Tuesday, June 5, 2007

re: "A Betrothal Proposal"

On the front cover of the June 2007 U.S. Catholic is posed the question, "Are cohabiting Catholics always 'living in sin'?" There has to be some sort of trick, right? They're probably meaning "cohabit" in the sense of sharing a home (like any family members), rather than in the sense of "living together" - right?

I took the bait & bought the magazine. To make a long story short, "A Betrothal Proposal" <http://uscatholic.claretians.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=12369&news_iv_ctrl=0&abbr=usc_&JServSessionIdr010=s52fnmk5w1.app1a> actually argues for Church sanctioning of certain de facto unions! All the more disturbing is that the authors teach theology at Creighton University in Omaha - home to the fabulous, fabulous Pope Paul VI Institute.


In my email to U.S. Catholic, I cc'd Archbishop Curtiss of Omaha. I am still absolutely amazed by Archbishop Curtiss' response:

This is Archbishop Curtiss' own letter to U.S. Catholic:




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