Archive for April, 2013

Stop Supporting Starbucks

I am not going to suggest that there is a binding moral obligation to boycott Starbucks. What I will do is share some information about how Starbucks has engaged in the battle over marriage. In doing so, I don’t have the space to argue for the dignity of all persons, make the case for “traditional marriage,” defend the Catholic Church’s teaching, or offer counsel...

Tolerance As A One-Way Street

Two male students at George Washington University have entered into a homosexual relationship with each other. This kind of behavior is tolerated these days, and the two students are under no real pressure to alter their lifestyle. Nor do they have any reason to fear that the school will impose disciplinary action on them.

Nonetheless, they perceive mere disapproval of their relationship as a form of unacceptable intolerance. In addition, according to the...

Marriage: Gift From God

God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and God said to them: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:27-28).

The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines marriage simply: “The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its...

Bishop W. Francis Malooly, D.D.

Most Reverend W. Francis Malooly, D.D. is the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Wilmington. He was installed on September 8, 2008.

Articles by Bishop Malooly:

What’s at stake in the Marriage Debate?

In March, the Supreme Court took up two fundamental cases. The first case addressed the Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed with bi-partisan support in 1996. The second case involved Proposition 8 in California, whereby nearly 7 million Californians affirmed marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

To the uneducated reader, it would seem as though changing the marriage laws would have no real consequence. Isn’t marriage, as current President Barrack...

Venerable Fulton Sheen: A Model for the New Evangelization

The Catholic Church lifts up holy men and women as role models for us, examples of people who heard God say “Be holy as I am holy” and set themselves to that task. We can look at the timeline of their lives and see their obvious sins and struggles and how they overcame them by relying on God, His Sacraments, and His Word. As we study the lives of the saints, we see their personalities...

Family Matters

Steven Smith, a law professor at the University of San Diego, reminds us that the arguments that came before the Supreme Court last month were not about “marriage equality,” but instead address a fundamental issue: “what marriage is.” Intimately connected with marriage is the definition of the family.

Throughout his writings, Blessed John Paul II addressed this question as part of his explanation of the married vocation. In his Letter to Families,...

Kermit Gosnell and the Questions We Won’t Ask Ourselves

I would say you’ve been living under a rock if you hadn’t heard about the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Practically within seconds, this grotesque crime was broadcast on every major news outlet. Less familiar, but equally horrific, is the trial of a man who gruesomely killed hundreds of babies born alive in his abortion clinic. However, as many have noted, the mainstream media either ignored the trial of mass murderer Kermit Gosnell or wrote...