Thursday, November 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

It's never the right time to make waves or apply pressure, in the minds of some Catholics. The change is always tantalizingly on the horizon and we are always advised to keep our eyes on that tantalizing horizon where, we're told over and over, change will eventually show itself.

Meanwhile, nothing at all changes.

Meanwhile, people who speak out are vilified even by members of their own community within the Catholic church.

These dysfunctional dynamics, which depend on belief in an illusionary good father who will one day treat us kindly, are very wearisome to me.

William D. Lindsey
in response to certain sentiments expressed in Anthony Faiola's article,
Not All Gay Catholics Are Pleased About How
Vatican Priest Came Out of the Closet

The Washington Post
November 11, 2015

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"I Am a Happy and Proud Gay Priest"
Truth-Telling: The Greatest of Sins in a Dysfunctional Church
When Expulsion is the Cost of Discipleship
James Alison on the Likely "Really Big Deal" of Synod 2015
Vatican Stance on Gay Priests Signals Urgent Need for Renewal and Reform

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