take my case, for instance ...

By Diogenes (articles | Oct 20, 2007

"Can you imagine what kind of candidates we would attract to the U.S. Senate, for example, or to any other high-ranking political, corporate or academic office if a commitment to lifelong celibacy were an essential, non-negotiable requirement?"

-- Father Richard McBrien, addressing the Voice of the Faithful convention yesterday.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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  • Posted by: - Dec. 20, 2009 11:35 PM ET USA

    We have to fight this! Virginia cannot have the last word.

  • Posted by: peggyann - Dec. 19, 2009 1:21 AM ET USA

    The Father of Lies is hard at work and he has many, many children to feed. They lap it up and ask what's wrong with people in this society, never seeing their own part in it. People of the Lie, a great book by M. Scott Peck, M.D. (also The Road Less Traveled) explains it well.

  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 18, 2009 9:28 PM ET USA

    We old timers in the pro-life movement have been warning about this since R v W first was decided. We've been waiting and praying for the rest of the country to wake up, LISTEN and believe that we have not been exaggerating all along. We've always said that abortion might be legal but would never be safe, contrary to the slogan, and now studies are proving our claim but go unnoticed. Worldwide, we have aborted1 Billion, and fertility rates have plummeted; is endangered species status next?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 18, 2009 7:42 PM ET USA

    Ironically, the law itself is scientifically perverted in multiple ways. One way, of course, is that the placenta at the time of birth stops functioning, and the child must get its oxygen from the air, not the placental connection.

  • Posted by: Japheth - Dec. 17, 2009 11:06 PM ET USA

    Our society tolerates these gross incoherences in the same way that it tolerates the theological fiction that women can be priests and that homosexuality is normal.