Eighty percent of faculty and staff at the four San Francisco archdiocese high schools subject to the archbishop's new moral strictures have signed a petition rejecting his additions to the handbook for the next school year.
The Rev. Justin Hoye, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kansas City: Twenty years ago this summer at an academic camp, I was asked to list all the things I wanted to do in life. At the top of my list: to be a father.
Elder Donald D. Deshler, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: I have witnessed the power of prayer repeatedly throughout my life. There is no doubt, whatsoever, that God hears and answers our prayers.
CHICAGO – When North Side Lakeview neighborhood youths Ariana Handelman and Marc Luban have their bat and bar mitzvahs this fall and turn 13, they won’t celebrate with an extravagant party at a hotel or country club.
Elder Donald D. Deshler of the Seventy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: We learn in this parable that God permits both wheat (the good crop) and tares (the weeds) to grow together until the time of the harvest (the final judgment).
“We’ve lost the real Jesus – or at least exchanged him for a newer, safer, sanitized, ineffectual one,” Jefferson Bethke writes. “We claim Jesus is our homeboy, but sometimes we look more like the people Jesus railed against.”