By Diogenes (articles ) | January 23, 2006 6:21 PM
If you own elbow-length rubber gloves, a copy of Tanquerey's Theologia Moralis, and a surgical mask, you may wish to read Fr. Richard Leonard's review of Mary Poppins for Jesuits. On the other hand, you may not.
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Jan. 26, 2006 2:27 PM ET USA
Catolico, If you had said "If you are a human being inclined to *any* mortal sin, you risk going to Hell", I would agree with you more. Homosexual behavior is sinful, but so are cheating on taxes, adultery, perjury, etc. (Sometimes it seems that almost all human inclinations can lead to mortal sin. Free will can be a heavy burden sometimes — almost too heavy for some people.)
Posted by: -
Jan. 25, 2006 1:04 PM ET USA
Jchrysostom is right. When are we going to get a straight statement like: If you are an active homosexual you will go to hell if you don’t repent. If you are a person inclined to homosexuality, you risk going to hell. Simple
Posted by: -
Jan. 24, 2006 10:09 AM ET USA
The biggest assault is on the cowboy, a mythical American hero. Gays and their allies like to speculate that all artists and writers were gay or latent homosexuals. They say Whitman was gay, though he was married and had a family. Keats because he liked poetry, John Wayne was gay, Ronald Regan, Babe Ruth, George Washington, Achilles. Everyone is gay including cowboys all because of the narcissism of homosexuals. Sorry you are 1-3 % and no more. Lie all you want.
Posted by: Ignacio177 -
Jan. 24, 2006 6:42 AM ET USA
Would you like to take a guess as to what side of the buffet line Dickie Leonard lines up at? The fundamental problem is one of understanding what love is, what passions are, what will is and what charity is. One of the lamentations of the Society of Jesus in Europe is the lack of respect accorded to Philosophy since VCII. Jesuit formation which was famously humanistic and philosophic has been deformed. Now there are few professional philosophers and little philosophical study found in the newSJ
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Jan. 24, 2006 2:55 AM ET USA
The Church's own lack of resolve is to blame for much of this kind of patronizing, misleading drivel. No statement by the Church about homosexuality -- that it is ID -- fails to be followed hastily by a gushing emphasis on how homosexuals must be treated with dignity, respect, reverence, deference, as demi-gods, worthy souls all, and so on. The message is not so much diluted as utterly undermined by these desperate proclamations of conciliation.
Posted by: patriot6908 -
Jan. 23, 2006 7:54 PM ET USA
Seems a familiar strain in certain Catholic circles. Not unlike a couple of Catholic reviewers in the U.S. who gushed about "artistic" merit and such (rot?). A more perverse treatment on the issue of a "Catholic" response to active homosexuality can be found in that heterodox site of 8th Day Center for Justice in Chicago where they demand that we throw out our 5,000 year Judeo-Christian traditions in favor of the ever looney one proposed by the Community Renewal Society's Paul Sherry.
Posted by: normnuke -
Jan. 23, 2006 7:46 PM ET USA
An interesting thing about this movie and this review is that both are complete fiction. Proulx apparently ( say "apparently" because I have no knowledge of her orientation) is a straight woman who presents the "love" of gay men as just a wholesome variant of the love of a man and a woman. If you really want to know what gay love is--and what a puzzle it is--read a description of the goings-on in a gay bagno. For that you will really need the mask.