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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 […]

Shrovetide and The International Pancake Day Race!

The day before Ash Wednesday has many different names and traditions, to include Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras.  However, there is one fairly recent pre-Ash Wednesday tradition that actually takes place right here in Kansas.  It began in England with the observation of Shrove Tuesday.  This tradition is what we know today as the International Pancake […]

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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 […]

Avoiding The Truth In The Abortion Debate

This title is not so much in reference to direct dishonesty, but more an observation of avoiding, or better yet, not seeking the truth. President Obama’s track record During his first campaign, he made the infamous promise to Planned Parenthood that if elected, the first thing he would do would be to sign the Freedom of Choice Act […]

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 […]

“My Porn Addiction”

From the folks over at LifeSiteNews: November 26, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It was in the mid 90s that we began to hear a whole lot about this new thing called “the Internet,” which could answer all of mankind’s deepest questions. At around the same time I hit puberty and began to spend my time moping […]

So Long As They’re Dead…

Francis J. Beckwith describes the process of being invited, and then dis-invited, to write a piece in honor of a distinguished academic and evangelical friend for festschrift, which was being compiled by some folks in conjunction with the appropriately named Moody Publishers. Several days later, however, the editors informed me that the publisher had forced them […]

The Unfitness of Ideas: Contraceptive Mentalities and Natural Selection

Before the Supreme Court this week will be the question of “same-sex marriage.”   The potential for a Roe v. Wade category of decision making is certainly there: a decision that may echo in American discourse for the next few generations, much as Roe is still.  A branch of the federal government, the SCOTUS, has […]