Skip to comments.Archdiocese of Cincinnati's CRYSM program [Daniel "Rainbow" Pilarczyk alert]
Posted on 12/20/2005 11:44:06 AM PST by Antioch
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Family Life Office recognizes that today's diverse families also need support to live a life that reflects God's covenant of unconditional love to all people. Inaugurated by Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk in 1998, this ministry pastorally reaches out to families where parents of gay and lesbian persons, their families and friends may: find peer support among others of the Catholic faith who are dealing with the same situation; receive accurate information about homosexuality; learn the Church's teaching and position and find their place in the Christian community.
Catholic Ministry WITH Gays & Lesbians strives to embrace each of God's people, build bridges of understanding and heal shattered relationships with families and friends by providing: Referrals to support groups and professional services if requested; Opportunities for spiritual growth, prayer gatherings and spiritual sharing groups; Education and resources for parishes, schools, and diocesan agencies.
"...Today in the name of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati I am taking full responsibility for certain acts that occurred some time ago. Instances of child abuse that should have been reported to civil authorities were apparently not reported. I apologize to the household of the faith and to our civic community for this deficiency. It was wrong and I am sorry that it happened. Again, I express my sorrow and shame at the suffering that priests and other Church employees have inflicted on young persons."
How penitent is Pilarczyk? Perhaps a clue can be found in his remedial solution... Children attending
recruiting education programs must now have permission forms which will absolve the Bishop legally of his continued support for GLBT programs in his archdiocese.
By the looks of CRYSM's advertising, it's doubtful that Pilarczyk's initiative will promulgate the Church's teaching on faith and morals. Rather, the purpose of CRYSM will be to underscore the impossibility of adhering to the Church's doctines while maintaining "personal integrity and self esteem."
It's all quite predictable...We are, after all, talking about Bishop Pilarczyk, whose archdiocese decided against the idea of a local Courage chapter. Archbishop Pilarczyk explained that " we decided that we would not go the route of Courage but would start our own on the model of what other dioceses do." This is, of course, rainbow-speak for accepting the agenda of The National Association of Catholic Diocesan Lesbian & Gay Ministries whose position statement is a wholesale rejection of Catholic faith.
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