Posts Tagged ‘excessive drinking’

Catholics in Kerala want to make drinking alcohol a sin

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Responding to a serious binge-drinking culture, Catholic temperance advocates in India’s most Catholic state want their bishops to declare drinking alcohol a sin. The temperance commission of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council also wants a ban on church institutions employing people who drink, and a ban on drinking alcohol at weddings. The commission’s secretary, Father Read more

We glorify excessive drinking, then we get moralistic

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Sebastian Flyte, his body pierced by a variety of wines, leans in through the open window of Charles Ryder’s college rooms and is violently sick. If only Zac Guildford had been born a fictional aristocrat. Then he could have quaffed and chundered for New Zealand, strolled around with a disobedient teddy bear and generally had Read more