Saturday, March 26, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . In this latest survey Catholics have simply continued to show the complexity of their thinking and confounded the general sense that they’re out of touch, reactionary, and against sexual justice. In fact, we might argue that it’s precisely because they are Catholics, they get the issues related to LGBT rights.

– Paul Gorrell
"5 Reasons We Shouldn't Be Surprised
That Catholics Support LGBT Rights
March 25, 2011

Recommended Off-site Links:
Catholics More Supportive of Gay Rights Than General Public, Other Christians
– Michael Sean Winters (National Catholic Reporter, March 22, 2011 – via The Progressive Catholic Voice).
U.S. Catholics Break with Church Hierarchy on Gay Relationships
– Cathy Lynn Grossman (USA Today, March 23, 2011).
A Catholic Defense of Same-Sex Marriage
– Daniel Maguire (The Religious Consultation on Population, Reproductive Health and Ethics, April 20, 2006).
A Catholic Case for Same-Sex Marriage
– Erma M. Durkin (The Baltimore Sun, March 6, 2011).
Dialoguing with the Archbishop: Amendment Campaign Contrary to Church Moral Teaching
– Paula Ruddy (The Progressive Catholic Voice, March 3, 2011).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Catholic Statement of Support for Same-Sex Marriage
Jonathan Capehart: "Catholics Lead the Way on Same-Sex Marriage"
At UTS, a Rousing and Very Catholic Show of Support for Marriage Equality
A Hopeful and Encouraging Trend
A Message for NOM (and the Catholic Hierarchy)
A Catholic Voice for Marriage Equality at the State Capitol


Bobbi said...

This also says a lot about why I became a Catholic.

Bau-Ur said...

In the upper Midwestern USA, Catholic culture seems to float almost entirely free of official doctrine. Free of it, and better than it. Interesting.

Mareczku said...

That was excellent. I agree with what he said. We have to wait for some of the hierarchy to catch up with the rest of the Church.

Liz said...

While respecting those who remain in the Catholic church and support progressive thinking, I would feel much more charitable about the Catholic church if they removed the prejudice about women. At least step into the 20th Century!