Thursday, October 19, 2006

Spinal Growth Opportunities for the USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has the opportunity to follow Catholic doctrine by voting on a document that would condemn hatred towards people with homosexual inclinations. At the same time an ongoing conversion is needed of them. Which is pretty much what is being done in many parishes outreach programs. The problem is that most of these programs don't assist those that have homosexual inclinations with their personal conversion to Jesus Christ.
In 1999, Pope John Paul II barred a US priest, the Rev. Robert Nugent , and nun, Sister Jeannine Gramick , from "any pastoral work involving homosexual persons," declaring that they had refused to communicate the church's teaching about "the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts and the objective disorder of the homosexual inclination."
Of course homosexual license groups, otherwise called 'gay rights advocacy' in bizarro world, have mixed reactions towards this document.
Harry Knox , the director of the religion and faith program at the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights advocacy organization, said, ``it's dangerous and immoral for the church to make the kinds of statements that they are thinking about making."
For more on this article click here. UPDATED: Whispers has an excellent analysis of next months Plenary in Baltimore on this forthcoming document. It seems that contraception and church music will also be addressed, maybe Tony will appreciate that. For Rocco's posting click here. Jeff over at the The Curt Jester makes a great point of why the document will hope that active homosexual partners will raise their children Catholic. For more click here.


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