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Video posted online by gay rights activist coalition known as Equally Blessed.
Location: inside a Catholic Church in Brazil . . . a sacred place.
July 23, 2013 Catechism Session led by Australian Bishop
A young lesbian named Ellen, with green hair, stood up and asked this question:
[I am here] “with a group of gay lesbian transgender and bi-sexual people who really are here because we love our church and we are part of our church. But I feel such a contradiction between being marginalized and being told to minister to the marginalized.”
Australian Bishop D. Eugene Hurley’s partial response:
“ONE OF THE things I’ll say straight up is, as you know, God does not make mistakes.
“We’re beginning to make out ‘what does it mean to love?’ And I want to say to you that you’ve got an enormous contribution to make, Ellen, as we understand the phenomenon of homosexuality and sexuality in general.”
He continues . . .
“In recent times, I talked with a young (gay) man who said to me, ‘I crawl around in a man’s toilet, having sex with men I’ve never met: do you think I’d choose that? I’d have been in love with a heterosexual and I’m not. So where does the church mention me?’”
The bishop addresses Ellen – “I urge you, if you would, to talk compassionately and transparently and urgently to the leadership of the church where you are; so that we might have a better understanding of God’s plan for the Church — and all of us — how we work together to find holiness in the reality of our sexuality.”
Transcribed by FIDELITY and ACTION off the video.
- The transcription of Bishop Hurley’s interview afterward is available online at VATICAN RADIO.
ABOUT EQUALLY BLESSED . . . from their website
Equally Blessed is a coalition of four Catholic organizations that have spent more than 120 years working on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families.
Collectively and individually, Call To Action, DignityUSA, Fortunate Families, and New Ways Ministry are devoted to informing, supporting and giving voice to the growing majority within the Catholic Church in the United States that favors equality under law for LGBT people.
“A Church for Gay People” – Catholic News Agency
- Catholics React To Pope’s Comment About Homosexuals & The Church (baltimore.cbslocal.com)
MARYKNOLL, NY, November 21, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the priesthood because of his public dissent from the Catholic Church’s teaching on the ordination of women. Bourgeois’ dismissal was announced by the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, also known as the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, in a Nov. 19 statement.
Roy Bougeois continues to speak at Catholic dissenter conferences.
LABYRINTHS – OUR NEW LINK CATEGORY
Today we posted a new Category of Links, “Labyrinths.” Right Margin. Hover over each link to determine whether the site supports or opposes labyrinths.
We strongly oppose labyrinths on Catholic-operated properties.
Our renewed interest in the existence of labyrinths approved by local Catholic officials began when The Grotto, a National Shrine to Our Lady of Sorrows in Portland, was attacked. Two statues were beheaded in December 2012.
We visited The Grotto Upper Garden and witnessed the damaged statues. It broke our hearts. And nearby is the pagan Labyrinth.
Whomever beheaded these blessed statues hate Catholics. The Grotto’s labyrinth is located on the Upper Garden level, near the Grotto Servite Monastery. Why is this tolerated?
In Beaverton, Oregon a labyrinth was blessed by Catholic Auxilliary Bishop Steiner (retired) at the “Catholic-Lutheran” church, Mission of the Attonement . Bishop Steiner blessing labyrinth in Beaverton at the Catholic-Lutheran Community, Mission of the Atonement.
A third labyrinth locally is at the Catholic-operated Marylhurst College in West Linn.
Traditional Catholics must become familiarized with the history and dangers of this “alternative spirituality.” Labyrinths are not Christian! They are pagan. Labyrinths are part of Wiccan practices.
Your editor has viewed a variety of labyrinths on the Internet. Our conclusion is they are pornographic, some more so than others.
LEARN MORE ABOUT LABYRINTHS
We encourage Catholics to visit the websites listed under “Labyrinths”, right margin.