By di Sandro Magister, L'Espresso - The previous post from Settimo Cielo on infanticide in the Amazon and on those who defend it in the Church struck a tremendous chord… But there’s something else. It is not true that prominent figures of the synod in progress are unaware of the existence of this practice among some tribes… Such sensational ignorance could in fact attach to Peruvian cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimenez, archbishop of Huancayo, Jesuit, vice-president of the pan-Amazonian ecclesial network and co-president of the synod….
By R.R. Reno, Editor, First Things - The Supreme Court heard a group of cases yesterday that will require the justices to decide whether the 1964 Civil Rights Act applies to homosexuals and transgender individuals. The cases concern employment discrimination. The legal issues seem narrow. But the social implications are vast… Over the last fifty years, anti-discrimination law has evolved into an all-penetrating system of social control…
By Chris Woodward, OneNewsNow - Depending on how the Supreme Court rules on cases involving LGBT issues, attorneys say places of worship and other religious non-profits could find themselves in court more often… Justices heard arguments on Tuesday involving three LGBT workers who were fired… At issue is whether "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" (SOGI) are covered by the word "sex" in the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The U.S. Supreme Court will have the final say, most likely in late spring or early summer 2020.
By Msgr. Charles Pope - St. Thomas Aquinas (also from the 13th century) spoke of beauty as consisting of integritas, consonantia, and claritas. He writes, For beauty includes three conditions: “integrity” or “perfection,” since those things which are impaired are by the very fact ugly; due “proportion” or “harmony”; and lastly, “brightness” or “clarity,” whence things are called beautiful which have a bright color [Summa Theologica I, 38, art 8].