Moral/Sexual Issues

Continuing Discussion on Jesus and Homosexuality

July 3, 2013

Steve’s extensive response to new questions in the ComBox below. For the newly revised and full article click here. IN RESPONSE TO MY BLOG JESUS IS NOT A HOMOPHOBE, ROD WROTE: Rod May 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM Steve, Your posting is remarkable ! It is remarkable that, despite your attempts at convincing yourself that [...]

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Imperial President Promises Christians: “I Won’t Make You Marry Gays”…

June 26, 2013

…he won’t MAKE us marry gays? Oh, how kind of his majesty. So considerate of his subjects, especially us misguided and intolerant Christians. Obama the merciful! But before you bow in thanks to his Royal Highness beware that his anti-Christian, anti-conservative minions in the IRS might just remove tax-exempt status for any group refusing to marry [...]

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Courageous Bishop Debating Homosexual “Marriage”

June 19, 2013

Tim Staples writes: This is yet another example of the younger bishops (and priests) who are coming up in the Church right now. I have not read a more concise, charitable and absolutely orthodox presentation on the error of so-called homosexual “marriage.” God Bless Bishop Paprocki who was getting heckled as he presented these poetic [...]

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The Invisible Boy – More on the Unhappy Decision by the “Boy” Scouts & They Didn’t Wait Long!

June 4, 2013

This week Catholic World Report has a biting article about the recent decision to allow openly gay “youth” to join the “Boy” Scouts. You’ll see why I put these words in quotations marks as you read. Here is an excerpt: The CWR Blog The Invisible Boy We must now pretend that boys are not boys, [...]

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Gays, Boy Scouts and Catholics

May 26, 2013

Thoughts for Catholics impacted by the Boy Scouts of America membership policies, by Dr. Edward Peters Steve Ray’s Comments Below. Two groups of Catholics are directly impacted by the decision of the Boy Scouts of America to formally admit as scouts youth who profess a same-sex orientation, namely, Catholic sponsoring organizations and Catholic scouts and [...]

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Suicide in Notre Dame Cathedral; Violation of Sacred Space; Protest Against Gay Marriage?

May 21, 2013

Suicide in Notre Dame Cathedral by Dr. Edward Peters Suicide—whatever mental/emotional problems induce some to commit it and which might even mitigate its culpability—is objectively a gravely evil action (CCC 2280-2283) and may never be licitly chosen. When committed in a sacred place such as a church or shrine, suicide effects the “violation” of that space [...]

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The Devilish Delight When a Bishop Screws Up

May 8, 2013

When schadenfreude turns into demonic delight   by Dr. Edward Peters The glee being expressed in open comboxes (modern near occasions of sin, if you ask me) over Bp. Robert McManus’ (Worcester, MA) arrest for drunk driving goes far beyond the schadenfreude that one has come to expect in the wake of a Catholic bishop’s fall. Much, [...]

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Will Children Soon Be Able to Kill Their Parents?

May 5, 2013

A nation that has given permission to parents to kill their children will not hesitate to give permission to children to kill their parents! There is an ironic justice in the way the world works. The selfish generation that decided to legalize killing “non-viable” human babies in the womb for their own convenience have dismissed [...]

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Support an Archbishop Attacked by Half Naked Lesbians Mocking the Blessed Virgin – and they say we are not tolerant!

April 30, 2013

Dear Friend (From CatholicVote.org):  Over 17,000 people have signed our Open Letter to Archbishop Leonard thanking him for his humility and grace when half-naked feminists shouted obscenities and doused him with water while mocking the Blessed Mother. Can we include your name in support of Archbishop Leonard? We have received word that the Archbishop of Brussels is [...]

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BIBLICAL MISINTERPRETATION

April 27, 2013

Misinterpretation of the Bible reviewed: For those who haven’t heard, Washington State just passed both laws – gay marriage and legalized marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says “If a man lies with another man they should be stoned.” I [...]

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Gay Marriage and Communion

April 25, 2013

Post-script on the Detroit debate over Catholics and holy Communion by Dr. Edward Peters A few days ago I gave written interview to Lauren Abdel-Razzaq of the Detroit News on the question of Catholic supporters of “gay marriage” approaching for holy Communion. Abdel-Razzaq quoted me accurately if not quite as precisely as I wrote and I’ve [...]

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FCC set to drop ban on f-word, nudity on television and radio stations nationwide

April 12, 2013

Go to this site to file your complaint. We don’t have television anymore, we got rid of it eight years ago, and no one missed it. But I filed my complaint anyway.

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Pedophilia Is A Sexual Orientation Under California Bill

April 8, 2013

California Congresswoman, Rep. Jackie Speier CA (D), wants to federalize a state law to prohibit counseling to change a person’s sexual orientation. That doesn’t sound that extreme, but pedophilia is a sexual orientation according to this bill as well. “Republicans attempted to add an amendment specifying that, “pedophilia is not covered as an orientation.” However, [...]

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What is Happening to the World? I’m Afraid for my Grandkids!

April 3, 2013

A news item from today’s www.Zenit.com about homosexual “marriage” being approved in countries around the world. Soon it will be illegal to speak out against such “marriages.” Priests and pastors will be condemned for refusing to marry gay couples. No one will be able to refuse these same sex couples from adopting children. There are [...]

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A Canon Law Primer on Church Teaching Regarding “Same-sex Marriage”

March 27, 2013

A primer on Church teaching regarding ‘same-sex marriage’ by Dr. Edward Peters (Steve Ray’s note: With the Supreme Court of the United States hearing the California case now, this is very much in the top of the news and could be a decision that has profound and lasting effects – like Row v. Wade. No matter [...]

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Cardinal Mahoney Falls from Grace

February 1, 2013

“Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez on Thursday announced dramatic actions in response to the priest abuse scandal, saying that Cardinal Roger Mahony would no longer perform public duties in the church and that Santa Barbara Bishop Thomas J. Curry has stepped down. “Gomez said in a statement that Mahony — who led the L.A. archdiocese [...]

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