Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Unborn

by Ed Harpring During Advent Let Us Boldly Unite with Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Unborn. “A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” - Revelation 12:1  Recently, I was reading an Advent … Continue reading Our Lady of Guadalupe – Patroness of the Unborn

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“Assisting In the Foster Care Crisis”

by Ed Harpring “Things broken in an abusive parent-child relationship can only be restored through a compassionate, caring child-mentor relationship” stated Darren Washausen, Executive Director of Orphan Care Alliance. As one of the presenters at the Archdiocese of Louisville Foster Care Awareness Event held at Holy Family Parish on October 16, 2018, Darren continued, “the … Continue reading “Assisting In the Foster Care Crisis”

“Trust The Truth”

by Ed Harpring Recently, I had the privilege to attend the USCCB Pro-Life Directors’ Conference in Phoenix. One of the highlights was the keynote address by Bishop Olmstead of the diocese of Phoenix. You may be familiar with his highly acclaimed exhortation challenging men to reclaim their Christian masculinity and boldly live the virtue of … Continue reading “Trust The Truth”

Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

by Ed Harpring July calls to mind the celebration of Independence Day, ice cream, cookouts, pools, beaches, or anywhere just to cool off. Almost these activities are associated with familes and family fun in the sun.  This summer, however, the news spotlight has been focused on families who are in turmoil - suffering migrant families … Continue reading Separating Families on the Border and the Catholic Teaching on Immigration

Religious Freedom Week 2018

by Ed Harpring Religious Freedom week is especially providential this year. In the last two days the Supreme Court has decided two significant wins in favor of for Religious Freedom.  As Catholic News Agency reported on June 25, the Supreme Court vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined … Continue reading Religious Freedom Week 2018

“Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”

by Ed Harpring "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” MT 5:11 On June 4th, the Supreme Court decided the much-anticipated Religious Freedom case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in favor of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker who declined … Continue reading “Standing Up for Faith: The Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom”

Family in Crisis: Parental Rights and the Tragic Story of Alfie Evans

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

The Promise of Humanae Vitae

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

EVENT – “Making Ethical Decisions at the End of Life”

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”