Over at the National Chismatic Reporter, (NCR) and known for chism, a commentary by a animal loving Franciscan priest, young and liberal (longing for the 60’s evidently) states this about honoring gender ideology:
Why is there so much resistance and pushback among some in the church — including in Catholic schools — to using the gender pronouns or gender-affirming names preferred by individuals, especially those who are members of the LGBTQ community?
If that is true, Father Horan, then people should be referred by their desired race identification. Technically I am white, although of Italian heritage and I have inherited my mother’s Italian skin, not my Canadian/Scottish father’s skin. Thus I tan in the sun quite well and by the end of the summer I am darker than many black people. Why wouldn’t people honor my truth that I am the same color as my black brothers and sisters and that I am of the Black race or the Race of Color?
By the way, our diocesan priests are on retreat this week and our retreat master is a Dominican priest. He told us that the Dominicans and Franciscans are cousins founded around the same time and they both love animals. Unknown to most of the world, the Dominicans also have a blessing for animals. It goes like this: “Bless us O Lord, in these thy gifts which we are about to receive through Christ our Lord. Amen.”
And now yet another pope is about to be beatified and eventually canonized a saint, Pope John Paul I.
That’s all we need yet another pope from the 20th century to be canonized. Talk about making the papacy self-referential.
And finally, speaking of vaccine mandates, is common sense coming from the Military Archdiocese of the USA?