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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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When Is It Okay To “Draw The Line”?

This post began with a friend of mine who has recently cut ties with somebody who has caused her pain for her entire life.  Her “VERY Christian mother” has called her “cold-hearted” and “evil” for this.  She also revealed that her mother continuously helps people who have repeatedly hurt their family, knowing that this will be the result.  She is “absolutely miserable” doing […]

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Catholic Q&A: Why Bother Being Catholic

The following question was forwarded to me by a priest friend of mine. Q:  Obviously, Catholics believe it to turn to body and blood. . . .  However . . . what difference does it make?  . . . If non-Catholics can make it to heaven without eating the bread of life [which we believe], then […]

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Something’s Got To Give: Sexual Freedom As A National Security Concern

After looking at modern American culture, I most likely won’t stay in the military any longer than my current contract requires.  There are far greater conflicts at hand than those in Iraq and Afghanistan (and depending on how things go, possibly Syria, Pakistan, North Korea, or Iran).  Though often cited as the most trusted institution […]

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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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The Psychological Effect of “Her Body, Her Choice”

Something I’ve wondered about, especially with the recent conviction of Kermit Gosnell, is how Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other pro-choice advocacy groups claim themselves as the guardians of women’s health, yet work to silence women who have been hurt by the procedures and speak out.  How can they claim these positions even with well-documented cases of the facilities’ foul […]

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