Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

The leaders of our Church need to humble themselves and listen to the people of the Church. Catholic families all over the globe have carefully considered both Church teaching and the reality of their LGBT members’ lives, and have resoundingly rejected doctrine in favor of loving embrace. Church officials are decades behind the faithful in realizing the true Gospel teachings about LGBT people. We call on them to actively listen to the call of the Spirit spoken in this truth, or I fear the upcoming Synod will lead to more pain, more alienation, and more devastation in the lives of LGBT people and families everywhere in the world.

– Marianne Duddy-Burke

Related Off-site Links:
The Vatican's New Questions About LGBT Ministry – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, December 10, 2014).
New Vatican Document to Prepare for Synod on Family: How to Care for "Persons with Homosexual Tendencies"? – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, December 9, 2014).
Pope Speaks of Parents of LGBTs, As Video Series Examines Family Experiences – Bob Shine (Bondings 2.0, December 8, 2014).
Vatican Says Bishops Should Be Led by Pope on Issues Relating to Gay Families – Nicole Winfield (Associated Press via LGBTQ Nation, December 9, 2014).
The Catholic Hierarchy Has Never Been More Confused About Gay Rights – Antonia Molloy (The Independent, December 8, 2014).
Cardinal Schönborn: Synod 2015 Must Concentrate on the Realities of Family Life – Christa Pongratz-Lippitt (National Catholic Reporter, December 9, 2014).
New Catholic Survey Asks About People with "Homosexual Tendencies" – Jack Jenkins (Think Progress, December 10, 2014).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
LGBT Catholics Respond to Synod 2014's Final Report
On the Feast of Sts. Sergius and Bacchus, Thoughts on Marriage Equality in the U.S. and the Vatican's Synod on the Family
"The Church is Better Because of the Presence of LGBT People"
Quote of the Day – October 31, 2014
A Parent's Prayer
Voices of Parental Authority and Wisdom
The Bishops' "Guidelines": A Parent's Response
Catholic Rainbow (Australian) Parents
Grandma Knows Best
Aunt Peg Tells It Like It Is
Signs and Wonders Continue
Daniel Maguire: "Heterosexism, Not Homosexuality, is the Problem"
The Triumph of Love
Rediscovering What Has Been Written on Our Hearts from the Very Beginning
Beyond the Hierarchy: The Blossoming of Liberating Catholic Insights on Sexuality
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace

Image: Kristen Solberg.

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