Monthly Archives: October 2015

Fair Questions: Why do people dislike “Social Justice Warriors” so much?

Today I went to a session with Keith Edwards, an educator who specializes in helping people act in ways that will prevent sexual violence, and also approaches it from within the wider framework of a social justice advocate.  I recommend … Continue reading

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After the Synod: The Usual Suspicions

The Ordinary Synod on the Family is drawing to a close, and as always, there was a delightful array of suggestions of conspiracy or collusion to generate a predetermined outcome.  To the orthodox Catholics of a traditional bent, the evidence … Continue reading

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The Mathematics of Equality

I sometimes wonder if so many folks don’t understand what equality is because they do not understand mathematics (perhaps among other things).  As I’ve mentioned before, equality is a statement about the value of things, specifically that those things have … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Synod: Breaking the Vows

Recently I came across a report that a priest working in Rome had come out as homosexual (which bothers me not a a bit) and then made demands that the Catholic Church change the content of its teachings (which I … Continue reading

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The Importance of Asking Questions

Today I noticed an item over at Daily Nous about a professor of philosophy being convicted of the crime of rape.  The source they linked to was an article that gave much more in depth coverage of the case. It’s … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Synod: Fire the Canons

Recently, Pope Francis set in motion some changes to the Code of Canon Law with regard to annulment procedures.  Interestingly, he did so ahead of the Synod on the Family.  I am not sure whether or not that was to … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Synod: Calling All Men

Recently, the Bishop of Phoenix issued an Apostolic Exhortation to the Catholic men in his diocese.  It was an excellent letter that managed to strike the right balance between the excesses of machismo and the excesses of emasculation, providing a … Continue reading

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