Marijuana, Morality, and the Mind

April 20, 2017

So, it’s 4/20, which is like some kind of holy day for pot smokers. Thus, it seems like a good time to deal with the question: is it a sin to smoke Marijuana?  Once upon a time, it was illegal everywhere and so the answer was easy: it’s sinful to break the law, so it would sinful to smoke an illegal substance.  In recent years, however, a number of states legalized…


The Colors of Reality

March 15, 2017

“The world is not black and white!”  This is a claim you will hear often if try to argue about morality, especially if you venture into some of the hot topics in Church teaching.  Interestingly enough, these almost always have something to with sexuality, but that is a post for another time.  For now, let’s think about the comparison of our moral lives to color. Believe it or not, not everyone…