Both the traditional marriage camp and the ‘progressive’ view of marriage can actually agree on one thing: marriage is a contract. You may be surprised to read that. But let me flesh it out, with the help of the quotes below from Frank Sheed, Catholic evangelist extraordinaire.[click to continue...]
I realize each Catholic definition of marriage will vary, depending on what source you cite. That is why I wanted to present the one from Fr. John A. Harden, SJ.
You know whatever he teaches or emphasis is worth listening to. By reviewing this traditional Catholic definition of marriage, you will have heard a solid definition at least once.
Also, pay attention to what it isn’t. You will see no reference to feelings, which come and go. No, rather, love is a matter of the will.[click to continue...]
Sex trafficking, as well, remains a horrific crime that must be eradicated. No doubt, those who can kidnap women, rape them, sell them as property, and so forth have black hearts. Hearts that were turned cold by porn, unquestionably.[click to continue...]
If he wanted to get married, then he needed to woo a woman. This meant he had to clean himself up to look presentable. He had to impress the lady’s parents. He needed a way to provide for her well-being, should they marry. This meant he had to work hard and to save.
In other words, men used to be required to practice virtue.
Not anymore, thanks to the Sexual Revolution.[click to continue...]
Thus, a true marriage requires a commitment to lifelong fidelity from both the bride and groom. Cohabitation, by definition, cannot satisfy that requirement.
The man and woman living together may share a bed, living space, food, and a bank account. But those superfluous things do not constitute a marriage. The couple lacks a shared vow.[click to continue...]
1. THOU SHALL MAKE THYSELF GOD
Original: “Thou shall have no other gods before me” (Ex 20:3).
You idolize sexual pleasure and sensual stimulation, as the Culture of Death instructs you. This causes you to seek out excitement and depend upon it for your happiness.
If you’re not happy, then clearly everyone else is to blame. This world is all about you, after all.[click to continue...]
6. Skip Your Favorite Condiment. Go without ketchup on your fries or mayo on your burger. Tell God you would rather He accept that as reparation for the sins of pornography.[click to continue...]
Why does the Church meddle in the sexual affairs of others? Shouldn’t the Church just worry about feeding the homeless and caring for sick people? Besides, if two people consent to sex, then who is the Church to decide what happens behind closed doors in the bedroom? Perhaps you have heard these objections, or ones […][click to continue...]
Contraceptive sex is like sexual bulimia. A bulimic enjoys the taste of food, but then vomits it out before it can nourish the body.
Likewise, for you to enjoy sex but cut yourself off from the possible consequence of a child, you are using your sexual partner as a means to an end. Not to the end of commitment, but to the end of sexual indulgence.[click to continue...]
Among all churchgoers in America, those who support same-sex so-called “marriage” are more than six times as likely to deem abortion as morally acceptable (39.1%) than those who do not support SSM (6.5%). Bye-bye Fifth Commandment.[click to continue...]