Monday, July 6, 2015


People like myself warn that gay marriage has opened the doors to incest. Others scoff at this. "Incestuous conceptions can lead to genetic problems, though." True... But there is contraception, prenatal treats, and abortions... So why should that be feared?

Further, why not gay incest? What real, substantial difference is there between a union of two unrelated men and two related men, especially brothers? I for one see no reason to ban marriage between two brothers but not between two male friends. Can anyone answer that question for me?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chili, marriage, and math

In Texas, chili does not have beans. Any (real) Texan will tell you that real chili doesn't have beans. Other states are just fine having beans in their chili.

Prior to last Friday, many people saw marriage like chili. In Massachusetts, for example, marriage was between any two adults, regardless of sex. In Texas, it was between two people of opposite sexes.

Today, some think the SCOTUS came in and declared that all chili must have beans, so to speak. The analogy, and the perception it represents, is wrong.

What the SCOTUS really tried to do was to say 1+1=2 or 1. Both answers are correct. States must adjust their math curricula and teachers must teach that 1+1=2 or 1.

In other words, marriage is a reality like the laws of math. The law is a law of natural philosophy attested to by countless peoples before is. The SCOTUS has disenfranchised the dead, and our activists have labeled them bigots.

We have now an oligarchy of the living where we freely curse and despise those who have us all that we have and love today. We have abandoned reason for emotion, and thought for sentiment.

Public discourse consists mostly in name calling and mockery and very little dialogue. We are now becoming second Socrateses as well as second Christs.

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Monday, June 29, 2015


Today I decided to go to daily Mass downtown at noon. So I packed up my one year old and drove 30 minutes, paid for parking, and walked to the church. When I got in, I noticed a dress code posting. That was not new to me. And I believe in dress codes for churches. However, as I was wearing shorts, I did not meet the dress code.

At this point, I could have ignored the sign and rationalized my disobedience. Who are they to say what I can wear? (My spiritual leaders). What if I was poor and had no other clothes? (I'm not, and the rule wouldn't apply, since I would be dressed in my very best). My choice was to obey or disobey. I chose to obey and respect the rules, which I support, even though it was inconvenient for me.

Obedience is a forgotten virtue. It merits us many graces. Legitimate superiors demand obedience and we must give it, provided we are not commanded to do something contrary to God's law (such as wed two men or two women).

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Keep thy religion to thyself

I saw that quote from George Carlin on my Facebook feed. So should Christian hospitals only heal Christians? Should Christian food banks turn away non believers? Should Catholic schools and universities have a faith requirement, even for general studies majors? After all, that is still me sharing my religion with you. Preach always, use words when necessary... And such.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

USCCB speaks

The USCCB has released a statement on the SCOTUS ruling.

Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. 

Herein lies the most important point: five justices do not have some magical ability to change the nature of reality. Marriage is still only between a man and a woman. What we have now is, simply put, state-sponsored mass delusion.

Read the rest over there. Do penance!

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Divorce and today

Could we have had today without divorce first? No! Memes justifying gay marriage on the basis of ”the bible condemns divorce, which Christians take part in all the time” abound.

Yes, it is hypocritical to accept divorce despite the Bibles’ condemnation and oppose gay marriage for that reason. Thankfully, the Catholic church is consistent. Protestantism, however, is not and bears a good portion of the blame.

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I think few are surprised by the SCOTUS ruling today. The consequences will be seen. I ask everyone to bookmark, print, and otherwise save all doomsday predictions and naysayers' rejoinders to look back in the days, months, and years to come.

Go to confession and pray the Rosary!

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