Celibacy and the Catholic Church

Posted on: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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I have received a number of questions about celibacy and the Priesthood/Catholic Church from my article on leaving priestly ministry. Let’s begin simply and move forward from there. History The First Thousand Years Celibacy comes from the Latin word “coelibatus” which simply means “unmarried”. Yes, celibacy – not marrying – is biblical. Jesus was celibate … Continue reading “Celibacy and the Catholic Church”

Dear Omran…

Posted on: Thursday, August 18th, 2016
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Dear Omran, I am so sorry. I know you are only a little boy and we will probably never meet but I just want to tell you that I love you. You have put a face to the horror that we ignore in my country. I live in the United States. I can’t imagine what … Continue reading “Dear Omran…”

Religious Liberty and the Bishops in America

Posted on: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. – First Amendment to the United States Constitution   Freedom of … Continue reading “Religious Liberty and the Bishops in America”

Yes, A Catholic Can Vote For Hillary Clinton

Posted on: Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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There is a growing chorus of prominent Catholics and some bishops saying one cannot vote for a pro-abortion candidate which by implication means one cannot vote for Hillary Clinton. However, Donald Trump has supported abortion his entire adult life, supported partial birth abortion, and still to this day supports abortion in cases of rape, incest, … Continue reading “Yes, A Catholic Can Vote For Hillary Clinton”