Posts tagged "gay"

Pope Francis on abortion, gays and same-sex marriage in the context of Catholic social teaching

Some commentators who have hailed Pope Francis’ supposed rejection on the church’s “pre-occupation with doctrine,” (i.e. abortion, gays, same-sex marriage)  have revealed a deep and troubling ignorance or misunderstanding of Catholic social teachings. The church always has been welcoming of all people, following Christ’s example of hanging out with sinners and speaking out for the... Read more »

Study: Gay couple parenting, not so hot for the kids

Chicago First Ward Ald.Proco “Joe” Moreno‘s attempt to keep a fast-food chain out of his Northwest Side ward because the company’s boss opposes gay marriage is so patently unconstitutional that it hardly merits discussion. But ignoring this stunning assault on two First Amendment rights gives it undeserved credence. By trying to block a Chick-fil-A restaurant... Read more »

Wonder why the Catholic Church says marriage is only for a man and a woman?

If you want to be closed-minded about it, then skip the rest of this. America’s Catholic Bishops have established a new website, “Marriage: Unique for a Reason,” to help explain the church’s position. You might not agree, but at least it will explain a position that in today’s culture is considered to be divisive, if... Read more »
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Illinois lied about civil union law; a lesson for other states

Anti-Catholic bigots can stop reading here because the following comes from a Catholic blog. The open-minded can continue to read. When a bill creating civil unions in Illinois was signed by Governor Pat Quinn in January, sponsors and activists for the law agreed that its provisions would not affect religious social service or adoption agencies.... Read more »

Gay marriage across the land: Not so darn fast

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York proves that it’s no longer an issue in the United States, right? Gay marriage will eventually, but certainly, become widely accepted everywhere, right? Not if the American people have anything to say about it. So far, the question has been put directly to American voters 31... Read more »

Former Loyola Academy head removed from ministry for 'inappropriate relationship'

Good for the Jesuits, even though it’s a decade or two late. Presumably, his relationship was with a minor male, because the school was an all-boys school during the priest’s tenure. I don’t understand why this point was left out of the information provided by the Jesuits; has it now prohibited even for Catholics to... Read more »
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Gay men can't give blood?

I didn’t know that until reading that a bunch of senators, including our own Dick Durbin and  Roland Burris, have asked the Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban. We’ll now have an outbreak of rhetoric like we years ago when we debated the right of privacy versus the common good.  According to the Philadelphia... Read more »

Andy Martin, on the loose again

Anthony Robert Martin-Trigona, until he turned the name into a liability and morphed into  Andy Martin, is at it again. This time he has run a radio ad quoting a couple of folks suggesting that U.S. Republican senate candidate Mark Kirk is homosexual, or at least Andy Martin. Candidate again surrounds himself with homosexuals. (A transcript... Read more »

Oak Park is no place for speech that gays don't like

Every time a parent complains about a reading list that requires a child to read a book the Buzz Cafe parent finds objectionable, there’s a hue and cry about censorship. “We should be able to listen to every point of view,” free speech advocates say, and indeed they’re right. (Although it’s a different matter when... Read more »
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Daley backs business set-asides for gay-owned firms

Here’s the Tribune’s story: Mayor Richard Daley said today he would support an effort to give preferential treatment in city contracting to businesses owned by gays and lesbians. The city already sets aside a portion of contracts for businesses owned by blacks, Hispanics, Asians and women. Now Ald. Thomas Tunney (44th), the City Council’s openly... Read more »
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