Monday, February 16, 2009

warm words

Here is the text of the Pastoral Letter from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, published on its website and reproduced in its entirety:

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A PASTORAL MESSAGE TO HOMOSEXUAL CATHOLICS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES

As Bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, we are addressing this message first of all to the homosexual members of our Church. Given the controversy generated by the passage of Proposition of 8, we want to reassure each of you that you are cherished members of the Catholic Church, and that we value you as equal and active members of the Body of Christ. At the same time, we would like to address this message to all the members of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and to all men and women in the wider community.

The passage of Proposition 8 in the State of California does not diminish in any way the importance of you, our homosexual brothers and sisters in the Church. Nor does it lessen your personal dignity and value as full members of the Body of Christ.

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Makes you feel all warm, doesn't it?

2 comments:

Ron said...

Somehow "full member" doesn't equate to "equal member."
Hmmmmmm.....

KJ said...

Of course, their words are true; their actions, false.