In his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, Pope Paul VI predicted that “a man who grows accustomed to the use of contraceptive methods may forget the reverence due to a woman.” By “disregarding her physical and emotional equilibrium,” the Pope wrote, man would eventually view woman as a being who doesn’t deserve care and affection.
Shockingly, a similar line of thinking was expressed by... More
Would-be Pope Nicholas VI, Nick Kristof let us know that “we are all nuns,” and certain Church doctrines don’t matter if you do some charity work.
His first three graphs are nearly stellar.
CATHOLIC nuns are not the prissy traditionalists of caricature. No, nuns rock!
They were the first feminists, earning Ph.D.’s or working as surgeons long before it was fashionable for women ... More
New York Parakeet Cage Liner columnist Nick Kristof opened his column thusly:
I MAY not be as theologically sophisticated as American bishops, but I had thought that Jesus talked more about helping the poor than about banning contraceptives.
And it didn’t get better from there.
More important than aspirin.
The rest basically assumes that people have sex with the same frequency as they get ... More
I’m not the world’s biggest Tim Tebow fan. His faith is great, but I’m of the opinion that it’s more “par for the course,” and I don’t think it healthy to swoon over someone for simply doing what they ought to be doing. Makes that which is simply right seem extraordinary. If you’re impressed, join him in witnessing to the joy that is in you on accou... More
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On Monday my father canon lawyer Ed Peters was interviewed by Michael Chapman of Cybercast News on the eligibility of New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to receive Communion.
Yesterday Thomas Kaplan of the New York Times picked up the story but, inexplicably, wrote “Dr. Peters declined a request for an interview” in the story.
Here’s my father̵... More