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Actress Leaves Catholic Church

You know the sad thing? I actually feel sorry for her.

Here's the curious headline, from USA Today: Anne Hathaway quits Catholicism for gay brother

The article states:

Anne Hathaway, who was among the stars hitting the red carpet in Hollywood last night for the premiere of Valentine's Day, says in the new British GQ that her family left the Catholic Church over its intolerant views on homosexuality.

Those intolerant views, of course, were only added recently, after a number of close votes and—oh, wait, it appears the Catholic Church's teachings about homosexuality have been around for quite a long while. Even longer than Hathaway's brother has been alive! Shocking, but true.

Anne grew up wanting to become a nun but shunned Catholicism when she learned her older brother, Michael, was gay.
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Anonymous said...

To paraphrase something Chesterton (or perhaps Belloc?) said, she didn't leave the Church; she left something she has been told is the Church.

Pax Christi of Bakersfield, CA said...

At least she realizes the church is there to change her and her brother, since she apparently isn't trying to change the church. Rather, she just leaves it like the disciples who left Christ when they couldn't accept what he told them about eating of his body and drinking of his blood.

Choosing the gay brother over the brothers in the church who do the will of our father in heaven cannot be a good thing, to recall what Jesus said about who his real mother and brothers are.

Anonymous said...

32"Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.

34"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
" 'a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law -
36a man's enemies will be the members of his own household.'[e]

37"Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

paladin said...

Anne grew up wanting to become a nun but shunned Catholicism when she learned her older brother, Michael, was gay.

Good grief!

That's about as coherent as saying, "I grew up wanting to be a nutritionist, but I shunned it after finding out that my brother has Celiac Disease, and will never be allowed to eat bread."

Does it never cross the mind of such people that the prohibition against homosexual activity is for our own good, and not because God's "being mean and restrictive"?

Anonymous said...

Excellent analogy Palidin, Bravo!

paladin said...

:) You should see the other 99 out of 100 that I use, in the course of the day; you might be a bit less impressed! The "lame to good" ratio is pretty high...

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