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A weekly blog, featuring experts offering their insights into sexuality, gender, chastity, and pastoral care from a Catholic perspective.

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How to Make a Good Confession
Confession, reconciliation, or penance are all common names for the sacrament instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the absolution of the priest to the person who …

Mindless Work: The Formation of Habits

With Advent around the corner I thought we might begin to look at how the human person is fallen and redeemed. We will begin by reflecting upon how the human person interacts with the world — his senses and …

A Summary of Words

I heard a good summary of our last two posts while listening to the CatholicPsych Institute Being Human podcast. In episode 32 “The Endless Mystery of the Human Person” Dr. Greg Bottaro is being interviewed with his friend Fr. Louis Merosne …

More Words – part II

If equality means sameness then any experience that testifies to real differences between persons would be an attack upon whichever person is more inclined to victimization. In this context meaning of discrimination to differentiate, becomes a prejudicial act of …

Why I Am Not Celebrating Pride This Year

Every June, l am surrounded by rainbow flags. They appear uninvited in my email inbox, on the walls at my workplace, and whenever I’m streaming online television and film. June has made the celebration of homosexuality ubiquitous, and this …

Who is Theophilus

The evangelist Luke begins his Gospel with a reference to a person named Theophilus, “I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus. …” (Lk 1:3-4). …

Theophilus Responds

As a man living with SSA in a big metropolitan center, I often encounter other men who embrace their SSA freely. It appears that for them there is no tension between their reason and their sexual desire. They gladly …