He is ever so worried about “the Church’s gay obsession”.  No. Really.Here’s a little excerpt from the introduction to Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life.There is a famous Far Side cartoon that describes what we say to our dogs (“Did you get into the trash, Ginger? You’ve been a bad dog! Don’t do that, Ginger!”) versus what our dogs hear (“Blah blah blah, GINGER, blah blah blah, GINGER!”). If all you had to go on was what you see in the media, you’d get the impression that when the Church speaks, what our watchdogs in the press hear is “Blah blah blah, SEX, blah blah blah, SEX.” Catholic moral teaching, in the world’s eyes, more or less begins and ends with sex.For instance, Pope Benedict XVI writes an entire encyclical called God Is Love, in which he reflects on the profundities of God’s revelation in Christ, and The New York Times can only think to say, with some mystification, that it does “not mention abortion, homosexuality, contraception or divorce, issues that often divide Catholics.” Such observations are then punctuated with the eyeroll-inducing complaint that the Church is obsessed with sex and talks of nothing else.

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