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 …

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 …

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 …

Pictures from Rome, and Prayers

Morning Rainbow next St. Peter’s Basilica (my balcony view) St. Peter’s at night. Pope Francis, for the Sunday Angelus. The Basilica of St. Cecilia. The Basilica of St. Paul In the Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori, with the original icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St. Mary Major Basilica. …

Prayers to Saint Peter; And reproducing a significant work of Bishop DeGoesbriand

Dear Friends of UbiPetrusVT, Perhaps you saw my private litany to Saints Peter and Paul (posted July 4th). The role and intercession of Saint Peter has been very significant for me lately. The name of this blog came, in part, from my Diocesan connection to Saint Peter. What connection? Well, see the introduction to this …