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I Love The Catholic Church, I Hate Sexual Abuse: A Seminarian’s Response To Scandal
Catholic Faith

I Love The Catholic Church, I Hate Sexual Abuse: A Seminarian’s Response To Scandal

Anyone who has heard the recent news coming out of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania is rightfully outraged. It wasn’t…

pro choice or pro life
Abortion

Pro-Choice or Anti-Difference: Why Is Offering Another Choice Seen as an Act of War?

The leafy street in the regional Australian town of Albury, housing the local abortion clinic, is a picturesque one. And,…

sex
Controversial Subjects

Green Sex: What is it? (And Why We All Should Care!)

Healthier and more holistic approaches to lifestyle and diet abound. Diet fads come and go, certainly, but a steadily increasing…

Controversial Subjects

21 Questions in Bishop Barron’s Interview with ‘Gay Married’ Atheist, Dave Rubin

At the beginning of 2017, a Dave Rubin, a well-known comedian and host of the “Rubin Report,” reached out to…

catholic answer to suffering and pain
Catholic Media

Does God See My Pain? The Question That Holy Week Answers

“One of life’s greatest scandals is pain.” – Archbishop Fulton Sheen In the midst of pain and suffering, it can…

same-sex attraction
Controversial Subjects

12 Keys to Understanding Same-Sex Attraction and Christian Life

Let’s start out by saying that when we talk about same-sex attraction, what’s important is acceptance and tolerance. We aren’t…

judgmental
Controversial Subjects

Why Catholics Not Only Can Be, but *Should Be* Judgmental

One of the great Catholic writers of the last century, G.K. Chesterton, poured out ink (by pen and typewriter and…

Marriage monogamy
Controversial Subjects

Is Monogamy Outdated and Overrated? This Viral Wedding Photo Responds

There is a widespread presumption today that the Catholic Church’s vision of marriage is antiquated and in need of an…

Pope Benedict XVI

Yes to the Dignity and Beauty of Marriage, No to “Gender” Philosophies

The Church reaffirms her great “yes” to the dignity and beauty of marriage as an expression of the faithful and…

Fulton Sheen

“Christ said, not a single iota of the truth He gave was to be changed”

“Christ said, not a single iota of the truth He gave was to be changed, then by what right do…

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God makes your marriage indissoluble”: A Letter to a Married Couple from Prison

God makes your marriage indissoluble. ‘What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder’ (Matthew 19:6). God joins…

Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ Critique of Gender-Changing Technologies: “Utopia of Neutral”

The recently-advanced hypothesis of reopening the way for the dignity of the person by radically neutralising sexual difference and, therefore,…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“The woman who purposely destroys her unborn child is guilty of murder”

Women also who administer drugs to cause abortion, as well as those who take poisons to destroy unborn children, are…

St. Ambrose of Milan

St. Ambrose’s Teaching on the Indissolubility of Marriage

You dismiss your wife as if by right and without being charged with wrongdoing; and you suppose it is proper…

St. Ambrose of Milan

St. Ambrose Invokes St. Peter’s Intercession: “May He Weep for Us”

May Peter, who wept so efficaciously for himself, weep for us and turn towards us Christ’s benign countenance.  

Origen of Alexandria

True Soldiers of Christ Must be Prepared to Do Battle for the Truth

Now the true soldiers of Christ must always be prepared to do battle for the truth, and must never, so…