The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement denouncing as “harmful to one’s moral and spiritual life” a 2008 book by two theologians at Creighton University, a Roman Catholic institution. The book, The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology, by Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler, was published by Georgetown University Press, and the press website features much praise for the work.
It really is time to protest the patent ignorance of our bishops.
(1) I encourage all readers of Another Voice to buy and promote this excellent book.
(2) I also encourage people to send letters of support:
Professor Todd Salzman
Creighton University • 2500 California Plaza • Omaha NE • 68178
“Todd Salzman and Michael Lawler’s new book…is among the most important works in Catholic sexual ethics to emerge in the last two decades…Their book will be noticed because of its controversial positions on contraception, same-sex relationships, cohabitation and artificial means of reproduction. However, its contribution is its clear articulation of a person-centered natural-law ethic that offers Catholics an authentic way to think about sex in relation to their faith.”—National Catholic Reporter