Wow. You're quickly becoming something of a Catholic star. You're quoted all over the Catholic blogosphere. Be careful not to go the way of Fr. Corapi.
Unnatural Law.....a clip that has yet to be seen. As a gay guy, I can't wait to see how this is gonna make me SO HAPPY!
Thank you Father Hollowell. We need more priests, bishops and CAtholic lobbyists like you. I wish more would speak about fighting for what is right. Too many think they are to be tolerant and compassionate. Too many have enabled sin by speaking of dignity instead of asking people to live up to the dignity God has given them. Here are two quotes from C.S. Lewis which explain why Christianity fights and another one why LOVE isn't just feeling good and being nice but demands the best from the person they love."If you do not take the distinction between good and bad very seriously, then it is easy to say that anything you find in this world is a part of God. but, of course, if you think some things really bad, and God really good, then you cannot talk like that. You must believe that God is separate from the world and that some of the things we see in it are contrary to His will. Confronted with a cancer or a slum the Pantheist can say, 'If you could only see it from the divine point of view, you would realise that this also is God.' The Christian replies, 'Don't talk damned nonsense.' For Christianity is a fighting religion. It thinks God made the world--that space and time, heat and cold, and all the colors and tastes, and all the animals and vegetables, are things that God made up out of His head as a man makes up a story. But it also thinks that a great many things have gone wrong with the world that God made and that God insists, and insists very loudly, on our putting them right again." Mere Christianity"There is kindness in Love: but Love and kindness are not coterminous, and when kindness is separated from the other elements of Love, it involves a certain fundamental indifference to its object, and even something like contempt of it. Kindness consents very readily to the removal of its object---we have all met people whose kindness to animals is constantly leading them to kill animals lest they should suffer. Kindness, merely as such, cares not whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering. As Scripture points out, it is bastards who are spoiled: the legitimate sons, who are to carry on the family tradition, are punished (Hebrew 12:8). It is for people whom we care nothing about that we demand happiness on any terms: with our friends, our lovers, our children, we are exacting and would rather see them suffer much than be happy in contemptible and estranging modes. If God is Love, he is, by definition, something more than mere kindness. And it appears, from all the records, that though he has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt. He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense." The Problem of Pain