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Pedophilia is like a sacrilege for Pope Francis

At a briefing in the Vatican on Tuesday, Father Lombardi discussed some of the highlights of Pope Francis’ interview with journalists on the papal plane returning from the Holy Land.   During his remarks the Pope had said a member of the clergy who sexually abuses children is comparable to somebody carrying out a satanic […]

Roots of the Culture of Death

  In Chapter 11 of Evangelium Vitae, Saint John Paul II refers to abortion and euthanasia as attacks made against human life at the time of its greatest frailty. He calls our attention to the fact that these attacks are no longer regarded as “crimes,” but as “rights”. They are carried out by health-care personnel […]

Why We Should Stop Making Arguments for Traditional Marriage

Another judge, this one in Arkansas, has struck down a state law banning same-sex marriage on the ground that the ban has no “rational” basis. In other words, the defenders of the law were not able to prove that the discrimination (against gays and lesbians) involved in the law served a useful social purpose. It is a […]

Is It Getting Harder to Be Catholic on Campus?

I don’t think I can adequately express how happy I am that it’s summer break. Of my six semesters of college, this past spring has been by far the most trying. It seems that Catholics are having a particularly tough time as of late. We have Harvard’s Black Mass, Notre Dame’s same-sex marriage controversy, Stanford’s […]
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