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Sunday, 28 December 2014

What a bonny idiot, or a twerp

So, the Bishop of Antwerp, Johan Bonny is calling for the Church to formalise and recognise sodomite unions and those who worship the goddess of lesbos.



I can't imagine why?

Maybe he knows the Archbishop of St. John's

What will Francis do?

Here is what he said.

What is important for me is that Pope Francis moved tags. This greatly exited me. I can not remain a neutral spectator of these changes, I want to participate. Furthermore, everyone at some point in his life is confronted with relationships, friendships,family and the education of children. We must not deny that there is trauma about these matters in the Church. Far too many people have felt excluded for a long time. The Church can fix the breach of trust by talking openly and sincerely about the issues which are really bothering people...

As bishops, we have too long thought it impossible to discuss some lessons or disciplinary rules: we have acted pragmatically to avoid damaging the Faith. Thus, a gap has widened between the Church’s official teaching and daily practice...

Before Francis, there was an official status quo about these topics and very few opportunities for discussion. In less than two years, the Pope has managed to get a discussion started about these issues...

Personally, I find that in the Church there should be more openness for the recognition of the substantive quality of the LGBT couple. Their form of shared life must meet the same requirements as religious marriage. Basic values are for me more important than the institutional form. Christian Ethics champions lasting relationships in which faithfulness, loyalty and care for each other are central; and which are open to new life, or at least recognise the responsibility of the partners to be generous towards children and young people. We must accept that those values may be present in a relationship of diversity and we must try to give form to these relationships...

We need to seek within the Church for a formal recognition of the “relationality” which is as present in many couples which are homosexual as in those which are heterosexual.Should it be a sacramental recognition of marriage? Maybe the Church should instead think about recognising a diversity of patterns.

This discussion is the same for civil marriage. In Belgium, the same model is used for gender relations of homosexual and heterosexual couples; but there are other possibilities, which I believe are valid. It may not be necessary to force all relationships into the same model...

Just as there is in our society a variety of legal frameworks for partners, so the Church should recognise a diversity of relationship forms. This would avoid the pitfall of complex ideological disputes. I favour the recognition of a variety of forms which emerge from a reflection on pastoral experience, rather than theoretical discussions; because they often degenerate into sterile disputes and generate discord...

Life is a practical thing, is not it? Such issues can only be dealt with credibly if humanity and understanding are exercised; not by theoretical discussions. The same dynamic is active in the Church. The ecclesial community is a big family and my main concern is how to encourage this style of response. I do not want to downplay the significance of the doctrinal issues; but... I also want to keep the family together. I want all the family members to celebrate Christmas together and form a united community.
[J. Bonny in “De Morgan” 27thDecember 2014] 

3 comments:

Barona said...

How long will the People of God tolerate such evil men to masquerade as bishops? How can brother bishops allow this? Do they not understand the wicked perversity of these men?

For some mysterious reason, Our Lord is allowing His Church to be scourged by these Judas bishops; these wolves who seek to ravage the sheepfold. May God arise and His enemies be scattered!

Brian said...

Once again, my blood begins to boil. Should we be surprised? Remember, that the majority of the bishops at the recent synod voted in favour of the midterm report, a report, that clearly had Francis' stamp of approval. This Bishop Bonny, no doubt, is emboldened by Francis and friends. Homosexuals in the clergy have, for quite some time, established a strong beach head and they are not going to give it up. Catholic teaching be damned. The bishops who honestly oppose the likes of Bonny will, I'm afraid, remain silent. Although I keep hoping that I am wrong and that an Athanasius type bishop will come forth.

Caroline said...

The silence is deafening, isn't it? I have not heard one whisper of correction toward this bishop. And they wonder why there is such poor catechesis among the people.
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