Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Could Genuine Reform In The Future Be Coming From The Most Unexpected Of Directions? by Phillip Clark – May 9, 2010 – Young Adult Catholics

…National Catholic Reporter’s blog, “Schönborn attacks Sodano, urges reform”

…a close follower of internal Catholic affairs it should be no surprise that—on initial inspection—the reputation of Cardinal Schönborn and the radical concept of ecclesial reform seem to be practically mutually exclusive.

Yet, once the article–obtained from the UK’s Catholic Tablet weekly is inspected one can see what all the hubub has been about. Photo Reuters  

In it, Cardinal Schönborn delivered a scathing criticism of the current dean of the College of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano (who on Easter Sunday notably dismissed the ever gathering storm of the clergy sexual-abuse scandal overtaking Europe as “petty gossip”). He further rebuked him by saying that his comments had “deeply wronged” the victims of sexual-abuse committed at the hand of clerics and that the Church was “urgently in need of reform.”  Throughout the fallout of this most recent crisis which has plagued the Catholic Church, Cardinal Schönborn has been one of the foremost heralds among its prelates in denouncing these heinous acts and thereby demanding true and genuine reform of the Church. During Holy Week he even made it a point to publicly celebrate a Mass of Penance for all those victimized by depraved clerics and once more used the opportunity to denounce both the system and the environment that gave rise to these horrible acts. Photo 2 Space Network 

“We should give more consideration to the quality of homosexual relationships…A stable relationship is certainly better than if someone chooses to be promiscuous.” Read complete article - by Phillip Clark – May 9, 2010 – Young Adult Catholics

Heads Up Notice of this Event – courtesy of Madeline Wright, Ph.D., M.S.

Related links:

A Catholic Bishop in Favor of Gay Relationships? - by Michael A. Jones - May 07, 2010 – Gay Rights / - read more 

Cardinal attacks former Vatican No. 2 on sex scandals - By The Associated Press – – read more

Church Should Give 'More Consideration' to 'Quality' of Homosexual Relationships: Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna - & Tips-Q GLBT News – read more

Gay Relationships Respected by Roman Catholic Cardinal Schönborn – Vienna  Read more

Marriage Equality -> Restores “Hope of Love” To Children In Early Childhood  read more

Ignorance about human sexuality is harmful to children.

“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.” Erik Erikson

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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