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Tag: Catholicism


RELIGION: Writer misrepresents Catholic teaching

Re: “Hospitality lacking among hierarchy” (letter, 10-26).

David Gerardot misrepresents Catholic teaching. We believe every human being is made in the image and likeness of God. Coupled with that teaching is that humans often fall short of the ideal life for which were are created and willfully take our focus off God and put it on ourselves.

Gerardot could find in the Catechism a clear exposition of church teachings and then accept or reject them of his own free will. Instead he seems to expect the church to bow to his will and not God’s. Would Gerardot prefer that

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TAM: Video disrespectful of Catholic artifact

Tacoma Art Museum plans to exhibit a controversial show, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” (TNT, 5-26). A part of this display includes a video, “Fire in my Belly,” which shows images of ants crawling across a plastic crucifix.

While I have not actually seen the film myself, from the mere description of its content it seems that the work disrespects the crucifix, which is a sacred item to Roman Catholics.

Even though the article mentioned that this was an issue of free speech, it is actually not. Few would argue that the museum does not have the right

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