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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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The Anti-Pornography Renaissance: Non-Theistic Reasons To Go “Fapless”

I grew up in the era of dial-up internet, and I remember many of my friends touting the blessings of high-speed internet.  A few gamed, but ultimately it was all about one thing: how quickly you could download porn – first pictures, and then video.  It’s a temptation most guys face (I’ve talked to priests […]

The GAG Files: Contraception, Floods, and Natural Order

For two years, I’ve been a member of Girls Ask Guys, or GAG for short, a website on which guys and girls ask questions about dating and relationships.  I’m starting a sub-series here based on discussions I’ve had and ideas I’ve seen there.  This new series shall be entitled (drumroll, please)…The GAG Files.  I recently asked why […]

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 […]

Evolution As It Relates To Human Sexuality

One common objection to religious belief is that science can explain everything.  Perhaps the most intense discourse today is between evolution and creation.  Many militant atheists assume that we do not accept the facts of history and science, but this is false.  The Church simply states that everything did not happen by accident; we are made in […]

Marxism? No. Liberalism? No. Christianity? Yes!

Compare and contrast… Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh recently accused Pope Francis of teaching “pure Marxism”, but I don’t think he understands what Marxism really is.  Karl Marx, namesake of the ideology in question, denounced religious faith as “…the opium of the people”.  He argued that religion blinds people to their true sufferings… “The abolition of religion as […]

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