But, frankly, reading your posts remind me what is wrong with the Church today. You are an ordained deacon, and as such should be a representative of Jesus Christ. You should champion the position of Christ and the Church even when it's difficult. Instead, you look to secular solutions for problems of the soul. People need to hear the truth; eternity is at stake. If they can't hear it from an ordained representive of the Church of Christ, where can they hear it?
As Pius XI said in his encyclical on contraception, a confessor or churchman who tells someone that it's ok to practice contraception is a blind guide leading the blind, and both will fall off a precipice.
Would that we had strong churchmen who represented the truth again, and not wimps who don't even seem to believe that there is a supernatural element to religion at all.
Problems of the SOUL? Trying to prevent the death of a mother is a problem of the soul? Tell her children that.
People need to hear the truth; eternity is at stake. If they can't hear it from an ordained representive of the Church of Christ, where can they hear it?
They need to hear the Truth applied to today's problems, and they need to see churchmen struggling with those problems. This is a tough situation, and to blithely dismiss it as a "problem of the soul" is, frankly, putting your head in the sand.