Deacon Jim Russell

June 26, 2015

Dear SCOTUS: Your Concupiscence Is Showing

“Sin makes you stupid” is probably the most artless—but truthful–way to say it. On two consecutive days, some of the most important leaders in our land […]
June 23, 2015

Keeping Track of Truths: Why Catechism Doesn’t Equal ‘Magisterium’

Mistaking Catechism for Magisterium Have you read Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si”? As a product of the papal magisterium, are we Catholics obligated out of obedience […]
June 3, 2015

‘Jenner’ Ideology: An Embrace of Evil, A Cry for Help

The recent “Vanity Fair” cover featuring Bruce Jenner posing as “Caitlyn” is something none of us will ever be able to un-see. This singular airbrushed, photo-shopped […]
May 5, 2015

Orientation Change You Can Believe In

I’m sure that many of us took great solace in the recent words of the Obama Administration’s Valerie Jarrett, reassuring us all of their concern for […]
April 29, 2015

‘Civil’ Marriage Does Not Exist

If we Catholics ever hope to convince supporters of same-sex “marriage” that it isn’t real, we first have to convince ourselves that “civil marriage” is just […]
April 23, 2015

Is Friendship the Greatest Love?

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  (John 15:13) This famous phrase from Jesus has gotten much attention from […]
April 8, 2015

Taking ‘Species Dysphoria’ Seriously

For some, this post might seem either frivolous or ludicrous. Anything but serious. But I’m going to take this seriously. I’m also employing some level of […]
March 9, 2015

Ten Reasons Why I’m Not a ‘Straight’ Catholic (Part Two)

  To read “Ten Reasons Why I’m Not a ‘Straight’ Catholic (Part One), click here.    6. Even before I was married, I wasn’t “straight.” In […]