The thoughts, ideas, findings, and fancies of a Catholic student at Our Lady's University.

Friday, February 11, 2005

"Rainbow Sash wearers...disqualify themselves from being given holy Communion."

Good news from the Vatican as reported by Catholic News Service:

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's top liturgy official said Rainbow Sash wearers disqualify themselves from receiving Holy Communion because they are demonstrating their opposition to church teaching on homosexuality.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, head of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, made the comment in a written response to Catholic News Service in early February.

Rainbow Sash, which describes itself as an organization of gay and lesbian Catholics and their families and friends, has criticized church statements on homosexuality, including the church's teaching that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered" and that homosexual orientation is "objectively disordered."

(read the entire article here)

I was especially encouraged by the part that read
"ideally, all of the bishops who have pastoral care for the members of this movement should seek to adopt a uniform approach." The last thing the Catholic Church needs right now is to appear to the secular world to be on the edge of schism.

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