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Preemptive Strike: Potential push-back on the Clergy Sex Abuse Study

A writer for the National Catholic Reporter took a swipe at the Ruth Institute’s study on Clergy Sex Abuse. “McCarrick may have preyed on seminarians, but San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone preyed on some people’s homophobia in calling attention to a study — I use the term loosely — by Fr. Paul Sullins, who used… Continue reading Preemptive Strike: Potential push-back on the Clergy Sex Abuse Study

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Our Clergy Sex Abuse study covered in Germany

Can anyone read German? Here is a article in German on our Clergy Sex Abuse Study. The headline means, “Stop Denying.” According to the Google translator function: (Fr. Paul) Sullins’ proposal for resolution looks like this: To deal with the homosexual subcultures in the seminars, “the first thing that needs to be done is to… Continue reading Our Clergy Sex Abuse study covered in Germany

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Hurricane Protection Prayer

Ok, Irma is coming. Jose is coming right behind her.  Please pray this Hurricane Protection Prayer.  Catholic parishes in Lake Charles say this prayer regularly during hurricane season, roughly June 1 through November 30. Look at the track of Hurricane Harvey. It went up the coast of Texas, headed for Louisiana and then: nothing. It… Continue reading Hurricane Protection Prayer

Children of Unmarried Parents · Family Policy · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution · Uncategorized

Poor Kids Deserve Their Own Parents, too.

The Federal government’s programs for poor relief undermine the ability of the poorest people in society to get married and stay married. Consider these facts: For women with a high-school degree and maybe some college, 58% percent of their firstborn children are born out of wedlock. These children end up having limited contact and relationships… Continue reading Poor Kids Deserve Their Own Parents, too.

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A Critique of the Critique of the Critics of Amoris Laetitia

Austin Ivereigh has another critique of the critics of Amoris Laetitia. This time, he tells them they should look at concrete cases. In case they can’t think of any, he supplies one. (I utilize the Fr. Z protocol of placing my own commentary in color.)  To take an obvious example, a woman abandoned by her… Continue reading A Critique of the Critique of the Critics of Amoris Laetitia