Cardinal Pell ready to meet with same-sex marriage proponents
Catholic World News - January 04, 2011
Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has offered to meet with proponents of same-sex marriage, provided that they are willing to forego anti-Catholic rhetoric.
Responding to a request from Australian Marriage Equality a meeting, the cardinal said that he would be happy to consider a meeting with representatives of the group. He asked, however, for the group to give him some assurance that they “do not regard opposition to same-sex marriage in itself as a form of prejudice and discrimination, and that you are prepared to say this publicly.”
Cardinal Pell said that he did not expect a meeting to produce any agreement on the subject of same-sex marriage, but he hoped for a civil discussion. He said that the issue should be debated without resort to claims that the opponents of homosexual marriage are bigots.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($31,054 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
Posted by: Obregon -
Jan. 04, 2011 10:45 PM ET USA
"provided that they are willing to forego anti-Catholic rhetoric." Godd luck dear Cardinal Pell, but these groups want the Church to bless sin, period!
Posted by: Justin8110 -
Jan. 04, 2011 8:20 PM ET USA
The matter has been settled since the dawn of Christianity, why the discussion?