Saturday, July 02, 2011

Quote of the Day

. . . I don't for a moment believe that this document is inspired by any genuine pastoral concern. It is a holding operation, to please the Vatican, and is clearly not based on any open discussion with gays and lesbians, or any consultation with sources other than rightwing organizations such as Courage. The authors of the document have projected their own neuroses, and have shown no empathy, no understanding, no basic humanity, in their pronouncements.

– Joseph S. O'Leary
"Horrifying Document from the Canadian Bishops"
July 2, 2011

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Be Not Afraid: You Can Be Happy and Gay
When "Guidelines" Lack Guidance
The Bishops' Guidelines: A Catholic Parent's Response
The "Ratzinger Letter" of 1986 as "Theological Pornography"
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Courage
Notes from the "Laughable but Tragic" World of Courage
Beyond Courage

1 comment:

Mareczku said...

I wonder what the approval of same sex marriage in many places will mean for gay Catholic teens. The
Church needs to be aware that this will give hope to gay young people. Sadly, the letter by the Canadian bishops seems to imply that human sexuality is something evil, especially when it come to gay people or the "same sex attracted" as they sneeringly refer to them.