This is the month of October, a month which is traditionally observed as Respect Life month, a time for us to become more knowledgeable about and sensitive to the respect life issues we face in the world today. And, to gain strength and courage in challenging those whose attitudes, actions, and beliefs do not adequately respect the dignity of every person, as demanded by the gospel and by the teaching of the Church.
At the base of this is respect for all human life, from the…Continue
Just about ten days ago I was honored to join our worthy state deputy Jon Aldrich, our worthy state warden Paul Lee, and our state worthy membership director Michael Gaspers, in addition to about a dozen other knights, at an event in Des Moines. We joined a consortium of over thirty pro-life and respect life organizations at the rotunda of the Iowa Capitol.
In the center of the capitol rotunda was a large baby crib. In it were hundreds of baby shoes, each shoe representing a…Continue
In the reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians we find this:
Brothers and sisters:
We speak a wisdom to those who are mature,
not a wisdom of this age,
nor of the rulers of this age who are passing away.
Rather, we speak God's wisdom, mysterious, hidden,
which God predetermined before the ages for our glory,
and which none of the rulers of…
On January 22 we observe a sad anniversary, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. This is about as far away from “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as articulated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence as one can get.
Imagine yesterday celebrating the right to kill entirely innocent, vulnerable, and defenseless human beings. That is not a matter of pride; that is a matter of shame.