By Fr. David Nix and Leila Miller As I have said in many sermons and blog posts, Catholics that use contraception have the same divorce rate as the rest of the United States—roughly 50%. Catholics who refrain from contraception have a divorce rate that is only 3%, even when all studies are averaged. But what about those 3% of Catholics who get a divorce while avoiding contraception? Crisis Magazine did a study about 15 years ago to ask why young Catholics who avoid contraception were getting divorces. The answer was one: They did not expect to suffer much in marriage. This blog post is written by my friend and author, [...]
"You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments."—Ex 20:5-6
This podcast is about a couple whose conversion led to a vasectomy-reversal which led to a marriage-restoration ranch in Texas that has saved 4,500 couples from divorce.
In today's podcast Leila Miller and I talk about the complementarity of men and women including headship of family, modesty, transgender issues, male-only priesthood in the Old and New Testament, personal conversions and practical advice to those already married and a bit for those in marriage prep. "Have you noted the measure of obedience? Pay attention to love’s high standard. If you take the premise that your wife should submit to you, as the church submits to Christ, then you should also take the same kind of careful, sacrificial thought for her that Christ takes for the church. Even if you must offer your own life for her, you must [...]
What is Transferred in the Generational Line One of the most amazing things about the God of the New and Old Testament is how He deals with families. Although women are frequently holier than their husbands, God has chosen—already found in the first book of the Bible—the generational blessing to be transferred from the husband through the boys of his family and so on. Esau said to his father, “Have you but one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.—Genesis 27:38 We long for our father's blessing, but we often only receive his negligence or bad habits. Nowadays, [...]
This sermon was given on Sexagesima Sunday, 4 February 2018, in Jacksonville, Florida. It is about the hierarchy of creation containing the hierarchy of knowledge as transmitted through the angels. This will launch us to consider how the Catholic Faith was originally transmitted from the Apostles to bishops to priests to the families of early Christianity.
Please do not let anyone who has not yet heard the “birds and the bees” listen to this podcast. It is about the medical effects of the birth control pill that I’m reposting from a recent radio interview that I did. I'm traveling this weekend, so only this Sunday will be a repost from another podcast channel. Our radio show tonight on birth control methods references several modern medical studies, including those I linked here, here, here and here.
The first half of this Sunday sermon is truth and the second half is compassion for those struggling with gender-identity disorders. I referenced this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7lxdWxTFyw
Family spiritual warfare that is necessary before the peace of heaven.
The people that John the Baptist preached to were very similar to the people of today.