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Pope Emeritus Benedict Is Right: The Sexual Revolution Is Part of the Problem

Pope Emeritus Benedict Is Right: The Sexual Revolution Is Part of the Problem So let’s be part of the solution.  National Catholic Register, May 24, 2019. Pope Emeritus Benedict wrote an extended essay on the clergy sex-abuse and cover-up scandal, where he cited the sexual revolution coming of age in Europe in 1968 as a contributing factor.… Continue reading Pope Emeritus Benedict Is Right: The Sexual Revolution Is Part of the Problem

Catholic culture · Clergy Sex Abuse

Catholic Culture has Changed: And That’s a Good Thing

My column in the National Catholic Register, May 8, 2019.  COMMENTARY: The sex-abuse scandal has given ordinary laypeople the ability to facilitate real change. Case in point: the Diocese of Buffalo, New York. The clergy sex-abuse scandal has irrevocably changed Catholic culture. Ordinary Catholics are comfortable today doing and saying things that would have been… Continue reading Catholic Culture has Changed: And That’s a Good Thing

Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse · Gay Politics · Paul Sullins · Refugees from the gay lifestyle · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

Weaponized Self-Pity, Part II: ‘Gay’ Clergy

Originall published at the National Carholic Register, February 27, 2019.  In a recent column, I introduced the concept of weaponized self-pity. I noted how often I’ve seen divorced parents become defensive when I talk about the impact of divorce on children. Numerous times, my friend Leila Miller and I have assured people that, yes, of course,… Continue reading Weaponized Self-Pity, Part II: ‘Gay’ Clergy

Clergy Sex Abuse · Ruth Media

Pathetic: Ruth Institute to LA Archdiocese re: Mahony

Ruth Institute President Calls Response to Request That Cardinal Mahony Withdraw from Education Conference “Pathetic” March 8, 2019 For Immediate Release For More Information: media@ruthinstitute.org   “Pathetic.” That’s how Ruth Institute President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. characterized the response from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to the Institute’s petition calling on Cardinal Roger Mahony… Continue reading Pathetic: Ruth Institute to LA Archdiocese re: Mahony

Children of Same Sex Parents · Clergy Sex Abuse · Paul Sullins · Refugees from the gay lifestyle

Memo to Andrew Sullivan: There’s No ‘Anti-Gay Purge.”

Originally published at The National Catholic Register, February 11, 2019.  Is a “purge of gay priests” imminent? Does the “Catholic right” seek such a purge? To hear self-described “gay Catholic writer” Andrew Sullivan in his recent article “The Gay Church,” you would think the answer to both questions is assuredly a fiery “Yes!” But as… Continue reading Memo to Andrew Sullivan: There’s No ‘Anti-Gay Purge.”

Clergy Sex Abuse · Paul Sullins

Landmark Ruth Institute Study continues to draw attention

When the Ruth Institute released its Clergy Sex Abuse Report by Fr. Paul Sullins in November, a number of journalists picked it up immediately. Among them, was Doug Mainwaring of LifeSiteNews. Doug’s article has been shared over 8,000 times. Here are some key points from that article: “Although over 8 in 10 of victims have… Continue reading Landmark Ruth Institute Study continues to draw attention

Catholic culture · Clergy Sex Abuse

New Year’s Resolution: No More Defeatism

I have a New Year’s resolution for you to consider. My suggested resolution is doable. It will make a difference in the quality of your life. It will allow you to make a difference in the world around you, including the clergy sex abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, and in the politics of your… Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: No More Defeatism