“The state is making itself into a church”
“What will happen if the HHS regulations are not rescinded? A Catholic institution, so far as I can see right now, will have one of four choices: 1) secularize itself, breaking its connection to the church, her moral and social teachings and the oversight of its ministry by the local bishop. This is a form of theft. It means the church will not be permitted to have an institutional voice in public life. 2) Pay exorbitant annual fines to avoid paying for insurance policies that cover abortifacient drugs, artificial contraception and sterilization. This is not economically sustainable. 3) Sell the institution to a non-Catholic group or to a local government. 4) Close down.”Read More
We are called to make moral judgements
The source of morality
Why I’m Catholic
But if there is no arbiter of Truth, there is no truth. Protestantism was built on protest. There is no central authority. As a result, there are 40,000 flavors of Protestantism, with wide-ranging dissent on wide-ranging theological questions.Read More
“Is there life after delivery?”
Two babies in the womb discuss the possibility of life after delivery…Read More
What the world needs now is … integrity
NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, admitted that he hasn’t been truthful for the past dozen years. He claimed his helicopter came under enemy gunfire when he was covering the Iraq War.
Turns out it didn’t…Read More
The war of the religions
Four religions wage war for supremacy of western civilization.
Each uses remarkably different tactics to gain converts and exert their control over society.
What is a religion? A religion is a system of beliefs and practices which embrace some sort of faith component. The four competing religions are…Read More
Where in the heck did Catholics come up with purgatory?
As a convert to Catholicism, I once embraced a Protestant theology that suggested a ‘once-for-all atonement.’ I certainly am no theologian, but my understanding of Catholic teaching on purgatory is, in fact, based on sacred scripture, which I will touch on momentarily.Read More
Dismiss the Catholic Church at your own risk
A guy sent me a Youtube link reporting on priest abuse.
I had posted an essay on the challenge of Catholic evangelization. The smug video was his response meant to say “conversation over.”
Catholic bashing is a blood sport amongst atheists, the political Left, media, academia, and Hollywood. Their attacks have grown increasingly uncharitable, doing tremendous damage to the Catholic “brand.”Read More
Marcus Tullius Cicero advises modern man
“There are six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century: Believing that personal gain is achieved by despoiling others; Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected; Insisting that a thing is impossible because we don’t know how to accomplish it; Making important choices based on trivial preferences; Neglecting development and refinement of the…Read More