Thursday, December 27, 2007

Our Lady of Lourdes in Minneapolis Features Dissenting Speakers

The following was received from a concerned member of the faithful in Minneapolis:

Our Lady of Lourdes Women's Prayer Series in 2008 highlights several women writers that are prolifically outspoken in support of same sex marriage and other topics that have not yet been but sometime to be approved by the Hierarchy of the Catholic Church.

Sessions will start at 9:30 am and last approximately one a half hour.

Reservations are helpful. Please call the parish office 612.379.2259

Saturday, January 12 – Maria Harris

From the book "Homosexuality and Christian Faith", we quote Maria Harris directly:

At the end of the 20th century, individuals are probably no wiser than they ever have been about their sexual lives, but the human race undeniably has a different understanding of sexuality from what it had in the past. Studies subsequent to the two Kinsey Reports have confirmed the fact that the human race has an imaginative diversity of sexual expression. Sexual intimacy between consenting partners of same sex seems to be nothing less and nothing more than part of that wonderful range of expression.

What would (Saint) Paul make of today's sexual scene? It really is not possible to lift people out of one place in history and situate them in another. Presumably they could learn the language of a new era if given time to adjust. ….

A Christian today might even think that (Saint) Paul would see homosexuality as part of God's creation, sanctified by the Incarnation. The world of our bodily senses is not a veil that obscures divinity. The material world, whatever its groans and travails, is the expression of divine goodness. The best impulses of that world – the genuine struggles for the fulfillment of bodily existence – cannot be dismissed...People's sexual expressions have to be seen within that context.

Saturday, February 9th – Sister Joan Chittister

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB has garnered a well-earned reputation as a vociferous advocate of contraception, abortion, women priests and homosexuality. Sister Chittister has lambasted the Church's teachings on homosexuality as "spiritual violence and abuse."

A google search on Sister Joan Chittister would inundate one with articles and books about and by Sister Joan Chittister and her prolific activism on the advocacy of contraception, abortion, women priests and homosexuality.

Saturday March 8th Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant's "The New Jewish Wedding" book has a specific section on same sex weddings. The new edition also includes a chapter called "New Faces under the Huppah" (the bridal canopy), which discusses the special needs and concerns of Jews-by-choice, non-Jewish partners, and gay and lesbian couples.

Anita wrote the hugely popular book "The Red Tent" which typecasts the patriarchy in a stereotypical and negative light.

Anita Diamant recently stated that "The Red Tent is gay-friendly for sure and Joseph is depicted as bisexual."
A special TotH to PC for the update...

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