Just when I think I’ve successfully gotten away, the Fishwrap keeps pulling me back in to its feverswamp.
This from Daniel P. Horan (aka The Horan of Babylon):
Why Catholics should use preferred gender pronouns and names
His deeply thought through piece suggests this is appropriate for Catholics because God changed the names of Abraham and Sarah, Saul became Paul, and because sometimes people call him “Dan”.
I am not making this up.
He connects resistance to such a practice to transphobia and the way the Chinese are persecuting the Uyghurs and how slave owners named their slaves.
In short, if you don’t use gender neutral pronouns, you are committing a human rights violation.
This is so wierd that you will be tempted to re-read parts just to be sure he really wrote it and then let people see it.
The Horan hints at rude behaviour by refusing to address clergy properly:
Perhaps some kind of nonviolent civil (or maybe better put, ecclesial) disobedience might help our fellow Christians — especially those in positions of leadership and authority in the church — get a taste of their own medicine and experience a small piece of the shame, disrespect and dehumanization such unethical practices place on others.
I wonder how he would react to a suggestion that Catholics should simply ignore Francis’s cruelty and multiply celebrations of the TLM?
Chad Pecknold applies some common sense.
Pope Francis has called this gender ideology “demonic,” a grave threat to the dignity of the human person, made either male or female — our “pronouns” are given by God, inscribed in our nature, not constructed by our desires. Repent and believe the good news! https://t.co/c1WH6lf3M4
— Chad Pecknold (@ccpecknold) October 13, 2021
Here is a recent “cum canibus concumbunt” tweet”:
Grateful to my friend Fr. @JamesMartinSJ for a wonderful conversation this evening about Thomas Merton, Prayer, and so much more during this evening’s “Tuesdays with Merton” webinar. Thanks to all who joined us—hope to see you for the next one on Tues Nov 9th! pic.twitter.com/xfTkSu2pqo
— Daniel P. Horan, OFM (@DanHoranOFM) October 13, 2021
It seems that The Horan is no longer at that bastion of mediocrity and equivocation Catholic Thelogical Union in Chicago and has moved to St. Mary’s in Indiana (which I, alas, had never heard of). His latest book: A White Catholic’s Guide to Racism and Privilege. Gotta run out and buy that one! If you do, please use my amazon affiliate link. Thanks in advance.