“Easter invites us with joy to pass from the things of our time to the things of God’s eternity.”
“As it becomes possible gradually to resume our accustomed Catholic practices, it will be important again to make the effort to be there.”
“The ashes weave many Scriptures to remind us of the faithful and redeeming love of the one who became dust and ashes with and for us, that we might become children of God.”
Should a Catholic accept vaccination?
Through prayer, God integrates even our rebellion into a greater, redemptive good.
The Church does not oppose cremation, but sees burial as an affirmation of the goodness of the body and hope of resurrection.
“As the capabilities of medicine, surgery, drugs and devices grow, so do questions about the legal, moral and institutional obligations on their use.”
“Forming an authentically Catholic political conscience takes courage, honesty, prudence and the sacrifice of individual gain for the sake of the common good and the truth revealed in the person and message of Jesus.”