Thursday, June 03, 2010

Quote of the Day

Woven into the fiber of Catholic sexual teaching and celibate operation are unresolved factors that make immoral behavior, secret lives, and sociopathic patterns of personality adjustment not only common, especially in the upper echelons of power, but also inevitable across the board in too many clerical lives. The unresolved issues form a sick system.

The Vatican insistence that every question about human sexuality is settled and beyond discourse — it is only for a person to obey and conform — takes important life decisions out of the realm of moral inquisition, responsibility and decision. The refusal of the Pope and Vatican to enter into serious dialogue about the sexual/celibate agenda has stripped the Church its moral leadership and credibility and been an essential component in the worldwide Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis.

– A. W. Richard Sipe
Sex, Obedience and Disclosure
National Catholic Reporter
June 1, 2010

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Now We Know
A Clerical Leadership Unresponsive to Voices of Reason
Authentic Catholicism: The Antidote to Clericalism
What Is It That Ails You?

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