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April 02, 2018
My Baby’s Keeper? NFP and Postpartum Depression
Recently, I blogged about the existence of social conditions which make it more difficult for...
March 26, 2018
Mass Without Children
A couple of weeks ago, I actually got to Mass without kids. I had the...
March 11, 2018
Breastfeeding in Public and Women’s Equality
Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys produced an ad in which she can be seen breastfeeding...
December 21, 2017
Baby It’s Cold in Phase 2: On Chastity Culture and Consent
It’s that time of year again – the annual season of arguing about whether “Baby...
November 02, 2017
Nightmare on Estrogen Street: Frequently Unanswered Questions about NFP Chapter 1
Why NFP and Why not ABC? I want to approach this in terms of my...
October 13, 2017
Do We Really Need Another Book About NFP?
A little over a year ago, I posted on my blog that I was thinking...
October 12, 2017
Frequently Unanswered Questions About Natural Family Planning
I've had various comments, here and on FaceBook, that basically involve folks asking questions or...
October 11, 2017
That Long Awaited NFP Book
I've been promising forever to write a book about NFP. It got massively derailed a...
September 06, 2017
The Alpha-Male Heresy
What is it about current right-wing Catholic culture that makes it acceptable for a man...
August 24, 2017
Poverty Is Not What Austin Ruse Wants You to Think It Is
The poor of America are living large off the public purse: they own plasma TVs...
July 28, 2017
A Painfully Familiar Reason for Using NFP
So it's NFP awareness week, and nothing will do a woman more good in the...
April 12, 2017
Call No Parent Happy ’til They’re Dead
Every Catholic parent wants to know: how do you raise perfect kids who will remain...
March 21, 2017
Is NFP Marriage Building?
One of the great mysteries of NFP literature is the claim that natural family planning...
January 30, 2017
The Measure of a Life: In Memory of My Sister
Last week was the 10th anniversary of my sister Kristen's death. I wrote a piece...
January 16, 2017
The Art of Being Overwhelmed
A lot of you are probably aware of the “spoon theory” of chronic illness. For...
December 05, 2016
Tradition Unbound – Part II
Last time on Catholic Authenticity, we were talking about development of doctrine, specifically in reference...
December 01, 2016
Tradition Unbound: How the Pope Changed The Church’s Theology of Marriage
The controversy over the treatment of communion for the divorced and remarried in Amoris Leatitia...
December 01, 2016
In My Greek City State…
We have a game at our house that we occasionally play as part of our...
November 23, 2016
Dear Rich People: Please Keep Giving Us Your Junk
It's nearing Christmas time, and an article from Aleteia is making the rounds again –...
November 12, 2016
An Elaborate Live Action Role Playing Game
I mentioned recently that my best friend came to visit, and that we put on...
August 10, 2016
Frequently Unanswered Questions About NFP
Eve Tushnet has been twisting my arm a bit to try to get me to...
July 27, 2016
Legitimate Therapeutic Means: Can Catholics Use the Pill?
It's NFP awareness week. So let's talk about the Pill. Specifically, I want to talk...
July 20, 2016
My Gay Albatross: What To Do When Your Kid Comes Out Queer?
I want to touch on a delicate subject, one that I write about frequently in...
June 22, 2016
It was a hot day in late summer, and my best friend was visiting after...
May 28, 2016
The Social Justice Movement’s Modest Proposal
Yesterday, I talked about the failure of the pro-life movement in upholding the sanctity of...
February 14, 2016
Married to St. Raphael: Why so many good Catholic girls stay single
Every Catholic guy I know is either dating, married, or a seminarian... I don’t even...
February 08, 2016
Don’t Drink and Be Open to Life!
Last week, the CDC released a statement that women should not consume alcohol during their fertile years...
January 28, 2016
Blessed Catastrophe: The Staggering Account of the Sermon on the Mount
If you say "I lost my job" or "I've been diagnosed with cancer," or "My...
January 12, 2016
Best Baby Gadgets: My top 7 picks
You're at the baby store. There's a boggling array of baby gadgets, all of...
January 11, 2016
Don’t Panic! You Don’t Need Thousands of Dollars Worth of Baby Stuff
First time parents are a marketer's dream: a vulnerable and anxious consumer base who really...
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