Category Archives: News Commentary

Massachusetts House Passes Bill Legally Abolishing Biological Sex

Jon/ June 6, 2016/ News Commentary

    States continue to pass laws removing the phrase ‘biological sex’, replacing it with gender identity, and formally accepting that ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ are mere social constructs rather than the results of nature. “SECTION 1. Section 92A of chapter 272 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word

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Chicago Will Miss Father Barron As He Moves To LA

Jon/ July 21, 2015/ News Commentary

In the last 6 months I’ve become more and more thankful that Fr. Barron was the rector of the largest major seminary in the United States. It seemed like an excellent fit for him because of his ability to understand the concerns and questions of the college-aged and to share his tools and talents for the new evangelization with priests-to-be.  Now

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If It Can’t Be Never, Perhaps Its Better

Jon/ June 27, 2015/ News Commentary

The Supreme Court’s ruling has been discussed at great length. The way I see it, the ruling has disastrous consequences for society. Whether it is constitutional or not, future generations will suffer, not by some immediate divine chastisement as surely some religious groups will in panic claim, but rather by the natural consequences of holding up bad behavior as if

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3rd Annual Reasonfest!

Jon/ April 19, 2013/ Modern Philosophy, News Commentary, Philosophy

Just like last year on the national level, secular humanists continue to host 'reason' events ever more, continuing the tradition from the French Revolution.  Its interesting because with these growing each year, it just goes to show even more that liturgy and ritual is an integral part of being human and believing in something.  Reasonfest! The free conference at Alderson

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Discoverer of “God Particle” calls Dawkins an Embarrassment

Jon/ January 10, 2013/ Empirical Science, News Commentary, Theism/Atheism

The Guardian has reported that Peter Higgs, the particle physicist claiming the existence of the Higgs Boson, the so called ‘God particle’ which most claim supposedly explains away anything related to the supernatural, has stated in no uncertain terms that Richard Dawkins as an embarrassment [to the scientific community] for his fundamentalist attacks on religion: “What Dawkins does too often is to concentrate his

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Latin On The Rise

Jon/ September 25, 2012/ Language, News Commentary

Understanding where you came from is part of understanding who you are and where you can/are going. When that history is locked in a language that fewer and fewer people know, it becomes more valuable. Study Latin, particularly if you are a seminarian (actually according to Canon law, it's not even an option: “Can. 249 The Charter of Priestly Formation

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Fidelity in Higher Education

Jon/ July 25, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion

The head of the supreme tribunal in Rome, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has stated that students of Catholic universities have the right to know which of their teachers have signed the oath of fidelity to the Church's teaching. It's a shame this has to be done, but when you get professors saying things like this this and this, it's about time

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The Not Pontifical and Not Catholic University of Peru

Jon/ July 24, 2012/ Catholicism, Compromise/Dissent/Heresy, Education, Higher Education, News Commentary, Religion

The matter with the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru is settled as far as the Catholic Church is concerned: SECRETARIA STATUS N. 3168/12/RS DECREE The Secretary of State, fulfilling the mandate of His Holiness Benedict XVI, sent a letter to the Honorable Rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru on February 21, 2012, reiterating the demand of adapting the

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