Saturday, May 08, 2010

Quote of the Day

We should give more consideration to the quality of homosexual relationships. . . . A stable relationship is certainly better than if someone chooses to be promiscuous.

– Cardinal Cardinal Christoph Schönborn,
Archbishop of Vienna,

as quoted in "Schönborn Attacks Sodano
and Urges Reform
by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt
The Tablet
May 8, 2010

Recommended Off-site Links:
Cardinal Urges Rethink on Homosexual Relationships - Terence Weldon (The Open Tabernacle, May 7, 2010).
Vienna's Archbishop Cardinal Schönborn Calls for Curial Reform (and Reassessment of Catholic Approach to Divorced and Gays)
- William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, May 7, 2010).
Schönborn Attacks Sodano; Calls for New Look at Gays and Remarried Catholics
- James Martin, S.J. (America Magazine, May 7, 2010).
Archbishop Grings, Meet Cardinal Schönborn - David Gibson (Commonweal, May 7, 2010).
Is Austria's Cardinal Schönborn Really a Ray of Hope? - Colleen Kochivar-Baker (Enlightened Catholicism, May 7, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Relationship: The Crucial Factor in Sexual Morality
How Times Have Changed
Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men - A Discussion Guide
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
The Challenge to Be Ourselves
Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Promiscuity, and the Love that is the Center of Catholic Christianity
The Pope's "Scandalous" Stance on Homosexuality
Listen Up, Papa!
Stop in the Name of Discriminatory Ideology
Getting It Right


Davis said...

How soon do you think he will be silenced?

PrickliestPear said...

I can't see them silencing a Cardinal. On the other hand, it's almost unheard of for one Cardinal to criticise another, so who knows what will happen.

I wonder what this will do to his chances of becoming pope; he's long been on many people's list of papabile.

Mareczku said...

Thanks for sharing the links, Michael. I checked them out. Very interesting.

kevin57 said...

One has to avoid becoming overly enthusiastic, or overly laudatory. Sometimes we gays, seeking approval from hierarchs so much, we rejoice at even the slightest shift of nuance from the Church. Still...I believe this cardinal has been known as a "conservative," and this sort of declaration from a conservative will get noticed. One cardinal will be ignored, but if the European cardinals would unite on this, you WOULD see a shift from the Vatican (American cardinals will go along with wherever the ecclesiastical winds are blowing.).

Terry Nelson said...

Well it's obviously the end of the world Michael! Go to confession.


Phillip Clark said...

Understandably, seems lots of people were interested in this story. Along with hopefully the SOON-to-be "Cardinal" Ravasi, Cardinal Schonborn is now one of my greatest hopes for potential reform and renewal within the Church!