I was just at a dinner where the guest speaker was Fr. Raymond D’Souza, a priest of the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario. Fr. D’Souza did a critical analysis of President Obama’s address at Notre Dame. The focus was especially the President’s statement that “doubt” is part of having faith. D’Souza’s saw this as Obama revealing himself as a moral relativist. I didn’t agree with everything that was said, but Fr. D’Souza was fair, thoughtful and respectful.
It’s this kind of intelligent discourse that led me to suggest to the friars that we dump the Globe & Mail and switch to the National Post. I kind of got angry when the G&M had a huge picture and article about the priest in Florida (Fr. Cutie) who has caught on the beach with a woman. How was that national news for Canada? Anyways, I just find that the National Post is open to discussing issues of faith/religion in an intelligent manner.