Catholic Culture Dedication
Catholic Culture Dedication

letting our imaginations be stretched

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Apr 06, 2006

Log Cabin Dominican Timothy Radcliffe was the keynoter at Los Angeles' recent Kraft durch Freude Fest. A commenter on the L.A. Catholic blog, who claims to have been present at Radcliffe's address, provides the following quote (via Gerald Augustinus):

"But I'm afraid I'm an old-fashioned traditional Catholic, and I believe that's the wrong place to start. We begin by standing by gay people, as they hear the voice of the Lord that summons them to a life of happiness. We accompany them as they wrestle with discovering what this means and how they should walk, and this means letting our imaginations be stretched open to ... watching Brokeback Mountain, reading gay novels, having gay friends, making our beliefs of our hearts and our minds delighting in that being ... "

Of course it's not clear. It's not meant to be. But, while his chums titter at the "old-fashioned traditional Catholic" line, the message he wants to deliver comes through plainly enough.

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