Suffer the Children | Commentary |
Suffer the Children
Published by First Things on Friday, October 3, 2014
The discussion preceding the synod of bishops on the family has ignored the most vulnerable party in divorces and remarriages: children. In so doing, it mirrors the discussion of sex and marriage in western culture more broadly, which focuses on the gratification of the desires of adults—however legitimate—while paying no attention to the needs of children.
Nathaniel Peters is a doctoral student in historical theology at Boston College. He studied linguistics, Latin, and French at Swarthmore College and later received his M.T.S. in historical theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is working on a dissertation on the Trinitarian dimensions of medieval Eucharistic theology under Boyd Taylor Coolman. He has published numerous book reviews and articles in journals including America, Commonweal, First Things, and Books & Culture. Nathaniel also sings in the Choir of St. Paul’s, Harvard Square. (From www.bc.edu)