Last night as my wife and I were getting dinner ready, our oldest daughter, a sophomore in high school, dropped the question: “So, what do you guys think of gay marriage?”
I tried to downplay the shock and delight I felt that she actually initiated such a substantive discussion with us, and decided to see what she was thinking. I deployed the old technique of answering a question wi... More
The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry today in what promises to be a historic case no matter the outcome. Meanwhile, supporters of marriage are marching on D.C. and Catholics across the nation are praying for religious freedom. A few weeks ago, we heard the story of the woman brought before Jesus for the crime of adultery. In it we have a remind... More
Two CEOs, two opposing positions on same-sex “marriage,” two similar results? I doubt it.
I’m sure I don’t need to remind CV readers of the Chick-fil-A controversy. Just the fact that it has the label “controversy” tells you something.
At a Starbuck’s annual shareholders meeting on March 20th, CEO Howard Schultz responded to shareholder Thomas Strobahr, ... 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
Ironic that the second inaugural of President Barack Obama falls on the memorial of St. Agnes of Rome.
Legend has it that when she was sent naked to the brothel, her hair miraculously grew long enough to cover her virginal body.Agnes was 12 years old when she was chosen to wed Procop, the son of the powerful prefect Sempronius. She refused, having pledged her life and her virginity to Christ. The ... More
There’s been a lot of talk about same-sex marriage the past couple of days. And by all indications, it’s not about to slow down anytime soon. Fueled by recent victories in Maine, Maryland and Washington, liberal activists are pressuring lame duck legislatures in Illinois, Rhode Island and several other states to pass legislation that would recognize same-sex marriages.
Though such efforts a... More
The military chaplaincy, from the Catholic perspective, is one of the strangest amalgamations of duties, responsibilities, authorities, and chains of command. You have your bishop and your commanding officer. You have your “parishoners,” frequently consisting of many people not of the same faith, but for whom you have a more comprehensive pastoral responsibility—performing or arr... More
Well, it’s Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, so who is surprised?
After all she had the audacity to suggest that Barack Obama better represented American Catholics than the Pope.
And she slammed the Bishops for having “lost their way” during the health care fight because they didn’t want abortion to be considered health care.
So now that Maryland is having a public debate about th... More
These guys really made out well yesterday. Mooooo.
A little lunchtime quick post.
I have not bought Starbucks coffee since they announced their overt, institutional support for legalizing “gay marriage” in the state of Washington.
It was a painless decision, really: the coffee is terribly over-roasted and not all that good. Sure, the nearest coffee shop to my office serves Starbucks,... More
For the life of me, I don’t understand why companies – or prominent figures on their leadership teams – publicly engage in financing or commenting on controversial topics that don’t relate at all to the products and services they’re selling.
Before the recent furor over Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s statements supporting traditional marriage,... More