The Gospel of Life

Pope John Paul II Evangelium Vitae (“The Gospel of Life”) “The Second Vatican Council, in a passage which retains all its relevance today, forcefully condemned a number of crimes and attacks against human life. Thirty years later, taking up the words of the Council and with the same forcefulness I Continue Reading →

The Pope That Loved America

                                     ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II Farewell Ceremony Airport of Detroit Saturday, 19 September 1987 Dear Friends, dear People of America,   1. Once again God has given me the joy of making a pastoral visit to your country-the United States of America. I am filled with Continue Reading →

TRUE GOD AND TRUE MAN

From a letter by St. Leo the Great: The mystery of man’s reconciliation with God Lowliness is assured by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity. To pay the debt of our sinful state, a nature that was incapable of suffering was joined to one that could suffer. Thus, in keeping Continue Reading →

God and The United States

God and President Lincoln Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day Washington, D.C. March 30, 1863 Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln’s son Robert, introduced this Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863. The Resolution asked President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer Continue Reading →

The Unprotected Fetus

Fr. Charles Irvin The question as to when human life begins has occupied the minds of physicians, philosophers, and jurists from Greece’s golden age of famous thinkers until now. The question is ancient, and for us once again new. In our time the debate over abortion rights has often been Continue Reading →

Zygotes and Beyond

by Fr. Charles Irvin June,1996 It’s only a zygote, a fertilized human cell, not even an embryo. It has no “quality of human life” and to “terminate its existence” is only a matter of degree – it’s not killing in the very nature of killing. Whether or not it has Continue Reading →