Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sharp Rebuke

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a sharp rebuke Wednesday of a book by two Creighton University theologians, saying it contradicts church positions on homosexuality, premarital sex and birth control, among other issues.

The conference noted that at one point, "The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology" asserts "some homosexual acts may be morally right."

"The authors insist that the moral theology of the Catholic tradition dealing with sexual matters is now as a whole obsolete and inadequate and that it must be re-founded on a different basis," the conference's 23-page statement says.

The book was written by Todd Salzman, chairman of the Creighton's Department of Theology, and Michael Lawler, professor emeritus at the Jesuit university in Omaha. It won a Catholic Press Award last year.

I hope the Conference turns its attention to our own USF situation and other Catholic Universities that seem to promote homosexuality.

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