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Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

Do these accusations levied against the bishop hold water? No. This well-written column by John Carpay, president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms makes this abundantly clear. 

Read the article yourself and make your own decision by clicking on the link below.
Calgary Catholic Bishop Fred Henry branded 'hateful' by mother of transgendered

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  1. Bishop Henry said

    "Since homosexuality, adultery, prostitution and pornography undermine the foundations of the family, the basis of society, then the State must use its coercive power to proscribe or curtail them in the interests of the common good."

    I may not agree with some of those actions but using the state to curtain homosexuality and adultery is not acceptable in a free society. One can discuss prostitution and pornography especially in the context of how people are exploited and abused by those industries but the government should not tell people what their sexuality should be. That's was done in the past, it will not happen again.

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    1. Michael: True enough. But I think it's equally true that the government cannot tell the Church what is acceptable religious doctrine or force it to do something that contravenes doctrine, dogma, or discipline. This is the point that +Henry is making. It's really just another example of the goose/gander argument imho.

      Fr. Tim

      P.S. Almost finished 15 Dogs. Great read. Thanks for suggesting it.

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    2. That sentence he left out of subsequent statements so I think he agrees too.

      I believe it was Cardinal Spellman in the 60's who was asked if he wanted the government to keep contraception restricted remarked that he didn't need the government to enforce Catholic morality.

      Whether one agrees with homosexuality or not I can understand how rightly upset some people would be when someone in a position of authority says that the private actions of someone they care about undermines society.

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      I'm glad you liked 15 Dogs. It was a fascinating commentary on humans using the minds of dogs. I used to live near High Park where the dogs started out and now live right near where the book ends. That made it very real

      I read "All the Things we cannot See" and it was wonderful. My wife gave me that book for Christmas as she wanted to read it herself but wanted me to read it ahead of time to make sure it wasn't too gruesome. It wasn't and I highly recommended it to her.

      Last year a friend gave her "Boys in the Boat" and I loved it. She hasn't read it yet despite my insistence.

      I'm switching to reading a few history books. SPQR is due in from the library this week and I hope to start reading it by the weekend.

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