Dec 7, 2006

Tidings columnist to address New Ways Ministry confab

As we know, Cardinal Roger Mahony's Archdiocesan newspaper The Tidings regularly runs the, um, not always edifying columns of Father Richard P. McBrien.

Guess what? Tidings columnist Father McBrien is to speak on "Ordination to the Priesthood and Gay Men" at "Outward Signs: Lesbian/Gay Catholics in a Sacramental Church," the Sixth National Symposium on Catholicism and Homosexuality, March 16-18, 2007, in Minneapolis.

You can click on this post's title to see the conference brochure in pdf.

Sponsoring this confab is the New Ways Ministry. The list of "endorsers" of the conference -- religious orders, groups and parishes -- is long.

The list of speakers includes many familiar names. Three members of the hierarchy, for starters: Archbishop Francis Hurley and Bishops Leroy Matthiesen and Joseph Sullivan.

Father McBrien, Sister Helen Prejean, Fran Ferder, Luke T. Johnson and Daniel Maguire are some of the other speakers.

So, the next time you see Father McBrien's column in Cardinal Mahony's Tidings, think of this conference and draw your own conclusions about the "validity" of Father McBrien's conclusions.


Anonymous Fr. Savanarola said...

Notice how many of the speakers are perennials at the 'Tolerance Camp'/Anaheim RE Congress.

12:06 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Father Savanarola,

I knew someone would make that connection, and I'm glad you have.

"Tolerance Camp" is a great name for "Congress." Congratulations!

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Kenneth Fisher, Founder & Chrm. CRCOA said...

Fr. Savanarola,

I can only assume that Savanarola is a pen name, or you are a very brave priest. God bless you!

As the leader of the group that openly protest this scandal every year, all I can say is "Tolerance Camp" hits the nail right on the head!

Kenneth M. Fisher

11:48 PM  
Anonymous John G. Blanchard said...

You are very brave to not say your real name!

8:58 AM  

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