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Bishop Joseph Strickland Changes Conservative Commentary on IVF with Courageous Speech at CPAC

Bishop Joseph Strickland spoke at CPAC, delivering a remarkable address. Known for speaking from the heart and a deeply prayerful mind, the bishop found himself in a unique position to address the recent legal decision, Alabama Supreme Court, in the case of LePage v. Mobile Infirmary Clinic, Inc.. This decision ruled that embryos conceived through IVF were legally considered children without exception based on developmental stage or physical location.

5 prayers you should say this Lenten Season

Each and every day we are called on to become closer to God. We can answer that call with our actions and our prayers. This Lenten Season take a step closer to the Lord with these special Lenten prayers.

A Lenten Reflection On Repentance

St. Maximus the Confessor once wrote: 'God's will is to save us, and nothing please him more than our coming back to Him in true repentance.'

The Paschal Mystery of Rachel's Vineyard: Lent is the perfect Time for a Deeper Healing of Abortion Loss

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower... Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me." - John 15:1-5

Celebrate Sunday Mass - 2.25.24 - Second Sunday of Lent

On the Second Sunday of Lent, I read these words from the Holy Gospel at Mass. It is Cycle C so I proclaim the account of the Transfiguration from the Gospel of St. Mark Luke (Lk. 9: 28b - 36)

Almsgiving, Prayer, and Fasting: The Three Pillars of Lent

'Give alms...Pray to your Father...Fast without a gloomy face...' (Matthew 6:1-18)

Lent and the Path to Freedom: Doing Battle with the World, the Flesh and the Devil

When I was a young man I had a priest friend who I now recall every time we begin the Forty Day Observance of Lent. About a week before Ash Wednesday he would say, "I am looking forward to Lent." The comment would perplex me greatly. Now I understand.

The fast that pleases God

This kind of fasting has its place, but if you truly want to discover what fasting is especially meant to achieve, that is, to fast in the way that will bring about a holy change for the better for you and others, a fast that will make a difference in helping build a better world, a fast that will help advance the Kingdom of God, than here are the directions from the Almighty as spoken through his prophet Isaiah: "Is this not, rather, the fast that I choose: releasing those bound unjustly, ...

Look into yourself! 23 questions to ask yourself as you reflect during Lent

The ashes on our forehead reminded us of the human condition: Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. However, sometimes, you will have to go real deep and discover inner attitudes that may be the root of your sinful behavior. Sometimes you will need a spiritual colonoscopy.

Celebrate Sunday Mass - 2.18.24 - The First Sunday of Lent

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent in 2024.�  This ancient practice of setting aside 40 days to enter - in and with Jesus - into the desert places in our own daily lives and confront the temptations and struggles we face. It is an invitation, if we respond properly, from the Lord and is offered through the Church. The Church as mother and teacher knows just what we need. We all know the truth and need to be honest with ourselves and before God during Lent. We all struggle with disordered ...