Usually the average parish bulletin "pastor’s page" is… well… suboptimal.
But not at the little parish St. John’s on the east side of St. Paul, MN where the mighty Fr. George Welzbacher is pastor.
He has a highly crafted Pastor’s Page with frank commentary on current events.
From his 20 June offering we find this excerpt (his emphases):
The liberal media (now blatantly anti-Christian) will of course have none of this. [Fr. W is talking about the importance of traditional fatherhood….] The latest issue (July-August, 2010) of The Atlantic"The End of Men: How Women Are Taking Control of Everything". The thesis of the cover story is reinforced with a concurrent short article entitled "Are Fathers Necessary?" The author of this short article, one Pamela Paul, an "authority" on parenting-her most recent book is called Parenting, Inc.-sums up her "take" on the current social scene with these words of comfort: "The bad news for Dad is that despite common perception, there’s nothing objectively essential about his contribution. The good news is, we’ve gotten used to him." (Earlier in her short essay she cites the sociologist Judith Stacey and the demographer Timothy Biblarz to the effect that "Two [lesbian] women who chose to become parents together seemed to provide a double dose [undoubtedly so!] of a middle-class ‘feminine’ approach to parenting". Stacey and Biblarz, Ms. Paul notes further, are agreed that : "based strictly on the published science, one could argue that two women parent better on average than a woman and a man, or at least than a woman and a man with a traditional division of family labor."
So there! Thank heaven for "published science"!
I want to loop you back into this as well.