Deed, not Words, Gentlemen As Fr. Rob Johansen points out, Bp. Wilton Gregory is appearing to have trouble walking the talk. Nothing will be more tragic than a good beginning followed by the normal recourse to Business as Usual. George Neumayr is waaaaaay more critical of Bp. Gregory than I would be. He seems to [Read More...]

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On the down side The bishops are trotting out the Usual Suspects to give the blah blah on psychology, etc, just as if they weren’t the deeply discredited people whose advice the bishops foolishly followed to set Geoghan loose to prey on more kids. Philip Lawler also notes, presciently: Omigosh! Scott Appleby has just gone [Read More...]

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If only women could be teachers. If only teachers could marry. None of this would happen. [Read more...]

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Thank God! I don’t get EWTN and so have not had access to the actual words of the conference. But I am mightily cheered by the forthright and clear acknowledgement of responsibility by Bp. Gregory. The Penance that is necessary here is not the obligation of the Church at large in the United States, but [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29958.html

Jesuit. Figures. “Homosexuals have a ‘unique experience of suffering,’ ‘deeper inner lives’ and ‘more creativity’ than heterosexuals.” How do they measure things like this? [Read more...]

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Okay, I can buy this If the bishops actually get serious about following these recommendations and verrrry carefully screening those who experience same sex attraction, I can go along with these recommendations. As I say, the goal is faithful, chaste priests, not “taking down homosexuals”. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/06/29960.html

Now this is handy! All the presentations at the Bishops Confab are being put on line as the day progresses. Check back regularly! That way you don’t have to rely on us bloggers to paraphrase ‘em. [Read more...]

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My children are splashing and playing in the little plastic wading pool outside my window Life, despite its vicissitudes, is very good. [Read more...]

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Mike Hardy, struggling to pretend that there is not a media-imposed blackout on the fact that the Situation is all about homosexual abuse, writes: The fact that the media aren’t unanimous in forcing your conclusions about this fact down America’s throat doesn’t mean they aren’t reporting it – or that they aren’t reporting that many [Read More...]

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Here’s a sign of hope! [Read more...]

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Rob Johansen has a Blog! EIEIO! [Read more...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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C.S. Lewis says somewhere… If you will not obey the higher law, you will be compelled to obey lower ones. If you don’t obey the higher law of prudence by watching your step on an icy day, you will be compelled to obey the lower law of gravity. The bishops have failed to obey the [Read More...]

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Amazing passages from an amazing article The Rev. Cliff Garner, 36, associate priest at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Dallas, openly expressed his sexual appetite for Hispanic men in one message posted in the chat room Web site, called “St. Sebastian’s Angels,” on Nov. 22, 1999. “I’ve been away for the week attending the [Read More...]

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We’re not fighting “terror”, we’re fighting Radical Islam [Read more...]

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One more and then (hopefully) I’m done Homosexual abuse is but the most extreme manifestation of a much bigger problem. It is the larger problem that must be dealt with. My suggestion of not ordaining any homosexuals in future is simply a particular way of approach to the “presenting symptom”. It is not at all [Read More...]

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Egad! Gribbles in the Seawall! [Read more...]

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A response I can respect One fun aspect of the “comments” feature is watching my readers duke it out about various things. It saves me the trouble of having to answer everything myself, for which I am grateful since I have a life. One reader makes the amazing allegation that the “entire” purpose of my [Read More...]

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More “hate” bunkum A reader comments below: While no one here may consider themselves advocating hatred against gays, the end result of agreeing with statements and positions marking gays as “objectively disordered,” that argue for a restriction on their rights “in order to protect the common good” and beliefs that, if gay people are open [Read More...]

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But then again, Kathy Shaidle makes so much of what I have to say superfluous If I had any confidence at all that the gay community was not even more intensely interested in obfuscation, denial and cover up than the bishops, I would stop making such a loud clamor. But the fact is, I don’t [Read More...]

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John McGuiness offers his views on the “hate” claim that Veni Sancte Spiritus levels against those who think ordaining homosexuals is probably unwise. He basically praises it with faint damns. He writes: Shea has helped create an environment people feel free to express and state the worst stereotypes about gays. and adds Shea would say [Read More...]

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