Yesterday, I was chatting with the editor of my upcoming book about sex, marriage, and NFP. As a non-Catholic, she rejects the Church's teaching abut sex, marriage and NFP; but she enjoys and respects the way Catholics think and speak about the world in general. Because of the theological disparity between us, and because she's a good editor, she is very aware that she needs to separate her editorial judgment from her moral opinions of my work; and I enjoy hearing the professional perspective of someone with a different personal point of view.
We were chatting about a passage I wrote, describing a woman as "gluttonous." Here, my editor's professional poise broke down. She simply...READ MORE