Posts Tagged ‘ Morality ’

Two Questions about Marriage and the Civil Law

May 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Here I consider two questions. The first question is whether defending the legal recognition of marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman is imposing one’s religious views on others. The second is whether Christians should seek through the political process to maintain or change civil laws.

Did the Pope Condone Condoms in Certain Cases?

Nov 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Several main-stream media outlets are running a story with headlines like “Pope says condoms acceptable ‘in certain cases’.”   One does not even need to read the quotation in context to know that this is false.  The reason one can know this is because the pope does not have the authority to do such a […]

Non Angli sed Angeli–A Chestertonian View of the Two Kingdoms, or, Christian Egalitarianism

Sep 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The title of this post comes from the famous pun of Pope St. Gregory the Great, which he made upon meeting children from England in the slave market at Rome, as recorded by the Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of England (Book II, Chapter I): “not Angles, but Angels.” This encounter, according to Bede, prompted the Pope to […]

Contraception and the Reformed Faith

Jul 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

The Catholic Church has stood, since its inception, firmly against the use of any artificial methods of contraception. In fact, it is the only Christian institution that, as a whole, has held this teaching consistently for all of Christian history.

Why are There Prohibitions Against Covetousness?

Jun 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Catholics, following St. Augustine, differentiate between coveting a neighbor’s wife and between coveting a neighbor’s goods. Protestants follow Judaism and Origen in combining both types of covetousness into the tenth commandment, “Thou shalt not covet.” Now the species of a sin is defined by its object (Summa 2a.72.1) just as an action takes its species […]