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You Cannot ‘De-baptize’ Yourself

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According to Reuters, via Father Z, a Dutch website is offering forms for people to “de-baptize” themselves from the Church. Father Z rightly notes: It is impossible to “un-baptize” yourself, by the way. Baptism imprints a special character on the soul. It cannot be “undone.” It may be possible to have your name removed from the […]

A Conversation About Reparative Therapy for Same-Sex Attraction

My friend Daniel Mattson at Letters to Christopher is a fellow Catholic who deals with same-sex attraction and is active in Courage, a Roman Catholic apostolate for persons experiencing same-sex attraction and their families. Daniel is having a conversation on his blog with Melinda Selmys of Mercator.net about reparative therapy for persons with same-sex attraction. […]

Not Actually Swans

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Tchaikovsky fans may see swans on a lake in this video. I just see ladies dancing. They dance beautifully, by the way, and the music is beautiful, too. But the ladies? They’re not actually swans. Calling them swans seems kind of weird to me. Animal/Human comparisons kind of weird me out. Just sayin’… I also […]

The Most Unsurprising Headline I Have Ever Seen

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The most unsurprising headline I have ever seen is the one emblazoned across New Advent, as I write. I did remove the ad, but otherwise, it looks like this. Philippine President Secretly Signs Contraceptives Law. It links to The Washington Post. Gasp! How could he? That’s a Catholic country right? And we are celebrating the […]

Why I Prefer to Have My Own Blog

A reader asks why I prefer to have my own blog. I’ve worked for team blogs before. I’ve even been paid to do it, and I know an editor or two who would probably give me a job right now, if I wanted it. I just can’t handle the stress. Having Bipolar Disorder and Asperger […]

The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit

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In the Catholic Church, we recognize the validity of most baptisms of protestant congregations. Even though protestants themselves often reject the idea that baptism has an actual effect on the soul, but is merely a “sign” of graces received, we believe that baptism makes us reborn into new life, and that baptism brings with it […]

Moral Uses for Condoms

The main reason condoms are made is to transform your otherwise loving conjugal act into an act of lust where your partner becomes a piece of meat whose sole purpose is to give YOU physical pleasure. LOVE becomes LUST! YUCK! That is not only disgusting but also immoral. God created sex partly in order that […]