The Church’s tradition sees the word “man” as an appropriate word to indicate the fullness of human nature, i.e. the nature in every man and woman. The Church does oppose all theorizing - mainly coming from the ancient pagan writings much more than from Christian tradition – which claims that a woman is an imperfect …
The Vermont State Knights of Columbus Support the National Eucharistic Revival
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Communion of the Body of Christ: Do you ever spend an hour in the Church in the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist? This tradition of a "Holy Hour" is very common when a parish offers Eucharistic Adoration (or "Exposition" of the Eucharist in a Monstrance for displaying …
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Saint John Vianney Parish, livestream service.
South Burlington Vermont Homily from 8:00am Mass, Sunday July 3. Audio only, no video. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8_LQgI44DE-3k07K32KWFQ St. John Vianney Parish; S Burlington, VT - YouTube
How do I consider Pride Month? Can I engage with the LGBT community as a Christian?
Here I repeat the text of a commentary post shared on Facebook June 27th. The world is being remade in every direction at once. There were just everywhere re-energized celebrations of Pride Month. Then, the day I thought I would finish such-and-such letter to the editor, the Supreme Court Dobbs Vs Jackson decision overturned both …
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The Language of Sex and Gender and Trans
It is not so much that trans advocates, or persons who take the identification of trans-man, or trans-woman, are picking a fight with the biological designations of genetic inheritance, reproductive capacities, or gamete functioning. They are claiming rather, by the use of the word “trans,” that these chemical or biological realities have no social importance and no desirable bearing or impact on their life. We may try to describe the claims as a-biological, verses anti-biological or anti-science. They are moral claims, and not ontological claims.
The Women in the Acts of the Apostles
This post has been proofread only lightly. Women of the Church in the Acts of the Apostles By Fr. Timothy Naples The women in the Acts of the Apostles are depicted as truly active personages. They are sometimes presented to us by Saint Luke as if being introduced to us like a person already known …
Public Comment on Proposal 5
The following was sent to the Vermont statehouse on January 26, 2022, in anticipation of a public hearing on Proposal 5. The attached is Public Comment on Proposal 5 - Rev. Timothy Naples I submit this testimony specifically to comment on Proposal 5, which proposes to affirm in the Vermont constitution “an individual’s right to …
Is it right to say that “Love is Love”?
When people in society want me to say the love of eros between two men, or between two women, is "good" because “love is love,” I won’t say it.
Are the unborn a “class” of people?
I'll make this brief. There's just one video I wish to share, and since the embed options are allowed on said video, I will put it in this blog post. I have recently commented on THIS Vermont Voter referendum, Proposition 5, (in my last blog post, albeit by many indirect means). I share a few …
Parenthood Known Naturally, and Embraced as a Great Good
The response to this deep relativism, manifested as an incoherent but aggressive utilitarianism, is quite simply the persistent, rational search for truth.