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Once again our country has been thrown into the “gay marriage” debate, and the stakes have seemingly never been higher now that the Supreme Court is involved. The reasons for the Catholic Church’s opposition to state-sanctioned same sex unions have been explained and written about extensively as of late (Check out Noe Perez’ “Why Marriage Cannot Be Redefined”), and I will not here reiterate what others have... [ Read more ]
Let's be honest, the problem with Catholic culture in America is fundamentally a problem of education. Since the Baltimore Catechism went out of style in the 1960's, American Catholics had been without a comprehensive and pedagogical resource with which to form their or their childrens' minds. It was not until 1995 that Bl. John Paul II introduced us to the revised and updated Catechism of the Catholic Church - the first definitive... [ Read more ]
Recently the Supreme Court was debating a ruling on the legality of Gay Marriage in the United States; we saw the CEO of Starbucks declare that anyone who upholds traditional marriage should take their business elsewhere. Have we come to the point where Marriage will no longer be Christian affair, but something to be appropriated by the secular world as well? Will it become as soiled as healthcare with the insidious provisions to take... [ Read more ]
The older I get, the more places I go, the more books I read, and the more people I meet, the more aware I become of humanity’s inherent, inescapable, and almost incomprehensible, brokenness. The wounds first caused by Original Sin, and made worse through personal sin, have manifested themselves in different ways, bitterness, coldness, arrogance, fear, indifference, self-pity, doubt, anger. The list could go on, but the reality remains the... [ Read more ]
The perfect body seems to allude us all.  It's something that everybody wants but few of us have.  Most of us, try as we do, find ourselves stuck with the same dying, odly shaped, drooping flesh.  The situation seems hopeless.  Even St. Paul is fed up: “When can I escape this body of death?” (Romans 7:24) Paul wants a new body just like we do. But he's not looking to do P90X, and he's not looking for... [ Read more ]