A bishop’s failure to enforce canon law does not excuse faithful from following it

It needs no long blog post from a canon lawyer to explain how wrong would be a failure by a bishop to protect his faithful against scandal (CCC 2284, 2287) and/or to defend the Eucharist against potential sacrilege (CCC 2120) but, make no

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2018-10-14T08:27:09-08:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Bishops and church leaders|Tags: , |12 Comments

Decision time: Your gay friend is getting ‘married’

There are Christians of my acquaintance who are against the legalization of same-sex “marriage” and its threat to religious liberty, but cannot see how their attendance at a gay friend’s wedding would undermine those values and their Christian witness. Quite the

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2017-08-01T15:54:42-08:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: |58 Comments

San Jose Catholic church publicizes employee’s gay marriage on parish website

A parish in the San Jose diocese in California is openly employing a gay married man, who is an active member of the parish council. Saint Clare parish in Santa Clara has posted on its parish website brief biographies of

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Can you teach the truth and not be a hater?

In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several years, it can be difficult for pastors or others in ministry to stick to the Church’s teachings on the subject

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2017-01-13T21:12:40-08:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , , |42 Comments

Conservative professor hounded out of his job by LGBT groups

The following comes from a November 10 Patheos article by Kathy Schiffer: Robert Oscar Lopez grew up with two moms. Lopez, who is now a professor of English and Classics at California State Northridge, was raised by his lesbian mother and

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What Scalia said at Santa Clara University

The following comes from an October 29 SF Gate article by Bob Egelko: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, widely viewed as the leader of the court’s dominant conservative bloc, told law students at Santa Clara University on Wednesday that he’s

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2015-11-10T12:30:21-08:00November 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , |33 Comments

Archbishop Cupich lays out pathway for gay couples to receive Communion

The following comes from an October 16 LifeSiteNews article by John-Henry Westen and Pete Baklinski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7pXAeQ57is Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago  — who is participating in the Synod of the Family at Pope Francis’ personal invitation —  said at a

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Gay marriages aren’t sinful, says Catholic priest

The following comes from an October 5 Catholic Voice article by Father Dan Danielson. This was Father Danielson's homily, slightly edited, at Mass on June 28. He is the former administrator of the Diocese of Oakland and retired pastor of the Catholic

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2015-10-07T16:07:41-08:00October 7th, 2015|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , , |180 Comments

That’s not what Pope Francis said

The following is from an August 27 Christian Post article by Stoyan Zaimov: A study by the Public Religion Research Institute released in August on the beliefs of American Catholics has found that despite the Church's teachings, they support same-sex marriage

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