Category Archives: Marriage

White Sox Catcher: I Love Praying the Rosary

  Meet Tyler Flowers, catcher for the Chicago White Sox. In a recent interview with the Catholic New World, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the major league baseball player spoke about his devotion to the Blessed Mother. I love to pray rosaries, which are very Christ-centered. In fact, Jesus’ name is literally at [...]

How Surveys Overstate Support for Same Sex Marriage

Last week University of Texas Sociology Professor Mark Regnerus had an interesting essay on National Review Online about public opinion on the issue of same-sex marriage.  The mainstream media has lavished plenty of coverage on both the 2012 electoral victories for same-sex marriage and polls which show increasing public support for same sex marriage.  The [...]

The Things Worth Losing For

Last weekend was Jody Bottum weekend in the Catholic blogosphere. Reading Bottum and the commentary on Bottum — those who agree with him that fighting for marriage wasn’t worth the effort, and those who disagree  — was a wearisome task, to borrow a phrase from Matthew Franck. But as I did so, a line from [...]

Jesus, Jody Bottum, and the Re-Enchantment of Reality Program

So, I tried reading all of Jody Bottum’s 9,368 word endorsement of legalizing same-sex marriage. I honestly did. When the Commonweal piece was brought to my attention Saturday morning, I dutifully settled in with a cup of coffee and began slogging my way through it. Around the 1,000 word mark, however, I realized this piece [...]

10 Ways Living with a Toddler is Supremely Awesome

The Huffington Post blog had a post yesterday entitled “10 Ways Living With a Toddler Is Like Being in Prison.” Yes, it was mildly humorous, and yes, some of the sentiments will resonate with parents of children of that age, and yes, there is some comfort in sharing stories and jokes about our kids to [...]

That Didn’t Take Long: Praising Multi-Spouse Marriage

That didn’t take long. Salon magazine this morning is extolling the virtues of multi-spouse marriages. Same-sex “marriage” proponents have always scoffed at the idea that redefining marriage would open the door for multi-spouse marriages. “My Two Husbands” by Angi Becker Stevens, not only argues for “poly-amorous” unions but continues to scoff at the foolish “right [...]

Not Reason but Power: The Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling

The justices responsible for the Supreme Court’s ruling in United States v. Windsor no doubt thought they were striking a blow for human dignity.  The moralistic rhetoric with which the opinion is loaded indicates as much.  In an important sense, however, the decision is an attack on human dignity, or at least on the dignity [...]

Does ‘The Conjuring’ Hate Women?

Driving back from seeing The Conjuring, my daughter and I tried to guess why Andrew O’Hehir thought it was “woman hating.” We had watched the horror movie about Catholic ghost hunters because I wanted to know if it qualifies as a “proudly Catholic movie” for our July movie poll (which isn’t the reason for this [...]


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