Slurp City -- or, plus ça change ...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 14, 2004

Milwaukee, two years post-Weakland:

"We have learned from various gay and lesbian people that the face of the Catholic Church in the gay and lesbian community is not a welcoming or hospitable face by the various (church) statements that have been made," said Fr. Mich.

And that's from the Archdiocesan newspaper.

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  • Posted by: - Oct. 18, 2004 12:37 PM ET USA

    Mr. Plick is correct. The deliberate choice to follow an aberrant way of life is the moral problem. It must be a trial of the first order for a young man to wake up one morning and realize he "likes" the guys on the football team more than the girls in the cheerleading squad. But that is just a trial. It is not the end of the world. How he deals with that trial determines where he will stand at the real End of the World. Chastity is required and God makes it possible.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 16, 2004 12:57 PM ET USA

    Polarization on this issue is really quite dangerous. At minimun ALL Catholic Christians must agree that if there is an "homosexual tendency" then there is an indication that "something is wrong." How it should be dealt with is a pastoral matter requiring great wisdom. The Church, in any case, IS NOT called to make anyone "comfortable" in their sin. If any homosexual person has deliberately decided that there is "nothing wrong" with their homosexuality then they do not belong in the Church.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 15, 2004 12:59 PM ET USA

    So what if Mikey isn't attracted to members of the opposite sex? Who cares and why should Mikey care? The modern world has brainwashed us to think that sexuality is the most important part of our lives. Bovine excrement. Once upon a time people worked day in and day out just to survive. If Mikey wasn't interested in girls, he didn't marry. He was still expected to live a chaste life, and God's grace made it possible. Live for eternity, not for life in this bus-stop of a world.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 15, 2004 12:50 AM ET USA

    I clicked on the link but had to quit reading when I saw that the coordinator of the new parish ministry, Ann said she was a graduate from St. Francis Seminary.