Lesbian Mom? No Dad? Tough Luck


The Federalist carries this article by a young woman brought up by her lesbian mom and partner. It brings home the point that same sex marriage is not just about marriage, but same sex parenting. The author grieves not having had a father. She writes well on the issue, realizing how complicated it is, but [Read More...]

American Baby Killer on the $20 Bill?


Apparently the New York Times is campaigning to have a portrait of eugenicist  Margaret Sanger on the $20 bill. What? So that would be Margaret Sanger the Ku Klux Klan member? Margaret Sanger who said the best thing families can do is kill their baby? John Zmirak gives five reasons why not here. The New York [Read More...]

10 Reasons Why I Love Hearing Confessions


It’s Lent and I’m in the confessional more than usual. At times it is wearying, but more often it is refreshing. I actually love hearing confessions and here are ten reasons why; 1. A Truly Penitent Person is Beautiful - It is always pleasant to be with beautiful people, and when a person is truly penitent they [Read More...]

Are Dolce and Gabbana Catholic Heroes?

Stephano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce

  My latest article for CRUX analyzes the feud between gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana and Elton John. Italian fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana waded into a gay rights hurricane last week by criticizing same sex marriage and “designer babies.” The storm started when Stefano Gabbana said in an interview with Italy’s Panorama magazine, “We [Read More...]

Learning Deep Repentance in Lent


Why do you go to confession anyway? There’s a first level of repentance which is simply duty. The church says you should go to confession at least once a year. So off you go. You stand in line. You “make your confession” but it’s a superficial grab at some top level sins. Maybe you aren’t [Read More...]

Wolves of ISIS Attack Christian Sites

ISI Desecration

London’s Daily Telegraph reports here on the latest waves of vandalism against Christian shrines in Iraq. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have released new images showing the destruction of Christian churches in the terror sect’s strongholds in northern Iraq. The photos depict groups of fanatics removing a cross and bell from the top [Read More...]