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Same-sex attractions: Part II - The Church’s pastoral response - Father Paul Scalia

Many myths surround the issue of homosexuality. Some of them arise from ignorance, some from misguided compassion, and some from the misinformation and propaganda of the radical homosexual community.  Read more...

Same-sex attractions: Part III - The Courage apostolate - Father Paul Scalia

For the past two weeks this column has set forth the Church’s teaching (which is simply the natural law) on homosexuality. We must know the doctrine and first principles in order to address this issue accurately, always keeping in mind that doctrinal and moral truth is necessary for love.   Read more...

Satan, Sin, and Sociology - Anne Hendershott

In his first homily, given on March 14th, Pope Francis cautioned the faithful that "he who does not pray to the Lord, prays to the devil."    Read more...

Science and Religion - Peter Kreeft

I don’t need your God; I have science to explain everything. Your religion is a crutch for weak minds. You use superstition; I use science. (“Yes and No” is Peter Kreeft's answer to so many religion texts which leave students thinking of religion as little more than a dull and boring rehash of things everyone already knows. Kreeft's book asks hard questions, great questions, and then answers them convincingly.)  Read more...

Scoundrel Time(s) - George Weigel

In a pattern exemplifying the dog's behavior in Proverbs 26:11, the sexual abuse story in the global media is almost entirely a Catholic story, in which the Catholic Church is portrayed as the epicenter of the sexual abuse of the young, with hints of an ecclesiastical criminal conspiracy involving sexual predators whose predations continue today.   Read more...

Scripture Alone - GEORGE SIM JOHNSTON

The Protestant teaching that the Bible is the sole spiritual authority, sola scriptura, is nowhere to be found in the Bible.  Read more...

Scripture on Homosexuality - Robert A.J. Gagnon

What does the Bible say about homosexuality, and why?  Read more...

Scripture Proves the Church - Gary Shirley

Consider the scenario: You are at the park, minding your own business and enjoying a day off from your labors. Suddenly, he appears. The well-meaning Christian who wants to "save" you from damnation. In his zeal to enlighten your wretched soul, he whips out his handy Bible and fires off a few choice New Testament phrases. He is confident you will be dazzled.  Read more...

Scripture Proves the Church - Gary Shirley

Consider the scenario: You are at the park, minding your own business and enjoying a day off from your labors. Suddenly, he appears. The well-meaning Christian who wants to "save" you from damnation. In his zeal to enlighten your wretched soul, he whips out his handy Bible and fires off a few choice New Testament phrases.  Read more...

Searching for one-size-fits-all religion - George Jonas

The main qualification an opinion journalist needs is to be opinionated.  Read more...

Seeing God - Cardinal George Pell

Some years ago a grade six boy asked me what the Book of Exodus (33:23) means when God said that Moses could only see his back and not his face.   Read more...

Seminaries, Celibacy and Dogma - Terry Mattingly

When it comes to nightlife in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle is one of the places where people go to be seen.  Read more...

Sexual abuse is society's problem, too - Philip Lawler

Catholic bishops were not the only people who covered up evidence of sexual abuse. Public schools, police departments, families, media outlets, non-profit associations – not to mention other religious denominations – all were guilty of their own cover-ups.  Read more...

Sexual Symbolism - Peter Kreeft

The excerpt below from the book Women and the Priesthood (by Peter Kreeft and Alice Von Hildebrand) comprises Kreeft's second of four reasons defending the Catholic church's teaching on the male priesthood.  Read more...

SF archbishop responds to critics on the March for Marriage - Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

In a letter to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Nancy Pelosi partnered with other self-described Catholics asked the Archbishop not participate in the "March for Marriage" in Washington, DC on June 19. The Archbishop responds to that letter.  Read more...

Shroud Skeptics Bump against Science - Mary Jo Anderson

Over the past 30 years, many researchers have been drawn to the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. Evident on that ancient cloth is a compelling body of evidence that scientists cannot dismiss and so must study.   Read more...

Six Rules for Dealing with Non-Catholic Family and Friends: Above all, love them - Steve Ray

Religious arguments and split families are as old as time.   Read more...

So-Called Gay Marriage: A Dialogue - J. Budziszewski

I'd been tied up with students all morning. No sooner did student number ten leave than student number eleven appeared. It was Theresa.   Read more...

Society has changed — not Catholicism - John Haldane

Its teachings may sometimes be uncomfortable, but what lies behind them is thought that has been thought out.  Read more...

Some useful terms - Envoy’s Canon Law 101 - Envoy Magazine

An aid to understanding “My Journey out of the Lefebvre Schism”.  Read more...

Spare us from Vatican economic analysts - Phil Lawler

The Catholic Church does not claim teaching authority on matters of economics and finance.   Read more...

Spirituality Without Spirits - David Mills

It’s a great and self-serving mess, this claim to be "spiritual but not religious".   Read more...

Striking gold in a vast online rubbish dump - J. Fraser Field

J. Fraser Field says a powerful experience of Christ's presence inspired him to embrace the Catholic faith and eventually to form the Catholic Education Resource Center.   Read more...

Stunner! Pope Practiced Self-Mortification - Jimmy Akin

So various circles have been atwitter about news reports that Pope John Paul II practiced certain forms of self-mortification or, in the immortal words of the Associated Press, “John Paul II used belt to whip himself.”  Read more...

Surfing and Spirituality - Peter Kreeft

Many different images from physical life have been used for the stages of the spiritual life, for example, Teresa of Avila's "mansions" (in The Interior Castle), or Walter Hilton's rungs on The Ladder of Perfection. One analogy that's never, as far as I know, been used — yet one that is quite arresting to many souls — is the analogy of surfing.  Read more...


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