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 who dares to speak of homosexual acts as sins. The fact that few would want to defend everything that Phil said in the way that he said it, perhaps is a further prompt to duck. But those of us who woul... More
… at least, that’s how simple so many advocates of gay “marriage” make it seem. Have you heard that line before? It’s been practically a tagline for some of the commenters around here.
But it isn’t that simple. Marriage is a fundamental institution to society. The recognition and celebration of a marriage has ramifications for the individuals’ families, an... More
Simon and Schuster books, to promote a new book of theirs, produced a cartoon of God taping his own “It Gets Better” video.
“It Gets Better” is a campaign founded by the militantly anti-Catholic sex columnist Dan Savage aimed at encouraging teens to pursue gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lifestyles.
See the video (warning: some of you will find this deeply offensive)... More
A lot has been made about how shameful and embarrassing it is that a gay soldier stationed in Iraq was booed during the GOP presidential candidates’ debate last night in Orlando, Florida.
That’s fair. It would be shameful and embarrassing for an American audience to boo a soldier who was putting his life at risk for others — an act which is the highest form of love, according to... More
In my mind, Rick Santorum has been one of the greatest champions on life and marriage over the last few decades. I freely admit, however, that he faces a daunting task of convincing enough voters to support his campaign for president. Nonetheless, let me come to his defense in what Thomas wrote about him.
When Santorum told a CNN interviewer that the Church taught that homosexuality is wrong, Thom... More
Rick Santorum did a great job last night in his interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. He had to deal with some stupid questions (“How are you going to make yourself sexy on the national stage?”) and rude, gotcha questions: (“How would you feel if one of your sons turned around one day and said, ‘Dad, I’m gay’?”) but Rick handled even these jabs articulately ... More
What a difference a bishop makes.
When the “Catholic” Association for Lesbian & Gay Ministry attempted to hold a fundraiser in a St. Paul-Minneapolis parish several months ago, Archbishop Niensted quickly put a stop to it.
When the same “Catholic” Association for Lesbian & Gay Ministry (CALGM) announces it will host its national conference in Albany, NY, Bishop How... More
This is generating waves in the Golden State:
A local Catholic church is accused of canceling the funeral service of a parishioner because he was gay.
Local businessman and devout Catholic John Sanfilippo died last week after a prolonged illness. Friends said Sanfilippo planned for the funeral mass to be held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church in Little Italy.
This weekend, Sanfilippo’... More
Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
Vice President Joe Biden, a strident supporter of abortion who professes to be Catholic (yes, that doesn’t make any sense), talked about his own future plans recently. Politico reports: “Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect... More
Some of the most vicious attacks I’ve read against the Church are normally written by people who understand the Church the least.
Brandon K Thorp’s screed against Archbishop Thomas Wenski in the Broward-Palm Beach New Times is a sad example of this phenomenon.
Here’s the quote from Abp Wenski’s weekend editorial in the Sun Sentinel (“Traditional Marriage Predates All ... More