Tuesday, March 9, 2010

News You Need To Know

Well, maybe you don't NEED to know it, but you may WANT to know it.
All in how it is marketed...right??!!

**Quite a controversy is brewing in Denver and, as is usually the case, Archbishop Chaput continues to be one of the best teaching shepherds in the Church today and explains it all.  In a recent column he explains why the children of a same-sex couple cannot attend Catholic schools.  A snip:
The Church does not claim that people with a homosexual orientation are “bad,” or that their children are less loved by God. Quite the opposite. But what the Church does teach is that sexual intimacy by anyone outside marriage is wrong; that marriage is a sacramental covenant; and that marriage can only occur between a man and a woman. These beliefs are central to a Catholic understanding of human nature, family and happiness, and the organization of society. The Church cannot change these teachings because, in the faith of Catholics, they are the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The policies of our Catholic school system exist to protect all parties involved, including the children of homosexual couples and the couples themselves. Our schools are meant to be “partners in faith” with parents. If parents don’t respect the beliefs of the Church, or live in a manner that openly rejects those beliefs, then partnering with those parents becomes very difficult, if not impossible. It also places unfair stress on the children, who find themselves caught in the middle, and on their teachers, who have an obligation to teach the authentic faith of the Church. Continue Reading.
**Please pray for those suffering and dying from cancer, including my sister and The Internet Monk.

**Cardinal Levada explains what ecumenism is and isn't.

**Lastly, an article that tells us why life is worth so little in Japan.

1 comment:

John said...

Just saw this on CNN this afternoon. It's another reason for me to not watch their drivel.