Watch “The Third Way: Homosexuality And The Catholic Church” UPDATED

Third Ways Are Nurtured Here

Contrary to popular opinion, either/or ways of living are not the hallmark of Christianity. Both/and pathways to holiness, on the other hand, are.

The Catholic Church is big on third ways, if you think about it. Ever since Jesus died, was buried, and rose again, a different way of being, of living, and of thinking, was made manifest in the world. The early Christians embraced the Way, the Truth, and the Life, without any help from civil authorities, and from a position of complete powerlessness. And yet the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, changed the world through them.

The Holy Spirit still calls us to do the same today. [Read more...]

When You’re Doing Your Taxes, Don’t Wig Out When You’re Asked If You’re In A Same-Sex Marriage…

Because it will come up in the questionnaires, see?

You can call it a sign of the times if you like. Most likely it’s because many states don’t recognize same-sex marriages, and income tax preparers are trying to help folks navigate the shoals of their state and local tax codes.

Oh, since we’re on the subject of homosexuality, a couple of the bloggers here at the Patheos Catholic Channel are talking about gay-related subjects. [Read more...]

Quacking On About Duck Dynasty, Homoeroticism, And The Usefulness Of The Historical-Critical Method

Photo credit: (AP/A&E/Zach Dilgard)

Yesterday, I shared a few of Audrey Assad’s thoughts on the Duck Dynasty imbroglio. Calm, level-headed, in accordance with the longstanding teachings of the Catholic Church, etc.

A few days prior, some of you may have read Austin Ruse’s article at Crisis on The Rise of the New Homophiles. If that title made you think of the recent Planet of the Apes film with a similar title, you’re not alone. [Read more...]

For Thoughts On The “Duck Dynasty” Imbroglio By Audrey Assad

Why? Because she brings a refreshingly Catholic perspective to the story o’ the hour.

Who is Audrey Assad? She’s a singer/songwriter/musician, and Catholic convert from Evangelical Protestantism. Fans of Matt Maher know about her. She’s even performed for the Frannies seeking to renovate a music hall for The Harmonium Project. FYI, the contribution perk awarding contributors her album? Sold out. But you can still sample her style on YouTube, and pick up a copy of her album, Fortunate Fall, either as a CD or in digital format, elsewhere.

But enough about her musical chops. Check out her reasonable thinking chops in a blog post she published yesterday entitled, Personhood, Sexuality, and Phil Robertson. Here’s a snippet to get you started, [Read more...]

Australian High Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Law

And you thought Pope Francis being named Person of the Year was a surprise? Or the phony sign language guy at Nelson Mandela’s funeral? How about this news? [Read more...]

Your Must Read Post of the Day: Heather King on Pope Francis, Mercy, and Sex

I’ve shared the thoughts of Heather King in this space a time or two. Unlike me though, Heather is a gifted writer, and one who actually tossed everything from her former life away in order to pursue her writing vocation. Her conversion story is an inspiring example of God’s mercy at work.

The upshot? If you aren’t reading her blog Shirt of Flame, you should be. Consider her post on  Pope Francis today as Exhibit A in the case to convince you to read her blog (and her books!). [Read more...]

Obama and the Crass Roots Campaign

I thought the above was over the top. And then I saw this.

Our President approves of the following message… [Read more...]

Because the Catholic Church is Flying Under the Gaydar, and Way Over It Too UPDATED

In fact, she transcends homosexuality in the same manner that she transcends everything, be it politics, economics, justice, health, and every other category you can name that involves the human person. Everyone who is a member of fallen humanity, say “aye!”

The Anchoress, Mark Shea, Marc Barnes, Michael Voris (!), and I all line up on the same side of the room when it comes to the teachings of the Church on homosexuality. Why? Because we believe her teachings. And though I can’t speak for my friends standing on the same side of the room with me, I can speak for myself when I admit that I once did not. The same is true for the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, contraception, the death penalty, etc., etc. Like many a (former) Protestant, see, I was my own Pope. The buck stopped here. [Read more...]


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