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Mexican bishop required by Vatican to publicly ‘clarify’ views on homosexuality, abortion ^ | 9-13-2011 | by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

Posted on 09/13/2011 1:00:49 PM PDT by topher

September 13, 2011 ( - The bishop of the Diocese of Saltillo in the Mexican state of Coahuila will be required to “clarify” his views on homosexuality and abortion following revelations of his support for a homosexual organization that celebrates the gay lifestyle, as well as his leadership of two organizations that have advocated the legalization and government provision of abortion, according to national and international media reports.

Raul Vera López met earlier this month with various Vatican officials, including Cardinal Marc Ouelette, Prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, and William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, after reports by LifeSiteNews and the Spanish-language Catholic news agency ACI Prensa revealed the bishop’s controversial views on human life and sexuality.

Although the exact content of the discussions are not known, Notimex and CNN are reporting that “the Vatican recommended to the bishop of Saltillo, Raúl Vera López, that he clarify his posture regarding the Catholic rejection of homosexual marriage, and regarding the defense of life from conception to natural death,” in the words of CNN’s Spanish edition.

In remarks made following his visit to Rome, the controversial bishop denied that he had been “admonished” by Church authorities, and characterized the discussion as a “dialog.”

“They don’t have any reason to admonish me, we haven’t done what the media has claimed,” said Lopéz Vera, who also claimed, “It isn’t anything new that the Church supports sexual diversity because in the United States there are at least 50 dioceses that tend to homosexual communities. The only [difference] is that the American bishops did issue an instruction on carrying out the ministry and we don’t have that in Latin America.”

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TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; badshepherd; bishop; catholic; homosexual; mexico; prolife; vatican
Sounds like the Vatican is forcing this bishop to say:

Through my fault, Through my fault, Through my most grevious fault...

And unlike other people who make fun of the Catholic Church, the Catholic Church does have a hierarchy that will make a bishop bend at the knees and make amends for injurying the Catholic Church.

Who where the people who made Jim and Tammy Baker bend at the knees after their scandal.

As long as the Catholic Church as strong leadership at the top and most places, weak links like this Mexican Bishop will be dealt with...

Sounds like Pope Benedict took this guy to the woodshed, and now we are sseing the results.

1 posted on 09/13/2011 1:00:58 PM PDT by topher
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He may squeek by on the homosexual issue, but there is no way he will get a pass on the abortion issue. If he hasn't been taken to the woodshed, he surely will be.
2 posted on 09/13/2011 1:40:08 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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