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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

On the Death of Great Men: Fr. Schall, Chuck Colson and my Dad

Crisis magazine, April 26, 2019.  The death of a father is an earth-shattering event. When my father died in 1993, I felt disoriented. I had never been in a world that did not include him. I could feel myself move up the generational ladder. No one is above me any longer. No one who matters stands… Continue reading On the Death of Great Men: Fr. Schall, Chuck Colson and my Dad

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 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

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 · 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

Catholic culture · Mother of God

You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Back in my parish in San Marcos CA, the celebrations today are out-of-control and over-the-top. My old parish, St. Mark’s, (St. Mark’s; San Marcos; get it?) was about one third Mexican. They went all out for this feast day. I grew to love it. I went… Continue reading You believe what you want, I’ll believe what I want