Love and Marriage…

…go together like a horse and carriage… (or even a surrey with the fringe on top?) In a thread on the lesbians next door I said they were living a lie, and my observation evoked this comment:  Father, with due respect, in the couple’s eyes, it’s not a lie at all. They believe (one would [Read More...]

Moral Mess 2

One of the problems facing Catholics in the present moral mess is how to deal with the friends, family members, neighbors and acquaintances who are in, err… irregular relationships. We’re not supposed to be judgmental and self righteous. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone” and all that. At the same time, we have [Read More...]


I’m off tomorrow to St John’s Edmond, near Oklahoma City. I’ll be speaking at their Catholic outreach conference on Saturday morning. I’ll be relating my conversion story, then speaking on the seven pairs of criteria that authenticate Catholic authority before discussing apostolic succession. Come on over if you’re in the area. They’ll be taping the [Read More...]

Moral Uncertainty

Moral Theology Question of the Day: If an Episcopalian bishop is allowed to leave his wife and family to live with his boyfriend, why is a Mormon bishop not allowed to have more than one wife? Seems unfair to me. [Read more...]

Good Things from Facing the Lord

After celebrating Mass facing the Lord I can report these favorable effects from the priest’s point of view: I don’t have to worry about where to look I don’t have to worry about what my face looks like I can weep at the beauty and wonder of it all without concern I can worship more [Read More...]

Moral Mess

Today at school I was asked what one of our middle school girls should do: a neighboring lesbian couple have had a baby by artificial insemination, and they would like the girl to babysit for them. I’m sure every reader has a modern moral nightmare within their own circle of friends and family. The worst [Read More...]