¡Cuánto exige Cristo!—para librarnos y darnos la vida verdadera

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VIII Domingo Ordinario, Año A: 27 Febrero 2011
Isa 49, 14-15; Sal 61; 1 Cor 4, 1-5; Mat 6, 24-34

Es verdad, ¿no?, que a veces unas personas dicen que Dios, y que su Iglesia, exigen demasiado de nosotros seres humanos. Exigen el amor, y que rechacemos la venganza. Exigen la castidad; que nos mantenemos puros y honremos el matrimonio. Exigen la generosidad; que ayudemos a los necesitados y apoyemos a la Iglesia. Aún exigen que honremos el sábado, el día séptimo, que es el Domingo, el día del Señor. Que tenemos obligación de participar en la misa y que nos abstenemos de entregarnos a trabajos o actividades que impidan el culto debida a Dios… y el descanso necesario del espíritu y del cuerpo. [CIC 2180, 2185]

¡Cuánto exigen! Es como un amo que exige tanto de sus empleados o esclavos: (more…)

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Stem Cells & Cloning

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 4 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by examining stem cells: embryonic, adult, and reprogrammed. Which can we research and use morally? Why would someone want to clone a human being? How is the government involved in all this? What are different ways of cooperating with an evil act, and what does this mean for our choices?

The Church’s Social Teaching

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Father Dan introduces us to the Church’s moral teaching on our life in society, within the changing conditions of the last 120 years. He gives an overview of the history; of natural law; of the key principles of the dignity of the human person, the common good, subsidiarity, and solidarity; and what we do about it all!

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Would a federal investigation find you are really Catholic?

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A: Feb. 6, 2011
Isa 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Matt 5:13-16

Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned?”

I think the meaning of this phrase is well illustrated by something that happened last month. A government agency told a Catholic college, in effect: “You aren’t Catholic enough.” That’s rather strange, isn’t it? Not something that we expect government agencies to do. So let’s take a look at this to see what was going on. (more…)

In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Technologies

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Faith Seeks Understanding: The Gift of Life, 3 of 6

Father Dan continues a series of classes on life issues (pressed upon us by new technologies) by looking at what can be done to help couples who find themselves unable to conceive a child on their own. How do we distinguish what is morally acceptable from what is not? Which assist them in their marital act? Which replace it, or involve the intrusion of a third person?