Category Archives: Theology

True Freedom

Our political freedom is very important, and we should do everything we can to preserve it.  But as Catholics we know that it is not the highest kind of freedom. This truth was brought back to my mind by a passage in Sigrid Undset’s charming little book, Happy Times in Norway.  Undset was a convert […]

Ten Reasons Why I’m Not a ‘Straight’ Catholic (Part Two)

  To read “Ten Reasons Why I’m Not a ‘Straight’ Catholic (Part One), click here.    6. Even before I was married, I wasn’t “straight.” In Part One, I mentioned that being a man is at the core of my being human—being “straight” is not. Indeed, as my friend Austin Ruse wrote last year in […]

The Bishop, Job and the Problem of Whining

At his regular blog at the Madison Catholic Herald, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of the Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin) posted a Lenten observation relating to the Book of Job, a literary masterpiece from the Old Testament that deals with the suffering of the innocent. The summary at the Website of the United States Conference of […]

Prisoners of the Sexual Revolution

In a provocative piece for National Review called “Jailhouse Feminism,” author Mary Ebersadt (“How The West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization”) takes aim at the angry, aggressive, frequently vulgar and often obscene face of the new feminism. Here’s an excerpt: Second, when today’s woman-talk is understandable, its tone is hard to take […]


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