BREAKING NEWS: HUMANS BORN WITH CONSCIENCE, CONCUPISCENCE

Feb 28 BREAKING NEWS: HUMANS BORN WITH CONSCIENCE, CONCUPISCENCE

Sorry for yelling, but it seems the folks at CNN are thusly surprised at research demonstrating the existence of a “moral core” and a “sense of justice” that is albeit “tragically limited.” How do they know? Baby research: The first test is the simplest. Show a baby an example of good behavior [demonstrated by a bunny puppet], and then an example of bad...

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Why Contraception and Homosexuality Need Migratory Birds

May 06 Why Contraception and Homosexuality Need Migratory Birds

Without getting into the weeds of heavy theology, sin is an offense against the love of God, Who has established eternal law to govern all of existence.  Incidentally, eternal law defines what is in conformity with human nature and what is not.  Therefore, a sin, while an act against God and eternal law, can also be seen as an act against our own human nature.  There are a few...

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Legislating morality

May 25 Legislating morality

You couldn’t tell by my posts, but I like to debate politics.  Many of my debates center on the concept of liberty, usually with an emphasis the degree of governmental involvement in social issues.  One major argument I often hear in the defense of freedom and liberty is how the government shouldn’t legislate morality.  It seems a number of people would like to be able to do...

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Who is Hiroo Onoda and What Can He Teach Catholics About Morality?

Apr 16 Who is Hiroo Onoda and What Can He Teach Catholics About Morality?

Meet Hiroo Onoda. Lt. Onoda was a commando in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II and, in 1944, was stationed on an island in the Philippines…

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Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

Apr 09 Hell, Mortal Sin and the Loss of Freedom

Years ago, I sat in an audience and listened to a young man speaking about the need to live a faithful and moral life in the midst of an opposing world. Honestly, my memory has reduced the entire talk to the single statement, “At the end of the world, I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more people in Hell than in Heaven.”

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