“Popes Say the Darndest Things” (Zika Edition)–Clarity for Confused Catholics

Are you confused, frustrated by, or for that matter, gloating about Pope Francis' recent comments on contraceptive use and the Zika virus--especially in light of the Vatican Press Office's confirmation that Pope Francis was not only speaking about using Natural Family Planning but also, potentially, hormonal contraceptives and condoms, to prevent the possibility of children born with Zika-related miroencephaly?   Be at peace.  Let's all please take a collective breath and consider the following i … [Read more...]

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Celibacy. Just Saying, “No” to Sex?

Catholics are getting lots of questions about celibacy these days.  Fr. Dwight Longnecker has a great piece on his experience as a married RC priest.Here is a piece I wrote on the significance of celibacy in reaction to an interview Piers Morgan did with the Dalai Lama.  The original CNN headline, since changed, was Dalai Lama Interview:  Women Alluring?  "Yes"  My response was titled, From CNN:  This Just In.  The Dalai Lama Has a Penis.   Enjoy.----------------I confess I fin … [Read more...]

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