Sunday, April 27, 2014

Quote of the Day

John XXIII’s greatest achievement in his papacy was convening the Second Vatican Council, which opened up a new era of theological reform in the Church. Most importantly, for LGBT issues, the theological reform included an important development in the Church’s sexual teaching. . . . By displacing procreation from its position of primacy in sexual theology, and by raising the unitive function to a higher status, Vatican II opened the way for theologians to explore the unitive function more deeply, which allowed them to consider the moral status of relationships which were not biologically procreative, especially gay and lesbian relationships. So, John XXIII’s Vatican II opened the way for a new discussion of sexuality in theology, which paved the way for the growing field of lesbian and gay theology.

– Francis DeBernardo
"Papal Canonizations, Part 1: Pope John XXIII’s Influence on LGBT Equality"
Bondings 2.0
April 26, 2014

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
The Standard for Sexual Ethics: Human Flourishing, Not Openness to Procreation
Relationship: The Crucial Factor in Sexual Morality
Making Love, Giving Life
Joan Timmerman on the "Wisdom of the Body"
Daniel Helminiak on the Vatican's Natural Law Mistake
Human Sex: Weird and Silly, Messy and Sublime
Quote of the Day – July 31, 2011
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace

Recommended Off-site Links:
Pope Francis Makes John XXIII, John Paul II Saints – Nicole Winfield (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, April 27, 2014).
Bipartisan Canonizations – Maureen Fiedler (National Catholic Reporter, April 25, 2014).
John XXIII: The Accidental Saint – Bill Huebsch (National Catholic Reporter, April 24, 2014).
Papal Canonizations, Part 2: Pope John Paul II’s Record on LGBT Issues – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, April 27, 2014).
John Paul II Made People Look at Things in New Ways – William T. Ditewig (National Catholic Reporter, April 25, 2014).
Records Show that John Paul II Could Have Intervened in Abuse Crisis - But Didn't – Thomas P. Doyle (National Catholic Reporter, April 25, 2014).
John Paul II Sainthood Stirs Latin Americans – E. Eduardo Castillo (Associated Press via Yahoo! News, April 25, 2014).
John Paul II: A Saint, He Ain't – Maureen Dowd (New York Times, April 22, 2014).
Maureen Dowd Has Opinions About John Paul II – Mollie Wilson O'Reilly (Commonweal, April 24, 2014).

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