The Horrifying Truth about the Porn Industry

There is no doubt that pornography is obscene. The idea of filming people performing sexual acts on one another is the essence of perversion. Television and movies have limits to how much of this sort of content is… Read More

What is a Mortal Sin?

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Finding parish or youth group websites posting lists of mortal sins. Not only does no such list exist in the magisterial teaching of Catholic Church, it would be impossible to… Read More

What Makes Something a Sin?

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, sin is “an offense against reason, truth, and right conscience; it is failure in genuine love for God and neighbor caused by a perverse attachment to certain goods. It wounds… Read More

The Church’s Stance on the Death Penalty

I have to say: the issue of the death penalty baffles me in the Catholic Church. How we pride ourselves on being a people of life! How we claim that all life is sacred and should be protected!… Read More

The Struggle With Sin

Sometimes, even when all we want to do is please God, we find ourselves in sin

Sex in the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church has gotten a bad rap on sex for centuries. I think the majority of this springs from misunderstanding.

What Is A Just War?

In moral theology, we make the distinction between moral evil (that which results from sinful action and imposes guilt on the actor) and metaphysical evil (the absence of good). In this case, murder would be moral evil while… Read More

Oops. Unintended Consequences

Have you ever done something that caused an unintended consequence? Unfortunately, that’s life. With everything we do, there are always intended and unintended consequences. As much as we would like to account for every possible outcome and act… Read More