“Acting on the authority given to it by the Vatican, the United State Council of Catholic Bishops has announced that, to ensure equality and social justice, any male or female, regardless of age, who demonstrates:
1) the required knowledge of the rules of the road
2) can steer and reach the pedals,
shall be issued the Catholic Motor Vehicle License which shall be valid in any diocese which accepts it, regardless of state law. No one may be denied the fundamental right to drive on the basis of age, visual acuity, vehicle preference or emotional orientation.”

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In the Bible, God’s will regarding marriage seems to follow a progressive trajectory when we look at the Old and New Testaments together. The definition of marriage crystallizes in the teaching of Jesus. In fact, three “stages” of human transformation can be seen in the Bible, which can be described as: “prefall,” “post-fall,” and “redemption.” Each stage affects the nature and shape of marriage.

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A critical reader challenged me: “What exactly did Jesus say about defining marriage as being between a man and a woman?” This is a test question. Most people know that Jesus didn’t specifically address the subject of same-sex marriage …

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By Tom Quiner G.K. Chesterton clearly explains what’s going on: “If you hear a thing being accused of being too tall and too short, too red and too green, too bad in one way and too bad also in the opposite way, then you may be sure that it is very good.”  

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Today is my 35th wedding anniversary with the love of my life, Karen. Why has our marriage worked? I have a few thoughts with this caveat: each marriage is different. I know people with great marriages who relate to each other in a very different way than Karen and I do. So here are my thoughts on the “art of marriage …”

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By Tom Quiner Marriage is … “a covenant or partnership of life between a man and woman, which is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. When validly contracted between two baptized people, marriage is a sacrament.” The above citation is how the second edition of the…

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By Tom Quiner If you read yesterday’s post, a faithful Quiner’s Diner reader posed the question: “What exactly did Jesus say about defining marriage as being between a man and a woman?” This is a test question. Most people know that Jesus didn’t specifically address the subject of same-sex marriage. But he revealed his thoughts…

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By Tom Quiner [I am reprinting a Quiner’s Diner post from last year to to wrap up this week’s series on marriage.] Society has a vested interest in marriage. The institution was established thousands of years ago as society’s way to protect wives and their children.  To this very day, we see measurable benefits to traditional…

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