Showing posts with label Cardinal Martini. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Martini. Show all posts

Monday, April 3, 2017

Authoress of the Pope's Stations of the Cross Meditations Was a Participant of the "Illuminiati" - Meeting of 2015

Via Crucis at Colosseum. The meditations for 2017 come from
Anne-Marie Pelletier

(Rome) This year's Good Friday meditations at the Pope's Stations of the Cross, which traditionally take place at the Coliseum in Rome, are by the French theologian Anne-Marie Pelletier. The well-known alumna of the Institut Européen des Sciences des Religions (IESR) in Paris is not an unknown person.

Ratzinger Prize Winner 2014

A larger circle was announced in 2014, when the Joseph Ratzinger Prize was awarded. The prize has been awarded since 2011 by the Vatican Foundation Joseph Ratzinger - Benedict XVI. "For special scientific-theological services in the context of contemporary discourse." The foundation was established in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. In the first two years, Benedict XVI personally awarded the prize. He also renounced his participation. According to the foundation, the prize is awarded by a board of trustees, but "in consultation" with Benedict.

Anne-Marie Pelletier was the first woman to receive the Ratzinger Prize. She was particularly honored for her studies on "Woman in Christianity". Cardinal Müller, who presented the award in 2014, spoke of an "outstanding figure of today's French Catholicism." In addition to the IESR, Pelletier also teaches at other academic institutions, including the Jewish Institute Universitaire Elie Wiesel. She is a member of the French Association for Bible Studies (ACFEB) and a member of the Institut Lustiger.

In May 2015 she appeared in the list of some 50 participants in a secret meeting, which took place on the day of Pentecost at the Pontifical University of the Gregorian in Rome (see The Church's "Illuminati" - List of Catholic Secret Members). The list reads as Who is Who the Kasperians. The secret meeting was to prepare strategies to bring about a coup in the October (upcoming) bishop's synod on the family. The objectives were: to admit married couples and homosexuals to the sacraments. In summary, the "Pastoral Innovation", as the Vaticanist Edward Pentin wrote from the National Catholic Register, was the goal.

Cardinal Marx, Archbishop Pontier, Bishop Büchel, were invited

Three presidents of European bishops' conferences were invited to the meeting. The most important among them was Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of the German Bishops' Conference and Archbishop of Munich-Freising, on the side of which the DBK General Secretary, Jesuit Hans Langendörfer, was present. The other guests were Archbishop Georges Pontier, President of the French Episcopal Conference and Archbishop of Marseille, and Markus Büchel, President of the Swiss Episcopal Conference and Bishop of Sankt Gallen.

Anne-Marie Pelletier

The latter was not without piquancy, since St. Gallen in 1996 was the meeting point of the subversive, inner-Church secret circle, which named itself after the city. The secular group founded by Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (then archbishop of Milan) had its predecessor, Bishop Ivo Fürer, but the success of this tradition was continued by Markus Büchel. The invitation was of course only informal, because officially it was only a private meeting behind closed doors.

The invitation by the two presidents of the Bishops' Conferences of Germany and France reveal the "Rhenish Alliance," which was of considerable importance for the Second Vatican Council.

The list of participants reveals planning with military precision: not only Church representatives and theologians met. Among the invited guests were selected representatives of leading media such as ZDF, ARD, FAZ, NZZ and, of course, La Repubblica, the daily newspaper of Eugenio Scalfari - according to Pope Franziskus, the "only" newspaper he regularly reads. Pentin then pointed to Pelletier's view that the Church needed "a dynamic of mutual listening" by guiding Magisterium's conscience "and echoing of what the baptized say."

As Pentin reported, Pelletier also argued that the bishop's synod was "condemned to failure" when "simply reaffirming what the Church has always taught." A definite conception of the party. It is now a particularly rare honor for Pope Francis.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: CNS / Youtube / benedictines-ste-bathilde.fr / FVJR-Benedetto XVI (Screenshots)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Communist Mayor of Milan Renames Street --- Via Carlo Maria Martini

Cardinal Martini's Spirit Lies Over the Church
(Rome) Recently Milan's mayor, Giuliano Pisapia, officially and with ceremony changed the name of Via dell'Arcivescovado of Milan into "Via Carlo Maria Martini". It's a renaming which reveals alliances.


Via dell'Arcivescovado is the street named for  the nearby seat of the Archbishop. It's the street adjacent to the Cathedral of Milan, and opens into the Piazza Fontana.The street name is ancient, since Milan was made into an Archbishopcric in the 4th century  and among the most important and most historical diocese of the world.

