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May 14, 2013

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Prov. 14:12).

Pornography, masturbation, adultery, fornication, etc. may seem right, but they bring unhappiness in this life and, if one dies unrepentant, eternal damnation in the next.

Itching Ears

In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul wrote, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears...

May 13, 2013

I hate “political correctness.” At least that’s what I tell myself and others. And when I do tell this to others, I am met with virtually universal agreement. Everyone hates “political correctness.”

Regardless of how we all feel about it, virtually all of us still give in to it.

How many times have you seen an anti-Catholic post from a friend or relative on Facebook or somewhere else online and not responded because the amount of heat it will bring you doesn’t seem worth the...

May 13, 2013

It would seem at first that the hard work of evangelization is getting people to make the leap into the Tiber. Once they’re convicted that the Catholic Church offers the fullness of Christian truth, getting them to complete their swim across should be, relatively speaking, cake. Right?

Ye converts out there, forgive this cradle Catholic for his naiveté. Because apparently it’s not so easy—at least, so says theologian and apologist Taylor Marshall,...

May 10, 2013

Tomorrow marks the thirty-third anniversary of my first Holy Communion, a day that I remember vividly and with great fondness. My firstborn son, Joshua, is preparing for his first Communion, and over the last few months we have been engaged in some wonderful conversations as he explores the mystery of the Eucharist.

For years now, our family bedtime ritual has included time for Scripture reading, followed by some basic theological reflection and prayer. I have always marveled at how...

May 10, 2013

Forty-five years ago, a quiet gentlemen from Northern Italy named Giovanni Battista Montini caused a big stir with a little pamphlet. The stir was not because his pamphlet said anything new but because many people were hoping that it would say something new, and it did not. Instead, it courageously restated what the world had known for (I do not exaggerate) thousands of years. History remembers Giovanni Battista Montini as Pope Paul VI and his pamphlet as Humanae Vitae,...