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It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

July 13, 2015 30 Comments
It Happened, but It Wasn’t Holy or Helpful – Biblical Teaching Against Polygamy

Given cultural trends and recent court decisions to redefine marriage, the move to accept and legalize polygamy and polyandry has intensified. For example, an essay at Politico declares, “It’s time to legalize polygamy.” Another article at Slate Magazine is entitled “Legalize polygamy.” Some are already coining the term “trouple” or “throuple” to describe “marriages” of […]

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Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise

December 7, 2014 49 Comments
Matrimony or Bust – Another Glimpse at the Why and How of Traditional Marriage’s Demise

All the way back in 1973, George Gilder published a book entitled Men and Marriage. He expanded and republished it in 1986. In his book, Gilder argued that our culture was marginalizing men, to its great peril. He articulated the critical role that marriage has in helping men focus their sexual energies in a creative and beneficial […]

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Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s One Often-Overlooked Root

October 16, 2014 87 Comments
Why Do Marriages Fail? Here’s One Often-Overlooked Root

The news from the Synod this day is improved. Thanks be to God, many, yes many of the bishops and synod participants have articulated how deficient and misleading the “rough draft” Relatio was. Keep praying! The struggles to lay hold of and articulate with clarity God’s stunning teaching on Holy Matrimony and family in a doubtful world […]

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Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

October 14, 2014 33 Comments
Back to Basics: A Summary of the Teaching of the Catechism on Holy Matrimony

There’s an old story told about the legendary football coach, Vince Lombardi. At one point he was so concerned that the players on his team had lost any sense of the basics of the game that he summoned them all into a classroom and had them all sit down at desks. Most of them expected a detailed review of the […]

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Jesus Rejected Unlawful and Unchaste Marriages in His Own Day – Here’s Why and Where

October 7, 2014 49 Comments
Jesus Rejected Unlawful and Unchaste Marriages in His Own Day – Here’s Why and Where

Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court not to take up numerous state appeals regarding same-sex unions pretty much signals that the secular redefinition is here to stay. This is really no surprise given the rather deep confusion about sexuality and marriage in our culture. The polygamists and any number of other groups demanding recognition for […]

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Baptize but Be Discreet: On the Catholic Baptism of children presented by homosexual and other irregular parents

June 29, 2014 92 Comments
Baptize but Be Discreet: On the Catholic Baptism of children presented by homosexual and other irregular parents

There has been some interesting coverage in the news recently regarding the Church’s stance on baptizing children conceived or reared in irregular situations. In recent decades there has been an explosion in the number of children conceived and born outside of Holy Matrimony. The general approach of the Church has been to baptize these children […]

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“In Sickness and in health,”as seen in a powerful cartoon.

January 24, 2014 6 Comments
“In Sickness and in health,”as seen in a powerful cartoon.

The video below has a scary side to it. Although it is a cartoon, I do not recommended for the youngest children, simply because it is scary. But its message is an important one on several different levels First, its title “In sickness…” is a reminder of one of the aspects of the marital vow, […]

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Biblical Teachings on Marriage and Family. A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

December 29, 2013 49 Comments
Biblical Teachings on Marriage and Family. A Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family

It is not difficult to demonstrate that most of our modern problems center around struggles and misunderstandings regarding marriage, sexuality, and the family. Collectively as a nation and the culture, we have departed significantly from the teachings of God and common sense, when it comes to our thinking and behavior regarding these three fundamental pillars. […]

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