Jesus Christ, our Economy and our Politics

ProLifeCorner-   By Larry Plachno-  How much of a connection is there between Jesus Christ, our economy and our politics?  The answer is considerably more than you might think, particularly once you understand that moral relativism is effectively the opposite of Christianity. Having spent more than 20 years working with statistics surrounding interconnected social problems, I can tell you that all of this not only becomes increasingly simple but also logical.

When pressed, Jesus Christ gave us two very simple and basic commandments: love of God and love of neighbor. Since God sent His Son to suffer and die to atone for our sins, love of God means judging our actions and decisions as to whether they are good or evil. Being a follower of Jesus Christ means that good is what is best for others and society. Continue reading

Why are marriage and the family wage so important for our society? July 7 2014-

by Larry Plachno-  In recent months we have seen pro-life people and religious leaders moving beyond abortion and starting to work in the area of supporting marriage. Even Pope Francis concentrated on the importance of marriage at a recent audience.

One of the more interesting new developments was the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 19. Sponsored by the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council, the event attracted numerous church leaders and teens. Many of the marchers indicated that they were not protesting anything but were supporting traditional marriage and the right of a child to a mom and a dad. Some participants suggested that the event should grow annually like the March for Life. Continue reading

Are We Really Christians?   by Larry Plachno

        Recent surveys indicate that many if not most Americans are unhappy with the directions their country is taking. More and more people are asking why? Those doing the research are suggesting that we have caused most of our own problems by turning away from basic Christianity.

        We have turned our back on God by giving up on good and evil while replacing them with relativism. We have made a mockery of Jesus Christ’s suffering and death by replacing sin with selfishness. And, we have ceased to be concerned for others and have replaced responsibilities with rights. In short, we have moved away from the moral guidance of God, church, husbands and fathers. Continue reading

Abortion and the Parable of the Flooded Basement by Larry Plachno-  Cafeteria Morals and Going Beyond Abortion-  In recent weeks there has been substantial discussion on whether Pro-Life people need to work beyond Pro-Life issues. Much of this has been prompted by material posted on the Pro-Life Corner as well as the recent announcement of the reorganization of the Pro-Life Office at the Rockford Diocese. Recent comments by Pope Francis also mention this point. Continue reading

Who Should We Blame? 1-13-2013  by Larry Plachno-  Who is at fault for our deteriorating society? In spite of record low fertility rates we continue to abort our next generation. The number of families is declining and many of us continue to look at pregnancy, babies and children as evil and something to be eliminated. Continue reading