Live the Faith! Hope Undimmed: Women’s Health Physician

November 17, 2020

“Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality”
– Familiaris Consortio 32

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

Studies have shown that an overwhelming majority of Catholic married couples use contraceptives like the birth control pill and that many don’t understand the Church’s teaching on contraceptives or don’t agree with it.

But even beyond the moral objections we have as Catholics to contraception, there are some very practical medical reasons to avoid using the pill as well. Take a listen to this excerpt from the Hope Undimmed series where a women’s health expert explains the medical dangers and effects of the birth control pill.

Hope Undimmed is a free program for teenagers and young adults on the Catholic teaching on human sexuality. Click here to learn more.

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Live the Faith! Is Catholic Guilt Real?

November 3, 2020

“I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”
– Luke 15:18-20

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

When is the last time you went to confession? If it’s been a while, what is keeping you from repenting and seeking God’s merciful love?

The Devil plays an evil trick on all of us. He first tempts us toward sin and tells us our sin ‘isn’t that bad’. Then, once we’ve sinned, he tells us we are too sinful to be forgiven. That we are beyond God’s mercy.

Don’t believe this lie from Hell. Ask God in prayer this week to take your guilt and shame from you and to lead you back to confession where, every time, you will find him running toward you as did the father of the prodigal son.

Michael Gormley (Gomer) is a Catholic speaker, podcaster, writer, evangelist and the founder of He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.

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