Remember when people were in touch with their own dignity, and the dignity of others? When we lost touch with human dignity, we lost our sense for balance, and we lost our taste for Truth. We’ll be covering some news stories that illustrate the degradation and loss of human dignity, and analyze how our own inherent sense for Justice can bring things back into right order.

Real Moms?

Below is the commercial by Dove, which I spoke about in the episode. It features various mothers, including a transgender “mother”, who is the biological father of his baby.
  • Sam Iam

    I can’t believe the feminists are okay with men taking over our roles as mothers and wives. The world is insane. Everything is backwards.

    Ive heard some priests say the the death penalty, in some extreme cases, like you mentioned, is merciful on their soul. To have mercy on their soul, and not their body, so that their place in hell are not lowered further. What is your opinion on that? I will always believe we don’t have the right to choose who lives and who dies( except in cases of self defense). And we shouldnt give up hope on anyone.

    This trans subject bothers me greatly. It is really confusing. We’re supposed to believe that there are more than 2 genders, but when these poor souls go through surgery, it is only to one of the two genders. When I was growing up, no one wanted to be labeled. And now kids want to be labeled and classified. I dont understand it.

    Praying for you.

  • AflowerofStTherese

    “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to
    stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung
    around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” – Matthew 18:6

    Didn’t Jesus supported Capital punishment in this bible verse?

    • tjhaines

      If that scripture passage could be interpreted that way, then the Church wouldn’t have a doctrine against capital punishment, since such a doctrine would be in conflict with scripture. And when he said “It would better if such a man (the betrayer) hadn’t even been born” was not an endorsement of abortion either. These are merely rhetorical exclamations by Jesus

      • Believer

        Cardinal Ratzinger, a.k.a. Pope Benedict XVI, wrote a letter in 2004 to the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops that reads:

        “3. Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment.

        There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.”


  • Barry MCGrath

    Hello Tim,
    if you want to” remember human dignity” you will be swimming against the tide of political correctness in a big way. Reality will say XX or XY(chromosomes)I am not aware of XZIt is a sad time we are living when reality is denied particularly in the western world
    The destruction to the family unit by society in my view has been a significant conduit for so called same gender parents both the children and society’s future is in serious rouble

    • tjhaines

      I agree with you, regarding the PC insanity. But remembering human dignity means telling the truth, even if it’s politically incorrect. These days they’re lowering the bar of “politically incorrect”, so that every utterance of truth, no matter how gentle, is considered hate speech. We can’t control that. All we can do is give people the truth in a way that is kind and respectful of their dignity. That means not being so “kind” that we are diminishing the truth, and not being so “strong” that we are being intentionally hurtful and weaponizing the truth.
      Also, remembering dignity isn’t only about our treatment of others, its about sharpening our own disposition to God, and to holiness, by remembering our own dignity and entering into a deeper relationship with the God who created us. In a way remembering our own dignity is like a key that opens a secret hatch that we open so that we can explore whats beyond it.

  • cheeriosinmypocket

    This was outstanding from beginning to end! Unfortunately, when I listen and do some chore, I can’t jot down the pearls that you generously give out throughout the broadcast. One pearl of wisdom was given during your sharing on the death penalty. You said something about Dana L. being pro-life yet pro death penalty, but, in this age we ought to allow imprisonment [possibly] for life, because we ought to see the dignity of the criminal [the human person]; and, if we execute the criminal, we are executing the “RESULT” of the problem. I know I’m taking too many words to say it, but I’m sure you know what I mean even if I’ve worded it badly.

    When you said those words, “we execute the result of the problem,” it really struck me. It immediately connected with why we pro-life persons cannot accept abortion in cases of rape. I felt for the first time ever (60 years) I have heard and understood the reason to be against the death penalty. Your explanation connected with those Christian witnesses [whose Father was shot or murdered on facebook] of God’s merciful forgiveness give me “game, set, match” now in my soul regarding the death penalty. I always had pieces such as, perhaps given time this prisoner will repent and find the Lord and Faith, or now that we have secure prisons, why not give them a life sentence with no parole vs. death. The piece that was missing was the dignity of the human person, made in the image and likeness of God…don’t see with human eyes, but with the eyes that God sees us personally and all others. Thank you.

    Sorry I’m long, but last part. Today at Holy Mass, our Priest gave such a magnificent homily! I won’t give it here except for one part/idea in it. He focused on the wounded body of the Risen Lord. First, he said the Lord showed His wounds to the Apostles. He said we need to recognize our wounds and to reveal them to others when we ought. We need to share them as personally as Jesus did with Thomas telling him to place his fingers IN the nail marks and place his hand IN His lanced side. When we do as Jesus did, we are assisting in the healing of others–not necessarily that they will be healed right then and there, and not that we may ever know until the end of time. [ok, I put that last part in myself because I once heard it said of those who designed and began to build the great cathedrals…knowing that they would never see the finished product.]

    Thanks for all you do. You have my prayers and you are in our nightly family rosary intercession basket!

    Happy Eastertide! He Is Risen!