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There Is No Pope in Islam

March 5, AD2015 0 Comments
There Is No Pope in Islam

Some time ago I posted on Facebook this criticism of that ubiquitous “Coexist” bumper sticker with the comment, “I need this in magnet form for my car.” A friend (who, I believe, identifies as atheist/agnostic) replied, “I don’t agree that Muslims are out to get everyone else. I find that suggestion pretty offensive actually.” Upon […]

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Pope Francis and Gender Theory

March 5, AD2015 1 Comment
Pope Francis and Gender Theory

Last month The Daily Beast published an essay that, among other things, accused Pope Francis of “dissing women”.  The piece was written by university professors Candida Moss and Joel Baden, who quote an interview where the pope discusses the issue of “gender theory, that does not recognize the order of creation”. By gender theory he simply means the modern notion that sexual identity is on […]

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One Marriage, the State and God

March 3, AD2015 9 Comments
One Marriage, the State and God

There have been perhaps a gazillion or two marriages since God ordained the Sacrament, as well as time and space and everything else He created. However, I could be wrong about the time aspect. According to Penny of The Big Bang Theory when asked if she knew who Stephen Hawking was she responded, “The wheelchair dude who invented time”. But, this […]

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What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

January 27, AD2015 6 Comments
What Is It Like to Walk for Life?

The reason that a person would want to walk down the middle of a city street in one of the two largest U.S. marches, either in the cold and sometimes snowy conditions of Washington D.C. or as I did in the clear and sunny 60’s of San Francisco, is hopefully very obvious. The west coast […]

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Justice is Far From Us: Will We Bring it Close?

January 6, AD2015 3 Comments
Justice is Far From Us: Will We Bring it Close?

The word in the air and on the streets, both actual and virtual, is justice. People are gathering and protesting, chanting and yelling for justice. They demand justice. The irony is, many of them demand what they refuse to submit to themselves. If “justice” is not delivered to them, they will inflict their own brand […]

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How To Legally Beat Up A Little Sister

January 5, AD2015 2 Comments
How To Legally Beat Up A Little Sister

Remember when you saw a group gathered together on the school playground that surrounded a kid. You rushed over to them because it looked like something exciting was happening. You were not scared, because you were not the center of attention. You could be anomyous, except for the friends that might have been there. The […]

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Why Predators Love Planned Parenthood

December 26, AD2014 28 Comments
Why Predators Love Planned Parenthood

While a recent Planned Parenthood study notes that the highest rate of unintended pregnancies occurs between young teen girls and adult males at least six years older, the organization is only concerned that these teens have unfettered access to contraceptives and abortions, without parental notification. Where is their concern for the harm suffered by these […]

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When Government & Values Conflict

November 23, AD2014 12 Comments
When Government & Values Conflict

Thursday night, President Barak Obama spoke publicly of his plans to invoke an executive order allowing millions of those who entered America illegally and those who have stayed beyond their visas to remain in the United States without threat of deportation. Before the speech was finished, the division such an executive order would affect was obvious forcing some to face how often […]

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Have You Abdicated Your Throne?

November 19, AD2014 15 Comments
Have You Abdicated Your Throne?

In just a few days, the Church will celebrate the feast of Christ the King. I never used to be good at remembering feast days or even knowing about them before they happened, but now it’s kind of my job — which has been a huge blessing for my own personal prayer life. I have […]

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Time For Catholics to Leave the Democrats?

November 7, AD2014 16 Comments
Time For Catholics to Leave the Democrats?

The Humanae Vitae Schism Now that the election is over, the post-game analysis and forecasts for the coming sessions will occupy the media for at least the next week or so. It’s also a good time to consider whether it makes sense for faithful Catholics to remain tied to the Democrat Party. Catholicism is the […]

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Elections and Eternity

November 4, AD2014 19 Comments
Elections and Eternity

Election and Division The juxtaposition of All Soul’s Day and Election Day should cause us to pause and ponder. The first is a feast designed to remind us that we are not created merely for this temporal existence but for eternity. We pray for the dead because we know their souls live on. Election Day, […]

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The Sinner Marching Next to Me

October 3, AD2014 98 Comments
The Sinner Marching Next to Me

I love weekday morning Mass at my church. It is personal, loving, and closer to what I think the Masses must have been like for the early Christians. Only people who really need to come to Mass come to 8am; and we greet one another like old pals walking into the neighborhood bar. We know […]

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Holy War, Catholic Style

September 26, AD2014 6 Comments
Holy War, Catholic Style

The headlines are graphic and sickening. Christians are being murdered systematically in the Middle East. It seems that while we look on in horror, the world is simply standing and staring in amazement. Unfortunately in some cases, even apathy prevails. As the Senate Armed Services Committee held hearings on the matter this week, they were interrupted twice by […]

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ISIS and the Just War Doctrine

September 11, AD2014 23 Comments
ISIS and the Just War Doctrine

Let’s not go to war with ISIS.  I know, radical idea; and honestly, I understand why so many people want to. The Islamic State is brutally destroying the Christian foothold in the Middle East. They’ve produced hundreds, if not thousands, of martyrs; and they’re desecrating Christian holy land, in the name of an extremist version […]

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The Identity of a Woman

August 7, AD2014 3 Comments
The Identity of a Woman

As if identity politics weren’t bad enough, it’s taken a turn for the bizarre. In New Yorker magazine, Michelle Goldberg tells us of an ongoing struggle between radical feminists and the “transgendered” — a term that includes not only pre-op and post-op transsexuals, but also men and women who for their own reasons wish to […]

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MARRIAGE: A Well-Defined Union

June 17, AD2014 6 Comments
MARRIAGE:  A Well-Defined Union

“Many well-meaning people think same-sex marriage is just about equality and spreading the benefits of marriage. Its more radical supporters know it’s about destroying marriage itself.”   ~Robinson and Richards, Indivisible “We must continue to witness to the truth about marriage, find new ways to make the reasoned case about what marriage is and work to […]

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The Century of the Self: We the Sheeple

June 12, AD2014 10 Comments
The Century of the Self:  We the Sheeple

If you’ve got about four hours to spare — better make it five, for the occasional break — watch all four parts of the 2002 BBC documentary miniseries The Century of the Self. Written and directed by Adam Curtis, The Century of the Self explores the rise of public relations and marketing, as well as […]

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