[quote="Bearontherun, post:3, topic:249829"]
For those of us without a subscription.
Thanks for adding that, did not realize that it was linked to the subscribed page. :thumbsup:
[quote="mark_a, post:6, topic:249829"]
They generally don't become more popular. They know what they are up against.
I always stop to shake hands, compliment them, and offer support after such a homily. Especial if it is the pastor. It takes guts not to hand off that topic to a parochial vicar or wait for a retreat from an outside priest.
I agree that it is important to say thank you, shake hands and compliment them on their homilies. I think that it is equally important to suggest topics such as this for them to discuss during their homilies
[quote="Jim_Dandy, post:9, topic:249829"]
I've heard two excellent homilies on artificial birth control, aka contraception, abortion, and natural family planning at my parish recently . Last Sunday, the priest said, flat out, "Don't contracept!" Both homilies were very well received. At the Prayers of the Faithful, we often pray for an end to contraception and abortion.
Now THAT is awesome. You have a great priest. God Bless him. Continue to support him in any way that you can.
[quote="mark_a, post:11, topic:249829"]
So true. I've heard plenty of older (and younger sterilized) folks say they wish they had more kids.
I have heard this many times as well. Too often people cannot think past the next 24 hours as to how a decision will affect the rest of their lives.