Prof Janet E. Smith teaches moral theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She has a webpage at www.janetesmith.org.
The controversy over Duck Dynasty’s patriarch Phil Robertson’s interview in GQ may make some of us want to seek shelter from the hostile bombardment of those who would silence anyone... More
Archbishop Vigneron and Bishop Gumbleton may be less at odds than Bishop Gumbleton seems to think. Vigneron's statements that some individuals should not present themselves for Communion referred ... More
Although President Kennedy’s own sexual life was, sorry to say, despicable (e.g., most recently Once Upon a Secret), this plea during his inauguration speech was stirring: “Ask not what your coun... More
This past week I have received a number of notifications that this priest or that priest has given a homily on contraception. It is a lamentable fact that most Catholics have never heard contraception... More
How foolish our bishops were to not call upon David Gibson for a lesson in casuistry or hair-splitting! He instructs the bishops it is no moral problem for Catholic institutions to pay for contr... More