March 28, 2012 - Mary Eberstadt is my friend, but I’ll risk charges of special pleading and self-plagiarism by quoting my endorsement on the dust jacket of her new book, Adam and Eve after the Pill (Ignatius Press):
“Mary Eberstadt is our premier analyst of American cultural foibles and follies, with a keen eye for oddities that illuminate just how strange the country’s moral culture has become.”
That strangeness is on full display in the ongoing controversy over the HHS-“contraceptive mandate”—an exercise in raw governmental coercion depicted by much of the mainstream media (and, alas, by too many Catholics on the port side of the barque of Peter) as a battle between Enlightened Sexual Liberation and The Antediluvian Catholic Church.
Anyone who thinks of this battle in those terms should spend a few evenings reading “Adam and Eve after the Pill.” ... [read more]
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Kudos for Maryknoll
Thank you for the article in the Feb. 15 Denver Catholic Register, “The Church’s Marines: Maryknollers older, fewer, but still going strong.” Maryknoll has been a part of my life since I was a little girl. When my husband and I decided to get married 33 years ago, it was in a Mayan village (Tixhualatun) deep in the Yucatan jungle by Father Roman A. Kasperzk, M.M.
For 15 years we had a Maryknoller say a home Mass. We invited family and friends and after the Mass we would have a huge barbecue. It was a sad day when they closed their house here.
I love these men of Maryknoll.
Velma M. Espinoza