"Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them" (Gen.1:27)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cardinal O'Malley, Senator Kennedy and Changing Hearts

In his blog shortly after the funeral liturgy for the late Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, Boston's Sean Cardinal O'Malley provided reflections in response to the many Catholics who thought that providing the Senator with a Catholic funeral was "scandalous."  For those who fully understand Catholic teaching and even church law on this subject -- not to mention the Gospel of Jesus -- there never was any question whatsoever whether Kennnedy would or should be burried from the Church.

In part, Cardinal O'Malley stated: "We will not change hearts by turning away from people in their time of need and when they are experiencing grief and loss." These are pastoral words from a pastoral heart. These are words that answer with Gospel values the question, "what would Jesus do" in a similar situation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese priest criticizes his bishop's leadership" - from NCR

Today's National Catholic Reporter reports, "Father Michael J. Gillgannon, a widely respected missionary priest of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, has written an open letter to his bishop, Robert W. Finn, taking strong exception to his leadership...." Read the full story and Fr. Gillgannon's wise and thought-provoking letter.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Marianne Duddy-Burke in Huffington Post

See the commentary in the Huffington Post by Dignity/USA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke on the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy and political leadership for issues of importance to Gay Catholics.