American politics · Catholic teaching

Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough

My latest at Crisis:  Scott Hahn is a prolific Biblical scholar with a huge fan-base among orthodox Catholics. He doesn’t need my help promoting his new book, The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of Social Order. But I need some help from him. I need his help convincing my pro-marriage policy-wonk friends that… Continue reading Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough

Catholic Controversies · Catholic culture · Marriage

Denigrating the Priesthood

It is bad enough that Queers in the Church use their positions as cover for their sexual exploits. (See Cardinal McCarrick.) It is bad enough that the “progressives” make bad arguments for Church teaching “evolving.” (See John Gehring’s long-winded NYT whine. Absent from Gehring’s NYT’s bio, is his association with the Soros-funded Faith in Public Life.) As if… Continue reading Denigrating the Priesthood

#MeToo

#MeToo: law enforcement does what it ought to do

One interpretation of the #MeToo movement is that law enforcement should be tougher on sexual harassment and assault. I do not entirely agree. I think law enforcement should do its job. That means follow the law, including the rules of evidence and procedure. That means not expanding legal definitions beyond their limits. Punishment without limits… Continue reading #MeToo: law enforcement does what it ought to do

#MeToo · sexual assault

Men who assault men = just-as-toxic- masculinity

The #MeToo movement has fueled some kinds of feminism, especially the type that claims that “toxic masculinity” is to blame. Only problem: the phrase “toxic masculinity” all too often means “masculinity” without adjectives. The reports of men sexually assaulting and harassing other men should count as toxic and abusive also. But somehow “gay” men get… Continue reading Men who assault men = just-as-toxic- masculinity

Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · Reluctantly Divorced

Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate. The public, including many… Continue reading Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · Children of Divorce · Children's Rights

Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

I see where Cardinal Cupich is planning a series of seminars on Amoris Laetitia. According to a letter obtained by the Catholic News Agency, the “New Momentum Conferences on Amoris Laetitia,” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” As someone who has listened to many victims of the Sexual Revolution, I am eager to learn about the “pastoral practice” these seminars will… Continue reading Invite the Children of Divorce to the Amoris Laetitia Seminars

Assisted Reproduction · Authentic Reproductive Justice · Children's Rights · Refugees from the gay lifestyle

Your child is only your child when the government says so.

A little girl in New York is in foster care, even though her father is a perfectly fit parent.  The court will not even recognize him as her father. How is this possible, you ask? The little girl’s mother is in a same sex union. The girl is in foster care, because of  neglect petitions… Continue reading Your child is only your child when the government says so.