On This Feast of Holy Consequentialism

…here is my essay on the most popular moral heresy in the world. [Read more...]

Today’s Theological Term in the News: Scandal

Respect for the souls of others: scandal 2284Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately [Read More...]

Bombing Civilian Populations

Both evil *and* stupid. As is often the case, the Faustian bargain of doing evil that good may come of it takes your soul and gives you *nothing* in return. The devil is, after all, a liar. Just because he promises you gold, guns and girls in return for your soul doesn’t mean he’s gonna [Read More...]

Strangely, Pewsitter never linked this

The Most Popular Moral Heresy in the World Consequentialism is only a sin when the baby to be aborted does not affect the dogma of the goodness of nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki or the chances of a Republican victory. Tom Kreitzberg is right: To be anti-abortion-in-most-cases is to hold a morally evil position. To be [Read More...]

Thank God for Consistent Moral Theologians Like Fr. Ford

John Herreid at Ignatius sends this along: An excerpt from Russell Shaw’s book “American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America”: As they’d done in every other American war, U.S. Catholics in large numbers fought in World War II. The Church vigorously supported the war effort. The habits of [Read More...]

Pewsitter Celebrates Crime Against God and Man

with a link to the annual conservative festivities in honor of Hiroshima/Nagasaki. Not with a link to the actual teaching of the Catholic Church which says: 2312 The Church and human reason both assert the permanent validity of the moral law during armed conflict. “The mere fact that war has regrettably broken out does not [Read More...]

50% of Catholics as Consequentialist…

…about abortion as they are about torture. Or, to be brief, consequentialism remains the absolute number 1 favorite moral heresy among Catholics. The theme song for all these guys, whether it’s nuking babies in the womb or in their beds in Hiroshima, is “If Killing You is Wrong, I Don’t Wanna Be Right.” [Read more...]

From our “Consequentialism is Great When Cops Do It” File

One of the standard “Shut your trap” arguments put forward by those who argue for the”realism” of the Noble Lie is that cops lie and commit other Noble Evils for the greater good. Here’s where that line of reasoning goes: Exclusive: FBI allowed informants to commit 5,600 crimes 5658, to be precise. Including helping facilitate [Read More...]

One of the More Grotesque Moments in our Hastily Forgotten History

…was when Bush/Cheney shill Marc Theissen actually had the temerity to say that waterboarding was a healing and liberating experience for the victims, relieving them of a sense of guilt since they were no longer morally responsible for confessing under torture.  In short, a *Catholic*, if you please, offered waterboarding as a sort of secular [Read More...]

The Most Popular Moral Heresy in the World…

…and how to fight it with the gospel and faith in Jesus Christ. [Read more...]

Means and Ends

A primer on the most popular moral heresy in the world, as beloved by Catholics for a Free Choice as by Live Action, as dear to liberal as to conservative, as cherished by the average Catholic as by atheist: consequentialism. [Read more...]

A Reading from the Gnostic Gospel of James the Deacon

Jesus had to pass through Samaria, and as he walked with his disciples he was teaching them, saying, “I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for unchastity, and marries another, commits adultery; and he who marries a divorced woman, commits adultery.  And adultery is the font of great evils.  For when an adulterous woman [Read More...]


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