Death Penalty

Some of you may be aware from recent news that the wording of the Church's teaching regarding the death penalty is being altered under the leadership of Pope Francis. It will reportedly result in a change in the Catechism, but let's take a look at what the Catechism has said until now about the death … Continue reading Death Penalty


A Book Recommendation

It can be difficult for Catholic Christians living in the U.S. to get a big-picture overview of where we stand in relation to the secular/Protestant culture around us. But "Strangers in a Strange Land" by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput does a good job, and without being too long or academic. In practical terms, Archbishop Chaput … Continue reading A Book Recommendation


Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person---among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life... -CCC 2270 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the … Continue reading Abortion

Capitalism and Socialism

The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modern times with "communism" or "socialism." She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of "capitalism," individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor. Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; … Continue reading Capitalism and Socialism