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Catholic Mom Bloggers: What Are You Teaching Your Kids and Your Readers About Same-Sex Attraction?

The Vatican has rightly stated that “exhaustive treatment” of the issue of homosexuality is “complex.” Because it is so complex, there appears to be a lot of confusion out there about the appropriate way to present Catholic teaching on homosexuality, even among faithful Catholics. One of these areas of confusion relates to what we are […]

Muslims in France Speak Out Against Same-Sex Marriage

Finally, I agree with Muslims on something that is a political issue. That brings me joy, as I am happy to find agreement here. OnIslam.net: Widening the public opposition to same-sex marriage, Muslim intellectuals and scholars in France have called on the sizable minority to join major protests against a government bill legalizing the relationship. […]

French Government: We will ‘dissolve’ ‘religious pathology’ and ‘excesses’ in the Church

(Rome, Dignitatis Humanae Institute) – The liberties of French Christians have long been in a perilous state, however now the recently elected Socialist Government is set to impose a new form of secularist surveillance upon the Church and lay organisations, seeking to discover and ‘dissolve’ any potential cases of what it deems ‘religious pathology.’ The month […]

What Are ‘Deep-Seated Homosexual Tendencies’ As An Impediment to Priesthood?

In my previous post, I said that Catholic seminaries should not be accepting men with same-sex attraction. The Vatican has spoken on this topic specifically in the Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders. […]

A Troubling Incident

Before you read this, please know that I am not passing judgment on this priest. I am simply concerned about whether we Catholics are doing the right things on the issue of same-sex attraction and this story sends up some red flags that are not enough to warrant any final judgment of wrong-doing, but are […]

Americans United for Life Action Applauds Congressional Efforts to Keep Health – Not Abortion – in Healthcare

WASHINGTON, D.C. (1/4/13) – Americans United for Life Action President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest applauded congressional efforts, spearheaded by some of the key women in the U.S. House of Representatives, to keep healthcare funding focused on healthcare – rather than as a federal subsidy to the abortion industry. While the law establishing the Title […]

Matt Lewis Predicts ‘Long, Hard Slog’ For America

Matt Lewis writes that the “culture war is over and conservatives lost.” He’s looking at this in terms of political victory. I look at it from a spiritual perspective. Conservatives lost political victory, but on a spiritual level, America is losing and will continue to lose, because to be moral is to be counter-cultural in […]

HuffPo Law Professor Says Celibacy ‘Incompatible With Nature’

As a celibate person myself, I take serious issue with this statement from Geoffrey Stone, a “Distinguished Service” Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, in an article attacking Cardinal George and Catholicism. Huffington Post: Cardinal George insists that same-sex marriage is incompatible with “nature.” One might just as easily say the same about […]