Category Archives: Moral Theology

Embracing the Heavy Cross of Infertility

Carolyn and Sean Savage were in the news several months ago, because of a  heart breaking mistake. They underwent IVF treatment, and the embryos of another couple were implanted instead of theirs.  You can read about their story here. Well … Continue reading

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Are the tactics of Pro life Live Action Ethical?

To lie or not to lie that is the question. There has been a rather intense debate within the Catholic blogging community concerning the pro life group Live Action. They have been employing actors who present themselves as pimps to … Continue reading

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Exposing Relativism

J. Budziszewski, over on CERC tells three stories to show the inconsistency of moral relativism. This one is priceless. Mocking relativism One day a student approached me after class. He reminded me that I had mentioned moral law during the … Continue reading

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Pope Approves Condoms

NO. No. Absolutely not. The pit bulls of the media have sunk their teeth into the story and will not let go. The two clarifications by the Vatican spokesman, Fr. Lombardi, here and here have their (the media) jaws firmly … Continue reading

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Pope Allows Condoms

Did I get your attention? My. My. The MSM is quite breathless after a translation of the Peter Seewald’s book hit the wires. Here are some of the headlines Pope says condoms sometimes permissible to stop AIDS Pope Says Condoms … Continue reading

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Sex and the Christian

A reader, commenting on my blog post, Amazon Publishes A Handbook for Pedophiles writes: Interesting take on things here. When I worked for a social services organization a few years past, the biggest troublemaker in the place was the church deacon–he … Continue reading

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Dark Holes of Despair

Disclosure: I have Deacon’s permission to tell this story. It was Good Friday in 1995. Deacon and I had moved back from Ireland in February. Deacon was looking for work. We were living with my parents. All of our things … Continue reading

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In Defense of Marriage

Between one man and one woman, that is. The US Bishops have a lot of new resources on their web site to explain why the Church cannot accept homosexual marriage: Marriage: Unique for a Reason provides resources to assist with … Continue reading

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Brave New World:Designer Babies

Did you know that there is an online dating service for Beautiful people? http://www.beautifulpeople.com/index/en In order to become a member you have to be voted in by members. The criteria for membership?   Members vote on whether or not they think … Continue reading

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