The Call of (Human) Nature

Many who self-identify as “gay” are not shy about appealing to nature to justify their lifestyle. They often say, “I was born this way” or “It’s natural for me to feel attracted to members of the same sex.” What they mean is that they didn’t consciously choose their attractions, so they must be natural. And since they’re natural, they must be …

Reverencing Sex For Goodness’ Sake

What can we say to someone who refuses to acknowledge nature’s blueprint for sexual sanity? Someone who, like the character Skipper from the 2014 movie Madagascar Penguins, says, “You know what? I reject nature.” I answer that we should reverence nature’s blueprint for sex for goodness’ sake. And I don’t mean this in the idiomatic sense of expressing frustration, but …

The Consequences of Polygamy

Defenders of traditional marriage argue that redefining marriage to include same-sex unions undermines marital permanency (lifelong union) and exclusivity (only one spouse). If biological sex doesn’t matter, they argue, then why should duration and number? This is called a reductio ad absurdum argument. It attempts to show the absurd conclusions that legal recognition of same-sex marriage logically leads to, namely, …

Why Human Nature is Important When Evaluating Sexual Behavior

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are acts of “grave depravity” and are “intrinsically disordered” because they contradict the natural law (CCC 2357). The natural law, which is a moral law built into the nature of man discoverable by the natural light of human reason, has always been the basis for the Church’s teachings on sexual morality. But …

Moral Issues in the Public Debate: Abortion, Euthanasia & Homosexuality (Series)

To purchase one or more of these talks in dvd or audio format, please contact us at contact@divinechildinstitute.com. Talk 1 of 3:  Abortion – In this talk, Karlo shows the insanity of the Roe v. Wade decision and presents the truth of the Church’s position on the dignity of life. PART I: PART II: Talk 2 of 3:  Euthanasia – In this …