Confession: When I was in middle school, I – socially needy coward that I was – joined some of my peers in making fun of my mostly-deaf vice principal. Her disability had an impact on her speech, which made her sound, well, like a disabled person, and thus an easy target for us enabled persons. I feel especially bad looking back on it because 1) after many years, I’ve finally...
My views on NFP are pretty middle of the road. Though I’ve taken some extreme views to task, I’ve also published about the need for trust in Divine Providence when using NFP. I can’t believe God decided so soon after that to test how much I really meant what I had written. (Scratch that, yes I can. I totally can believe God did that.)
Mrs. Murphy and I are expecting #4!
A Facebook page I subscribe to had this to say before deleting it. (Nevermind, they just changed it. Updated version below.) The admin is very orthodox, which made the post a surprise; however, and since it may be a common opinion, I want to share it below with my response.
The original post:
“The pope, the Vicar of Christ, the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church, is expressing the same...
I’m a fairly traditional Catholic and my readers know that. I’m certainly orthodox. I’ll even admit that, despite my virtual poker face, I was a bit concerned when Pope Francis was elected.
But the reason I won’t vote for him isn’t what you might think.
TIME’s Person of the Year is not meant to be the best person, but the most influential. Hitler received it...
Confession: I haven’t read Pope Francis’ new apostolic exhortation. I had no idea it was even coming. When I saw it released yesterday and a couple stories already on New Advent expounding its major points, I felt shockingly behind. Had I missed something important over the weekend? How could I not be in the loop about this? When Spe Salvi came out, I had a copy annotated and...