“Voting as a Catholic” is a video series I wrote and narrated, produced by Catholic Online School, to help Catholics sort out the confusing array of misinformation, propaganda, and outright lies they’ve heard about voting.
The life and teaching of St. Ignatius clearly point to the sublime and lofty goal of human nature: eternal communion with God. Man is made for something—Someone—infinitely greater and higher than creatures or created things.
St. Teresa teaches us above all that the goal of the human person is union with Divine Beauty: our loving and wondrous God and Father. It is only in and through and with God that we can attain perfect happiness, human fulfillment and total completion. In fact, without God, as she so often emphasizes, we have nothing and are nothing. However, he who has God possesses everything. St. Teresa proclaims: God alone suffices!
Power and wealth can turn a good and faithful man into a depraved creature who forsakes the Lord and all His righteousness. But, some had the strength, the will, and the faith to abandon it all for the Kingdom of God. That man is St. Nuno de Santa Maria, also known as Nuno Alvares Pereira, the Saint Constable of Portugal.
Voting as a Catholic means supporting political candidates who best harmonize with the teaching of the Church on faith and morals. That means voting consistently pro-life in opposition to the intrinsic evil of abortion. Candidates who support abortion cannot normally receive our support. As an intrinsic evil, abortion is a non-negotiable. As Pope St. John Paul II noted, the right to life must be “defended with maximum determination.”
By entering into the Christian school of prayer directed by Mary and promoted by the gift of the Rosary, every Christian is enabled to better know Jesus Christ, the only Son of the sweet Virgin Mother of God.
Today we celebrate the Memorial of the Guardian Angels. Here are a few interesting facts about angelic beings.
Abortion is child-slaughter on the altar of the post-modern world. It has consumed the lives of 60 million pre-born children in the U.S since Roe v. Wade. The question is, do we recognize the gravity of this unspeakable evil, and what are we going to do about it? Perhaps most pressing of all, is what will we say to God if we have failed to oppose it?