Catholic Higher Education in Ruins

Dec 15, 2014 by

By Robert Oscar Lopez, Public Discourse: The dream of a sex-positive socialist Catholicism based on Marx and liberation theology tells kids to stop complaining when they suffer the consequences of adults’ sexual selfishness. Sexual radicalism and extreme pro-LGBT advocacy have no positive role to play in Catholic higher education. Before there was Pope Francis, there was a different Francis from Assisi, Italy. Back in the twelfth century, St. Francis heard the call to fix a church falling into...

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Identities Crisis: Sex, Gender and ‘Sexual Orientation’

Nov 24, 2014 by

From gentlemind: Sexual identity: John is Joan’s husband, but he can be nothing without first being somebody – and nobody can be somebody without being male or female. A diamond facet can be what it is only because of the diamond first being a diamond. The facets of John’s identity, such as tall, kind, and hungry, are possible only because he has a sex – a foundational essence upon which facets can be built. When John identifies as male, he does nothing more than recognise his own...

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Sexuality and spirituality: an attempt at understanding

Sep 3, 2014 by

By Andrew Symes: Jesus, my passion in life is to know you… Hear my heart’s cry, and my prayer for this life: Above all else…give me yourself. I have sung this song in church, and led others in worshipping the Lord using these words. A simple, beautiful song, expressing a desire to know Christ more fully, to deepen the relationship with him that is the privilege of all God’s children. It was written and sung first by Vicky Beeching. One of the original foundations of “worship music” is a...

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18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out

Jul 14, 2014 by

by Tamara Rajakariar, Family Edge So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his school newsletter), so I’ll let him do the rest of the talking: Anticipation is great. To be honest, I wonder what’s the problem with waiting, why we think...

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The Catholic Church will not be changing its views on sex. It cannot and it should not

Jun 27, 2014 by

By Tim Stanley, Telegraph: The media presents us today with a typical non-story that tells us two completely unsurprising things about the Roman Catholic Church. A) The results of its family survey reveal that millions of Catholics ignore doctrinal teachings on sex and contraception and B) the Church wishes to show greater tolerance to those in broken or non-heterosexual families. The first proposition is so unremarkable as to be not worth remarking upon. Except to say that one of the chief...

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Marriage, Sex and Salvation – Part II

May 12, 2014 by

By Martin Davie In the first part of this blog post I explained how the traditional Christian sexual ethic is based on God’s creation of human beings as male and female and on a summons to sexual holiness that flows from this. I further explained that this ethic can be summarised in the words of C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity: ‘the Christian rule is ‘either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’’ There are three challenges which are normally made to...

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