Neither caring nor pastoral…

“But we wish to make it clear that departure from the Church’s teaching, or silence about it, in an effort to provide pastoral care is neither caring nor pastoral. Only what is true can ultimately be pastoral.”

– Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, 1986 “Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons”


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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to Neither caring nor pastoral…

  1. Ratzinger is culpable for not creating a rupture in the modern praxis of accepting sodomites into seminaries; thus, he guaranteed the sodomite would continue to have interior access to the levers of power within the Church so he could diligently work as a sapper to supplant Christian doctrines condemning sodomy.

    A sodomite is, by nature, subversive and any organisation which accepts him as an authentic member and allows him access to position of influence is destructively ignorant if it thinks the sodomite will not work tirelessly to overturn condemnations of sodomy by that organisation.

    Do you think it is just a coincidence the Synod is succoring sodomy? NO.

    M.J. doubts it would be wrong to suspect that the Hierarchy is tinged, if not suffused, by influential sodomitic prelates who want our condemnations of sodomy to be cast into the outer darkness and to have sodomy shrouded with mercy so as to have that pit of sulphurous perversion appear as a pellucid pond.

  2. Tony Jokin says:

    So looking at the final document and vote tally for some of the rejected paragraphs, it looks like just a matter of time….. maybe a year…… till they convince enough to pass all of them.

    I also feel that Paragraph 41 and 51 of the final document are wonky. Maybe it is just me.

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