I really just don't get a lot of Holy Mother Church's opposition to gays, but then 2 years of Catholic grade school was enough to make me for-get a lot of its hypocritical crap. Sorry to rag, but its sanctimonious BS has always touched a nerve with me, probably due to the friggin' nuns and their frustrated power tripping over freaked-out schoolkids like me; kudos to my parents for pulling me out of there after only 2 years! To this day I can't even see a picture of a nun w/o becoming at least mildly incensed; almost the same for the priests w/ their closeted, two-faced homilies that essentially say nothing. (The Protestants have us beat by miles in the preaching department; not even the Dominicans come close, though the Xtian Bros. excel at "the laying on of hands," the Jesuits in a less violent, but equally repulsive way.) While the Mass provides a nice model and framework for focusing my thoughts on God and moral issues, I've found I need it less and less. Isn't there a philosophy that holds that living a good life and appreciating the beauty in the world around you is a form of worship in itself? Whatever, I wish the RCChurch would just give it a rest, "embrace" - as they like to intone - marriage for priests, if not nuns as well, and get on with the business of providing a moral and ethical example for individual improvement instead of preaching their outmoded and, to a large extent, unfounded beliefs as to just what Xtianity is and how its to be followed.