Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien
fierce opponent of homosexual "perversion"
had a "long-standing physical relationship" his boyfriend.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien
Here are some facts:
Gays will marry until, in the not distant future, it is considered as normal as miscegenation now is.
With the exception of a vanishing few, all married Catholics will use artificial birth control (in addition to the 95% who do now).
Nuns will not heed the patriarchal counsel: "Get thee to a nunnery."
Women will be ordained.
About half of all clergy are already sexually active.
Soon, priests will marry
Without industrial doses of hypocrisy, the Roman Church cannot maintain the prevailing fiction.
Sex and gender are not now -- nor will they ever again be -- what the early Church Fathers believed them to be. http://whychurchfatherswerenegativeaboutsex.blogspot.com/
It's regrettable that St. Augustine's influence and the negative appraisal of sexuality, based on his own struggles to be chaste has so impacted negatively with Christian tradition..
Father Thomas Raush, Chair of
Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University