OPINION

By FATHER TAD PACHOLCZYK, Ph.D.
Sometimes when there is infertility in marriage, couples make the decision to seek out the services of a surrogate in order to have a child. A surrogate is a woman who agrees to be implanted with an embryo produced by in vitro fertilization (IVF) and to hand over the newborn baby to the couple upon completion of the gestation and birth. In recent years, gestational surrogacy has become a multi-million dollar industry, attracting a broad clientele ranging from married couples to single women, gay couples to anyone else with the desire for a baby and the ability to finance the undertaking. Surrogacy raises grave moral concerns, and powerfully undermines the dignity of human procreation, particularly when it comes to the women and children involved in the process.
October 21, 2016  |  Read more...
By DEACON PATRICK JONES
A Mirror, Far Off
October 7, 2016  |  Read more...
By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT, LSP
Each October we observe Respect Life Month in dioceses throughout the United States. Although ending abortion remains a priority of the utmost importance, threats to the disabled and those at the end of life deserve our attention as well. The legalization of medically assisted suicide in Canada in June should serve as a wake-up call compelling us to reach out in solidarity to our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.
October 6, 2016  |  Read more...
By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.
Nuestra fe exige que hagamos juicios morales guiados por una conciencia bien formada e informada. Esto es especialmente cierto cuando se trata de ejercer nuestro derecho y responsabilidad al votar.
October 6, 2016  |  Read more...
By DAN SPADARO, MA, LPC

October 6, 2016  |  Read more...
By MOST REV. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.

Our faith demands that we make moral judgments guided by a well-formed and well-informed conscience. This is especially true when it comes to exercising our right and responsibility to vote.


October 6, 2016  |  Read more...
By MOST REV. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.

In every presidential election year since 1976, the bishops of the United States have published a statement reminding Catholics of their political responsibilities. The current statement of the bishops on this subject is entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (FCFC). Beginning with this column, I would like to present and comment on this important document as we prepare to vote in November.


September 16, 2016  |  Read more...
By KERRY PEETZ
9-16-16 BLESSINGS IN BLOOM: Russian sage There are good reasons that we see Russian sage planted in many yards and gardens around our diocese. Beauty, fragrance, hardiness, long-blooming, texture, and low maintenance are just to name a few. This wispy perennial is a perfect choice for most Colorado landscapes.
September 16, 2016  |  Read more...
By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

After perusing the latest Pew Study on why young people are leaving the active practice of Christianity, I confess that I just sighed in exasperation.

I don’t doubt for a moment the sincerity of those who responded to the survey, but the reasons they offer for abandoning Christianity are just so uncompelling. That is to say, any theologian, apologist, or evangelist worth his salt should be able easily to answer them. And this led me (hence the sigh) to the conclusion that "we have met the enemy and it is us."


September 16, 2016  |  Read more...
By EXCMO. y RVDMO. MONS. MICHAEL J. SHERIDAN, S.Th.D.
En cada año de elecciones presidenciales desde 1976, los obispos de los Estados Unidos hemos publicado una declaración recordándoles a los católicos sus responsabilidades políticas. La actual declaración de los obispos sobre el tema se titula "Formando la conciencia para ser ciudadanos fieles" (FCFC, por sus siglas en inglés). A partir de esta edición, me gustaría presentar y comentar acerca de este importante documento mientras nos preparamos para votar en noviembre.
September 16, 2016  |  Read more...

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