George Weigel on critter prayers and transhumanism :
A former Vatican official known for his prowess with a deer rifle commented on the latter: I have my own prayer at the death of a wild animal. It begins, Bless, O Lord, and these thy gifts . . . Another priest, seeing this, said Theres plenty of room for all of Gods creatures . . . next to the mashed potatoes. To which Former Vatican Official replied, Dont forget the gravy.
Also today, Joshua Gonnerman on why he calls himself a gay Christian :
You cant identify as gay, many said, because to do so is to say that the label gay encompasses you in your totality. I have no taste for identity politics, but the truth is that all of us do, in fact, navigate complex identities. I identify first as a Christian, secondly as an orthodox Roman Catholic. After that, we find a slew of monikers; an Augustinian, a scholar, a theologian, an American, a single person, a theatergoer, a cook, a pedestrian, andhere comes the controversya gay or queer person.