Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quote of the Day

. . . [M]ost of the American “Catholic” bishops are in schism.

They are moral heretics. Because of their undisguised embrace of the Republican cause and their opposition to President Obama’s modest health care plan, they are not “good news for the poor” (Luke 4:18) as Jesus defined his mission, not “good news” especially for poor children, not “good news” for those whom God has made gay, not “good news” for the sick and the elderly, not “good news” for that trinity of persons that the Hebrew Bible (Jesus’ Bible) had an obsessive concern for, “the orphans, widows, and immigrants,” and not “good news” for the “peacemakers” whom Jesus called “God’s children.” (Matt. 5:9)

The bishops are not “good news” for those they insultingly label un-Catholic and outside the cor ecclesiae (heart of the church), the many . . . who dare to reject the pelvic zone orthodoxy the bishops have substituted for Jesus’ “good news.” . . .

– Daniel C. Maguire
"Most Catholic Bishops are 'Moral Heretics'"
Religion Dispatches
April 5, 2012

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Daniel Maguire: "Heterosexism, Not Homosexuality, is the Problem"
Daniel Maguire on the Progressive Core of Catholicism
Daniel Maguire on Catholicism’s "Long History of Demeaning Sexuality"
Daniel Maguire on Sex as Liturgy
Daniel Maguire on the Wedding of Sexuality and Spirituality
Daniel Maguire in Minneapolis

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