A Question about Marriage

The Answer: Hi Danne, Part of the reason this question is tough is that there are a few kinds of marriage mentioned in scripture (at least 3 or 4), though there is really only 2. The for kinds are: 1) Natural Marriage – From the beginning, one man and one woman, each possessing half of […]

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“This Horrible and Hateful War on People”

This post is about “That Law,” that was passed by the house in Kansas, my home state, but likely won’t go further.  More to the point, it’s about all the hullabaloo that has surrounded it, “this horrible and hateful war on people,” as one blogger put it (who, by the way, started her piece with […]

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Staring Into History: Finding the Beauty of Catholic Teachings in The Stars

In my fifth grade science class, we learned about “light pollution.”  It didn’t make sense until seven years later when I left for college.  I visited home one weekend and went to a friend’s house and finally understood the “light pollution” that my science teacher had talked about years earlier.  I’d become so used to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Genderless Marriage and Arguments from Emotion

Maybe I’m just a sucker for a good analogy, but this piece by Doug Mainwaring really did a great job, in my opinion, of summing up the totality of the public discourse over the possibility of same-sex marriage.  He begins: In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that […]

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The Westboro Baptists,The Rainbow House, And The Chariot of Orthodoxy

Confessions: I am a Topekan.  It’s a pretty good city, all things considered.  Not the best, by far, but good. I’ve grown up “in the shadow” of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) all of my life. -They’ve picketed my Church (“Sodomite Fag Priests Burn In Hell,” apparently) -They’ve picketed my High School (“Sodomite School News […]

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A Non-Religious Defense of Waiting Until Marriage for Sex

As Catholics, we have an obligation to wait until marriage for sex.  For the last two years, I have been an active member of Girls Ask Guys (GAG for short), a website on which guys and girls ask each other questions about dating, relationships, and sex.  I’ve often been surprised by the number of up-votes […]

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The Myth of Overpopulation and the Coming Demographic Winter

The End is Nigh! The situation must be getting dire; Slate and the Wall Street Journal are running pieces on the problem facing the world that seems to have come from out of left field: Underpopulation. Says Slate: A somewhat more arcane milestone, meanwhile, generated no media coverage at all: It took humankind 13 years to […]

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