Category Archives: Marriage (real)

A soft answer?

We’ve reached a juncture where, I think, most people (even in my part of “flyover land”) know and have friendly relations with gays and lesbians who are remarkably normal. Involved in music and arts, I certainly do, and it has … Continue reading

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Twiblings

As if on cue, an example of today’s version of satanic banality. I’m really sticking my neck out on this, but here goes. But first, remember the conclusion to my latest blog when you parse “satanic”: The man who approaches … Continue reading

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Potpourri (mostly political) 9/25/18

1 I apologize if I’ve quoted this before, but I’m a retired lawyer, I’ve watched SCOTUS for decades, and I can’t stop mulling this over. Here goes: I can imagine two operative standards for a nominee in Kavanaugh’s shoes. One … Continue reading

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Friday, 9/7/18

“If you prick him, does he not explode? If you stroke him, does he not purr?” Much more. Continue reading

Posted in Education, Family, Journalism, Literature, Liturgy, Marriage (real), Political Matters, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , , ,

Potpourri 2, 8/22/18

We live in interesting times and some tendinitis in my ankle leaves me with extra time to think and write about it. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Consumerism, Economia, History, Marriage (real), Roman Catholicism

Aggregator: What does Masterpiece Cakeshop portend?

Social conservatives continue poring over the Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop decision to discern what it is: A punt, pure and simple. Only this and nothing more. A punt with deliberate hints of better things to come. A punt with deliberate … Continue reading

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Masterpiece Cakeshop

Some fairly preliminary thoughts on today’s Supreme Court decision. Religious liberty advocates got the opinion they wanted. Unfortunately, it was a concurrence by Justice Thomas with Justice Gorsuch joining. More on that in a moment. Justice Kennedy’s much narrower majority … Continue reading

Posted in Anodynes & Nostrums, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Marriage (real), Religious freedom, Speech & Press

Megan Barry – for the record

The @CBMWorg‘s so-called “Nashville Statement” is poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville (@MayorMeganBarry, 8/29/17) Article 2 WE AFFIRM that God’s revealed will for all people is chastity outside of marriage … Continue reading

Posted in irony, Marriage (real), Naked Emperors

Cultural Conformity

A female teacher at a Catholic school married a woman and got fired. Why should anyone be surprised that a Catholic school follows Catholic teachings? The answer’s obvious, of course. National news organizations are populated with people who loathe orthodox … Continue reading

Posted in Gaying away the Pray, Marriage (real), Protestantism, Roman Catholicism

Abuses of power

Rod Dreher revisits for the third time the Edgardo Montara case from the 19th-centry papal state that included Bologna, Italy. He quotes a Patheos column by Eve Tushnet, which quote includes this: I am not sure I’ve seen any discussions … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Culture, Discrimination, Education, Gaying away the Pray, Marriage (real), progressivism, Religious freedom, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, transgenderism