Friday, July 9, 2010

Bishop Dowling and Condoms

It seems that taking a courageous position on a controversial issue is nothing new for Bishop Kevin Dowling


  1. For me, it recalls Jesus' reply to those who objected against his disciples eating grains of head on the Sabbath- "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath". This was obviously not an exhortation to profane the Sabbath, but that its observance should not eclipse the very reason for which it was given: to direct humankind to achieving their dignity in the proper worship of God.

    I would think, likewise, with sexuality. The Church's teaching on sexuality should always be directed towards upholding human dignity, and where they clearly circumvent it, the rules need to be limber enough to bend. Obviously, a serious concern should helping this woman achieve a quality of life where she does not have the pressure to resort to prostitution, but in the mean time, we should be practical.

    You are right, this bishop is a courageous man. I hope to hear more from him.

  2. *Correction*, rather, *heads of grain*.