Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

a fleeting obsession

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Nov 14, 2006

Overwrought yet again because of the manifold evil done by the Catholic Church, the Boston Globe's James Carroll wrote in a column published on Monday:

When public crises are defined by an immoral American war, universal cuts in social services, violence among young people, resurgent nuclear arsenals, rising global inequity, unprecedented jeopardy of the earth itself, why are the bishops obsessed with this particular question?
The question to which Carroll referred was homosexuality. You know all those public statements the Catholic bishops have made recently, condemning homosexual acts? What? You don't remember hearing any? Never mind; Carroll does.

Again, that column was on Monday. Now on Tuesday, the front page of the Globe carries the leading headline: "Bishops Call for Change on Iraq Policy." Good to know that they've overcome that obsession.

Good to know, too, that the State Department will have the benefit of advice from the American bishops, whose value as strategic thinkers is already established.

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