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Que occurio, Jose? March 23, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, episcopate, foolishness, General Catholic, sadness, scandals.

Archbishop Gomez, you had a reputation for orthodoxy*.  What happened?  You’ve got Ricky G speaking at the LA Religious Ed mega-conference, among others equally or more problematic.   You’ve had two years now to make some changes.  Que occurio?

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Religious Education Congress bills itself as an “opportunity to hear God’s voice in their own lives.” However, some of the featured speakers at the March 22-25 event, said to be the largest of its kind in the world, have described Barack Obama as “pro-life,” longed for “public models of gay priests,” opposed marriage protection legislation, and encouraged children to engage in “genital self-touch.”

Neither Tod M. Tamberg nor Carolina Guevara, media representatives for the Archdiocese, responded to an e-mail from LifeSiteNews.com concerning allegations speakers at the REC deviate from the Church’s teachings by supporting homosexual priests or masturbation………

….However, LifeSiteNews.com has confirmed a number of the speakers at the archdiocesan event, which runs Thursday through Sunday, have a history of dissent or controversy.

Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
Fr. Bryan Massingale, a priest with the archdiocese of Milwaukee and an associate professor of moral theology at Marquette University, spoke last March before the group “Equally Blessed,” which describes itself as “a coalition of faithful Catholics who support full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people both in the church and in civil society.” The professor, who has said he wants the Church to be “more sensuous and feminine,”  publicly opposed Wisconsin’s Marriage Protection Act last year.  [He also supports gay marriage]
Sister Fran Ferder, a Franciscan nun, has said the Church needs a “theology of body touch, body exploration,” especially for children. “Ordinary genital self-touch can be very important and can help children come to reverence their bodies, to know them,” she said.

There’s more at the link.   Did something happen to Jose on the way to LA?

* – the answer is no.  He’s never been as orthodox as his reputation would indicate.  Spend a little time around virtually any parish in San Antonio and you will rapidly conclude the same.


1. Raul De La Garza III (@raul_delagarza) - March 23, 2012

I am not surprised. Take for instance how many times he’s led San Antonians in a March for Life since he was there. Zero! Oy.

2. Vincentius - March 26, 2012

I asked the same question last week and received the answer that we should “give the Archbishop some slack.” I wonder if he was never aware what the Archdiocese of Los Angeles was about before going there, when L.A. has had the notoriety of being the most liberal and heterodox of all Catholic communities in the U.S. Pretty soon the pope will have to give him a red hat just because he is the leader of the largest Catholic population in the States. Another papabile to be sure. Is there hope for L.A. Catholics?

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