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Peter, Petros, Petra: Is Peter The Rock Upon Which Jesus Built His Church?

A Question about Marriage

[pullquote] The question: Hi, I am researching the topic of marriage according to the scriptures. My question is: What constitutes marriage? Before you answer I want you to know that I am aware of how this question is not easy to answer. I have been researching it for days now and still have not been able […]

Restoring Love: One Man’s Antidote to Pornography

I’ve been cautiously encouraged by some recent posts on GirlsAskGuys (I’ve mentioned them before).  In the last few weeks, I’ve seen an upsurge in posts about pornography.  Two were from male users asking how to stop.  One even identified himself as an atheist. It’s not enough to simply point out the harm that porn can […]

A Confession Reflection for the Season that is Lenten

I spoke in my previous entry about Pope Francis’ enthusiasm for the Sacrament of Confession.  According to Catholic Radio, he decided to pursue his vocation to the priesthood while attending Confession. The majority of Catholics rarely, if ever attend Confession, a sacrament about which I am very passionate.  In a shared objection with non-Catholics, many disagree […]

Pope Francis: Year in Review

In a time when the Catholic Church is under seemingly constant attack from a secular world that denounces her as irrelevant and out of touch and that also seems to suffer from internal disconnect, I can think of few people more vital today than Pope Francis. Where credit is due We needed Popes John Paul […]

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Method To The Madness

Thomas Jefferson once said, “Question with boldness even the existence of a God, for if there be one, He must approve more of the homage of reason than that of blind-folded fear.” This is the big mistake that I made after Life Teen. I wanted to grow and mature, but I didn’t know how. I spent so much time and […]

Marriage: Love Is A Choice

On the day that the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, my parents celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary.  They did so by spending the whole day driving home after a week in Chicago filing paperwork for my grandmother, who passed away in April.  Their marriage is one that society could really learn from. A few […]

The Flaws of “Sexual Compatibility”

  With today’s divorce rate, no one who wants marriage wants any shadow of doubt.  It’s easy to understand a couple wanting to know each other as much as possible before marrying.  Around this time last year, I published a non-religious defense of saving sex for marriage on Girls Ask Guys (I’ve talked about this […]

Happy Religious Freedom Day (NOT!)

So Beloved Fearless Leader has issued a proclamation today, January 16th, 2012, that will forever enshrine this day as Religious Freedom Day.  Says the edict from his royal majesty: Foremost among the rights Americans hold sacred is the freedom to worship as we choose.  . . . Because of the protections guaranteed by our Constitution, each of […]

What are Marian apparitions? What do I have to believe about them? What if they are on a grilled cheese sandwich?

A Marian apparition is a purported miraculous appearance of Mary on Earth.  They are not a new phenomenon. “Throughout the ages, there have been so-called ‘private’ revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church.  They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith.  It is not their role to […]

The End Game of Gender-less Marriage

True story: Last month, there was a writers panel in Sydney, that addressed the topic of marriage.  Titled tongue-in-cheek as “Why get married when you can be happy,” some of the participants tipped their cards rather tellingly on what the marriage re-definition issue is really about. The real winner of a quote comes from Masha […]