August 10, 2016

the products are clearly marketed on the basis of existing sexist stereotypes and predicated on the basis of an almost caricatured male desire. Read more

August 6, 2016

If you post racist stuff online, I probably won’t unfriend you. I’ve unfriended and blocked a few anti-Semites in my time, for the sake of my emotional equilibrium. I’ve done the same with creepy guys who send private messages starting with “hey” (so original and eloquent) and proceeding to “I feel like we could have a special connection” (really? On the basis of what?), ending with “why u not respond to me?” (seriously, guys, don’t do this, ever, to anyone)…. Read more

August 3, 2016

If one can not reject hatred of persons, if one can not embrace a willingness to love all life, one cannot reject, truly, any of the systems in which such hatred has been enshrined. Read more

August 2, 2016

If this does not permit the restoration of a female diaconate, perhaps it will open doors to discuss other ways in which women may live out their vocations of service within the Body of Christ. Read more

July 28, 2016

I have been accused of using contraception by those who think that NFP is acceptable only because it doesn’t “work,” and that since I have “only” three children I must be contracepting like mad. Read more

July 21, 2016

Babies might not be to your taste, but this is a case in which your taste does not give you the right to be nasty. The right of another human to respect is more important than your petty dislike. Read more

July 19, 2016

Logos? that’s for pointy-headed intellectuals. Ethos? better ignore that, given the moral character of the Great Trump, his repeated dishonesty, his serial adultery, his rape of his own wife, his unjust business dealings Read more

July 18, 2016

Without Christ’s sacrifice, we are left with the need to make, over and over again, our own sacrifices, as Hazel Motes blinded himself with quicklime. Without true faith in the sacrificial love of Christ, we fall back into the scapegoat mechanism, needing to do violence to ourselves or others, because on some deep level we do not truly believe that Jesus’ death was enough Read more

July 15, 2016

We all need to take seriously the challenge posed to our beliefs, by history. I mean the challenge posed to our belief in a good God guiding us lovingly through the valley of the shadow of death – and also the belief in human progress, human nature. Read more

July 8, 2016

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Read more

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