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dialogue in the void

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 16, 2005

We seek a dialogue between Church leadership and gay/lesbian ordained and professed clergy and religious for the purpose of mutual understanding and respect and the furtherance of ministry to all members of the Church.

Thus the "about us" section of a web site run by a group with the curious name: "Catholics Affirming Homosexual Leadership."

Just one problem: The site does not identify the members or leaders of the organization. So if a bishop were inclined to dialogue, he'd face a challenge. How do you begin an open and honest dialogue with "to whom it may concern?"

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  • Posted by: RC - Nov. 19, 2005 6:46 PM ET USA

    The publicly available information about the domain does include an "administrative contact".

  • Posted by: parochus - Nov. 17, 2005 6:21 AM ET USA

    The problem is that there are probably a few bishops already engaged in a "dialogue" or a "trialogue" (perhaps even a "colloquium") with members of this group...

  • Posted by: Ignacio177 - Nov. 17, 2005 3:31 AM ET USA

    Diogenes, I am shocked you would think that the bishops don't know who are the leaders of this group. Some of them belong.

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Nov. 16, 2005 7:08 PM ET USA

    Go ahead and visit that site. You can sign a guestbook. I just did. I wonder how long my comment will remain.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 16, 2005 4:51 PM ET USA

    A line in the sand is being drawn. We are living in difficult times and this is history in the making. Clearly this may be the great falling away. Can the break up of the Catholic Church in America be in the not too distant future?

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Nov. 16, 2005 3:50 PM ET USA

    "Catholics Affirming Homosexual Leadership" or CAHL... is that pronounce "Cull?"

  • Posted by: Ross Dee - Nov. 16, 2005 2:55 PM ET USA

    The dialogue is as follows: You are right that there should be no intolerance or bigotry in the church Christ has given us (except for sin). So why are you so intolerant and constantly bitching about the directives that come from the Vatican? The Holy Father has told you many times over that homosexualiry is objectively disorderd. You refuse to accept the Truth. What do you want Jesus to do? Dialogue with the devil? Do you think that satan will turn stones into bread? Begone satan.

  • Posted by: - Nov. 16, 2005 1:26 PM ET USA

    Dialogue? What's there to talk about.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Nov. 16, 2005 11:53 AM ET USA

    Dialogue!? We are drowning in dialogue...a useful tool of those who wish to control and/or obfuscate situations and employed heavily by liberals and those further Left. We should all recall the Yalta dialogues as well as those between Mao and Chiang to see how they were finally settled. There is only the need for strong and consistent directives from the Church not mincing words with promoters of sin and depravity.

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