Category Archives: One Man & One Woman

ASK FATHER: What to do if marriages are not allowed until the pandemic passes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I was wondering if, given the circumstances and churches not allowing\ marriages to take place, if the Church permits a civil legal marriage to afford the couple the legal rights of a married couple and hold … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Cohabiting couple who own a house. (MUST READ HILARITY!)

I don’t like hypothetical questions.  “What if’s…?” can go on forever. However, this one was interesting.  So I reached out to my friend Fr. Ferguson, knowing in my bones that what I would get back would be a doozy. It’s … Continue reading

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It seems Francis isn’t a big fan of homosexualist Jesuit James Martin

I think that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin is probably pretty bright.  He has found a niche wherein he excels.  He has carefully cultivated an image.   Since his message perfectly dovetails with “the wisdom of this world”, adored by the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Adoption and “rescue” of frozen IVF embryos in cryogenic oppression through surrogate motherhood

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We recently had a Mormon physician die who became unhealthily fascinated with procreation. He began an IVF “service”. With his passing, there are untold numbers of cryogenically frozen human embryos. If Catholics, who had nothing to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Two Catholics getting married in the Orthodox Church

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have friend who is getting married in the Orthodox church. This friend and his wife to be were both Catholics, but recently left the Church for the Orthodox church. Is this marriage valid? Should I … Continue reading

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Strong tonic to bishops and priests: “If I can’t endure the cold shower, … maybe I’m not fit for heaven.”

At LifeSite there is a a superb opinion piece (frankly, most of LifeSite is opinion) by Kevin Wells, author of The Priests We Need to Save the Church. Wells describes a program that some men are undertaking, a kind of … Continue reading

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The church of England apologizes for its temporary lapse into Christianity – UPDATED

UPDATED 1 Feb 2020: I have an apology to make.  Not to the cofE. Yesterday, before I had read anything else, I checked my mail.   A couple of friends with whom I often exchange news, both dire and ironic, for the … Continue reading

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The “Great Progressive Propaganda Machine”, Totalitarian Agendas, Incrementalism, and YOU – Wherein Fr. Z rants

I don’t want to know anything about film and stage actors personal lives or, usually, vapid thoughts.  Laura Ingraham had a good phrase for the screeching pop tarts: “shut up and sing”.   If I go to a movie, I just … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I dread the Feast of the Holy Family.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Every year since so returned to the Church I dread the Feast of the Holy Family. I don’t come from a pious family, nor am I married, but instead chose to live a life of perpetual … Continue reading

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More on “foot washing”.

I saw this at ChurchPop: Husband Washes Wife’s Feet at Wedding Reception Instead of Tossing Garter: “You Deserve to Be Cherished” How beautiful! Have you ever seen anything like this before? Catholic speaker, podcaster, and television personality Stacey Sumereau shared … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Repeat a wedding ceremony with a friend presiding?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Long time reader, first time questioner. I have a friend that will soon be getting married. On Saturday he will have a traditional Catholic Church wedding. However, on Sunday he is having a reception in which … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should Catholic parents attend wedding of daughter outside the Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, should Catholic parents even attend the wedding of their Catholic daughter to a non-Baptized man outside the Church? Unitarian, to be exact. The father is going to walk his daughter down the aisle, and Catholic … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Men and Women are Different After All: Part 1 of a series on The Gender Ideology

The Gender Theory stuff being shoved down our throats is nothing less than a toxic, totalitarian ideology.  Libs and totalitarians always demand that we deny commonsense and evidence from our senses and reason.  It’s irrational and patently from Hell. My … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Marital relations after a tubal ligation 22 years ago out of fear of pregnancy

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am very uneasy in my conscience. Twenty-two years ago, after the birth of our fourth child (last 3 were high risk pregnancies that ended in C-sections), my wife felt she was too old (38) to … Continue reading

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June and Martin, SJ

Why is Jesuit homosexualist Father James Martin’s obsessive focus so troubling?  Here’s an example. No mention of June as the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Rather, his focus for June is on “pride” in sodomy. To all my many … Continue reading

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VIDEO @EricMetaxas on what’s important

Eric Metaxas was on with Tucker Carlson.  Here is a short clip, well worth your time! I warmly recommend Metaxas’ books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer… US HERE – UK HERE … and Wilberforce… US HERE – UK HERE

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ASK FATHER: My unbaptized wife insists on contraception

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m a youngish Catholic man who very much wants closeness with Christ through the Church in Her teachings and Sacraments. I’m also a Catholic man married to an unbaptized woman, who has been insistent on taking … Continue reading

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A public “Amoris Laetitia” celebration of getting around adultery

It has been some time since we’ve looked into issues arising from the ambiguity laden Ch. 8 of Amoris laetitia.  Remember that those who wish to distort the words of the Lord and Catholic moral theology will read it one way, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A question about a marriage situation (not mine)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about a marriage situation (not mine). If a marriage was valid, is it enough to resolve the state of sin of the re-“married” party(s) to simply abstain from sex without leaving the “second spouse?” Especially … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: We thought we had a valid marriage…

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My wife and I are both converts to Catholicism, and to the best of our knowledge (we even consulted our RCIA people and a priest) we thought we had a valid marriage. Having had her doubts renewed by … Continue reading

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