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!!

American politics · Catholic teaching

Secular Arguments for Marriage are Not Enough

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

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 teaching

Where’s the Hate? Thanks for asking.

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.

Catholic Controversies · Sexual politics

Catholics don’t pray to Mary, and why it matters

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

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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