The “Gay” (I hate that word) Priest Problem | Fr. Z’s Blog

Posted on 7 January 2018 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf Why is there a picture of three beavers here? Keep reading! I’ll batten the hatches for another round of hate mail and “block parties” and alert the readership of a good piece at The Catholic Thing by Fr. Jerry Pokorsky. He tackles the “gay” (I hate that word) priest problem. Confronting the Gay Priest Problem Recently, a priest who was prominent in the pastoral care of those with Continue Reading →

“The Goodness and Humanity of God” | Crisis Magazine

The sub-title of J. Budziszewski’s 2009 book, The Line Through the Heart, reads as follows: “Natural Law as Fact, Theory, and Sign of Contradiction.” The initial dedicatory citation in the book, from which the book derives its title, is a memorable one from Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It reads: “The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.” Needless to say, this sentence is soul-wrenching. It compels us all to stop blaming Continue Reading →

EWTN’s Voter Guide – vote

A Brief Catechism for Catholic Voters Fr. Stephen F. Torraco, PhD 1. Isn’t conscience the same as my own opinions and feelings? And doesn’t everyone have the right to his or her own conscience? Conscience is NOT the same as your opinions or feelings. Conscience cannot be identical with your feelings because conscience is the activity of your intellect in judging the rightness or wrongness of your actions or omissions, past, present, or future, while Continue Reading →

Politics for All Seasons – Truth and Charity Forum

No matter how powerful or how democratic the government might be, if they should declare something to be a right which is not in accord with the truth of man expressed in the natural law, such a right would not be a law but a usurpation of law. Voting then must be guided by the truth. It is possible that a person would vote for a given imperfect candidate because even though they found some Continue Reading →

The Normalization of the Abnormal: Common Denominators

However we may want to dismiss it, our society and now a complicit government is on a quest to normalize abnormal behavior. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss just a few of the “newly constituted norms” that many have embraced whether in a Christian church or even if they are completely un-churched. Although there are many other examples, I think that the sexual variety of long standing taboos in society are in Continue Reading →