by Anura Guruge
>> Paul VI beatification — Sep. 29, 2014.
>> Butting heats with conservatives — Sep. 23, 2014.
>> NO Change in Doctrine — Sep. 22, 2013.
>> Gay Catholic marriage — May 31, 2014.
>> What celibacy means — Oct. 4, 2014.
++++ Search on ‘pope‘ & check Category ‘Religion‘ for loads of other pope related posts >>>>
Can we PLEASE cut out this hysteria about the Catholic Church and their new stance towards gays after yesterday’s publication of the post-synodal Relatio post disceptationem that says that the Church is THINKING about being more inclusive to gays and divorcees. For Christ’s sake it is NOT a change in doctrine or posture. Church still maintains that homosexulaity is a SIN and will not accept gay marriage — just union. Also no talk about divorcees being able to get communion. Just about being NICE to divorcees.
Time Magazine, to their credit, got it right yesterday itself. I have been telling YOU this for over a year — read this AGAIN, and it is by a Catholic priest, an expert on Canon Law.
And then there was this CLARIFICATION from the Vatican itself,
They are trying to tell YOU to take a cold shower.
NO REAL CHANGE.
As a papal historian it irks and amuses me when I see headlines such as ‘Catholic Church to WELCOME gays’. The Catholic Church from time immemorial has had a LOT of gays — as priests, prelates and popes! So, of course, they have been welcome. Just THINK. Thinking is good. 90% or 95% of the SEX CRIMES committed by Catholic priests were on BOYS. So cut the pretense, cut the added ‘holier-than-thou‘ hypocrisy. The Catholic Church, in PRACTICE, has a soft spot for gays. For Christ’s sake, just last year the pope admitted that there was a network of Gay Prelates — and if you don’t know what ‘prelate’ means, it means SENIOR clergy, i.e., bishops, archbishops, cardinals etc. (See below. Google “Pope Gay Lobby Vatican” for 100 more articles.)
I am going to just let these HEADLINES & Wikipedia entry speak for themselves.
Click on each. You really should. You really must.
Do NOT come crying to me. I have no axe to grind. As a papal historian my goal is just to keep the FACTS STRAIGHT.