Another pesky reference to the holiness of traditional marriage…

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Matt 9:14-15), Jesus offers yet another reference to the sacredness of traditional marriage: [14] Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” [15] And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the […]

Would Jesus approve of homosexual unions?

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 7:1-13), Jesus offers a harsh response to the Pharisees who are teaching false doctrine: [1] Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, [2] they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed.  [3] (For […]

Standing up for marriage…and getting your head chopped off

In today’s Gospel from the Mass (Mark 6:14-29), there is a powerful story about the importance, and cost, of standing up for marriage: [14] King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; that is why these powers are at work in him.” [15] […]

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt – Jesus Christ – Defender of the Family

My dear brothers, I am delighted to be with you here tonight, as we pray side by side with our Divine Master, truly present body and blood, soul and divinity in the Blessed Sacrament. We gather as men, fathers, brothers, priests, sons, grandsons, and friends and this s so essential, for who are as social […]