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Sex, Sinners, and Stigmas – Toward the Creation of a Culture of Life

Our culture should applauded women for becoming pregnant, and celebrate the new life they carry, no matter what the circumstance surrounding how they became pregnant. We should offer them any and all assistance they need to raise their children or give their children to someone else to raise.

Our historically and predominantly Protestant puritanical attitude created, long ago, an “I’m not married and I’m pregnant; therefore I’m now a social outcast and a sinner” cultural mentality, which is horrible, and is the exact opposite of the sort of mentality a culture that embraces life should have.

Imagine a culture wherein a young, unmarried woman becomes pregnant, due to having had sex with her boyfriend, and, when she discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t say “Oh shit, my parents will kill me” but says instead “Wow, my parents will be so happy for me!”

This may seem impossible, but it’s not impossible when we get out priorities straight: sex outside of marriage is a sin, according to Christian teaching, tradition, and the Church, but it’s nowhere near as great a sin as is the sin of abortion on demand… Continue reading

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La Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

I arrived at La Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe at a very good time, just as the sun was setting on a Friday evening. Hardly anyone was there. I walked around the basilica, after coming onto the grounds off … Continue reading

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