SEX AND GENDER….Charles Curran, a Catholic priest who argued for more liberal interpretations of church doctrine during the 60s and 70s, was banned from teaching Catholic theology in 1986. Here’s his account in the LA Times today:
Cardinal Ratzinger ? now Pope Benedict XVI ? told the Catholic University of America to revoke my license to teach theology because of my “repeated refusal to accept what the church teaches.”
I was fired. It was the first time an American Catholic theologian had been censured in this way. At issue was my dissent from church teachings on “the indissolubility of consummated sacramental marriage, abortion, euthanasia, masturbation, artificial contraception, premarital intercourse and homosexual acts,” according to their final document to me.
That’s par for the course. Six out of seven of those items are related to sex and gender. In the end, that’s what it’s always about, isn’t it?