Social change cannot be shifted into reverse by fiat, even by papal fiat.
Moral truth cannot be shifted into reverse by fiat, even by Boston Globe fiat.
The march toward equal rights for gay and lesbian couples will not stop for religious leaders of any denomination who exercise narrow selectivity in their embrace of social justice.
In New Hampshire, a gay priest has been elected a bishop in the Episcopal Church, a reflection of greater societal acceptance of homosexuality even as the church debates his confirmation. In Boston, an intolerant friar today will be elevated to archbishop, a commentary on the homophobia that still pervades the Roman Catholic Church.
The Intolerant Friar sounds like a great mystery book title to me. Just to bad that this writer does not tolerate the new Bishop of Boston. This article is a commentary on the Romeaphobia that still pervades the Boston Globe. Since they always refer to us as the “Roman” Catholic Church I think the term I just coined “Romeaphobia” is apt.