Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Book About the Catholic Position on Same-Sex Unions

I originally posted this column at my personal blog, as part of a book review on behalf of The Catholic Company. The review is at the bottom of the page, but I need to lay out some preliminary matter first.  And this is a post concerning sex.  Not for children. To be Catholic is to [Read More...]

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults, Chapter 2 Notes

Continuing now with my chapter-by-chapter review of Introduction to Catholicism for Adults by Rev. James Socias, which you’ll recall is hefty enough that yes, it is necessary to review the book in bits.  Chapter 2, aptly titled “The Existence of God and Divine Revelation” is about . . . yep, that. The chapter can be [Read More...]

Introduction to Catholicism for Adults, Chapter 1 Notes

When do you break down and write a book review chapter-by-chapter? When you suspect that pound-for-pound, the book is bigger than your own brain.  Hence the suspicion that by the time you finish Chapter 25, you’ll have no memory of how you really felt about Chapter 1. Big is not bad, when the topic is [Read More...]


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