Catholic man with homosexual inclination tells why “gay identity” philosophy is un-Christian

“The whole [Catholic] teaching about sexuality is rooted in the complementarity of the two sexes. For me, that is fundamental. We think about this alphabet soup that’s out there–’LGBTQ’ whatever. But the ones that matter are, in the alphabet, M and F!” — Daniel Mattson, from his courageous “Catholic Answers” interview that is now available [Read More...]

Barron, why so barren? Questions on a priest’s sterile definition of marital love

I just read Father Robert Barron’s column “Saying No to Nietzche” and have a few questions, which I would like to publicly pose to him and to anyone who would like to answer: Father, when Jesus spoke of the joining together of spouses in marriage, “They are no longer two but one flesh,” was he [Read More...]

A new saint for sufferers of childhood trauma

Pope Benedict’s canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha yesterday gave the Church a new patroness for those who have suffered physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in childhood— particularly those whose abuse was perpetrated by family members or family friends. Born in 1656 to a Mohawk father and a Christian Algonquin mother in present-day New York, St. Kateri [Read More...]

“I was afraid of her purity”: Discovering Mary’s purifying love

    Today is traditionally the Feast of the Purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (see liturgical prayers here and a reflection by Father Lovasik here). In my book My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints, I talk about how I used to be afraid of Mary’s purity. [Read More...]

Defining deviancy down: Andy Warhol refashioned as an “intentionally celibate” Catholic

  My Patheos colleague Marc Barnes asserts on his Bad Catholic blog that Andy Warhol was not only “gay and Catholic,” but was also “intentionally celibate” in a manner that reveals “an effort at communion with the teachings of the Catholic Church”: Whether his understanding of the amoral nature of art (by which recording and artistically [Read More...]


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