A priest resigns in protest of the RCC’s stance on gay priests. I don’t get it. Skylstad says the directive applies to heterosexuals, too. Why are these homosexuals upset? Earlier post about priest leaving over sex issues.
Archive for November, 2005
Great news! I’m a blogger/writer. That makes me the creative sort, right? This is like a license to fornicate: Talk about creativity. Professional artists and poets hook up with two or three times as many sex partners as other people, new research indicates. Now I just need to get my wife to accept it.
From the opening lines of a Leonard Pitts syndicated column: Perhaps you remember white flight. That is, of course, the term for what happened in the ’60s when blacks, newly liberated from legal segregation, began fanning out from the neighborhoods to which they’d once been restricted. Traumatized at the thought of living in proximity to […]
Another feel-good story for the holiday season: Alaska inmates at a prison work farm are taking on a new assignment: butchering the meat of moose struck by trains each winter along 68 miles of track. The meat will be processed by prisoners at the Point MacKenzie Correctional Farm, then distributed to soup kitchens and other […]
The Roman Catholic Church is preparing to abolish limbo, the place between heaven and hell reserved for the souls of children who die before they have been baptised. I’m not qualified to write on the intricate theological issues of unbaptized infants, but I know enough to realize that the following statement from the same article […]
Mark Brumley at Ignatius Insight Scoop also offers insight about Lewis’ views about translating Narnia onto the screen. Excerpt: Now, is it correct to say that Lewis opposed a screen adaptation of the Chronicles of Narnia? Yes and no. He speaks against a TV version of The Magician’s Nephew and therefore, we can suppose, of […]
Mark Brumley at Ignatius Insight has a thoughtful essay about C.S. Lewis, with an emphasis on Lewis’ Christianity and position toward Rome (for the latter, scroll toward the bottom).
During the past twenty-five years, study after study has shown that seriously ill patients who are prayed for–including those who don’t know about these prayers–fare better than those who are not prayed for. The man who has done the most to integrate the results of these studies, Dr. Larry Dossey, former chief of staff at […]
Anyone else feel nauseous? For his daughter’s coming-of-age celebration last weekend, multimillionaire Long Island defense contractor David H. Brooks booked two floors of the Rainbow Room, hauled in concert-ready equipment, built a stage, installed special carpeting, outfitted the space with Jumbotrons and arranged command performances by everyone from 50 Cent to Tom Petty to Aerosmith. […]
The New York Times has a good piece this morning about Southern universities’ dilemma: Do they ditch Confederate imagery in an attempt to attract a broader base of students, with the result that alumni and donors close their pocket books, or do they keep the imagery? I found this quote ironic: “The issue that all […]
The companion piece to the new directive: The Vatican newspaper said on Tuesday that homosexuality risked “destabilizing people and society”, had no social or moral value and could never match the importance of the relationship between a man and a woman. The remarks were contained in a long commentary published to accompany the official release […]
The usual suspects are up to no good again. WaPo Link. The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said yesterday that under a new Vatican directive on homosexuality, men with a lasting attraction to members of the same sex can still be ordained as priests, as long as they are not “consumed by” […]