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 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.

Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse · Uncategorized

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

Catholic Controversies · Catholic teaching · Refugees from the gay lifestyle

Keep your grubby ideological mitts off the Catechism!!

This post is not what you think it is…  UPDATED FOR CLARITY A friend sent me a concern about someone doing some internet hanky-panky with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Here is the gist of her note: There is a revised version of the Vatican’s Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 2358 on homosexuality… Continue reading Keep your grubby ideological mitts off the Catechism!!

#MeToo · Catholic Controversies · Marriage

Memo to Bill Donohue: Now is not the moment.

Bill Donahue, of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has a post called “PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT DEBUNKED.” I will eventually read it and possibly comment on it. But I must say this before I do. Even if I turn out to agree completely with his analysis, he is completely wrong to be talking about… Continue reading Memo to Bill Donohue: Now is not the moment.

Catholic Controversies

Dr. J’s Morning Offering

I’ve been stumbling over the words of the Morning Offering prayer I have said for years. “I offer them for all the intentions of our bishops.” Whoa! Wait! All the intentions? All our bishops? I’ve had to mentally rewrite this, morning after morning. All the intentions of bishops who are complicit in sex abuse cover-ups?… Continue reading Dr. J’s Morning Offering

#MeToo · Catholic Controversies · Clergy Sex Abuse

No Cardinal Cupich, the John Jay Report doesn’t make me feel any better.

Once again, members of the Catholic heirarchy are trying to convince us that priests living a homosexually active sex life are not particularly a problem in the current crisis. I’m here to say that the lay faithful are not going to be diverted by attempts to change the subject. Clergy living active homosexual lives are… Continue reading No Cardinal Cupich, the John Jay Report doesn’t make me feel any better.