Saturday, 01 August 2015 20:11
The Church is mother and defines earthly motherhood.
A. The Church, as the bride of Christ, is the means by which God gives life (through Baptism and conversion) and sustains life (through the ministry of Word and Sacrament). Thus she defines motherhood in the same way she defines wife.
B. Earthly mothers find their meaning of motherhood in the ministry of the Church to God’s children. She gives life in joy as an expression of her unity with her husband. She sustains life through her special gifts by taking the resources God has provided through the ministry of her husband and using them for the welfare of her children, as the Church does for God’s children.
CURRENT ISSUES: June 2015
Here in the State of Indiana we have been embroiled in a fight about the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” Much has been written about it, as well as much on TV. Not much has been accurate.
Christians do not want laws enacted so that we can discriminate against, and show hatred for, anyone. To suggest that anyone who was for this act is hateful and wants to discriminate against others is the same as claiming that those who opposed this law are opposed to religious freedom and haters of religious people. Neither assumption has any basis in fact.
Many Christians, or their ancestors, came to America because it was a place where they would be able to worship God freely, without government intervention or interference. People of other faiths have come to America for the same reason, since our Constitution guarantees the freedom of religion, not any particular religion.
Our first consideration is the preservation of our First Amendment rights, especially since those rights have come under fire in recent years. There are those who accuse us of simply wanting to discriminate against homosexuals. This is simply not true. We do consider homosexual behavior sinful. But if we wanted to promote discrimination against sinners, we would be inviting discrimination since we sin too. We simply wish to preserve the rights we are guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. We invite you to read the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights if you have not done so. There will be discussion of marriage and sexuality on this website as time goes along, but we always welcome questions and will answer as promptly as possible.
May God bless you in the exercise of your citizenship. May God also bless our country, president, congress, governors, legislatures, and all our citizens.