The thought of lifting this proscription is a modern phenomenon, and would have brought disbelief, disdain, and condemnation from those who established our Armed Forces. Public discussions concerning homosexuality are a purely recent phenomenon; it was long considered too morally abhorrent and reprehensible to openly discuss. Consider, for example, the legal works of James Wilson, a signer both of the Declaration and the Constitution and appointed by President Washington as an original Justice on the U.
Father Edward L. Beck, C. Father Beck is also a chaplain to the incarcerated in both a state and federal prison.
The two did not quite square. Between the spoken address and the published account, something crucial was omitted and something ugly added. As can happen with Fr.
Father Beck's column begins as follows: "I have heard some of my parishioners say that they don't feel treated as adults by a Church they perceive as paternalistic and patriarchal. They complain that the Church intrudes into places it is not needed or welcomed — like the bedroom, for example. Father Beck should have at least refuted via his column the anti-Catholic sentiment that "some" of his parishioners exhibited. To claim that Holy Mother Church "intrudes into places it is not needed or welcomed" is to God's Church.
A very large body of social science research going back decades has documented the vital and unique role of mothers and of fathers in childhood development. These studies have also demonstrated the negative psychological, educational, and social effects on children who have been deprived of growing up in a home with both biological parents who are married to each other. A very brief summary of findings on the mothers' unique and crucial role in childhood development would include these points:.
The sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church took yet another turn this week when statements by the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, second only to Pope Benedict, linked pedophilia to homosexuality. Bertone said: "Many psychologists, many psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relationship between celibacy and pedophilia, but many others have demonstrated that there is a relationship between homosexuality and pedophilia. France, where an estimated 60 percent of the population is Catholic, became the first country to officially dismiss the remarks when foreign ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told reporters, "This is unacceptable linkage and we condemn this.
March 25,the Feast of the Annunciation, felt like the longest day of my life. Shortly before the ceremony, a young reporter from the local newspaper interviewed me. She noted that I had been outspoken on many social issues and particularly supportive of the L.
P ete Buttigieg, the year-old upstart Democratic presidential candidate and mayor of South Bend, Ind. It is morally one of the best things in my life. Being married to Chasten makes me a better person.