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By Regis Martin, Crisis Magazine, Jan. 5, 2022

Regis Martin is Professor of Theology and Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned a licentiate and a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. …

“It is easy to find truth, though it is hard to face it,
and harder still to follow it.”
—Fulton Sheen

Despite the noisemakers telling us otherwise, it is not the need for justice that is the burning issue of the day. Apart from the ideologues of inclusivity, who continue to garner a great deal of undeserved media attention, most of us are not suffering for want of receiving, say, our just sexual deserts. Transgenderism is not the issue of the hour for normal people. We do not see our happiness as somehow dependent upon social justice warriors ensuring our right to self-identify however we please. Promiscuously scattering our pronouns about turns out not to be all that self-actualizing after all.

And, really, for all the challenges facing married couples and their families, I am not aware, at least not in the circles in which I move, of lives so fraught with misery and frustration that the option simply to walk away is always there on the table. In fact, for a great many of us, it is never an option since the ties that bind are not matters of contract but of covenant, of a sacred oath which would amount to a desecration to break. …