Wednesday, February 10, 2016
(Mexico City) Bishop Raul Vera Lopez of Saltillo in Mexico, because of his social commitment and recently his activism known through the Church for the recognition of homosexuality, is the media favorite ahead of a Pastoral Visit by Pope Francis in Mexico. On Sunday, El Universal , the largest daily newspaper in the country published an interview with him. The bishop described Pope Francis as "muy hábil, muy cuco", as "very clever, very clever."
Pope Francis has "numerous changes" ahead, but they seem "more cosmetic" says El Universal . It was a statement with which Bishop Vera Lopez disagreed because "the problem" is the priests: "We are the problem." [You got that right.]
As regards the remarried divorcees, the Bishop hopes for the synod, as Pope Francis "is very skilled, very skilled, muy cuco', as my people say, very smart." The people, says the bishop, would expect the Church to be more "human". He knew people who would leave the Church because of this matter. "That's what it's like with the gays," said Vera Lopez.
El Universal : Let's talk about this topic: you celebrating mass with the gay flag. Should the Church recognize the marriage between two persons of the same sex?
Vera Lopez: Their identity is their identity. I think we in the Church have to be much more objective and should examine the subject, but from a different angle.
"It is a question of mentalities"
El Universal : From the point of view that we are all children of God?
The Scriptures have been conceived as "too narrow," so the bishop. The biblical story is not about homosexuality but about unethical exploitation. The people of Sodom were barbarians, the city an economic center. There was much lack of respect for the person there. The narrative described moral decline. "Reading will show us," said Vera Lopez.
El Universal : So, it's a battle of interpretations?
Vera Lopez: No, it's a battle of mentalities, not the interpretations.
Bishop Vera Lopez belongs to a small circle of church and media representatives with whom Pope Francis will meet behind closed doors in confidential meetings during his Mexico trip.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: El Universal (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Katholisches...
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
What ideas are behind the " Charte de la diversité "?
"Pact of Steel" between the "strong powers"
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Luxembourg has signed "Charte de la diversité"
Rejected resignation of Rome
Friday, January 29, 2016
For Aberrosexuals: "You are our savior"
Catholic teaching on homosexuality "insane"
"Padre Gofo" and Bishop Raul Vera
The closed and the open doors of Pope Francis
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Update: on second glance, this is starting to look suspiciously like an admission of guilt without any remediation.
Edit: as if to lend a further boost of credence to Voris' recent charge. Knowing is half the battle!
[NCR] Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has confirmed the presence of a homosexual “lobby” in the Vatican and revealed that Pope Francis is trying “little by little to purify it.”
The Honduran Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, who coordinates the Council of Nine cardinals advising the Pope on reform of the Roman Curia and Church governance, was responding to a question from a Honduran newspaper reporter who asked him whether there had been “an attempt to infiltrate the gay community in the Vatican, or a moment when that had actually happened?”
Cardinal Rodriguez replied: “Not only that, also the Pope has said there is even a ‘lobby’ in this sense. Little by little the Pope is trying to purify it.” He added: “One can understand them [members of the lobby] and there is pastoral legislation to attend to them, but what is wrong cannot be truth.”