I've been busy posting elsewhere today; I thought I'd have some time to post tonight, but we're getting things ready for some tile work to be done tomorrow (necessary bath repairs and a kitchen backsplash--the fun part!). So I've run out of time to compose something new.
Instead, I'd like to share my other posts from the past couple of days, some of which you may have already seen.
This week's guest post at Creative Minority Report, which went up today, is about a much less controversial topic than last week's post. I wrote about the way dioceses and parishes keep putting up hoops in the way of faithful Catholics who want to receive the sacraments for themselves or for their children. While I understand that the problem involves the many people who show up expecting sacraments for their kids when they aren't practicing Catholics and haven't set foot inside a church door since their own baptisms or some such thing, the reality is that the hoops tend to penalize the faithful without significantly impeding the less-serious Catholics out there. The post is here:
In addition there have been a few posts put up at the Coalition for Clarity blog. These first two are about the situation that developed on Raymond Arroyo's program at EWTN, in which guest Mark Thiessen insisted that waterboarding was not torture and that coercive interrogation's potential evils fall under the Catholic principle of double effect. They are:
Scandal: EWTN and pro-torture interview
Mark Thiessen--prove it
This last one, which I posted earlier this evening, highlights an essay posted at the Christian Science Monitor in which torture survivors unhesitatingly condemn all torture as immoral:
What do the survivors think of torture?
Posting may be a bit spotty over the next few days. Your patience as always is greatly appreciated!