reconciled to reality
By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jun 26, 2006
As the Boston archdiocese prepares to shut down its adoption services, to avoid (or, to be more accurate, to cease) placing children with same-sex "married" couples, the head of Boston Catholic Charities reflects on the sad situation:
From this we can reasonably conclude that:
- placing needy children with homosexual couples-- which the Vatican describes as an act of violence toward those children-- would "serve the larger society."
- generally speaking, there's some tension between being a loyal Catholic and serving the larger society.
- this tension can usually be resolved by "reconciliation"-- rather than by, say, energetic preaching of the Gospel.
There are some people who think that the unapologetic pursuit of Catholic social teaching is a way of serving "the larger society." (And just by the way, what society is "larger" than the universal Church?)
- Ask yourself whether the quote above could possibly have tumbled from the lips of Mother Teresa.
- Ask yourself whether Mother Teresa would be comfortable today within the framework of Boston Catholic Charities.
- Now ask yourself why they should stop with the adoption services, when they could just close down the whole Catholic Charities operation?
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Feb. 04, 2011 3:48 PM ET USA
a 'new journalist' would just use the story as seed for a series!
Posted by: rpp -
Jan. 19, 2011 7:47 PM ET USA
Gosh, could a lawyer actually be trolling for clients? That would be unheard of. Come on uncle D., next you will be telling us that some lawyers follow ambulances!