Renewed calls for apology and resignation of Cardinal Francis George (ChicagoPride.com : Chicago, IL News)
It seems the Catholic church fears more public denunciation of their beliefs.
The stronghold of the Catholic Church is slipping a bit into a what looks, feels and sounds like a schoolyard bully who's afraid of his comeupance.
The Vatican is simply afraid of loosing its control of the playground and is becoming desperate to keep their control over the lot.
I say, keep pushing, keep speaking loudly until we're heard, continue to live our beliefs and stay dedicated to your truth!
Ironically, Our Lady of Mount Carmel was the first church I'd attended in which gay men and women worshiped openly.
It was Easter Vigil, 1993. A beautiful high mass, the first Id ever attended. The atmosphere was beautiful and more than Id expected in every way.
As I sat and took it all in, I saw gay men find seats at various spots around us. Some dressed to go out clubbing after mass, some a bit more reverent in their appearance and dress.
I was shocked at how many there were and the acceptance that the other parishioners afforded them (us).
To be compared to the KKK on one hand are "fighting words" as my dad used to say. Its an organization thats based on fear and ignorance blah blah.
On the other hand, to be "feared" by the catholic church as organized group of strong spirit and beliefs says something about where we are as humans.
This pot has been simmering for some time. And the tension is obviously being felt by the Catholics, the GOP and others of their ilk.