NYC St. Patricks Parade
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(03-21-2015, 10:05 PM)AllSeasons Wrote: I agree with previous posters that Cardinal Dolan's actions are deplorable in regards to this issue.  However, I also think that there is a culture of "openness" towards homosexuality within the Church that comes from the top.  If Pope Francis were more vocal in denouncing homosexuality or were just less confusing on the topic, I think cardinals and bishops like Dolan would think twice about doing something like this.

Sorry to folks who've seen me say over and over what I'm about to say, but I have to:  "Openness to homosexuality" is something Catholics should have. "Homosexuality" is an orientation, is not a sin, is not chosen. We should be "open to homosexuality" in the same way we're "open to schizophrenia" or "open to depression." There's no logic in "denouncing homosexuality" any more than there's logic in "denouncing manic depression."  A homosexual can be chaste and as sexually pure as St. Agnes. Acting on homosexual desires is where the sin comes in. Until this basic concept is very clear in people's heads, and expressed correctly and consistently, the Church will forever be known as a "hater" of homosexuals -- and for no good reason since the Catechism gets it right. IOW, incorrect talk about homosexuality does the Church no service whatsoever. It keeps souls from Christ.

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NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-17-2015, 06:47 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-17-2015, 11:08 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Credidi Propter - 03-17-2015, 11:56 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 12:39 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 08:59 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-18-2015, 10:24 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-18-2015, 01:57 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Phyllo - 03-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 03:50 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by CaptCrunch73 - 03-20-2015, 05:34 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by austenbosten - 03-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 06:01 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by GangGreen - 03-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-20-2015, 09:15 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by ArturoOrtiz - 03-21-2015, 01:20 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-21-2015, 06:21 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-21-2015, 10:41 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by missadeangelis - 03-21-2015, 12:58 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-21-2015, 01:25 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-21-2015, 10:05 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:03 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:51 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-22-2015, 11:46 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-22-2015, 02:00 PM
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Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-22-2015, 09:34 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by VoxClamantis - 03-22-2015, 10:07 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by AllSeasons - 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Dirigible - 03-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-23-2015, 11:46 AM
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Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by missadeangelis - 03-23-2015, 02:33 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by spikepaga - 03-23-2015, 03:17 PM
Re: NYC St. Patricks Parade - by Azygos - 03-24-2015, 12:20 PM



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