Your prayers for our Abp Sartain and the Seattle Archdiocese would be appreciated

He’s a very good man and a very good bishop and he’s stuck with the crappy, thankless job of having to say to Seattle-style Catholics who see no conflict between the Faith and gay “marriage” that there is in fact such a conflict and you don’t get to pretend to enter into a gay “marriage” [Read More…]

The Purpose of Gay “Marriage” is to Smash Religious Liberty

Reader Joe Grabowski writes of the gay “marriage” law in Hawaii: Under the law as it stands and is being signed into action by the Governor today… 1) Churches need to keep a register of congregants or else risk being sued for refusal to officiate a gay marriage for a non-member. 2) Churches that own [Read More…]

Gay “Marriage” is a Legal Fiction…

whose primary function will be to create a legal basis for punishing people who refuse to hail homosex as a virtue and continue to think it a sin. Tolerance is not enough. You. MUST. Approve. Or you will be subjected to draconian punishments by the Gay Legion of Menacing Visigoths for Tolerance. [Read more…]

A reader writes from Australia

Hi Mark – I came across some of your writings on Patheos and read some of your columns. I am not Catholic, although I have a lot of respect for Catholicism and find myself in general philosophical agreement with it. Anyway, I am writing about a social issue and to make a suggestion. I notice [Read More…]


What I Meant to Say: A Case for Same-Sex Marriage by Foggy Bottom. A witty and very funny satire that offers the *real* “clarification” on what Jody Bottum meant (as distinct from the mere damage control Bottum was attempting by giving interviews to the Catholic press). Hitting Bottum: Ed Feser’s autopsy on the intellectual mess [Read More…]

Jody Bottum: God’s Good Servant, but the King’s First

He takes a massively huge amount of words to work up to saying he never really gave much of shit about the gay marriage stuff that the Church is on about and he would now like the Church to just surrender on that point, pretend there is such a thing, and get behind the Rockefeller [Read More…]

Zombie Boswell Stalks the Earth Once More

Old lies tend to recycle. Whether it’s The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, or Mein Kampf, or Worlds in Collision or The Awful Revelations of Maria Monk or Holocaust Denial or Moon Landing Hoax junk or 9/11 Conspiracy Theories, what tends to happen is that somebody makes a huge and outrageous claim. People [Read More…]

Anthony Kennedy…

Chief Justice of the Culture Where Consent is the Sole Criterion of the Good. Such a culture will end in tyranny, as all tired democracies do. “Marriage” does not mean whatever we say it means. When we make “marriage” mean anything, we make it mean nothing. [Read more…]

We’ll See

Guy who promised he would not interfere with religious liberty before forcing Catholics to pay for somebody else’s contraception at gunpoint, and who tried to force Lutherans to ordain who he said they should ordain now promises that he will not try to force religious institutions to accept gay “marriage”. This is the Constitutional Scholar [Read More…]

J.R.R. Tolkien on Gay “Marriage”

“I am a Christian, and indeed a Roman Catholic, so that I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains some samples or glimpses of final victory.” Can’t say I’m too surprised at SCOTUS. It generally reflects the culture broadly, whether with Dred Scot or Roe. Sometimes it [Read More…]