Memo to the heterosexual heterophobe: why not try chastity?

Jan 29, 2020 by

by Mary Harrington, UnHerd: Slate yesterday published one of the saddest articles I have seen for a long time. A letter to Slate magazine’s dating advice column How To Do It, it outlines the dilemma of a woman who is attracted to males but politically opposed to heterosexuality… …Meanwhile, one of the most profoundly countercultural pieces I have read recently on women and sexuality is Subversive Virginity (1998), published by the US Christian First Things. The author, Sarah...

read more

The Church is being true to its teaching on sex and marriage, so why the outcry?

Jan 29, 2020 by

by Will Jones, The Conservative Woman: LAST week, the Church of England’s bishops issued a ‘pastoral statement’ responding to the introduction in the UK on December 31 of opposite-sex civil partnerships. It restates Anglican teaching on marriage and sexual relationships, explaining that ‘for Christians, marriage – that is the lifelong union between a man and a woman, contracted with the making of vows – remains the proper context for sexual activity … sexual relationships outside heterosexual...

read more

The cancellation of Jason Evert

Jan 18, 2020 by

by John McGuirk, Gript Ireland: It’s been a busy week, with the election, so readers may have missed an important tale in the middle of all the political noise. This is the story about the cancellation of Jason Evert, after an outcry that amounted to Mr. Evert’s desire to teach Catholicism to Catholics in Catholic schools and church halls. To tell it, it is necessary to first explain who Jason Evert is. Evert is one of those American evangelical Catholics – the kind of lay preacher that the...

read more

War on the Priesthood: The Loophole

Aug 11, 2018 by

By Revd Roman Manchester, Church Militant: One RC priest reveals his struggles against a homosexual-ridden Church. I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. I call it “the loop-hole.” There is a blatant double standard in the priesthood when it comes to the requirement of celibacy. Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis have tried to close that loophole by banning homosexuals from the priesthood, but they have not had much success due to the lack of cooperation by...

read more

Why Church Teachings on Chastity 

are Undeniably True

Jan 12, 2018 by

by Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine: Many years ago, in one of the standard editions of The Tempest that I had ordered for my students, I read an angry little essay whose proximate target was the mage Prospero, and whose ultimate target was anyone alive, particularly men, who would uphold a view of sexual morality one or two steps higher than, “I get to do what I want.” The author inveighed against Prospero’s supposed “control” over the sexuality of his daughter Miranda. You may remember...

read more

A plea for inclusion

Jan 9, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: In response to my observation’s about the contradictions and inconsistencies in the Ozanne Foundation and its supporters, David Bennet, a gay celibate Christian, makes this appeal. David is originally from Australia and, having studied at Oxford, he is now undertaking research at St Andrew’s, Scotland. As a gay celibate disciple of Jesus Christ, my first reaction to the creation of the Ozanne foundation was that it will most likely be a new effort to resist, persecute...

read more