Four articles are loaded up to the Archived Article section of the blog today. This section of the blog contains fifteen categories of articles, blog posts and book chapters from my various writings for different outlets over the years. Access to the Archived Articles section of the blog is reserved to Donor Subscribers.
Today’s articles are:
The Healing Mysteries – This article was one of the first times I began to outline my theory of praying the rosary for inner healing. It eventually evolved into the book of that name.
Doubts, Difficulties and Disobedience – People often feel guilty for questioning their faith, but this article explains the difference between doubts and difficulties
Agony and Agnosticism – He suffered under Pontius Pilate – Donor Subscribers are able to read my book The Quest for the Creed as I upload it chapter by chapter to the Archived Articles section. This is chapter seven. For those who are unaware, The Quest for the Creed is a Chestertonian exploration of the Apostle’s Creed-one chapter per phrase of the creed. Go here to learn more about the book or be a Donor Subscriber and read it in installments.
The Tyranny of Tenderness – Flannery O’Connor famously quipped, “Tenderness leads to the gas chambers” This article explains why and examines the phenomenon that I call “crybaby bullies.”
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Father, when you say that a same sex marriage is “permanent and irremediable”, does that mean that it is, in fact, an actual marriage. I would have thought that such a marriage would be void of any real meaning in our Church. If my thinking is correct, couldn’t the same sex couple split up, go their separate ways, revert to heterosexuality and, after confession, possibly contract a valid opposite sex marriage in Church?
I was imprecise. What I mean to emphsize is that those who contract a “same sex marriage” consider it to be a lifetime commitment. That’s what marriage IS. Of course they could divorce and live chastely, but I think I did mention that possibility in the post.