Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Monsignor David Q. Liptak

Faith Perspectives

Death, we ponder this month of the Faithful Departed, is the final stage of growth Godward. At death we will all end up in the mold we have cast for ourselves here below. Thus, death can be embraced with celebration. St. Paul, in First Corinthians, asked: “O death/ where is your sting?” (15:55)

What's your question?

Q. Some time ago, in one of your columns, you referred to a French geneticist who was a leading champion of reverence for life in the face of widespread abortion. I think he once addressed the United Nations on abortion. Do you recall who he was and how I could read up on him?

Faith Perspectives

What the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June pertained to the legal aspects of marriage; its allowing for same-sex marriage is not, and cannot be, an ethically Christian decision.

Faith Perspectives

“Court Rules Against Little Sisters of the Poor.” This is a headline that I never expected to read here in the United States, where the very first liberty enumerated in the Bill of Rights, ushering in the fabled U.S. Constitution, is freedom of religion. Is not our country the premier place wherein the primacy of conscience has been indelibly acknowledged as the very first right of every citizen, and, as the anchor of other God-given rights such as speech and assembly?

What’s Your Question?

Q. As Catholics, how are we called to respond to the recent Supreme Court decision that same-sex marriage is allowed throughout the country?

A. What the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in June pertained to the legal aspects of marriage; its allowing for same-sex marriage is not, and cannot be, an ethically Christian decision.

What's your question?

Q. Why has Pope Francis, who is so widely liked by the world, chosen to write an encyclical on so controversial a topic as climate control? Can’t politicians “use” the encyclical for political gain?