Saturday, 25 April 2009

Catholic Directory for Church Hierarchy at Odds With Church Teaching 2009

Here it is.
Read this website only if you have a strong constitution. If you are a Catholic and can bear to see your beliefs dragged through the mud, click the link.

It carries adverts such as 'Good Catholics Use Condoms' and 'It's time for a change - a See change'. The 'sexuality' page is 'under construction', as are the fabricated untruths concerning human sexuality that the website will doubtless promulgate. Founded in 1973 the organisation wants a World, 'Where life-saving health interventions (that'll be abortion, then) aren't blocked by sectarian interests (such as those who wish to protect the rights of the child)' It has a page where you can, 'Ask the Pope to lift the ban on condoms'...Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy...

And yes, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor is quoted and included in the list...sadly on the new website, Catholics for Choice.

So the same priests and bishops who have been absolving condom addicts, mea culpa, up until this day, now want to do away with the very moral law from which we have strayed and the falling away from which, those who need, seek God's forgiveness. Why? Heck, perhaps they wish to do away with the Moral Law completely...Wouldn't surprise me! The same organisation sent a letter to the Holy Father criticising Humanae Vitae, the single most prophetic papal document ever released!

The same website for Catholics for Choice says on the issue of abortion...sigh,

'The morality and the legality of abortion is an important personal and political issue throughout the world. Catholic support for legal abortion is grounded in core principles of Catholic theology, which respect the moral agency of all women. It is bolstered by respect for the religious freedom and rights of people of all faiths and no religious faith, by respect for plural and tolerant democratic societies and, most importantly, by adherence to the Catholic principle of standing with the poor and marginalized of the world who are disproportionately women.

Within this context, Catholics worldwide support the right of all women to follow their conscience when deciding about abortion.

CFC also believes that rights should be exercised responsibly, which includes personal responsibility for pregnancy prevention and society's responsibility to provide education, health care and economic security that will enable women to prevent pregnancy and have the children they want in a climate that welcomes all.'

The Catholic Bishops and Condoms: Statements and Actions Supporting Condom Use as Part of an HIV Prevention Strategy March 2009

Bishop Januário Torgal Ferreira, Portugal

In response to Pope Benedict’s comments denouncing condom use as a means to prevent the transmission of HIV, the bishop of the armed forces of Portgual, Januário Torgal Ferreira, stated that “from a medical point of view, I have no doubt that there are obviously circumstances where prohibiting condoms is to consent to the death of many people.” He went on to note that “the people who are advising the pope should be more cultured.”

Mario de Queiroz, " Africa: Pope on Condoms – Out in the Cold." IPS, March 24, 2009.
Bishop Manuel Clemente, Porto, Portugal

In response to Pope Benedict’s statement condemning the use of condoms to prevent the transmission of HIV, Bishop Clemente of Portugal denounced the pope’s remarks stating that in the case of HIV, condoms are “not only recommended, they can be ethically obligatory.” He went on to say that "the great solution to the AIDS problem, like any other problem, has to be behavioral," but those living with HIV/AIDS "have a moral obligation to prevent and not provoke the illness." Finally, he added that the pope’s advisors “should be more learned.”

“Bishop Says Condoms Sometimes Needed.” Associated Press, March 29, 2009. March 2009

Bishop Hans-Jochen Jaschke, Hamburg, Germany

Pope Benedict’s deplorable comments, on a flight to Cameroon, opposing condom use to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS rightfully sparked a lot of opposition, including some from within the church hierarchy itself. Hans-Jochen Jaschke, a Catholic auxiliary bishop of Hamburg, Germany, spoke of the need for “no taboo on the condom issue.” He wisely declared that "anyone who has AIDS and is sexually active, anyone who seeks multiple partners, must protect others and themselves."

Philip Pullella, "Vatican Defends Pope Condoms Stand, Criticism Mounts." Reuters, March 18, 2009.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Cape Coast, Ghana

Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Cape Coast in Ghana has advocated that priests take on more of a counseling role in discussing condom use with married couples in which one of the partners is HIV positive. Acknowledging the hierarchy’s teachings on conscience, he suggested “help[ing] the client to take the decision which [he or she] will be at peace with.” According to Turkson, the issue is being seriously debated by bishops’ conferences in Africa, but he has been slow to publicly support condom use from the pulpit, indicating that he “will only speak in person-to-person counseling, allowing those who can, to choose for love of their partner to abstain, and those who also for love of their partner may want to use this way [condoms].”

James Roberts, “African church leader advocates pastoral approach on condom use.” The Tablet, October 20, 2007.

For the full list of dissidents from the teaching of Holy Mother the Church and the Holy Father, click here.

It can also be read as a list of those Bishops and Priests who, on the appearance of the Antichrist, could possibly run over to him as Pope St Gregory the Great prophecised. On contraception, on human sexuality, on the family, on abortion, on nearly every arena of Catholic Teaching the website, Catholics for Choice puts up two fingers and says, 'No, you're wrong, we're right." The Catholics for Choice website has schism written all over it.

Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have Mercy on us and the Whole World!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I didn't have a strong enough constitution to click on the link-I barely made it through the post. Do the these wackadoodles(sorry that's the most Christian thing I can think to call them!)understand that aside from the moral issue of condoms-which should end the debate right there- that the HIV virus is smaller than the pores in the condoms? Therefore they do not stop the spread of the disease. These "bishops" need to do their homework.

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