Bp. Nicholas DiMarzio: Catholic Church Must Influence Marriage Debate

So far the only Orthodox bishops offering more than pro-forma defenses of the moral tradition are Met. Job and Bp. Michael of the OCA. Below is an example of how moral authority is rightly exercised. Roman Catholic Bp. Nicholas DiMarzio offers a very reasoned and accessible analysis and defense of the major points in the same-sex marriage debate. Some highlights: We who oppose same-sex marriage … [Read more...]

George Weigel. No Homophobia: A Reminder About the Totalitarian Temptation

Highlight: "Americans will say, "It can't happen here." But it can, and it may. Before the ink was dry on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature on New York's new marriage law, the New York Times published an editorial decrying the "religious exemptions" that had been written into the marriage law at the last moment. Those exemptions do, in fact, undercut the logic of the entire redefinition of marriage … [Read more...]

Sergey Khudiev: Let Your Yea Be Yea and Your Nay Be Nay

Source: Pavmir Translated from Russian by Fr. Andrew Phillips. The article by Archpriest Robert Arida ‘Response To Myself is of interest, but not so much because it shows a certain approach, which is above all characteristic of contemporary liberal Protestantism. Convinced atheists, Muslims and Christians of various confessions have something in common – they all try to set out … [Read more...]

How to Destroy a Culture in 5 Easy Steps

Source: First Things On the Square | Joe Carter In his book The Future of Marriage, David Blankenhorn, a liberal, gay-rights-supporting Democrat and self-professed “marriage nut,” offers this sociological principle: “People who professionally dislike marriage almost always favor gay marriage.” As a corollary, Blankenhorn adds: “Ideas that have long been used to attack marriage are now commonly … [Read more...]

Facebook Group Urging Changes in Orthodox Moral Tradition is Biased

OCA Truth just published a letter from Subdeacon Michael Heningham, a pastoral counselor who deals with the homosexual affliction, that challenges the claim that the Facebook group Listening: Breaking the Silence on Sexuality within the Orthodox Church is unbiased. The title is of the group is a misnomer. There is no "silence" on sexuality in the Orthodox Church and thus nothing to "break." … [Read more...]