Notice this tweet from the Catholic Charities of the diocese of Oakland, California and how it had one "like" in 22 hours. Perhaps nobody in the bay area pays attention to the Catholic Church anymore. Or perhaps most Bay Area LGBT folks who are ex-Catholic have no interest in "liking" a group that can't even stand for its own values. In other words, most people (straight or "gay") have no interest in "liking" a liberal branch of a conservative organization such as the Catholic Church. Everybody knows we Catholics traditionally stood for chastity and purity for those who are "straight" and those who struggle with other issues. However, twenty [...]
We've already covered a kind of Stockholm Syndrome being brought on by the State here. Now we will look at the Church. This week, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) answered in the negative to the question Does the Church have the power to give the blessing to unions of persons of the same sex? This might seem an orthodox response (and it is) but the CDF ironically quoted Amoris Laetitia (the 2016 document allowing divorced and remarried to receive Holy Communion without confession or annulment) by then saying, “There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous [...]
My friend, Joseph Sciambra, recently aired this interview of the two of us on his YouTube channel. A little backstory on Joseph: After escaping 15 years of a flamboyant pagan lifestyle in the heart of San Francisco, Joseph converted back to his original faith of baptism, Catholicism. He eventually made his way back to confession and even the Traditional Latin Mass, which he still attends today. However, as a man who was abused by a priest at the age of 16 years old, Joseph has been very vocal about his temptation to leave the Catholic Church. We discuss the difficult topic of adult survivors of priest-child sex scandals, all the [...]
Today's podcast is about true Catholic compassion in the LGBT movement as we evaluate the two opposite approaches of Joseph Sciambra and Fr. James Martin SJ.
How do Catholics navigate conscience and public courage in a time of doctrinal confusion? In today's RomeCast, we look at some high profile Catholics like Jim Gaffigan, Joseph Sciambra and Justice Thomas, as well as a pro-life priest in Colorado. We also recall the price of telling the truth, as seen in the recently deceased Natacha Jaitt.
In the photo above, a priest baptizes a baby that will be raised by two women. This took place at St. Cecilia’s in California on 7 May 2017. P/C USA Today’s Desert Sun. When a large homeschooling family brings their 9th baby to be baptized, that infant, at the moment of baptism, dies to the original sin in which it was born, comes out of the water risen with Jesus Christ and is a tabernacle of the Blessed Trinity, now beginning life as a son or daughter of God. When two same-sex guardians bring an infant to be baptized, that infant, at the moment of baptism, dies to the original [...]
In today's podcast, we recap the 2018 Church Militant stories of James Grein and the late Fr. Moreno of the diocese of Buffalo, NY.
In today's podcast, we hear the conversion of Michael Voris, founder of Church Militant.
Here are 10 very important Nota Benes to read before the account of homosexuality in the American Catholic Church: 1. This is not a gay-bashing blog-post. I have good friends who have struggled with same-sex attraction. Most of them were smart enough not to enter seminary or religious life. I say "smart" because it would be stupid to go live with 100 people you're sexually attracted to for over seven years in a celibate vocation. 2. I do not believe anyone is born “gay,” so the correct Catholic term is actually “someone who struggles with same-sex attraction.” However, for the sake of brevity, I will often use the term “gay” [...]
This was a real email I got tonight. My response also follows verbatim. Hi, Fr. DN, I asked three local pastors in the area I live in in NJ about what Catholics should do if they are invited to same sex marriages. They all said that if it is a close relative that you should attend so as not to lose the relationship or bond with that relative. Does the Catholic Church have any dogma on this? Thank you, Karen Dear Karen, Those priests are wrong. You would be committing grave mortal sin in participating in the attempted "marriage" of same-sex people by going to their "wedding." Your sin would [...]