Friday, October 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
It is impossible for a Democrat to lose in a majority urban voting block; it is equally impossible for a Republican to lose in a majority rural voting block. But where you live dictates your core principles far more than what party you belong to. A rural person is going to be far less tolerant of evil, far more pro-human-life, for where he lives, humans are rare. An urban person is far more likely to tolerate evil, for how else is he to get along with his neighbors less than 100 feet away?
Monday, October 27, 2014
Surprise! You're not God. But since when did you expect to be God?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Until this morning, when I suddenly realized Pope Francis's view on the Holy Spirit is essentially the same as Loki
Friday, October 17, 2014
We should also be concerned about children: in many cases, it is the children of a heterosexual couple in which one spouse or partner has changed his life. Children are often more mature than one would think. They put up with the situation, but that does not mean they do not suffer.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
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:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
St. Peter's List: Islam as a Christian Heresy: 8 Quotes from St. John Damascene A.D. 749:
'via Blog this'
Monday, October 6, 2014
Here is my analysis of what I think the synod CAN accomplish:
Canon Law is made up of dogma, doctrine, and discipline. Not taking communion when in a state of mortal sin, is dogma, and is not specific to marriage. Annulments in general are a Doctrine- they are a natural development of Christ's teaching that a man who marries again after divorce, is committing adultery. Proving that the original marriage wasn't a marriage is a way out of that, and that is why the doctrine developed, it isn't likely to change. The ONLY way for a Catholic in a second marriage to stop mortal sin is to get an annulment. But that leads us to discipline, which is how the Church uses doctrine to teach moral truth. The current discipline surrounding annulments is broken. They're expensive, they take a long time, they're horrendous to go through, and maybe worst of all, there is a sense that they're just rubber stamping the secular divorce for the rich. The process can and should be made better.
Synods in general can't change dogma or doctrine, but they can change discipline. For the sake of the wounded modern family, the Synod should change this.
And then it should go on to discuss all the other stuff in the working document.
American College of Pediatrics Blasts Medical Group for Promoting Myth of "Safe Sex" - Aleteia:
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Experts Discuss Devastating Breakdown of Marriage, but Believe Church Can Turn It Around - Aleteia:
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