“Circumstances have always been complex… but…” Larry Chapp interviews Matthew Levering on Conscience in Catholic Moral Theology Matthew Levering holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or co-author of thirty books, and the editor or co-editor of more than twenty. He co-edits two… Read More Larry Chapp interviews Matthew Levering on Role of Conscience
From the Imaginative Conservative In acknowledgement of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I wish to raise the question, based on Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” as to when, if ever, as well as to what extent, it is appropriate to defy the rule of law. On The Imaginative Conservative Winston Elliott raised the question “When is a… Read More Martin Luther King and the Rule of Law
In the time of Noah they laughed at him, but in a time when Creation, the Natural Law and gender itself, is being globally attacked as “hate”… Be it Near or Still a Ways Off, the Second Coming of the Lord & the Last Judgment By Fr. Wm. Saunders Will the last judgment occur at… Read More “We must stay awake and keep watch”
How will the knaves manipulate the masses without this “speech”? The Daily Beast: J.D. Vance Is Coming for Your Porn–Watch Out Meantime, Swiss Cows Browser and Search Engine “No Tracking. Anonymous. Family Friendly (No Pornography. Ever).“ https://swisscows.com/. (Get the App at Google Play and other App stores online). “We place great importance on family-friendly Internet… Read More Beasts Howl As Vows to Ban Porn Increase
And why our Faith tells us we “cannot do evil that good may come“. Fox News: “From Human to Robot and Everything in Between …a subdermal microchip in one’s hand to a tiny robot learning to imagine itself and its own purpose to a tiny microprocessor implanted directly on one’s brain, the line between man… Read More “Bio-hacking humans: implanting chips in hands and heads”
What, exactly, is a just and moral taxation going to look like? — The Distributism Review See also, What is Distributism? By Thomas Storck Neither Capitalism or Socialism Distributism and TaxationBy Andrew McInnes “To defraud any one of wages that are his due is a great crime which cries to the avenging anger of Heaven.” – Pope… Read More Distributism and Taxation.
Note: SH. Today it is States alone which consider the punishment of [political and ever-evolving moral] “sins” to be their exclusive prerogative. And these States employ the shocking punishments most liberally day after day. Countless millions have died. But there exists One who is far above and infinitely mightier than creaturely states (Exo. 3:14-17) Who… Read More God is a “Man of War”. The Problem of Violence in Scripture
“If a type of action always destroys, damages or impedes some basic element of human good, then no ranking of proportional outcomes can make that action consistent with integral human flourishing. “ — Compare also Larry Chapp on Francis and the current Catholic Moral Theology fight . By E. Christian Brugger, Zenith Dispatch. Problem Lies… Read More The Battle Over Proportionalism Rises Again
BXVI: “We have to reflect on what was insufficient in our education, in our teaching in recent decades. There was, in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, the idea of proportionalism in ethics: It held that nothing is bad in itself, but only in proportion to others. With proportionalism, it was possible to think for some… Read More Benedict XVI: The Church Links Pedophilia to the Error of Proportion-alism in Ethics.
…Staunch liberal, Anti-abortion … and why he so appreciated Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon Nathan Irving Hentoff (June 10, 1925 – January 7, 2017) was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media. Hentoff was a columnist for The Village Voice from 1958 to 2009. Following his departure from The Village Voice, Hentoff became a senior fellow at the Cato… Read More Why Former Village Voice Leftist & Atheist Writer Nat Hentoff Opposed Abortion
In one of Saint Therese of Lisieux’s favorite books, End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life, the author, Fr. Charles Arminjon (1824-1885) writes among many important things on the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus. And he draws a most important moral Gospel lesson: “There are circumstances when even… Read More Even the Wicked Are Rewarded In This Life.
… of Traditional Religious Belief into the Pathological. Observing the not so subtle subtexts in media and their impact in our lives. This Dr. Thomas Hibbs lecture was titled Religious Liberty and Popular Culture Thomas S. Hibbs (November 3, 1960) is an American philosopher and the 9th President of the University of Dallas, a Catholic liberal arts… Read More U.S. Media Framing Belief as Pathological
The President of France, who has no children of his own, doesn’t want us to have any either. Carlos Beltramo, PhD.Population Research Institute.February 7, 2022. The chairmanship of the Council of the European Union rotates among the countries of the European Union every six months, and for the next six months it is President Emmanuel… Read More Macron Seeks Abortion Right for Europe… and for the World
By Brother Andre MarieCatholicism.org It is not uncommon to run across the term “natural law” in Catholic journals and newspapers. Frequently, the context is a discussion of hot-button moral issues in the culture war, such as abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, birth control, and so-called “end-of-life decisions.” It is encouraging to see the Holy See referring to… Read More The Natural Law
Good Fences, Shared Bounty Can it ever be wise to separate compassion, reasonable limits and common sense? If you have seen the movie Syriana you will have gotten a glimpse of the fears, greed and fanaticism which, often enough, make many peoples both in the West and the Middle East more than a little uneasy of… Read More Immigration, Birds of a Feather and Trojan Horses
Posing as Light… At the Dawn of the 20th century, On March 19, 1902, in his apostolic letter Annum Ingressi, Pope Leo XIII warned of an abuse of the concepts “Liberty” and “freedom” sweeping the globe, and which is directly opposed to the traditional Christian definition (Jn. 8:31-32). “A certain sect of darkness is engaged,… Read More Leo XIII on the “Sect of Darkness”
Social Justice, War, and Housing: Have children! Have many children! Have as many as you can. This is God’s way. Be fruitful, not voluntarily barren (save for specially graced vocations which bear other kinds of fruits for the Body of Christ). Yes, certainly, but today the dilemma for many is how many children can one… Read More Family, Eternity — and Catholic Social Justice