Sunday, 22 September 2013

CATHOLIC NUN SUPPORTS GAY MARRIAGE

Top Catholic nun continues support for gay marriage despite Vatican censorship

Controversial theologian re-issues support for gay marriage


The Vatican ruled that Sister Margaret Farley’s book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” didn’t uphold Catholic moral teaching on several issues.
The Vatican ruled that Sister Margaret Farley’s book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” didn’t uphold Catholic moral teaching on several issues.
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A prominent Catholic nun continues to support  the cause for gay marriage, despite being silenced by the Vatican last year over a book she penned.

The Vatican’s watchdog office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, declared in June 2012 that Sister Margaret Farley’s book, “Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics,” didn’t uphold Catholic moral teaching on several issues. They advised it shouldn’t be used as a Catholic teaching tool.

Irish American Sister Farley graduated, taught and served as a board trustee at the University of Detroit-Mercy. She is also a retired Yale Divinity School professor.
“You just can’t back down and say, I apologize, because it would contradict one’s integrity,” Sister Margaret Farley, 78, told about 400 people gathered last Friday at Mercy Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

“I didn’t decide never to talk again about the things that were problematic.”

The Vatican concluded that Farley’s positions on several issues, including supporting gay marriage, “are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality.”

On Friday Sister Farley spoke about how her gay nephew led her to understand gay relations and marriage, the Detroit Free Press reports.

“I have a beloved nephew who was all those things — wise, holy. And I’m absolutely certain that he was all those things because he grew up in our family,” Farley said. “Our family could never have condemned him.”

During her speech, Sister Farley said she hoped Pope Francis would be more open.

“He seems teachable,” she said, and hoped he will listen to the many Catholic women who call for change.

“I think that women at this juncture are in some way key, because, for example, we do have the problem that there are not enough priests,” Farley said. “I think that eventually it will be necessary to ordain married men and women, married or not. But how that development will finally take place, what the evolution will be, I don’t know.”





4 comments:

  1. Doesn't look like a nun. Doesn't talk like a nun. And her book is a hardly a borderline case where you need the help of the Inquisition to tell that it's not Catholic.
    Sheer "Americanism"!

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    1. What does a nun look like? What does a nun talk like?

      I think that Pope Francis would read her book with an open mind.

      Are you more catholic than Pope Francis?

      Pat

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    2. It's not about me.

      Francis has just announced he's sticking with that weird German Inquisitor he inherited.

      I was hoping he wouldn't - maybe I'm not as nice as he is.

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  2. Sister Farley can say all she wants but in my opinion the vatican dont give a S*it. They are bigger & can shout louder. Ordaining married priests because we need them also misses the point. Nobody has the rite to be ordained and bringing married, gay etc into the reasons to be ordained takes away from the meaning & purpose of priesthood. The kingdom needs to come around about each of us in tiny steps and grow outwords & upwords. The High Pulpit has lost its significance as the shock media headline or stunt. Sr Farley has come to an appreciation of being gay through her relationship with her nephew. This is the dynamic we need to take on board how God's kingdom works. One of the problems with this dynamic is that I could be long dead before anyone says "jaz that page fella wasn't so bad after all. Sean

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