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July 30, 2018
Is It A Sin to be Scandalized by Abuse?
Yet again, the Church is being rocked by a clerical abuse scandal. And yet again,...
June 18, 2018
The Myth of the Self-Made Man
I apparently don’t understand success. The formula for it is not, as I suggested, hard...
June 07, 2018
Privilege Does Not Mean You Are Bad
Alright, so you’re white. And also male. You’re successful, but you’ve worked hard all your...
May 15, 2018
The Abuses of Hell
I’ve been away for a while, but I wanted to get back to the discussion...
April 21, 2018
Love Your Ideological Enemies
Over the past couple of weeks, there’s been an unusual amount of drama in my...
April 02, 2018
My Baby’s Keeper? NFP and Postpartum Depression
Recently, I blogged about the existence of social conditions which make it more difficult for...
March 25, 2018
Is Contraception the New Usury?
If you happen to be neck-deep in the controversy over whether artificial birth control is...
February 26, 2018
A Hell of One’s Own: Why Mortal Sin Really is Mortal
Recently, I’ve been re-reading my book of philosophical dramas, Eros & Thanatos, and it’s...
February 13, 2018
Discernment In Black & White
Previously in My Introduction To Geh Sex and Is One Of These Virtues Not Like...
February 13, 2018
Is One Of These Virtues Not Like The Others?
Previously in My Introduction To Geh Sex I talked about my experiences with sex education...
January 24, 2018
Two Things We Mistakenly Believe Are Ours
At the heart of the Church’s social teaching there are two essential insights into the...
December 29, 2017
Spiritual Warfare: a Strategist’s Guide
In general, I have my reservations about the image of “spiritual warfare,” not because it’s...
December 21, 2017
Baby It’s Cold in Phase 2: On Chastity Culture and Consent
It’s that time of year again – the annual season of arguing about whether “Baby...
November 17, 2017
Should I Trust My Conscience?
One of the most common frustrations that I hear from Catholics who are recovering from...
October 26, 2017
Traditional Marriage: A Cure For Rape Culture?
There’s been a lot of talk over the last week or so about the ethics...
October 23, 2017
A Modest Proposal: On Rape Prevention
One of the most frustrating things about discussing rape prevention is that there is often...
September 15, 2017
Mommy Wars vs. Culture Wars Fight
There are a large number of people who avoid church for exactly the same reason...
August 24, 2017
Poverty Is Not What Austin Ruse Wants You to Think It Is
The poor of America are living large off the public purse: they own plasma TVs...
August 17, 2017
Addicted to Patriarchy: Infallibility IV
I mentioned yesterday that I see the relationship between the Catholic laity and the hierarchy...
July 01, 2017
The Scandal of Diversity
As a Catholic, I'm constantly reminded that I can't just go around excommunicating people that...
June 22, 2017
I think the teaching of the Church is basically sound even though it's more or...
June 20, 2017
Some Straight Talk on Catholic Homophobia
Straight people and their sexual sins are not treated the same way as gay people...
May 31, 2017
Another One of Those Irregular Verbs: I Reason, You Opine, He/She Rationalizes
Yesterday over at Crisis, Fr. Longenecker has a piece about why the Benedict Option may...
May 26, 2017
Thou Shalt Not Be Gay
It makes my blood boil when people claim that there is no homophobic discrimination in...
May 04, 2017
Benedict Option: Do We Need A Catholic Bubble in the Universal Church?
I've seen a lot of hate poured out on the idea that Christians should seek...
April 12, 2017
Call No Parent Happy ’til They’re Dead
Every Catholic parent wants to know: how do you raise perfect kids who will remain...
April 11, 2017
Mary Pezzulo over at Steel Magnificat has written an excellent piece about the problem with...
March 21, 2017
Is NFP Marriage Building?
One of the great mysteries of NFP literature is the claim that natural family planning...
February 13, 2017
8 Ways to Tell When Someone Is Playing the Victim
Several years ago I entered into correspondence with someone who, it seemed at the time,...
February 09, 2017
The Blood-Dimmed Tide is Loosed
Several years ago, I wrote a piece for First Things where I opined that a...
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