David Talcott on California’s ban on same-sex therapy:
Today in California, a sixteen-year-old girl can get an abortion without even notifying her parents, let alone needing her father’s permission. But if that same girl has sexual feelings for another girl and wants to get rid of those feelings, she will not be able to receive the help of a therapist. That a legislative body in one of our states would think this way shows our spiritual blindness concerning things sexual and familial.
Also today, George Weigel on Catholics and bible translations:
U.S. Catholics are unhappily familiar with unappealing biblical translations, for we are regularly subjected at Mass to the supremely clunky vocabulary, syntax, and cadences of the Revised New American Bible (RNAB), as further gelded to satisfy the more perfervid American Catholic feminists. The results of the latter preoccupation are clear in the butchery of 1 Corinthians 13:1, where what the Revised Standard Version (RSV) renders euphonically (“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels . . .”), the RNAB Lectionary renders as if its primary audience were the editors of the neo-bolshevik Chicago Manual of Style: “If I speak with human and angelic tongues . . .”