Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bp. Soto Talks Catholic!

Dreher carries a story from Bill Cork.

The occasion was the annual meeting of the National Catholic Diocesan Lesbian and Gay Ministries, an organization whose existence is, shall we say, at cross-purposes with Catholic teaching on sexuality

So what does Bp. Soto tell them?

"Sexual relations between people of the same sex can be alluring for homosexuals, but it deviates from the true meaning of the act and distracts them from the true nature of love to which God has called us all," Bishop Soto said. "For this reason, it is sinful. Married love is a beautiful, heroic expression of faithful, life-giving, life-creating love. It should not be accommodated and manipulated for those who would believe that they can and have a right to mimic its unique expression."

He did not endear himself to a number of attendees.

There's a Milwaukee-area Board Member of the Nat'l Ass'n LGMinistries. Wonder what he thought...


Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I guess going away from Bp. Brown does good for your spine.

Al said...

I wonder if the Milwaukee member was the 1 who said the following to the people at 1 of the tables: "On behalf of the board, I apologize. We had no idea Bishop Soto was going to say what he said."

Bishop Soto is expected to take over about 30 Nov. It will be interesting to see what happens in Sacramento after that.