Friday, September 16, 2011

Fordham's Forum On Sodomy

This Friday, the first of four conferences kicks off at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus.  The Fordham gathering will center on the theme Learning to Listen: Voices of Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church. It will feature a full day of panel discussions from a diverse group of writers, scholars, ministers, and lay Catholic leaders. 
Link (here) to The National Catholic Fish-wrapper


Sawyer said...

Lots of diversity, no truth. No Catholicism either.The Jesuits are a complete joke.

Maria said...


"Speaking for my fellow priests and myself, if we are convinced of what we teach others to believe and carry it into practice, then the people will be able to follow, not just our words but our example. BUT IF WE FAIL THEM, GOD HELP THEM. THAT IS A PRAYER.

This is what our people most need in today's confused and convulsive world: priests who are men of faith, who see the unseen, and who are therefore able to tell everyone who enters the ambit of their ministry about the passing nature of this life and the glorious city on high that awaits all who believe.

However, this is not only a matter of good example, although it includes that too; but it partakes of that mysterious law of procreation which obtains not only in the order of nature, but also in the realm of grace. LIKE PRODUCES LIKE. And under God there are only miraculous exceptions. LIKE PRIESTS, LIKE PEOPLE. FAITH PRODUCES FAITH. OR, AS WE SADLY KNOW, UNBELIEF REPRODUCES UNBELIEF.

God wants us priests to be strong, clear and sure in our faith, because He wants the multitude, redeemed by the blood of His Son, to believe. We priests have the undeserved rare privilege to be the instruments of God's grace to the people. But we also have the terrifying duty of being faithful to our calling.

If we priests are to transmit a strong faith to the Faithful, we must ourselves have experienced the realities of our faith by nourishing them at the fountain of prayer. Prayerful union with Jesus Christ, the High Priest, is the only way that a priest can remain priestly. THE SADDEST THING ON EARTH IS A PRIESTLESS PRIEST. The priest must have learned from frequent converse with the Master who the Master is, what the Master wants, and how the Master wants His priests to minister to the people'.

--Fr. John Hardon SJ

Jules said...

Maria -- I was beginning to wonder where you'd gone...then again, you seem to like to 'comment' (and I use the term loosely here, because you rarely post your own thoughts) when there's a post about sodomy and homosexuality and admittedly, those have been few and far between lately.

I think peoples' frustration with your posts is that blog comment sections are intended to be just that: comments on the blog post. Instead, you cut and past texts from Father Hardon. Sometimes, these texts have little or nothing to do with the original post. When people ask you about it, your typical, knee-jerk reaction is 'why the hate?' I doubt very much anyone 'hates' Father Hardon. Instead, I would ask: don't YOU have any opinions on the blog posts? Or do you simply channel them through the late Father Hardon.