Chris Codden is director of the Office of Marriage and Family of the Diocese of St. Cloud.
When God closes a door, he opens a window, and it’s time to hit the road.
It seems, on surface level, we are at a time of darkness and death. Actually, however, we are celebrating life.
Each October, we are asked to reflect on the precious gift of life and how we can work more fervently to defend and protect it, especially for the most vulnerable.
Oour goal is not to be swayed by the consistent desensitization that our world has embraced.
The case of Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, are two glaring instances where our courts have gone amuck.
Catholics are being urged to participate in a nine-week effort of prayer, fasting and education that this change in the Court “will move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.”
The right to choose a religion (or no religion) without interference by the government has been guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution since our early years as a nation.
On the threshold of the 50th anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical “Humanae Vitae” July 26, we have an opportunity to read and learn from this prophetic document.