Category Archives: Theology

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 […]

The Angelic Doctor, Alive and Well

Today on the Church calendar is the memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church.  This great saint, who lived on earth from 1225 to 1274, is now alive and well in heaven praying for us. He is also alive and well on earth, in a different sense, so long as we […]

‘Chaste, Gay Couples’ and Other Same-Sex Unions

  In certain Catholic landscapes, an unsettling custom seems to be developing. Many Catholic writers, pundits, and thinkers are opting to give a thumbs-up to the notion of the “chaste, gay couple,” describing self-identified “gay” couples who have opted to abide by Church teaching prohibiting “homogenital acts.” These observers of such couples are so rightly […]

Loaded Language on “Marriage” Heads to the Supreme Court

During Pope Francis’ Encounter with Families in the Philippines this week, the Holy Father commented on particular threats to the good of the family, saying, “The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a […]

Charlie Hebdo, Free Speech, Faith, and Reason

A famous Frenchman once said, “It is dangerous to be right when men of power are wrong.” This is why free speech matters. Even though Charlie Hebdo published little more than puerile smut, they have the right to be wrong so that others can have the freedom to be right. This freedom to be wrong […]

Talking Back to Atheist Billboards

As atheistic movements grow more bold, they are putting up monuments and anti-shrines and billboards. Here are some images of atheist billboards and what I would say to them, if they could hear me …   Indoctrinate you? As painter George Braque said “Art disturbs; science reassures.” I cannot limit myself to teaching you the […]



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