Saturday, January 21, 2012

Quote of the Day

A Minneapolis priest confessed this week that for the first time since he started parish ministry over 30 years ago, people are telling him they're embarrassed to be Catholic. The Archbishop's letter to priests, leaked to the Minneapolis Star Tribune last Sunday by The Progressive Catholic Voice, has apparently raised great alarm among the faithful. His demand for priestly silence and his egregious distortion of intention held by those who wish to vote "NO" on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment have inspired humiliation among rank and file Catholics.

We say, don't be embarrassed. Be angry.

Love your church. Remember all the good that flows from so many ecclesial corners and times. Love even those within the Church who attempt to bring hierarchical authority to distorted, destructive levels.

But be angry. . . .

– Jim Smith
"Gospel Anger"
Sensus Fidelium
January 21, 2012

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
PCV Publishes Archbishop Nienstedt's Marriage Amendment Directives to Priests
What Part of Jesus' Invitation to "Be Not Afraid" Don't the Bishops Get?
A Head and Heart Response to the Catholic Hierarchy's Opposition to Marriage Equality
A Catholic Statement of Support for Marriage Equality
Tips on Speaking as a Catholic in Support of Marriage Equality

Recommended Off-site Links:
Archbishop Nienstedt Tells Priests Not to Voice Dissent – Rose French (Star Tribune, January 18, 2012).
Archbishop in Minnesota Opposes Marriage Equaliy, Dissent in Equal Measure (January 17, 2012).
Catholics for Marriage Equality MN

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