Author: Fr. Brian Carpenter

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October is Respect Life Month. Fr. Brian speaks to the issue of Euthanasia in regards to Catholic teaching about the dignity of human beings and the value of human suffering.

Intimacy with Christ

In homilies I frequently preach the need for people to form an intimate and personal relationship with Christ. The reason this theme runs through so many of my homilies is because forming a personal relationship with Christ is the very…

Catholics and Evolution

Evangelical Protestants often object to theories of evolution as an explanation for the various species of life on earth. Instead they favor a theory known as Creationism, whereby they take the creation account provided in Genesis 1 literally. Their vocal…

Cooperation with Evil

One of the recent Working To Beat Hell videos dealt with the topic of religious freedom. In the online comments to the video highlight a need for further clarification and understanding in regards to cooperation with evil. Specifically, the question…

Bodily Resurrection

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The factuality of the resurrection has been (unsuccessfully) challenged throughout history. In the earliest days of the Church, the empty tomb was explained away claiming that…

Behold the Man

On Good Friday, the liturgical celebration uses St. John’s account of the Passion of the Lord. During this account there is a scene where Pilate brings Jesus, who, having been scourged, is cloaked in a purple cloth and wearing a…

Notre Dame and Catholic Identity

Last week the University of Notre Dame announced it will be bestowing its highest honor, the Laetare medal, upon Vice President Joseph Biden. The Laetare medal is given to “an American Catholic in recognition of outstanding service to the Church…