by Ed Harpring Tragically, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 40,000 lives per year. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the number of suicides in the United States is at its highest level in 30 years. Their 2016 report revealed a 24% increase in the … Continue reading Suicide Prevention is a Pro-Life Issue
What the Convocation of Catholic Leaders Was All About . . .
by Ed Harpring A team from the Archdiocese of Louisville had the rare privilege of attending the Convocation of Catholic Leaders – “The Joy of the Gospel In America” - for four days in Orlando over this most recent Fourth of July weekend. I am delighted to have been a part of our local team … Continue reading What the Convocation of Catholic Leaders Was All About . . .
“Our Lady Of Fatima”
by Ed Harpring The month of May draws our attention to Mother’s Day. This year we have the added focus on Mother Mary’s role as our heavenly mother with the ongoing Centennial of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima celebration taking place around the world (including the Archdiocese of Louisville) and Feast Day on … Continue reading “Our Lady Of Fatima”
“Motherhood Is . . .”
by Deacon Stephen Bowling In the liner notes of his 1975 album “Windsong”, the late John Denver wrote about how he had tried to record the sound of the wind in order to incorporate it into the album which carried its name, but for some reason, he “could never capture the sound on tape so … Continue reading “Motherhood Is . . .”
“The Joy of Children Makes Their Parents’ Hearts Leap!”
by Ed Harpring In the United States, alone, 2.9 million cases of child abuse are reported every year, and more than 4 children die from child abuse and neglect on a daily basis. Over 70% of these children are below the age of 3. The statistics are gut-wrenching and a clarion call to action for … Continue reading “The Joy of Children Makes Their Parents’ Hearts Leap!”
“No Easter Without Lent”
by Ed Harpring This year, with our unusually warm weather, we have been prematurely catapulted forward into spring. As much as I am enjoying the early warm weather, I almost feel like I am getting my dessert before dinner. In other words, I feel a little guilty, that I haven’t properly journeyed through the cold … Continue reading “No Easter Without Lent”
by Deacon Stephen Bowling Believe it or not, one of the greatest moments in my life is the time I once encountered a group of angels. Some time back, I happened to turn the channel to PBS (which I rarely watch) and there, with melodic voices filling my ears, I saw five honest-to-goodness angels. That … Continue reading “The Call”
“Choices Have Consequences” – Historic Pro-Life Pilgrimage to the March for Life
by Ed Harpring First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a … Continue reading “Choices Have Consequences” – Historic Pro-Life Pilgrimage to the March for Life
What Does Sanctity Really Mean?
by Ed Harpring As Sanctity of Life Month and the commemoration of the notorious Roe v. Wade decision approaches, I wanted to highlight some of the remarks in a recent talk given by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at the Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation Dinner in Harrisburg, Pa., on Sept. 29, 2016. The Archbishop’s inspirational talk is especially befitting … Continue reading What Does Sanctity Really Mean?
There Is Hope For Healing After Abortion . . .
You may have thought you had no choice, as having a baby simply wasn't an option you could grasp. Immediately following the results of your decision, there may have even been a sense of relief. Problem solved. It's over. You can resume life as it was before you knew you were pregnant. However, you've found … Continue reading There Is Hope For Healing After Abortion . . .