Within the current controversy of Cardinal Francis George of Chicago comparing the gay liberation movement to the Ku Klux Klan, I pulled out an essay I wrote in 1986 for you to determine whether much has really changed since that time in the Catholic Church.
Laying Down the Law
On the evening of Tuesday, March 11, 1986 I attended a public forum held at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in which Bernard Cardinal Law gave a talk entitled "The Catholic Church and World Affairs: A New Visibility." I arrived about 20 minutes before the talk was scheduled to begin to be assured of getting a good seat and my efforts paid off. By the time the moderator of the event, Harvard Institute of Politics Director Jonathan Moore, stepped up to the podium, most seats had been taken.
As the Cardinal looked on from behind, Mr. Moore introduced him as "a strong advocate for racial justice" citing his ministerial work for racial equality in Mississippi and St. Louis before coming to Boston, and more recently in his efforts in quelling racial unrest in Lawrence, Mass. Mr. Moore went on to praise the Cardinal's good ecumenical work by forging "better ties with Protestants and Jews."
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