3 Reasons Why the “Accommodations” to the HHS Mandate Do Not Address Our Concerns Reply

Since the USCCB issued it’s recent call to action, the controversy over the HHS Mandate is back in the news. Several public protests against the mandate by Catholic groups that will include priests and religious are expected throughout the nation for two weeks, from June 21 to July 4.

Meanwhile, the secular press keep will keep repeating the same old lines aimed at repudiating conscientious objectors. I would like to respond to some of their misleading allegations here. More…

Seven Deadly Fallacies in Pro-Abortion Arguments Reply

Dr. Donald DeMarco, a scholar and a gentleman!

Catholicism Pure & Simple

by Dr. Donald DeMarco

We are rational animals, let us reiterate.  This is not a matter for debate.  In fact, it explains why people have developed a long list of invectives for those whose thoughts and actions deviate noticeably from a rational standard:  “airhead,” “blockhead,” “knucklehead,” “lunkhead,” “dimwit,” “moron,” “idiot,” “lamebrain,” “dumbbell,” “dolt,” “not the sharpest knife in the drawer,” and so on ad infinitum.

Nonetheless, when arguments in favour of abortion are put forth by seemingly responsible people, repeatedly, passionately, and under sophisticated auspices, their degree of irrationality can easily be eclipsed and thereby ignored.  We are also human beings who are highly distractible and therefore easily taken in.

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Theology of the Body and Bioethics Reply

Fr Joseph Tham

In my first year of medical practice, I still clearly remember the case of a patient who came to me, truly distressed because he had committed an act of adultery with his secretary.  He wanted me to test him for AIDS, since he was unwilling to put his wife at risk, not knowing if this casual encounter would have infected him. More…

Does Freedom of Religion = Freedom of Worship? 1

7 Recent Attacks on Religious Freedom by Government in the United States

Excerpt from an insightful article from the Christian Post:

Freedom of religion encompasses many beliefs and actions, obviously including worship. But this rhetorical shift of limiting freedom of religion to only worship embodies a dangerous ideology that is shared by the current administration. Ironically, the former Soviet Union – a self described atheistic country – allowed “freedom of worship” but not “freedom of religion.” More…

“Do Not Touch Me!”: Christ Wants Us to Touch Him Spiritually 2

Noli me tangere!

Touch me

One of the major intents of the Risen Christ during the time he spent appearing to the apostles is to make sure they experience him as still being the Jesus they knew but at the same time as somehow different. More…

Saint Anselm of Canterbury: Man of Faith Seeking Understanding Reply

April 21, Feast of Saint Anselm of Canterbury

St Anselm of Canterbury

I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand. More…

What It’s Like Hearing Confession 19

Fr Jason Smith

A good friend of mine asked me to write about what it’s like to hear confessions.

The truth is, a priest can’t say much about the content he hears in confession, but in nearly every confession I have heard, I have said the following: More…