Have pity on us right-wing neo-fundamentalist Opus Dei-style Catholics, the ones fully supportive of (to use a Mark Shea descriptor) Pope Monstro the Medieval One and the rush back to the Dark Ages. You see, Joe, many of us, whether we act out of fear or ignorance, animus or bigotry, would like to temper our aversion to “Gay Spirituality” (is it like Ignatian spirituality? Franciscan? Carmelite?), but we have had to face the fact that, alas, we have been born this way—born homophobes—and at any rate to ask us to be other than who we are and to suppress what gives our lives the most profound joy (i.e. promoting anti-gay policies, policies of hatred and exclusion) would be to limit our self-fulfillment in an intolerably intolerant manner. You seem to have attained a high degree of enlightenment, so I hope your spiritual universe is wide enough for more than one dogmatic position on the issue of homosexuality (i.e. that it’s swell, and all who disagree are WRONG!). All we ask is that you tolerate our diversity.
The above is a Comment in this discussion.
Let’s pray for Madonna and for Tony Ciccone. Let’s pray that one day she’ll find the approval in her father’s eyes…and in her Father’s eyes. If the Material Girl ever finds herself in the Father’s house, she’ll find the true virginity she’s mocked all along and she won’t mind a Papa who preaches.
From H E R E.
Truong said he has been at the church day and night, so emotional he can’t even work. He believes the tears are a sign.
“There’s a big event in the future – earthquake, flood, a disease,” Truong said. “We’re very sad.”
“I think that it’s incredible. It’s a miracle. Why is she doing it? Is it something bothering her?” asked Maria Vasquez, 35, who drove with her parents and three children from Stockton, about 50 miles south of Sacramento.
A GOVERNMENT agency is launching an inquiry into doctors’ reports that up to 50 babies a year are born alive after botched National Health Service abortions.
The investigation, by the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH), comes amid growing unease among clinicians over a legal ambiguity that could see them being charged with infanticide.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, which regulates methods of abortion, has also mounted its own investigation.
Its guidelines say that babies aborted after more than 21 weeks and six days of gestation should have their hearts stopped by an injection of potassium chloride before being delivered. In practice, few doctors are willing or able to perform the delicate procedure.
On a much lighter note, here’s one you may have missed over the holiday weekend.