Archive for June, 2015

Supreme Folly

The United States Supreme Court is so named not because it exemplifies consistent wisdom, but because there is no higher judiciary to which a claim can be appealed. This Court, over the years, has made some truly horrible decisions. And these decisions were not made because the Constitution was properly interpreted. The Dred Scott decision of 1857 denied citizenship to blacks. In dissent, Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis wrote: “[W]hen a strict interpretation of...

Why Should I Trust the Bible (Objection Series 3)

Why should I trust the Bible given all its translations, its ancient age, and its occasional difficulties in harsh figures or unintelligible cultural differences?

You should trust the Bible if you make a sincere effort to understand its contents and it finds a meaningful place in your conception of truth and goodness; God does not force anyone to believe. Here is the account of how I came to trust the Bible.

I was raised in...

Human Cloning = Biological Slavery

On February 22, 1997, the pro-life landscape was altered into a new direction. It was on that fateful day that Dolly the sheep was revealed to the world. The world discovered that mammalian cloning was now a reality and that human cloning was not as far off as many had expected. For the next few years there was an initial flurry of legislative initiatives to ban the process. Soon after, the revelation that stem...

Opposing Gay Marriage Is The Tolerant Thing To Do

Transgender Fallon Fox recently received criticism for breaking the eye socket of Tamikka Brents in a mixed martial arts match. Having a sex change in 2006, he-now-she has successfully won match after match in the women’s league. As Brents points out, “I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night.”

Biologically, men are stronger than women; so it...

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Ashley Sheridan Fox

afoxAshley Sheridan Fox is Director of Religious Education and Director of Safe Environment Awareness and Certification for the Diocese of Venice in Florida. She received a Masters in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville where she specialized in Catechetics. Her Bachelors in English Literature is from the University of Connecticut. She writes as a guest blogger for CatholicVote and The Catechetical Review: Communicating Christ for a New Evangelization. 

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Why I Think James Keenan, S.J. Is Wrong About Humanae Vitae and the Prophylactic Use of Condoms

Boston College moral theologian James Keenan, S.J.’s “Life Lessons: How I teach ‘Humanae Vitae’”, is, on the whole, a good exposition of Bl. Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical on birth control and how he goes about teaching it to undergraduates. For 25 years, he says in this February 3, 2014, America magazine article, he has “upheld” its teaching. That is good to hear in this age of dissent, especially so with...

Does God Exist (Objection Series 2)

Here, of course, is the most fundamental question of Faith. As I said in the introduction, I am a convert to Catholicism rather than to theism in general, but I would still like to address this most basic point.

I was raised in a Protestant family, but in late high school and early college, I took on all the ideologies of trendy liberalism and considered myself an agnostic. But I never reached full-fledged...

When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?

As we embark on the annual Fortnight for Freedom, an initiative of the U.S. Bishops that takes place from June 21-July 4, we observe a focused period of prayer, education, and action to address the many current and grave challenges to our religious liberty in our midst. This year’s theme is “Freedom to bear witness”.

The Fortnight for Freedom began in 2012 as a prayerful response to the government’s HHS mandate—forcing...