Saturday, April 23, 2011

Life on the Rock

I’ve been baby-brained, and my internet has been down, so I forgot to put up a link to my appearance on EWTN’s “Life on the Rock.” If you’re interested, you can see me look all nervous and awkward on national television at


  1. I heard it on the radio. It was a great conversation and so important to the Catholic world. I often hear public personalities coming at the topic in a way that is technically truthful but makes me cringe because it doesn't meet the person where he is and only offends and alienates him.

    Do you have any suggestions for how to be a good friend to a homosexual person? I have several old friends who are living the lifestyle, some of them quietly and monogamously, and in reconnecting with these friends I don't know how to be real with them about who I am and where I stand in a way that is not upsetting to them. I don't want to give the impression that I accept as fine something which I know is unhealthy and unhappy for them, but I don't want to imply in any way that I don't accept them personally and don't sympathize with their struggles. Any thoughts on how to treat it delicately when it eventually comes up?

  2. I heard you do that radio interview, and was highly impressed. I wasn't so taken with your interlocutor's questions or overall preparation, but I thought you did a great job. I loved your intelligence and deft balance of dogmatic vigor and sensitivity. The Church is blessed indeed to have you in her ranks...


Please observe these guidelines when commenting:

We want to host a constructive but civil discussion. With that in mind we ask you to observe these basics of civilized discourse:

1. No name calling or personal attacks; stick to the argument, not the individual.

2. Assume the goodwill of the other person, especially when you disagree.

3. Don't make judgments about the other person's sinfulness or salvation.

4. Within reason, stick to the topic of the thread.

5. If you don't agree to the rules, don't post.

We reserve the right to block any posts that violate our usage rules. And we will freely ban any commenters unwilling to abide by them.

Our comments are moderated so there may be a delay between the time when you submit your comment and the time when it appears.