Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

Why I Won’t Ask the Pope to Resign (and Neither Should You)

A lot of people are upset about Pope Francis. Some have called on him to resign. Some have gone so far as to make the outrageous claim he is not really the pope. Although I don’t agree with some of his actions, I will not be calling on him to resign, nor claiming he is… Continue reading Why I Won’t Ask the Pope to Resign (and Neither Should You)

Catholic culture · Clergy Sex Abuse

Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time

This decree, with a cover letter, was read at all Masses today, the First Sunday of Advent, within the Diocese of Lake Charles. Our bishop, Glen John Provost, is strengthening the spiritual life of the diocese. These decrees make demands upon us, the laity. I urge everyone in Lake Charles to do their part to… Continue reading Lake Charles Enlists in the Spiritual Warfare of our Time

Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

Clarity is Charity: What celibacy means

Evidently, some Catholic clergy have difficulty understanding what “celibacy” means. Fr. Dwight Longenecker catches Fr. James Martin, saying in his 2010 book, (page 216) that celibacy is “the restriction against marriage for members of the Catholic clergy.” Fr. Longenecker reports the unsurprising consequences of this sort of muddled thinking.

Clergy Sex Abuse · Propaganda · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

Letting Go of Cherished Beliefs to Help End Sexual Abuse

Published at the National Catholic Register, November 26, 2018, with the title, “Cherished Beliefs of the Sexual Revolution (And How they protect Sexual Predators.)  One curious feature of the current clergy sex-abuse scandal is the reticence of the non-Catholic media to go after the predators. Many journalists in the “Legacy Media” seem to have an… Continue reading Letting Go of Cherished Beliefs to Help End Sexual Abuse

Assisted Reproduction · Managerial Class · The Sexual State

Gene Editting: Once Again, the Managerial Class Empowers Itself

In The Sexual State, I wrote about the Managerial Class and its commitment to The Sexual Revolution. Without their support, I argued, there would be no divorce on demand, no abortion on demand, no “gay marriage.” Today, I see yet another aspect of our post-human future being created by the Managerial Class: gene editting. A… Continue reading Gene Editting: Once Again, the Managerial Class Empowers Itself

Catholic culture · divorce · Espanol · Spanish language

Trip to Spain: I discover Ruth Institute Fans!

During my recent trip to Spain, I found that I have some fans over there. Pablo Gines, editor of Religion in Liberty, a Catholic news outlet, had already translated one of my articles into Spanish. This is my book review of Scott Hahn’s The First Society, translated into Spanish. Mr. Gines added a chart to… Continue reading Trip to Spain: I discover Ruth Institute Fans!