Commonweal on the Hermeneutic of Continuity

There’s lots of nostalgia for the Catholic past, especially in the area of liturgy, says Commonweal blogger Cathleen Kaveny (John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law and Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame). And this has her worried. There’s plenty to complain about in contemporary culture. Nonetheless, I worry about the upswing…

The Beauty, Truth, and Goodness of Sexuality as God Created It

In discussions about legalization of homosexual “marriage,” its proponents say that Christian teaching on marriage as the exclusive, permanent, and fruitful union of a man and a woman is analagous to segregation and to chattel slavery, and will be universally recognized as such in another twenty years. They snidely point to broken homes, unfaithful spouses,…

Speaking Truth to Power

The National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries met in San Diego last week and got a surprise: Bishop Jaime Soto, coadjutor bishop of Sacramento, “courageously but gently” reminded them of Christian teaching on human sexuality. “Sexual relations between people of the same sex can be alluring for homosexuals, but it deviates from…