Posts Tagged ‘Natural Law’

New York Clerk Refuses Same-Sex “Marriage” License

I was surprised by the following article:

Jefferson Center — Joan MacIntryre and Jane Andrews have dreamed of a wedding with all the trappings. Joan has pulled out all the stops to bring it all together. Jane is taking care of the flowers. Relatives are coming in from all over. The event is planned for late October, but now it seems it is not going to happen.

At least not...

On Legislating Morality

Words should have an agreed upon meaning. No one should be without a dictionary. Yet, in common practice, some words are far more often misused than properly used. “Disinterested” (impartial), “gorgeous” (multi-colored), “plethora” (excessive fullness), “decimate” (reduced by 1/10) are almost never used correctly. People use the word “oxymoron” with an air of highbrow satisfaction not realizing that it does not refer to a contradiction. Nonetheless, not much harm is done when these...

The Limits of Politics

Father James V. Schall S.J., a professor of political philosophy at Georgetown University, recently gave his “Last Lecture,” entitled “The Final Gladness .” One of its main themes is one which Father Schall has consistently used throughout his writings, namely that politics has limits. As President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term as the president of our nation, it seems fitting to focus on this same theme.

In his...

The 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Dr. Nathanson the Prophet

In 1973, the infamous Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade legalized the crime that would take the lives of over 50 million innocent unborn humans, who were made in the image and likeness of God. As a result of this unspeakable decision and its aftermath, the United States of America has plunged into a moral chasm that no longer respects the dignity of the human person from conception until a natural death....

A Précis of the Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality and Homosexual Acts

The Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality is one rooted in what philosophers call natural law, but also illuminated by divine revelation. This means that the Church understands her teaching to be grounded in those truths that unaided human reason can affirm about the nature and purpose of human sexuality, but that what God has revealed in both Sacred Scripture and Tradition on the matter provides additional light.

The ends and purposes of marriage...