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New Oxford Notes: July-August 2002

Show & Tell for Priests

America magazine blames the scandals on "a repressive clerical culture."

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Desperately Jesuitical

Fr. James Keenan, S.J., is worried that the "scapegoat" for the priestly sex scandals will be "gay priests."

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Sheer Effrontery

This dude has figured out how to solve the priestly sex crisis. His humble recommendation: ordain dudettes.

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Eucharistic Ring-Around-the-Rosy

It appears that Fr. Ron Rolheiser, who has a syndicated newspaper column, has quite a track record of ticking off his readers.

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What Burns Your Toast?

"There are times when I feel Fr. Neuhaus may be right. Now is not one of them."

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Zen Ecumenism

Instead of universal salvation, let's focus on ecumenism, where again we see that Fr. Neuhaus is more theologically liberal than many people realize.

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Silliness Has Serious Consequences

The Last Acceptable Prejudice — hold your breath now — is against people who are overweight.

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The Weight of the World

Evidently, overweight kids are holding more than Twinkies and Cheetos in their chubby paws — they also hold the fate of the world!

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On the Frontier

That frontier of innovation, it turns out, is the frontier of oblivion.

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