Distinguishing Rationalization from the Right

Jul 22 Distinguishing Rationalization from the Right

It’s incredible to me the number of times I’ll be talking to a friend and they’ll admit to doing something wrong and then spend the next ten minutes expounding upon why it was ultimately a good thing that they chose the wrong action instead of pursuing righteousness. Friends who are guilty of sexual immorality, cheating, lying, and other sins will admit these sins to me and then talk about...

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America’s Other Border Crisis

Jul 16 America’s Other Border Crisis

While millions of Americans share their concerns about our southern border and the rapid influx of illegal immigrants, Catholics have been sharing their views more than most I’ve seen, with a sharply divided approach between our theological need to care for the less fortunate – in this case the orphan and the foreigner – and a genuine concern for the safety of our social and...

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The Newest Way to Use Women’s Bodies

Jul 08 The Newest Way to Use Women’s Bodies

For centuries, a small minority of men have used women’s bodies for their own physical pleasure. Through a multitude of sexual sin, such as rape and prostitution, wicked men used and continue to use women as physical objects with complete disregard for their personhood along with their emotional, spiritual and mental wellbeing. There was a general consensus among people of most cultural and...

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Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Jul 03 Catholic Families, NFP, and the Upcoming Synod

Patheos is hosting a symposium on the upcoming Synod on the Family and blogger Calah Alexander has some frank, honest points about the Church’s teaching on procreative generosity in practice. It’s worth reading. Calah observes: Even so, what rankles the most is never the lack of material help. I don’t expect the Church to pick up the bill for all the kids she says I should welcome....

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Remembering the Quiet Heroes this Independence Day

Jul 01 Remembering the Quiet Heroes this Independence Day

Yesterday, the highest court in the land (second only to the basketball court that is on it’s roof) ruled that the government cannot force the people who own corporations to provide abortifacent drugs to their employees… …and then social media exploded. So here’s my thing. This week we’re also celebrating the 4th of July. This is a day we annually celebrate our independence...

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Why Make An Inherently Positive Faith So Negative?

Jun 24 Why Make An Inherently Positive Faith So Negative?

This weekend we had some great friends visit us from Rhode Island. On Sunday, as they were about to leave to make their journey home, Nick was looking at our books. He picked up one: Popes Against Modern Errors, Hard Hitting Condemnations of Many of Today’s Most Noxious Errors. It’s a book of 16 papal documents and has a really angry looking pope on the cover. The Holy Father...

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