Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Professor of Religious Studies and Theology
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14208
Where I Stand
I am a Roman Catholic.
I believe all that the Church teaches.
I assent to every teaching that the Church proposes through the Magisterium.
I am pro-life.
I teach what the Church teaches about sexuality and marriage:
- It is between one man and one woman.
- God crowns the union of a baptized couple with a life-long bond.
- The marriage relationship is the norm for sexual activity; every other form is abnormal.
- Every exercise of the marital act should be natural; the only acceptable methods of birth regulation are abstinence and Natural Family Planning.
I believe that the ordination of women to the priesthood is impossible.
I am opposed to a change in the discipline of priestly celibacy in the Roman Rite.
I judge that the use of female altar servers in the United States discourages young men from considering a vocation to the priesthood and religious life.
I say the Mass according to the norms of the Church.
I am not thrilled with the new translation of the Mass, but it is better than the old translation and far better than what might have come to us from an all-American "translation."
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