Category Archives: Changing the Culture

In Praise of the Perfect Wife

If today wasn’t the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter those who pray the Liturgy of the Hours would find the first reading in the Office of Readings to be from Proverbs 31:10-31.  The reading is, the title tells … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith, Finance | Tagged , | Comments Off on In Praise of the Perfect Wife

Are Toll Roads Sinful?

Today’s First Reading cautions us to “show no partiality” between the rich and the poor, saying “if a man with gold rings and fine clothes comes into your assembly, and a poor person with shabby clothes also comes in, and … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith, Finance, Leadership | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Are Toll Roads Sinful?

Why Is It News Anymore When an Gay Athlete ‘Comes Out’?

Over the weekend Michael Sam, a star Missouri defensive end, came out as gay. He gave interviews to ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, all of which broke the story.  Other media picked it up, including NBC, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Why Is It News Anymore When an Gay Athlete ‘Comes Out’?

Can a ‘Just War’ be a Profitable War?

In this morning’s first reading, Samuel tells Saul that Saul has rejected the command of the Lord, and therefore the Lord has rejected Saul as ruler. Saul is perplexed. He had been told to go defeat the Amalekites, and he … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Leadership | Tagged , | Comments Off on Can a ‘Just War’ be a Profitable War?

Pranksters May Have Inflated Number of Gay Teens, Sex Researcher Says

Researchers, parents and educators alike were stunned when  the widely cited National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) in the mid-1990s  reported 5% to 7% of youth were homosexual or bisexual. Now it appears the teens may have faked … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pranksters May Have Inflated Number of Gay Teens, Sex Researcher Says

MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ Plays Role in Record Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rate

Despite concerns that turning teen moms into reality TV stars has glamorized teen pregnancy, a new study shows that MTV’s 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom led to a 5.7% reduction in teen births.  That’s about one-third of the overall … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Health | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on MTV’s ’16 and Pregnant’ Plays Role in Record Drop in U.S. Teen Birth Rate

What Catholics Can Learn from a Cartoonist’s Failures

Sunday’s Washington Post had an interesting article based on a new book by Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, in which he argues that the key to conversion isn’t willpower but being smart about timing. Obviously, he’s talking about such … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Changing the Culture, Faith, Health | Tagged | Comments Off on What Catholics Can Learn from a Cartoonist’s Failures

Is Opposing Contraception Denying Women Preventive Care?

According to ObamaCare supporters, it’s “religious whackos,” such as the Little Sisters of the Poor, that “have a problem with modern medicine.” who want “to deny women preventative care.” We’ll ignore the “religious wacko” smear.  Jesus warned us, after all, … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is Opposing Contraception Denying Women Preventive Care?

Obama Lawyers Reject Nuns Argument on Contraception

That didn’t take long.  Obama Administration lawyers quickly and summarily told Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer a group of nuns haven’t a leg to stand on in their lawsuit seeking exemption from the contraception provisions of ObamaCare. All the nuns … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Obama Lawyers Reject Nuns Argument on Contraception

When 92% of Americans Celebrate Christmas, What Are Schools Afraid Of?

Schools bend over backwards to avoid acknowledging Christmas.  They don’t have Christmas pageants, they have “holiday” pageants.  They don’t have Christmas trees, they have “holiday” trees.  They don’t sing Christmas carols, but they do sing about dreidels  and Santa Claus … Continue reading

Posted in Changing the Culture, Faith, Leadership | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on When 92% of Americans Celebrate Christmas, What Are Schools Afraid Of?