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The Catholic Church and Women

For Catholics, as well as Jews and other Christians, the story of man’s relationship with woman begins in the Book of Genesis with God making Adam from the dust and Eve from Adam’s rib, and the two subsequently eating the forbidden fruit—Eve after...

A Misguided Search for Power

I often check in with Deacon Greg Kandra’s “The Deacon Bench.” I am sure it is by far the most read blog in the American diaconate. Greg often has a mix of stories that I like, dislike, and challenge me. On October 25th of this year, I...

Soft Boys

Even at my advanced age, I know very little about women. As an only child, I had no sisters to compare notes with and both my parents were not only modest but also terminally shy about their bodies for my growing interest. Forget about anyone but an...

Celibacy, Sexual Abuse, and the Denigration of Women

In a recent essay I noted that, while allegedly seducing a young priest who later committed suicide, Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard justified his homosexual acts by claiming that celibacy means nothing more than “being free of sexual contact with...

The Ignored Source

Inexplicably, as woman after woman comes forward to accuse celebrities, politicians, and others of sexual assault, and #MeToo becomes a popular rallying cry, no one seems to care about the causes of such brutish behavior on the part of the...

God’s Greatest Creation

On a warm Thursday night during a recent heat wave, I craved a good old fashion hamburger. I have been eating so much turkey these last few years, I am starting to fear Thanksgiving. My eating a hamburger had to be experienced in a Pub. So I decided...

Viva La Difference

Women! To paraphrase one of my favorite comedians, Stephen Wright, most men can’t live without them and often can’t live with them for their inscrutable ways. This brings to mind, the Rex Harrison lyric in the adaption of George Bernard Shaw’s...

The Denigration of Women, Part II

After illustrating the historical denigration of women from ancient times in virtually every culture and religion, Part I of this essay ended with this sentence: [quote]Having affected the lives of half the members of the human race in innumerable...