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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Denver Archbishop Chaput on "the teachings of Jesus Christ"

"In his written statement Tuesday, Chaput said the parents of Catholic school students are expected to agree with church beliefs, including those forbidding sex between anyone other than married, heterosexual couples. 'The church cannot change these teachings because, in the faith of Catholics, they are the teachings of Jesus Christ,' he said."

The teachings of the magisterium, yes.  But the teachings of Jesus Christ?  I didn't realize that Jesus had anything to say about same-sex unions.  What Gospel passages am I overlooking?

And does the archbishop intend to exclude children whose parents practice contraception?  Children whose parents are divorced and remarried?  Or just children whose parents are a same-sex couple--and if so, why? 


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