The Compatibility of Lent and Love

The Compatibility of Lent and Love

Since Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday fall on the same day this year, many Catholics were wondering if the Church would give dispensation from the rigors of this Holy Day. No such dispensation was given, because Ash Wednesday takes precedence over Valentine's Day.  Ash Wednesday inaugurates Lent, which is the liturgical period in the Church when [...]

The Marital Call for Life-Giving Love Part. 2

The Marital Call for Life-Giving Love Part. 2

In Part 1 of “The Marital Call for Life-Giving Love” I discussed the primary means of “fruitfulness” in marriage, which is mutual acceptance of new life. Today, I'm discussing the Church's plan for fertility.     A big question people often have upon hearing the Church's teaching on contraception is the following: Does the Church [...]