Love is Love

By |2018-04-24T03:57:51+00:00May 14th, 2016|Essay|

If two people love each other, they should be able to get married, right? This is the popular logic for so-called gay marriage. “Love is love. What if the slogan is gibberish? It is not a definition or even a description of love, and it certainly is not an intelligible proposition or premise in

Catholicism and Christian Pluralism

By |2018-04-24T04:00:03+00:00March 9th, 2016|Essay|

Have you ever overheard people discussing how world religions are basically the same, and only superficially different? “We have different opinions about the small stuff,” someone says, “but when it comes down to the essential beliefs, every religion is the same.” This has been described as the “God on the Mountain” perspective. God (or whatever

Why Do So Many Millennials Become Catholic?

By |2018-04-24T04:04:51+00:00December 9th, 2015|Essay|

Why do so many millennials become Catholic? It’s not because they’re hipper than thou, and it’s certainly not because they’re holier. Michelangelo’s writhing, unfinished statues of slaves, struggling in their prisons of stone, are a picture of millennial converts to Catholicism: broken and banished from Eden, stuck in the fallen flesh of Adam, yet baptized

A Time to Kill

By |2018-04-24T04:09:12+00:00August 27th, 2015|Essay|

In the 1996 crime drama film A Time to Kill, a ten-year-old black girl named Tonya is violently raped by two white supremacists. She survives and the men are arrested, but before an all-white jury they will likely walk free. So Tonya’s father, Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), takes the law into his own

The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Marriage

By |2018-04-24T04:11:10+00:00August 14th, 2015|Essay|

At last, here is an easy-to-follow guide for identifying a real marriage that exposes the new imitations to be, well, imitations. Essential for the 321 million Americans who have a biological mother and father, this new guide includes stunningly accurate illustrations, important field marks and behaviors, plus expert advice on identification basics that will help