On Gay Marriage: Vatican Tells Catholics to be Catholic

The Vatican chose the last day of July to release a major statement on the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching about homosexual marriage [See the document]. Guess what? The Church is against it. The document, entitled “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons,” was released by the Congregation for the Defense of the Faith, and carries the full authority of the Roman magisterium and the approval of Pope John Paul II.

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UC Berkeley Study: Conservatives are Nuts!

The Mohler family went to California for vacation this year, and had the authentic Left Coast experience. Yes, that’s right. Dear old Dad dragged the family to the University of California at Berkeley in order to visit the bookstores and see the campus. The experience will not soon be forgotten. Street ‘artists’ shouted obscenities as we walked along the sidewalks. The sights and smells of the street were a bit too biological for my taste. I even took my teenage daughter into Revolution Books, which is still keeping the flame alive, selling the latest volumes by Marx and Mao at retail. She was not impressed.

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New Study: The Media Push Homosexuality

The rapid advance of the homosexual agenda would have been impossible without eager encouragement from the news and entertainment media. NBC’s “Boy Meets Boy” and Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” now join NBC’s “Will and Grace” in celebrating homosexual eroticism as normal and attractive. Julia Duin of The Washington Times claims that “an almost casual acceptance of homosexuality pervades the media.” [See her article]

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Will Episcopalians Elect a Gay Bishop?

A gathering of Episcopalians generally does not look too threatening. This is pretty much a Brooks Brothers group, whose church conventions look tame and quiet compared to their low church brothers and sisters. But not this year.

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Deciphering ‘The Da Vinci Code’

The summer publishing season seems always to include a thriller that leaps to the top of the best-seller charts and stays there until the fall–when readers get serious and return to school and work. The Da Vinci Code is this year’s winner, sitting at the top of the Amazon.com ratings this week and listed at second place in the New York Times hardcover fiction list. The book was on the top of that list last week, and it has made the list for 18 straight weeks. Not bad for a book with a seemingly unmanageable mix of plot structure, conspiracy theories, and mountains of detail about Catholic orders, renaissance art, theological heresy, and theoretical mathematics. Hooked yet?

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