Shining a light into darkness

The Catholic moment we are experiencing has revealed much about sexual immorality among and between clergy and the associated abuse of power that enabled and concealed the immorality for so long. The #MeToo movement that has gained steam over the last two years has shone light into the darkness of similar enablement and concealment. As these … Continue reading Shining a light into darkness

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Fatherly Wisdom

Father's Day has now come and gone, but I was reminded today of some wise words of Bishop Thomas Olmsted last year at the Diocese of Phoenix's ordination Mass: A father calls things by their proper names; he speaks the truth in love; and he looks with compassion upon every member of each broken family, … Continue reading Fatherly Wisdom

Only One Option

Name it what you will, but in the end, there is only one option for Christians in today's world. Rod Dreher's insightful recent work, The Benedict Option, is but one iteration of it. There are others espousing the Dominican Option, the Franciscan Option, even the Justin Martyr Option. But for as many feast days as there are on … Continue reading Only One Option

Obergefell v. Hodges

The Supreme Court's decision in Obergefell v. Hodges--redefining "marriage" as a union between two people, regardless of gender--is one more step in the natural progression of our culture. We've been on the decline for a while now. But what was so unnerving about the Obergefell decision was the majority's willingness to abandon any pretense of constitutional analysis in favor … Continue reading Obergefell v. Hodges