Wednesday, April 6, 2011

He is probably going to get some real hate mail...

I have written about Msgr. Pope previously. He is the key writer, IMHO, on the blog of the Archdiocese of Washington. If it was not for him, the blog would probably be rarely visited.

This week, he took on the issue of why Catholic priests were not preaching and speaking out on the issue of homosexuality. He writes:

Dear Parishioners,

In recent years, homosexuality has been frequently in the news. An increasingly nationwide effort to give recognition to so-called gay “marriage,” is only the latest matter to receive a lot of attention. Prior to this, the Episcopalian denomination ordained as a bishop a man who openly practices homosexual behavior. This action has divided the Episcopalian denomination in two. Prior to this, the last fifteen years have also seen the Episcopalian and other Protestant denominations liturgically celebrate gay “marriages” and unions. This too has caused great divisions in those denominations. Even among the Catholic faithful, mistaken notions about homosexuality and marriage have taken hold.

You can read more about it


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CUA sent out the following email. N.B. the time and date. The first notification of the CCHD event was given only about 2 hours before it started!!!

date Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM
subject FW: CCHD event at CUA

I wanted to share this with you and to ask you to consider attending an exciting upcoming event, “Catholic Social Teaching in Action: The Catholic Campaign for Human Development,” sponsored by the Catholic University of America, on April 6 from 5-8 p.m. Please share this information with others in your parish or community who may be interested.

The event will bring faculty, campus ministers, students, and community members into dialogue with representatives from community organizations working to address the root causes of poverty in Washington, DC and in other areas of the country. Participants will interact with inspiring and informative panelists and will also have the opportunity to build mutually beneficial relationships with community groups. Featured speakers will include Janine Carreiro, 2010 winner of the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award (bio below), and Ralph McCloud, Director of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

The event is free and open to the public. Please invite your colleagues and students. For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson, or Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., RSVP here.

Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
The Catholic University of America
Theological College
401 Michigan Ave. NE Washington DC 20017

Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
Maloney Hall Washington DC 20064

2010 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award Winner
Janine Carreiro is an impressive Catholic lay woman who serves as director of Brockton Interfaith Community, which brings together area pastors to respond to pressing needs in the city of Brockton, MA. After serving as a lay missioner in East Timor, Janine joined the Brockton Interfaith Community in 2008. She has played a key role in helping people of faith seek public policies that benefit those most affected by the economic crisis. With her leadership, Brockton faith communities have helped secure loans for unemployed homeowners, an improved loan modification process for troubled homeowners, and commitments to address foreclosure. Janine has also led successful efforts to hire street outreach workers and improved access to jobs for past offenders. Motivated by her strong Catholic faith, Janine’s work is a clear and inspiring example of a young laywoman acting on the Church’s preferential option for the poor.