PEACE GARDEN MAMA II faith & family fridays: this is the church
The other day, I found the Church in my mail.
Not email, but the snail-mail variety -- old school. The envelope was hidden among the pile of mostly junk, and since it bore the return label of our kid... Posted on 5/9/13 at 11:08 PM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Meet the new Pope
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina has been elected the 266th pope of the worldwide Catholic Church. For the complete storyand related links visit these links
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RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Sexual Abuse Problems without a Church Hierarchy
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THE NEW FORTY Will you do nothing?
Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil isthat good men do nothing." I am reminded of this notion as I reflect upon the Report of the Special Investigative Counsel Regarding ... Posted on 7/13/12 at 6:05 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT Cross pendants bind them together
In my Saturday (May 12) In the Spirit column, I wrote about the passing of Natalie Wavra and her prayer group that she sustained and who sustained her during her nine year struggle with breast cancer.... Posted on 5/13/12 at 6:19 PM
State Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, argues that the Catholic Church should lose its tax-exempt status on account of the controversy over the bishop’s letter.
My response is that if this happens, it will free the church to actually start endorsing candidates openly.
As Catholics, we worship God, the creator of all life, on Sunday. How can we go to the polls on Tuesday and say we know better — that we know more than God does and will vote to let the child die so we can live as we want?
That is not what a Catholic does. It is time to stop pretending we can.
This document by the U.S. bishops provides a comprehensive analysis and framework for Catholic voters. And in contrast to the tone of the letter from Bishop David Kagan, the document from the U.S. bishops reminds Catholics that they are neither single- nor four-issue voters.
Yes, the Catholic Church asks a person to vote according to their conscience — but it has to be a “well-formed” conscience, formed by the teachings of the Church, which holds that the first principle is the sacredness of life, from womb to natural death.
As a pro-life Democrat, I will be voting for President Barack Obama once again and will do so with a clear conscience. How?
Because this is politics, and many will claim to be pro-life but do little about it.
So, there you have it: A fair and balanced clergy going full-bore at abortion, euthanasia, stem-cell research and same sex marriage. No need to concern ourselves with such apparently non-Biblical matters as divorce and poverty.
The Scriptures teach that abortion, being homosexual and by extension, homosexual marriage, go against the commands of God. Whether a person uses birth control is more a matter of personal conscience; but a person’s personal conscience should not be superimposed over the doctrines the church.
Rather than directing his ire at Bishop David Kagan for having the courage to speak the truth, State Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, should use his efforts and skills to convince the Democratic Party and its candidates to abandon their support for abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and same-sex marriage.
The proponents of Measure 3 believe it provides the necessary clarifications and improvements in the area of religious freedom in North Dakota — and I agree with them. Therefore, I invite Herald readers to vote “yes” on Measure 3.
Roman Catholic dioceses, schools and other groups sued the Obama administration Monday in eight states and the District of Columbia over a federal mandate that most employers provide workers free birth control as part of their health insurance.
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