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”
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 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
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 Ed Harpring Wounded Women & Men share their Pro-Life Testimonies at the Annual March for Life – Hundreds from Archdiocese Prepare for Pilgrimage “Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the fateful and fatal decision to abort my child. The doctor advised that the procedure would hurt no more than … Continue reading Sharing Testimonies About The Sanctity Of Life . . .
by Ed Harpring It’s not too late to join with hundreds of local pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Louisville for the 45th annual March for Life on January 19 in Washington DC. Our pilgrimage includes: St. John Paul II Shrine The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a place of pilgrimage, learning, and prayer. … Continue reading March For Life Events!
by Ed Harpring The Advent season is finally begun. Joy and anticipation are in the air as we try to patiently prepare ourselves for the Christ child. Advent season is also a time of Marian devotion with back to back feast days of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe. St. John Paul II … Continue reading The Christmas Poem of Saint John Paul II
by Ed Harpring November is one of my favorite times of year. Why? Fall, Thanksgiving and family. The month begins with a cool crispness in the air and the myriad of emerging fall colors delighting us with their increasing intensity. The end of the month brings Thanksgiving and the once a year Feast that calls … Continue reading Thanksgiving, Families And Adoptive Families
by Martine Bacci-Siegel A great way to teach our children about respect for creation is through animals. Scott Huntington is a writer for the Oxford University Press as well as a middle school Sunday school teacher. He offers these tips when teaching through animals. Acquaint them with animals. More specifically, get them used to being … Continue reading Respecting The Life Of Creation . . .