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cat + pigeons?

Posted by dodgey_vicar at Monday, 8 December 2008 at 5:04pm GMT

Praise Christ! Alleluia!

Posted by JCF at Monday, 8 December 2008 at 7:03pm GMT

If there really is such a thing as an intrinsically gay person, then I can see how Bishop Bruno felt the need to confound hypocrisy and get on with what his diocese has proposed - to allow for the episcopal ordination of a gay person - whether in or out of relationship with another person of the same gender.

The question is: 'Does the magisterium of the Church have the moral persuasive power to deny what has been seen by many people in the Church to be a matter of common human justice?' Where does the possibility of special enlightenment by the Holy Spirit fit into all of this?

Is morality, per se, purely a matter of settled judgement? Or is it evolutionary, and subject to an ongoing discernment of human nature and need? In other words, does modern society have to wait for the African countries to catch up with it's understanding of human sexuality - in the light of scientific discovery - before it can go ahead with what is seen to be an issue of social justice? Should the Church not lead in this area?

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Tuesday, 9 December 2008 at 3:44am GMT
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