Category Archives: Family

The Supreme Court and Modern Marriage

Obviously the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage provides a lot of material for discussion.  I am still digesting it (not having read the dissents yet), but one thing stands out to me from my reading of Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion.  The Court’s argument here, and some of the past precedents to which it refers, […]

Unfit to Live?

A number of years ago, I attended a program on the campus of an elite university.  The speaker was a non-religious public intellectual who was, as far as I could tell (and as best as I can remember) not opposed to abortion on fundamental moral principle, but who was nevertheless concerned about what abortion was […]

Great Articles Provide Answers About Marriage and “LGBT”

As we wait for the Supreme Court to make its decision on same-sex marriage, several articles this week offered great arguments about marriage and gender issues. It’s a good thing, too. They are needed. Even a gay atheist thinks so. That’s how Matthew Parris described himself (ht, RC2) in The Spectator: “Even as a (gay) […]

The Yanks Are Coming: Over 800 American Priests Sign Statement on Marriage

When several hundred priests in England and Wales, in response to Pope Francis’ invitation to be forthright and honest, signed a statement urging the Synod on the Family to uphold the Church’s teaching on marriage, many Catholics on these shores expressed the hope that the American clergy would follow suit. Well, they have. Over 800 […]

Justices Kennedy and Ginsburg Argue Against Same-Sex Marriage

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, which will go down in history as either the next Roe v. Wade or the next Dred Scott, depending on how it is decided and which side you are on–and it may surprise the advocates of same-sex marriage that there are in fact […]

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

From what I understand of the “stuff dads say” genre, created originally by Justin Halpern, it is an opportunity to showcase the harsh worldly wise style of fathers. This is the harsh churchly wise version. Feel free to add more in the comments …   At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or […]

Is Friendship the Greatest Love?

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  (John 15:13) This famous phrase from Jesus has gotten much attention from the “new homophiles” who collectively contribute to the blog www.spiritualfriendship.org (see note below). The assertion seems to be that friendship, in contrast to spousal love, is the “greatest” kind […]


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