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Some Thoughts on the Holiness of Matrimony

July 28, AD2017 8 Comments
Some Thoughts on the Holiness of Matrimony

While I’m neither a theologian nor a Bible Scholar, I’ve always thought that the Bible is really very clear and straightforward in regard to both marriage and homosexuality. In Matthew 19:16, Jesus says about marriage “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” […]

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A Catholic Often Gets the Short End of the Stick on Both Sides of Academia

June 7, AD2017 4 Comments
A Catholic Often Gets the Short End of the Stick on Both Sides of Academia

Paul Griffiths is an expert on Catholic thought, holding the Warren Professor of Catholic thought at Duke Divinity School but this past month he was forced to resign for questioning liberal orthodoxy. On the other hand, last week, the Newman Society listed nine Catholic colleges who were commencement speakers who disagreed with Catholic teaching. One […]

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The Real Fundamental Option: Living as a Child of God

December 4, AD2016 0 Comments
The Real Fundamental Option: Living as a Child of God

The False Fundamental Option In his landmark encyclical Veritatis Splendor (“The Splendor of Truth”) St. John Paul II condemned the erroneous moral doctrine of the fundamental option. Some falsely believe that the fundamental option sets up a division between one’s basic orientation for or against God and one’s concrete moral acts. This false teaching allows one […]

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McVatican Detractors Are Missing the Point

November 4, AD2016 2 Comments
McVatican Detractors Are Missing the Point

Apparently, the Vatican’s Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA) thinks business is business.  I sure hope that’s not the case. A plan to open a McDonald’s restaurant in a Vatican-owned building right next door to the St. Peter’s Square is drawing fire from some Cardinals who live on the upper floors of […]

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Faith, Reason, and the Transgender Movement

October 28, AD2016 5 Comments
Faith, Reason, and the Transgender Movement

The transgender movement is wholly incompatible with faith and reason. Even though God wants us all to achieve salvation, He gives us the unbearable compliment of a free will. Our freedom to choose our own paths, to accept or reject the gifts of grace and reason, and to direct our faith to the revealed Word […]

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Trump is the Better Moral Choice

October 26, AD2016 19 Comments
Trump is the Better Moral Choice

By the time you read my next article, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will be elected to the office of President of the United States. That is a fact. Barring a major catastrophe, one of those two candidates will hold the highest office in the land, hold our temporal futures in their hand, and […]

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How to Talk to LGBTQ Supporters

June 29, AD2016 56 Comments
How to Talk to LGBTQ Supporters

The terrain upon which a well-formed Catholic can comfortably discuss the LGBTQ issues in today’s intellectual and moral climate is almost non-existent. The faithful Catholic has a very narrow road upon which he can tread. To the left there is a deep valley of ideology comprised of inverted notions of freedom, rights, laws and love. […]

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The Grocery Line Love Story

October 5, AD2015 1 Comment
The Grocery Line Love Story

The grocery store line was long. Really long. “What is wrong with you idiots? Get another checker! This isn’t rocket science,” the young woman called out loud enough to be heard by everyone. “I have places to go. Come on now.” She reached into her back pocket for her iPhone. As she pulled it out […]

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Marriage: The Enigma in the Room

September 26, AD2015 1 Comment
Marriage: The Enigma in the Room

We are indeed a peculiar lot. We evolve and change, push and pull, vote then cheer or sulk. Often the powerful just invent some feature of life that they think would be cool then force the compliance on all. We then suffer as a lot. The powerful have done that notably with slavery and abortion. Slavery […]

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Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

August 19, AD2015 18 Comments
Same-Sex Marriage: Every Cake You Bake

We read, see, and hear a growing accumulation of stories in the news of small businesses being persecuted for not providing services to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Photographers, restaurants, inns, and bakeries are the initial targets; some law suits have had great success. It is an eerie echo of the Police song: Every move they […]

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