All posts by Edward J. Ingebretsen

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal

Old Wine?

In 1986 the Office of the Sacred Congregation of the Faith issued “A Pastoral Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons.” The signatory of the document was (then) Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Dean of the College of

St. Peter’s Square, Vatican, Rome

Even the Dogs Beneath the Table

The Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s most recent action against Robert Nugent, S.D.S and Jeannine Gramick, S.S.N.D. follows a long, protracted siege of their professional ministry — one that was, as well, intentionally destructive of their personal lives. This action should give

Dove flying in Lisbon, Portugal


In early July John Paul expressed `bitterness for the insult’ of homosexual men and women gathering in Rome during the grand Jubilee of the year 2000. In addition, the Pope underscored the “offense to Christian values” that, he said, was caused by homosexuals. The Pope’s