Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Cardinal Speaks


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Austria's Cardinal Schönborn publicly attacked Cardinal Angelo Sodano for Sodano's inappropriate response to the sex abuse crisis.  And then!  And then!  Schönborn called for the Church to reevaluate its position on gay relationships and divorced and remarried Catholics.  It appears the Cardinal  has been convinced of the need due to the fact that “many people don’t even marry at all any longer” - so therefore it is necessary to reconsider these issues?  As for gay relationships he seems to believe, “A stable relationship is certainly better than if someone chooses to be promiscuous.”   Who is he kidding with this?  Has he first hand knowledge of a lot of successful, faithful, long term gay relationships? 
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As Fr. James Martin S.J. writes, "On those last two topics (gays and remarried Catholics) let's see how long it takes for (a) the Vatican to distance itself from Schönborn's comments; or (b) Schönborn himself to say he was misquoted. If (b) doesn't happen, don't be surprised if he starts turning up at your local Voice of the Faithful meeting." - America
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Holy crap!
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As a friend of mine said to me in an email:  "Isn't Schoenborn the one who allowed the pornographic gay re-interpretation of Christ's passion in the Cathedral run museum? Wasn't it Schoenborn the one who eliminated one or two pieces of very offensive artwork from the show only after global internet outrage from Catholics? Am I mistaken? And isn't it Schoenborn who is aligning himself with the seers of Medjugorje?"
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I know I mentioned some of this stuff here - but the story can only get bigger after the weekend.  Vatican spin doctors are funny.
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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:15 AM

    Scary - just to think this guy was actually considered papabile...Deo Gratias for Pope Benedict!

    DC

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  2. +JMJ+

    Happy Mother's Day, Terry! =P

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  3. Thanks Enbrethiliel - same to you. LOL!

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  4. This is MAJORLY distressing...I don't get it.
    Just remember: Satan attacks those who might have "major" influence, esp. bishops and priests...may our Lady give him grace and light through her motherly prayers.
    I'm verklumpted...majorly:<(!

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