Category Archives: Culture

Orientation Change You Can Believe In

I’m sure that many of us took great solace in the recent words of the Obama Administration’s Valerie Jarrett, reassuring us all of their concern for our young people with same-sex attraction and gender-identity issues: “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy [...]

Religion and Discrimination

The controversy a few weeks ago over Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act has touched off an argument about the role of claims of religious conscience in relation to anti-discrimination laws.  Some Christian business owners would object to serving at a same-sex wedding, but in some jurisdictions they could be sued for refusing, [...]

Benjamin Watson and Baltimore: Having a Fearless Witness for Christ

Back in January, I posted a Facebook message containing a wish and a prayer for the New Year from New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who’s also a husband and father of five (number five, a daughter, is due in August). Near the end of his message, he wrote: I’M ENCOURAGED, because ultimately the [...]

Charlotte Bishop To LGBT-Advocate Nun Gramick: You’re Not Speaking in My Diocese

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis has cancelled a speaking event by Sister Jennine Gramick that was scheduled to take place at one of the parishes in his diocese. Sister Gramick is the founder of New Ways Ministry, self-described as a “gay-positive ministry that advocates for justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics, and for reconciliation [...]

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

From what I understand of the “stuff dads say” genre, created originally by Justin Halpern, it is an opportunity to showcase the harsh worldly wise style of fathers. This is the harsh churchly wise version. Feel free to add more in the comments …   At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or [...]

Salt of the Earth: The Church is Supposed to be Different

It is very common for some people, both inside and outside the Catholic Church, to call on the Church to change its teachings in order to be better in tune with “the times.”  These calls never make much sense to me. In the first place, the Church’s message is supposed to be for all times, [...]

‘Little Boy’ Promotes Kindness, Hopes for Success

At the core of the message in the feature film “Little Boy,” opening nationwide on Friday, April 24, are the Corporal Works of Mercy, called “the Ancient List” in the film. Jakob Salvati stars as a 7-year-old California boy during World War II who takes on the list — armed with “faith the size of a [...]

CatholicVote joins MRC and other groups in calling on Disney to cancel Savage

  Nine Catholic leaders joined the Media Research Center (MRC), the Family Research Council (FRC), and the American Family Association (AFA) in a national campaign to educate the public about a Disney ABC sitcom pilot based on the life of anti-religious bigot Dan Savage. MRC and FRC sent a letter to Ben Sherwood, president of [...]

Statue of Junipero Serra Could Be Removed from U.S. Capitol Building

A statue of Junipero Serra, the Franciscan missionary who founded many of California’s early missions, is in danger of being removed from its place in the U.S. capital building. The National Statuary Hall inside the capital includes two statues from each of the fifty states.  California is represented by Junipero Serra and Ronald Reagan. Despite [...]


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