The Sin of Sodom

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Where does the word “Sodomy” come from and what does it mean? The word refers to the city of Sodom–a city in the Book of Genesis which, along with Gomorrah, was known for the wickedness of its inhabitants. In Catholic moral theology sodomy is one of the sins that “cry out to heaven”.  These four [Read More...]

Divine Mercy–Light in the Darkness

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Recently I have been increasingly drawn to the Divine Mercy devotion. At the Catholic leadership conference in Philadelphia I met Fr Michael Gaitley–who is the director of the Divine Mercy shrine in  Massachusetts and listened to his powerful talk on the Divine Mercy. I have begun praying the Divine Mercy chaplet every day, and have [Read More...]

Dan Savage–I Blame the Fundies

Dan Savage is a person who bullies high school students when he gives speeches against bullying. If you haven’t seen it already, there’s a video clip of him giving a speech to some high school students in which he attacks Christianity relentlessly.  Some Christian teens walk out and he gets even nastier about them. You [Read More...]

Homosexual Marriage and the Real Divide

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The Anglican Church is gearing up for the next round of battles over homosexuality as the debate moves from gay bishops to gay marriage. Conservatives and Progressives are squaring off, and one of the most interesting aspects is how this is not only a debate between conservatives and progressives, but between the Anglicans in the [Read More...]


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