Thursday, January 08, 2015

Quote of the Day

I do not wish to lend our voice to notions which might suggest that same-sex couples are a threat incapable of sharing relationships marked by love and holiness and, thus, incapable of contributing to the edification of both the church and the wider society.

– Bishop Robert Lynch
Quoted in Bob Shine's article
"Florida Bishop Says Church Should Respond
to Marriage Equality with 'Patience and Humility'
Bondings 2.0
January 8, 2015

Related Off-site Links:
Church Needs Patience, Humility in Light of Same-sex Marriage – Bishop Robert N. Lynch (Tampa Bay Times, January 6, 2015).
Belgian Bishop Advocates Church Recognition of Gay Relationships – John A. Dick (National Catholic Reporter, December 30, 2014).
Dublin Priest Receives Standing Ovation After Saying He is Gay During Mass and Calling for Marriage EqualityThe Belfast Telegraph (January 9, 2015).
A New Welcome for Gay Catholics in the Church – Francis DeBernardo (CNN, October 13, 2014).
It's Time for Our Bishops to Think Outside the Box About Effective Pastoral Leadership – Christine Schenk (National Catholic Reporter, January 8, 2015).
Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church – Barbie Latza Nadeau (The Daily Beast, October 20, 2014).
Homosexual Relationships: Another Look – Bill Hunt (The Progressive Catholic Voice, September 8, 2012).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"
Quote of the Day – December 30, 2014
Something to Think About – November 4, 2014
Pope Francis' Understanding of Catholicism: An Orchestra in Which All Can Play!
Why I Take Hope in Pope Francis' Statement on Gay Priests
Quote of the Day – May 31, 2014
Jonathan Capehart: "Catholics Lead the Way on Same-Sex Marriage"
Catholic Church Can Overcome Fear of LGBT People

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