Answering Margery Eagan on Homosexuality

2014-10-30T17:53:13-04:00October 30th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

Margery Eagan, the spirituality columnist at Boston Globe's CRUX website poses a question about homosexuality in this column. Listening to the reading at Mass this week from Ephesians Margery heard St Paul say, "Slaves be obedient to your human masters with fear and trembling." The priest explained that times were different back then and St Paul [...]

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Ten Things That Are Killing the Family

2014-10-27T20:32:08-04:00October 27th, 2014|Categories: Catholic Culture, Patheos|Tags: , , , |

The Synod fathers this month were trying to address a real crisis in the human race: the disintegration of the family. The problems are very complex and are not simply a matter of people disobeying God's law and running around with whoever they please. Is promiscuity a problem? Of course. Is divorce a disaster? Without a [...]

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Welcoming Gays: How Do I Do That?

2014-10-22T08:21:42-04:00October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catholic Culture, Patheos|Tags: , , |

The buzz word in the synod this month, and in the general discussion about homosexuals is the word "welcome" We are to "welcome homosexuals". The problem is, no one is really explaining what this means. I hope those who feel strongly about this matter--who have responded with visceral compassion on the poor homosexual persons who have [...]

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Mother is “An Unrelated Gestational Carrier”?

2014-07-04T12:35:13-04:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , |

There's a picture online of a couple of homosexual fellas who used modern medical technology to get themselves a baby, and there's an internet buzz about the story. Let's put the homosex issue on one side and ask some other questions... The woman who gave birth is referred to as "an unrelated gestational carrier." In other [...]

Broken Marriage? It’s Complicated…

2013-07-18T17:01:59-04:00July 18th, 2013|Categories: Contemporary Culture, Patheos|Tags: , , , |

I hear all the fuss, alarm and outrage about same sex marriage, but the more I think about it, the more complicated it becomes, because the issue of same sex marriage did not simply materialize out of thin air. Marriage has been disintegrating in our society for the last forty years, and practically everyone is to [...]

Todd Unctuous on Chick-Fil-A

2012-07-31T11:25:20-04:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Todd Unctuous|Tags: , , |

Guest blogger Todd Unctuous is top commentator for MSM. With a degree in Media Studies from Scranton Community College, Todd writes for many papers and websites, and is known for his incisive writing, objective reporting and razor sharp comment. Have you noticed that the people who cling to their Bibles and their guns are also clinging [...]

The Vicar on a Roman Holiday

2019-01-24T00:22:21-04:00July 24th, 2012|Categories: Alter Egos, The Vicar|Tags: , , , , |

  Guest blogger, The Rev’d Humphrey Blytherington is Vicar of St Hilda’s, Little Snoring with All Saints, Great Snoring. He is a graduate of Plymouth University. He completed his studies for the ministry at Latimer Hall, Durham. He is married to Daphne and enjoys home brewing, model railroading and is an avid member of the Great [...]

Nazi Zombies are Real

2012-05-15T11:16:43-04:00May 15th, 2012|Categories: Contemporary Culture|Tags: , , , , |

The teenaged guys are down in the basement on X-box and when I go down I realize they are playing some horrible game where they have to slaughter everybody in sight. When I remonstrate they call out cheerfully, "It's okay Dad. They're Nazi Zombies." Have you ever thought about the meaning behind horror movies and games? [...]

The Sin of Sodom

2012-05-10T08:34:43-04:00May 10th, 2012|Categories: Apologetics|Tags: , , |

Where does the word "Sodomy" come from and what does it mean? The word refers to the city of Sodom--a city in the Book of Genesis which, along with Gomorrah, was known for the wickedness of its inhabitants. In Catholic moral theology sodomy is one of the sins that "cry out to heaven".  These four grave [...]

Divine Mercy–Light in the Darkness

2012-05-09T11:22:36-04:00May 9th, 2012|Categories: Patheos|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Recently I have been increasingly drawn to the Divine Mercy devotion. At the Catholic leadership conference in Philadelphia I met Fr Michael Gaitley--who is the director of the Divine Mercy shrine in  Massachusetts and listened to his powerful talk on the Divine Mercy. I have begun praying the Divine Mercy chaplet every day, and have experienced [...]


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