In contrast to the rest of the writers for the National Catholic Reporter, John Allen Jr. turns in a good column on Humanae Vitae for the New York TImes.
A reader points to the comment section at Commonweal on this article. Pretty sad that a reporter being faithful to Church teaching is so derided.
I am a bit surprised that John Allen’s Sunday Times op-ed has not yet occasioned comment at dotCom. I found it disappointing and, at points, quite strange-I’ll try to say more about why later. In the meantime, pop over to Pontifications for David Gibson’s astute analysis:
Yes not being a dissident on contraception is “disappointing” and “quite strange” for the Commonweal crowd. I guess following Vatican II and giving “Religious submission of mind and of will” to this teaching is not for “thinking” Catholics. David Gibson’s astute analysis is nothing of the kind but pablum. When you have to refer to Steinfell and McBrien you know you are on shaky ground.