Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Synod that started the sexual revolution

Lambeth on Contraceptives

Will we have a repeat from the German and Italians in Rome as they contemplate 5 sacraments instead of 7?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My problem with Jesuits....and Romans, and Italians

Sorry, but the synod’s draft report is no earthquake | One professor, who was absolutely no liberal, said: “All sexual relations have a positive element to them; even when a man visits a prostitute, he may not know it, but he is looking for something good, and that is positive.”

That statement, in and of itself, sounds extremely liberal to me to the point of denying the existence of evil. I have a huge problem with the position of Aquinas, Augustine, Romans, Italians, and the Jesuits on this point, because if we aren't working for God, then surely we have joined the Standard of the other Army. A choice needs to be made- for good or for evil. And I see no good in the privation of the good.

Monday, October 13, 2014


For the sake of argument, I'd like you to consider that true wealth lies in face to face human conversations. From that standpoint, the wealthy autistic hiding behind a screen using a telepresence robot to interact with human beings, is far more poor than the 12th century peasant who had 1/1000 of the autistic's possessions.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hypothetical, that's just fiction

 'It's not actually ... it's a DEVICE for EXPLORING a PLAUSIBLE REALITY that's not the one we're in, to gain a broader understanding about it.' 'oh, like a boat!' '...' 'Just for the sake of argument, we should get a boat! You can invite the Devil, too, if you want.' Hypothetical arguments. This XKCD raises an interesting point- are they actually worth anything? I recently became engaged in an online flame war about a hypothetical situation on the subject of Catholic annulments. I have to say, at least half the people in the conversation didn't realize that hypothetical arguments are based in fiction, and that the Devil's Advocate, like the Father of Lies himself, also by necessity is a liar.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

What California Consent Teaches Us About Women’s Needs

People say I'm crazy to equate fornication with rape; to suggest that fornication contains dire consequences for women and that consent isn't defined strictly enough.  But recently, California changed that with the Yes means Yes act- which strictly defines consent for sex.  Maybe not as much as sacramental marriage does, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

What California Consent Teaches Us About Women’s Needs:

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