Skip to comments.Gay Catholics hope new “progressive” Pope will convene Vatican III
Posted on 02/12/2013 12:30:39 PM PST by Morgana
VATICAN CITY, February 11, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) Homosexual Catholic groups hope after Pope Benedict XVI steps down, a new progressive Pope will champion LGBT issues, female ordination, and contraception at a Third Vatican Council.
The new Pope will have an opportunity like Pope John XXIII to open wide windows of the Church so that fresh ideas may fill the Church by calling for a new Ecumenical Council of the Church, Vatican III, said the Rainbow Sash Movement in a press release on Pope Benedict XVI's resignation. .
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI [is] an opportunity for the Church to finally to start addressing the many scandals that are facing it, the dissenting organization said. Those range from the clergy sexual abuse scandal, birth control issues, womens ordination, sexuality that deals with the human rights of LGBT People, and looming largely on the horizon are financial issues that involve a lack of ethics that would create a culture of transparency and accountability.
The group of homosexual and transgender Catholics stated the next pope should step away from an emphasis on purity. Instead, he must continue the reforms of Vatican II and seriously embrace the road to Ecumenicalism. [sic]
New York Times reporter and columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote that he would like to see the Catholic Church change its policy on contraception, on female and non-celibate priests, and on gays...The church has such influence worldwide that it would be great to see a Vatican III!
The homosexual Catholic group Equally Blessed cited the Vatican's worldwide impact, claiming that by promoting discrimination against LGBT people, the church inflicts pain on marginalized people, alienates the faithful, and lends moral credibility to reactionary political movements across the globe.
To right this wrong, DignityUSA called on the Cardinals and the new Pope to enter into a true dialogue with our community. We call for an end to statements that inflict harm on already marginalized people, depict us as less than fully human, and lend credence to those seeking to justify discrimination.
The new pope, the group hopes, will not only to embrace but...champion the homosexual rights movement.
History reminds us that no one expected the election of Pope John XXIII in 1958, and in calling the Second Vatican Council, he clearly moved the church into a more progressive era, wrote Francis DeBernardo of New Ways Ministry.
The statements of Equally Blessed and DignityUSA were faithfully reported by the National Catholic Reporter. In its coverage of Pope Benedict's resignation Monday, Reuters news service also printed unattributed statements hoping the next pope would be more progressive.
The present pontiff's unwavering loyalty to the Magisterium's teaching on moral issues provoked a series of public clashes with liberal dissenters, as well as behind-the-scenes battles with European bishops, both as pope for eight years and previously as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF).
For the last three decades, [Pope] Benedict has been one of the main architects of the Vaticans policies against LGBT people, wrote DeBernardo, who rehearsed his own organization's history of clashes with the pontiff.
New Ways Ministry directly experienced those harsh policies several times over the years, most notably in 1999 when the CDF attempted to silence our organizations co-founders, Sister Jeannine Gramick and Father Robert Nugent, he added. Fortunately, we have survived the many attempts by the Vatican to end our ministry, and, thanks to the support of so many Catholics, we have emerged stronger for it.
As the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger said the ministry's work was doctrinally unacceptable and enjoined them from further ministry or writing on homosexuality.
Yet last Valentines Day, DeBernardo and Sr. Grammick penned an op-ed in The Washington Post entitled, A Catholic Case for Same-Sex Marriage.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that homosexual activities constitute grave depravity...Under no circumstances can they be approved.
End times! We’re livin’ in end times!
God please no.
Again and again we hear from groups that should never be allowed to call themselves Catholic or even Christian.
Woe unto them who call good evil and evil good.
In the current environment, it would be the same as calling a Constitutional Convention here. The nutjobs would rush and overrun it.
I call on Planned Parenthood to open its doors to modern science and be more accepting of FBZG people.
(fetus, blastula, zygote, gastrula)
I can wait.
Dum dee dum dee dum.
I’m 57 and I’ve gone from being a proud, pampered and happy baby boomer American to being a frightened woman who believes her country is dying or dead. I strongly believe our high tide water mark was World War II and it’s amazing aftermath.
Why don’t they start their own church? They can hold all the gay councils they want.
Do they really believe the church will bless anal matrimony?
Any Pope that will champion LGBT issues,and female ordination, would have to be guided by the Devil.
It would lead to the immediate destruction of the Catholic Church.
As a life long Catholic if a Pope proposed to allow Same sex marriages and Lesbians in the clergy, I would leave that day.
Because they live to serve their master, who wants to destroy all that is just, right, and good.
gay Catholic? No such reality.
The attraction to the same sex does not allow one to call themselves Christian — it’s forbidden in the Bible.
So why would a new Pope convey a Vatican III - the point is mute and irrelevant...this is the dark one speaking and making a blasphemy of what Christ lived for!
This is one reason I hope they pick the African Cardinal for the new Pope. African Catholics tend to be very conservative with the exception of free market politics.
Then I guess all those priests who molested kids must have been straight.
They already have their church. It is called the Episcopalian/Anglican church where bishops can be queens.
I hate to tell you but in this irrational world, some people do think that men raping boys are...straight.
News Flash! These folks will be waiting for a while ... a long while. All of the cardinals that make up the college were appointed by either JPII or Benedict XVI.
By definition there are no gay Catholics (priests who break their vows have self-excommunicated).
Catholicism isn’t “buffet.” You either adhere to the Church’s Laws or you are not a Catholic. You might be something else, and even a good person. But you aren’t a Catholic.
The same goes for birth control Catholics.