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Featured Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | 3 Comments | Updated on Oct 9, 2012

Is It All About Hormones?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/hormones/

Sometimes everywhere I turn, the story line seems to pivot on hormones. Recently the Boys Scouts denied Ryan Anderson, a gay 17 year-old the rank of Eagle Scout because “he does not meet scouting’s membership standard on sexual orientation.”  Last April, Jennifer Tyrrell, a lesbian parent in Ohio, was forced out as a den mother… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jan 25, 2012

Why Does Archbishop Nienstedt Believe Jesus Was Obsessed With Sex and Not Injustice?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/why-does-archbishop-nienstedt-believe-jesus-was-obsessed-with-sex-and-not-injustice/

A few weeks ago John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote a widely publicized letter to a priest threatening to strip him of his “ministerial assignments” if he spoke out against a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. In addition to banning dissent the Archbishop directed parishes to form committees to work… Continue reading

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Article filed under The Public Good, The Public Good News | Written by David Morris | 4 Comments | Updated on Jan 5, 2012

What is the Moral Standing of the Catholic Church?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/what-is-the-moral-standing-of-the-catholic-church/

When a totalitarian regime aids and abets the rape of tens of thousands of children one would expect it to be shunned by governments and citizens alike.  And any statements it might issue on matters of morality accorded no respect. Why should we make an exception when the regime is the Catholic Church? That the… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Jun 30, 2004

Devil in the Details

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/devil-in-the-details/

Devil in the Details by David Morris Originally published in Alternet, June 30, 2004 In mid June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) weighed in on the growing controversy about whether bishops should deny Communion, one of the Church’s holiest rites, to politicians. “The question has been raised as to whether the denial of… Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2003

The Totalitarian Pope

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/the-totalitarian-pope/

The Totalitarian Pope by David Morris Originally published on Alternet, October 20, 2003 Last week John Paul II celebrated the 25th anniversary of his pontificate to thunderous applause by many conservatives. The Weekly Standard’s David Brooks argues in his new column in the New York Times that the Pope deserved the Nobel Peace Prize. The… Continue reading