Monday, August 23, 2010

Prominent Dissenter Is Former Jesuit Currently Teaching At Georgetown

Prominent Catholic dissenters have created an organization to promote homs@xual political causes and to change Catholic opinion through coordination with other activists. Organized explicitly to oppose the U.S. bishops, the group’s website asks for reports of “anti-equality activity” in Catholic parishes. The group Catholics for Equality’s website, which is still under construction, reports that the organization is dedicated to “support, educate, and mobilize equality-supporting Catholics to advance LGB/T equality at federal, state, and local levels.” ......Catholics for Equality’s organizational meeting was convened by Washington attorney Phil Attey and Rev. Dr. Joe Palacios, (here), (here) , (here) and (here) described as a Jesuit priest from Los Angeles who is currently on the Georgetown University faculty.
Link (here) to the full Catholic News Agency article. 
Blogger Note: The article seems to be incorrect, Joe Palacios is not a Jesuit, an anonymous commenter states that he left the Society a few years ago. Websites leave the impression that he is currently a Jesuit, his Georgetown bio has no S.J. after his name.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

In a nutshell, a lawyer from the Human Right Campaign (a D.C. based gay rights advocacy group) and a Georgetown professor have established a tax exempt organization to campaign for gay rights in the Catholic Church.

All these organizations need is Articles of Incorporation, a 501(c)(3) application and a fax machine. They can call themselves Catholic, but they are not. Indeed, the new organization is as Catholic as "Catholics for Choice" - meaning not at all.

I imagine, however, the new organization will be the darling of the media, just like Catholics for Choice is.

Maria said...

I am shocked. You mean there is gambling going on here???
St. Ignatius, interecede for us...
Kyrie Eleison. It just does not unhinge me any more.

Credo said...

"Other attendees at the Catholics for Equality organizing meeting included ....Shiva Subbaraman of the Georgetown LGBTQ Resource Center"...You simply cannot make this stuff up!!

Anonymous said...

The headline is inaccurate. Professor Palacios quit the Jesuit order several years ago.

Anonymous said...

Bought and paid for, by the Society.

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