COMMENTARY: To an unprecedented extent, the reigning secular religion of our time enables sexual abuse, disarms victims and empowers predators. First published at the National Catholic Register, July 10, 2019. Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein and Theodore McCarrick operate(d) in different sectors of society, have different marital statuses and sexual preferences and profess different religions. What… Continue reading What Do Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein and Theodore McCarrick Have in Common?
This is the link to my interview with Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN LIve on May 1, 2019. Fr. Mitch had actually read the book, and did a very good interview with me!
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!!
My latest at Crisis: Scott Hahn is a prolific Biblical scholar with a huge fan-base among orthodox Catholics. He doesn’t need my help promoting his new book, The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of Social Order. But I need some help from him. I need his help convincing my pro-marriage policy-wonk friends that… Continue reading Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough
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
Being dumped by Vanco, our credit card processor, has given the Ruth Institute a huge amount of free publicity for our mission of dealing with family breakdown: understanding it, healing it, ending it. It has also shown why no sensible person should take the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Hate Map” at face value. My favorite article… Continue reading Where’s the Hate? Thanks for asking.
I asked all my readers to say the Rosary every day, in the last Ruth Institute newsletter of 2016. (You are not a subscriber? Easily corrected.) I gave my non-Catholic readers a non-Rosary suggestion for stepping up their prayer lives. I got one very charming note from a non-Catholic who was… Continue reading Catholics don’t pray to Mary, and why it matters