Jesus Is Not a Prop for Your Political Agenda

Talking with my husband over some shrimp fried rice (it was a Friday and it’s Lent…), we were discussing politicians and public figures -- people such as Nancy Pelosi, NY governor Andrew Cuomo, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who are Catholic, publicly wear ashes on Ash Wednesday, write articles for America Magazine, and say they do what … Continue reading Jesus Is Not a Prop for Your Political Agenda

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The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”

I’m noticing a really disturbing trend among certain churchmen lately--Cardinals, archbishops, people in generally high places in the Church. It seems like in the realm of sexuality and marriage, some folks are increasingly putting that which is orthodox Catholic teaching at odds with what is “pastoral.” At the very least, they’re being VERY ambiguous. Certain … Continue reading The Problem with the Trend of “Pastoral Circumstances”