By Ed Condon, Catholic Herald - The push for a change, or “development,” in Church teaching regarding the divorced and remarried has much wider implications. The real goal is to spin the Church into an abdication of her objective and absolute moral authority, especially in the realm of human sexuality. The language of “personal conscience” is being used to dress up the grave evil of moral relativism. Those fighting for it are the remnant and inheritors of the liberal generation of the 60s and 70s.
By Jennifer Hartline, The Stream - What Fr. Martin misstates is this: “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”‘ CCC 2357... Homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. Not the person. Fr. Martin also fails to ever mention why the Church teaches that these acts are disordered, because that reasoning doesn’t help his cause.
By Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream - The Trend-Overall, “Republicans control 67 chambers, while Democrats are the majority in 32 chambers”… In total, there are 4,144 Republicans in the nation’s state legislatures, and 3,122 Democrats… Put this in context: “The Democratic Party suffered huge losses at every level during Obama’s West Wing tenure,” explained Fox News last month. “The grand total: a net loss of 1,042 state and federal Democratic posts, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships and the presidency.”
By Stephen Beale, Catholic Exchange - That God is everywhere is a fundamental teaching. But the Church teaching goes beyond this: God is with us. Always. This is the message of one of the names given to Jesus by the prophet Isaiah: Emmanuel... How, we might ask, is God always with us? Here are seven ways.