Catholic church dating before annulment
They gather at a blog called Spiritual Friendship, a name taken from the beautiful work of the Trappist Aelred of Rievaulx who at least one of the New Homophiles thinks was also “gay.” It is truly a good thing the same-sex attracted have figured out that love can be expressed in ways other than genitally and that God may have had a hand in calling them to those other ways but, minor point, they didn’t invent friendship. Conservative Christians, opponents of the gay agenda, opponents particularly of gay marriage, are so eager not to be considered bigots that the New Homophiles are acceptable to them. First, the New Homophiles insist on the “gay” identifier.The danger here is being reduced to this thing they’re not.We could call it our faith or the Holy Spirit or the grace of God. These are all ways of saying the same thing: Jesus wants us to keep our faith alive every single day. We have a prime opportunity to check our faith when we proclaim the Creed every Sunday at Mass.Whatever it is, it’s something that we can’t borrow from a friend. As frightening as this parable can seem, it can also fill us with hope. Actually, we can do this every day in our personal prayer. Let’s fill up our oil flasks by announcing our belief in Jesus, our Savior.
Such language was actually used in the first draft of the document at the Extraordinary Synod in October, language quickly excised. Austin Ruse is president of C-FAM (Center for Family & Human Rights), a New York and Washington DC-based research institute.
Eve and Josh sit fetchingly on a couch, Josh’s legs crossed exactly precisely just so, Eve’s bare feet, Josh’s dirty socks, lips pursed, college text books prominently displayed.
Out of the shadows come the celibate “gay” Christians, writes Michelle Boorstein, frequent picker of Catholic scabs.
Maybe no priest or bishop or Ph D student ever thought of that before. While dialogue and engagement are good things, Christians still need to take a closer look at New Homophile claims. Yes, they accept the teaching of the Church on sexual ethics.
Besides reimagining celibacy, the New Homophiles also invented friendship. They are 95 percent there when it comes to Church teaching but, as I have written before, the last 5 percent is a serious problem on which the New Homophiles need to be engaged.