by Ed Harpring Catholic Social Teaching and even society at large, tells us that parental rights concerning the welfare of our children is a preeminent, inalienable right, and a foundational principle of any civilized society. However, the tragic case of Alfie Evans shows that the increasing power of the state is ever more usurping individual … Continue reading Family in Crisis: Parental Rights and the Tragic Story of Alfie Evans
by Martine Bacci Siegel It’s May and that's the month for Mother’s Day! Mothers are supposed to be treated with breakfast in bed, a bouquet of roses, time for bubble bath and pampering, right? But often the day doesn’t live up to the advertisements. So . . . let’s redefine the day. Let’s make it … Continue reading Let’s Make It “Family Day”!
by Deacon Stephen Bowling As a parent who has somehow managed to see three children through Grade school and almost High School (my youngest is a junior at DeSales), I sometimes wonder how my wife Susan and I managed to raise and educate our kids to a fairly great degree of success. The future looks … Continue reading “Holding Ourselves Accountable”
Kentucky has more than 9,000 children in foster care – up from 8,000 less than 3 years ago! The raging opioid crisis is accelerating foster care with more cases of abuse and neglect at unprecedented levels. The Governor’s office is asking the Faith Community to get involved and become our “brother’s keeper.” According to a recent article in The … Continue reading May Is National Foster Care Month!
by Deacon Derrick and Mistianna Barnes Mistianna: Derrick and I know that marriage is hard and really requires a daily decision to love each other, even when you don’t feel like it! Choosing to love your spouse, even when they aren’t lovable, often means making small sacrifices for them and for your marriage. This daily … Continue reading How Daily Deciding To Love My Spouse Can Change My Marriage
by Ed Harpring The Promise of Humanae Vitae Realized at the Pope Paul VI Institute: Better Health, Better Marriages, Better Families and a Better Society This year, the Church celebrates the 50th anniversary of the of the encyclical Humanae Vitae. Humane Vitae reaffirmed the Church’s teaching regarding married love, responsible parenthood, and the moral concerns of … Continue reading The Promise of Humanae Vitae
by Deacon Stephen Bowling Did you ever have the desire to just get in a car and drive? Did you ever want to take a long road trip to nowhere in particular . . . with maybe just you and God, viewing and experiencing his creation? Yeah, me too. There’s nothing better sometimes than a … Continue reading “Face The Promise”
On Wednesday March 7th, Saint John Paul II will continue its Lenten Series on the Hikes Point Campus with the Stations of the Cross at 11am, followed by a free light Lenten Luncheon in the cafeteria. At approximately 12:10 Mike Ahrens will present a program on “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life: How … Continue reading EVENT – “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life”
by Ed Harpring "You may not see the impact of your love, but God sees it. The love in your hearts is totally unique to you . . . and your love saves lives" Sr. Bethany Madonna‘s stirring heartfelt speech to a crowd of over 500,00 epitomized the theme of "Love Save Lives" at the … Continue reading Love Saves Lives . . . March For Life 2018
by Michelle Herberger February is the month when many celebrate LOVE. It is full of hopes for romantic dinners and a display of gifts that seemingly prove that real love exists. Although it can be fun to engage in the celebration, it can also be a time of disillusionment for those whose lives are not … Continue reading The Sacred In The Ordinary