Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · Reluctantly Divorced

Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate. The public, including many… Continue reading Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · Children of Divorce · Children's Rights

Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

I see where Cardinal Cupich is planning a series of seminars on Amoris Laetitia. According to a letter obtained by the Catholic News Agency, the “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” As someone who has listened to many victims of the Sexual Revolution, I am eager to learn about the “pastoral practice” these seminars will… Continue reading Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

Assisted Reproduction · Authentic Reproductive Justice · Children's Rights · Refugees from the gay lifestyle

Your child is only your child when the government says so.

A little girl in New York is in foster care, even though her father is a perfectly fit parent.  The court will not even recognize him as her father. How is this possible, you ask? The little girl’s mother is in a same sex union. The girl is in foster care, because of  neglect petitions… Continue reading Your child is only your child when the government says so.

Catholic culture · Mother of God

You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Back in my parish in San Marcos CA, the celebrations today are out-of-control and over-the-top. My old parish, St. Mark’s, (St. Mark’s; San Marcos; get it?) was about one third Mexican. They went all out for this feast day. I grew to love it. I went… Continue reading You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

Children of Divorce · divorce

Adult Children of Divorce: Holiday Stress Relief Guide

Become Everybody’s Favorite Relative I know a young couple who both have divorced parents. They feel obligated to drive from one house to another throughout the holiday season. The wife’s Mom can’t stand to be in the same room with Dad and his new wife. Ditto for the husband and his parents. Sound familiar? Once… Continue reading Adult Children of Divorce: Holiday Stress Relief Guide

American politics · Catholic culture

The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

The Church asks that we pray for the souls in purgatory, especially in November. We are the Church Militant. The Souls in purgatory are the Church Suffering. They need our help. There’s only one door out of purgatory for the Holy Souls there. It opens only into heaven. But here’s the catch: they open it… Continue reading The Church Militant Needs the Church Suffering and Vice Versa

American politics · divorce

Divorce Rates, State by State

The Lake Charles American Press published an article about state-by-state divorce rates. Louisiana has the fourth highest divorce rate in the country, according to 24/7 Wall Street, a financial news and commentary website. The state rate is 20.8 divorces per 1,000 married couples. Only Arkansas, Idaho and Nevada had higher divorce rates. Oklahoma held down fifth place. The… Continue reading Divorce Rates, State by State