Catholic talkin' sex

There, thought that header would get your attention.Christopher West is on ABC's "Nightline" tonight at 11:35. Do check him out; he has a gift for explaining Catholic/Christian understanding of human sexuality (ala Pope John Paul II's excellent "Theology of the Body". It's all "surprising" and "unexpected" if you haven't been paying attention but...yeah, that's most of the world.Christianity, and Christian understanding, has gotten a bad rap. Some of that is our own fault; when we are … [Read more...]

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Virginity, Chastity, Nunstuff

Got an email from someone today wondering why I did not write about Candlemas.Feb 2 is actually one of my very favorite feast days, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, (if I'd ever become a nun I'd have been Sr. Mary Whatever of the Presentation of the Christ) and I would write something about it, but Kansas Catholic has such beautiful pictures, and this priest has the info, so I'll just send you over there.Meanwhile, some young women are advancing in their spiritual journeys … [Read more...]

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Christians & Gays & Proposition 8

My latest is up at Pajamas Media - my usual deathless pearls about the need for gays to man-up and act like citizens working within the confines of real democracy, and the need for Christians to find a better way to befriend them, and the past-due need for the churches to protect themselves from the litigation we all know is coming their way.An Excerpt:The Christians may have unintentionally come off as condescending. We may presume that they would not want a crowd of gays meeting on their … [Read more...]

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Iran "has no gay people…"

Isn't that what Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said when he visited Columbia University? I think he said something like that.The Nose on Your Face does the worst Jimmy Durante impression ever...but manages to pull of a pretty damn funny parody Go watch. The Yassir Arafat interlude made me want to say, "go get a room!"A look back. … [Read more...]

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Obama Sex Ed: McCain right, Behar wrong?

A couple of days ago, John McCain appeared on the always-execrable morning program, The View. During his visit he had to endure Whoopi Goldberg asking him if she - under a McCain presidency - would have to "worry about being a slave again?", he also had to deal with Joy Behar declaring that McCain was "lying" in campaign ads that suggested Barack Obama voted in favor of legislation to approve sex ed in Kindergarten.Behar didn't ask him, in mannerly fashion, if he had a basis for making that … [Read more...]

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Over Palin; not "hypocrisy," you never knew us – UPDATED

As Gov Sarah Palin is getting an actual fair shake in a NY Times piece on how she handles governing and motherhood (she seems to do it with aplomb), the Democrats have to deal with quotes like this from Gov. Palin, one which illustrates how far from reality are the media-caricatures of longstanding:She assured [her staff] she would not take much time off: she had returned to work the day after giving birth to Piper. “To any critics who say a woman can’t think and work and carry a baby at the sa … [Read more...]

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Sarah & Bristol meltdown the haters

:::Note:::My latest piece on Palin is here:::I'm sitting here right now with my jaw on the floor. I cannot believe what I am reading on the forums of the far-left.I'm not going to link to them - you know where to find them - or even bother quoting their incredible, insane prattle.They're in trouble over there. They're in serious trouble of the mind, and trouble of the heart and trouble of the soul. They are so paranoid, and so full of hate, at this point, that they are clinging to an … [Read more...]

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Bristol Pregnant; watch "tolerant" & "intolerant"

So, Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, age 17, is pregnant, and wants to marry the father of the baby.The 17-year-old daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is pregnant, Palin said on Monday in an announcement intended to knock down rumors by liberal bloggers that Palin faked her own pregnancy to cover up for her child.Hey, since Trig is only four months old, and Bristol is five months pregnant I guess the KosKidz can finally put the "it might still be a pregnancy … [Read more...]

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Meyer: Americans, feel pride re Obama!

Dick Meyer, writing over at NPR (when we all know he should be out there promoting his excellent book, Why We Hate Us) says we as a nation - regardless of our political affiliations or which way we're voting - should feel proud, tonight, to watch an African American be declared the official presidential nominee of a major political party.I would hope that as voters listen to Obama's acceptance speech and watch his campaign, they will do so with pride no matter how they ultimately vote. And I … [Read more...]

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Questions the Dalai Lama is never asked…

...nor are Buddhist monks or nuns, or celibate Buddhists or Taoists:But what about SEX? Are you going to live without SEX? You can't really live without SEX can you? Aren't you curious about SEX? Don't you want to have SEX? Aren't you repressed if you're not having SEX?They never ask this of the Buddhists or the Taoists because...well, those are the "good" religions, the "enlightened" religions.But if you're a Christian - especially a Catholic - it's a backward thing, and you're … [Read more...]

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