
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“Hope brings to a close the coming of the Redeemer; the Child fills us with joy.”
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Is Jesus Christ the King of whom we want to be a subject? Or do we declare, “We have no king but Caesar?”
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It’s worth recalling that, from a Christian perspective, death is not a normal part of life.
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It’s a great paradox that, for all its advocacy of killing, the culture of death really doesn’t like to look death straight in the eye.
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Are you truly willing to trust God in everything?
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If we do not understand the reality of love in the relationship of husband and wife, we do not understand God.
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The feasts of saints are first and foremost about Jesus Christ.
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“There is none so blind as he who will not see.”
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Love by its very nature is a servant, because it cannot be “self-seeking.”
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“Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral.” (CCC 2376)
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It’s no accident that modern bioethics often pretends to “play God.”
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Ours is a world not prone to “suffer the little children” to approach our Lord.
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Yes, the Church needs to clean house, but that doesn’t absolve the larger culture from its sins against children.
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The privatization of marriage goes hand-in-hand with the secularization of marriage.
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“The heavens declare the glory of God.” (Psalm 19:1)
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If we are to “become like little children,” we need to take time to learn something about little children.
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What are people saying about the Church? What do you say the Church is?
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“The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy; it honors the children of God, who are temples of the Holy Spirit.” (CCC 2300)
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Deafness, like blindness, can be an impediment — or it can be a willful posture.
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Our acts say things in and of themselves. Human acts do not simply get their meaning from our intentions.
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Public policy should not be based on feelings.
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Jesus puts the question to his disciples: “Do you also want to leave?” Because, in the Father’s house, doors are not locked from the inside.
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“Abandoned embryos represent a situation of injustice which in fact cannot be resolved...”
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Humanae Vitae is about two communions of persons: husband-and-wife, and parents-and-child
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The Holy Eucharist and Holy Matrimony illuminates the other. Each helps us understand what the other is.
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The proper understanding of the body is essential to understanding the person
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A banquet that has no room for guests offers bread to choke on
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This is no time for mute prophets, for the Church is in “a lively battle for the dignity of man”
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Today Jesus is asking parents, “are you ready to set out on the parental journey?”
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Perhaps many “Catholics” do not accept the encyclical. But whether they heed or resist, “they shall know that a prophet has been among them.”
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Death is bad. Life is good. It is good because it is a gift, the gift of a loving God.
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The tree’s good fruit is its beauty — being what it should be, just like us, is God’s Glory.
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Perhaps we should make the motto of summer “when a kid can be a kid.”
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We should realize is that the connection between “good” and “God” is a peculiarly Judaeo-Christian thing.
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Instead of looking for Life behind rolled-away stones, we now seek it under rocks.
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“We are in the front line of a lively battle for the dignity of man.” —Pope St. John Paul II
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This rare convergence is a good time to remind people that true love demands sacrifice — and that contraception offends God
John Grondelski

John M. Grondelski (Ph.D., Fordham) is former associate dean of the School of Theology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey.  He is especially interested in moral theology and the thought of John Paul II.