The Wanderer continues to pursue the Teresa Kettelkamp story (1, 2, 3).
When contacted she denied being pro-abortion, but wouldn’t provide an explanation as to why she would then associate herself with the Feminist Majority Foundation. She also refused to answer questions about her memo to the US bishops, the remarks she made about parents who didn’t want their children involved in safe environment sex education programs, what the Church teaches about parental rights in this area, or anything else really. She did say that her phones have been ringing off the hook from concerned Catholics around the country.
The Wanderer recommends that readers contact their bishops to ask some questions:
Who at the USCCB was involved in Kettlekampf God (conceding for the moment that gays are born that way, people are born with all kinds of genetic predispositions to bad things; we don’t say it’s ok to indulge them); and most recently on literal 7-day creationism (since I hold the Bible to teach truth).
I’ve come once again to the conclusion (as I have many times before) that most people are not truly opposed to the Church’s teachings. They simply don’t know what the Church actually teaches, just simply what people like Fr. Walter Cuenin tells them it teaches, and so they buy those dissenters’ alternatives as the most Christian and reasonable alternatives.
I would suggest to these people that rather than immerse yourself in stuff that only reinforces your point of view, that you pick up the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the documents of Vatican II, the writings of Pope John Paul, books by authors like Christopher West, Scott Hahn, Peter Kreeft, and others, and read the other point of view. If you’re going to reject the Church’s teaching, then reject it based on what it actually says, not on some flawed understanding.
I think it was Fulton Sheen who said (although Melanie insists it was G.K. Chesterton): There are millions who reject what they think the Church teaches, but there aren’t a hundred who reject what she actually teaches.