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To: Antoninus
Of Regional interest (Cincinnati), from the November/December 1998 issue of the St. Catherine Review:
AUXILIARY BISHOP CARL MOEDDEL of Cincinnati held three regional meetings in his archdiocese with homosexual activists and parents of homosexual children to promote the recent U.S. bishops' pastoral letter, Always Our Children (AOC).... Meeting attendees were also introduced to a "new educational project within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati" called "Concerned Catholics for Gay/Lesbian Inclusion" (CCGLI). According to CCGLI’s promotional literature, the project’s goals are as follows:
1. To educate all parishioners on the total Church teaching with regard to homosexuality and the responsibility of Catholics toward gay men and lesbians;

2. To share and witness the faith journey of gay/lesbian persons, their families and friends;

3. To begin the dialogue so parishioners have a means of communicating on an emotional issue;

4. [To] Develop a list of resources (speakers, video and audio tapes, books, etc.). These resources would also include the stories of gay men and lesbians in the Church so people can relate to their journeys; and

5. [To] Establish a referral list of parishes and Catholic organizations where Always Our Children is embraced.

CCGLI has the blessing of Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczykof Cincinnati.

Parents and others who attended the meeting were also given a list of therapists "who are gay-friendly/sensitive," including Kevin Prendergast at Catholic Social Services. The list was prepared by Kathy Laufman, a representative of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. GLSEN is a national homosexual activist organization devoted to fighting for "sexual orientation rights" in schools.

N.B. Auxilliary Bishop Moeddel is a guest speaker this September at the 2002 National Conference in Cincinnati of the National Association of Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries:
Catholic Ministry WITH Gay and Lesbian Persons
Bishop Carl Moeddel, and the Cincinnati CMGL Archdiocesan Advisory Team. In light of the Gospel message of inclusion and love, this diocesan model reaches out to Gay and Lesbian Catholics, and their families and friends offering support and advocacy. This session looks at the development and growth of this diocesan ministry.
Summary: Bishop Moeddel is an advocate for "gay rights" within the Church, works in conjunction with secular activist organizations who fight to teach "gay rights" in schools, and has the blessing of the Archbishop of Cincinnati, Archbishop Pilarczyk. You can contact Archbishop Pilarczyk and Auxilliary Bishop Moeddel as follows:
Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Archbishop of Cincinnati
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131
E-mail: communications@catholiccincinnati.org

Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel
Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati
100 East Eighth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-3131
E-mail: communications@catholiccincinnati.org


30 posted on 05/30/2002 2:28:56 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: eastsider
To educate all parishioners on the total Church teaching with regard to homosexuality and the responsibility of Catholics toward gay men and lesbians

If the Church wants to promote actual Catholic teaching - that we should be caring and thoughtful with regard to homosexuals, that a homosexual inclination is intrinsically disordered, and that homosexual conduct is sinful and not to be countenanced, I'm fine with that. If it wants to excuse (which many parts of the Church do) that active homosexuality in the priesthood and elsewhere is just fine and dandy, then it's not fine with me. I don't trust these groups to teach authentic (and scripturally based) teaching on homosexuality. Their agenda is much greater in scope. (And has led to all of these problems...)

35 posted on 05/30/2002 3:01:59 PM PDT by yendu bwam
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To: eastsider
1. To educate all parishioners on the total Church teaching with regard to homosexuality

They want to educate all parishoners that:

Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6, SubSection 2, Heading 5
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, 141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." 142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6, SubSection 2, Heading 5
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6, SubSection 2, Heading 5
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

Part 3, Section 2, Chapter 2, Article 6, SubSection 4, Heading 3
2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.

I'd really like to believe this is what they want to teach. I'm having difficulty doing so.

AB


37 posted on 05/30/2002 3:17:08 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard
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