Globalization and relativism

Pisapia justified the street naming by saying that he is a "laicist" (a synonym for atheist), who regards the former Archbishop of Milan and Cardinal as his "spiritual master."  In a special way, Pisapia praised Martinis "opening" to immigration and of his being a "man of the doubt". In other words, Pisapia praised Martini's consent to the dominant currents of globalization and relativism," said Messa in Latino.
Mayor Pisapia has belonged since the 70s to 1991 to the left-wing, Trotskyist Workers' Democracy. After the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the social democratization of the Italian Communist Party, he joined in 1991 the old Communist Party of the Communist Refoundation, which he represented from 1996 to 2006 as a deputy in the Italian Parliament. Ahead of the mayoral elections of 2011 he declared himself independent, to be accepted as a candidate of a broad left alliance. The well-known criminal lawyer won in the primaries of the Left parties and in the mayoral election against the right-wing incumbent.
The reigning Archbishop was present at the ceremony for the street name change, Cardinal Angelo Scola,  who had recently called for the introduction of Islamic festivals at public schools and describes  himself as   'a theorist of miscegenation'. "Cardinal Scola was visibly pleased," said Messa in Latino .
Street namings require suitable roads, so time related renames are common. "The renaming of the street, the timeless Archdiocese resigned itself as an institution behind concrete and also controversial figure of  an archbishop. The archdiocese will ever thus be equated with this bishop," said Messa in Latino .

Globalization and immigration, which unifies "all" 

The traditional site viewed the renaming through the big picture and alliances which go well beyond Italy:
"I remember how the current mayor prepared the law for 'room for a shot,' with which he wanted to create public spaces where  addicts can inject their dose undisturbed in peace and from the law. I remember the recent and repeated statements of the mayor on homosexuality. These beliefs intellectual Martini student I would ask as Cardinal Scola some questions about the attitudes of the Jesuit Cardinal Martini, who sat on the throne of the church father Ambrose more than 20 years. But Zingaropoli and the immigration issue unites them all: the fashionable radical, former leftist extremist streetfighter of the ' Order for Services' of Mario Capanna 1 , the representative of the globalist community, Communion and Liberation (CL), Cardinal Scola, the late Cardinal Martini and the present Bishop of Rome, which, although infinitely less formed than a Martini, is but the faithful disciple in the Society of Jesus.  'By their fruits ye shall know them ', but someone said of some importance. I want my Via dell'Arcivescovado again! "
Cardinal Martini was one of the founders  in the 90s of the internal church secret circle of "Sankt Gallen", in which he gathered cardinals and bishops, who after Pope John Paul II, and then Benedict XVI., sought to impose a pope of their choice to change the course of the Church and change its mind.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Messa in Latino (Screenshot)
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com

  1. Mario Capanna was a leader of the 68-Student Movement in Italy and later an extreme left representative in the European And Italian Parliament. Today the atheist sees in Pope Francis, similarly to Gianni Vattimo, the true leader of an "anti-Capitalist International.". [↩]
AMDG

Sunday, October 19, 2014

When Silence is Shame -- When Will Benedict XVI Say Something?

Pope Benedict With the Prince of the
Apostles, Peter
(Vatican) There is an attempt of a paradigm shift of revolutionary proportions in progress within the Catholic Church. "Revolucion Francisco" is how it is being reported by the Argentine television station Canal 9 on the Synod of Bishops. "Is Pope Francis initiating a revolution?" Austrian Broadcasting Corporation  hopefully asked  today. 

The French Revolution, which has yet to happen in the one Church of Jesus Christ is more than two hundred years too late, as Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini once expected.  Part of the shock troops of  a casuistic rebuilding of the Church's moral teaching, which raises the exception to the rule, is the Jesuit Order. What Cardinal Martini failed at, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has succeeded: the rise of the first Jesuit to the throne of Peter.
A commentary by Giuseppe Nardi
For 17 months a confusing rant about the people of God has been going down: attempts to abolish sin, destroy the understanding of sin, the idea of good and evil leading to absurdity and uplifting the autonomous conscience to be the last instance. A few days ago the Pope called out to the people: "There is no God." The intention of the statement could be awkward to explain. The question of what benefits it is supposed to have, this confusing, yes destructive, statement  by the head of the Church, however, is not being answered.

Would  the Case of Henry VIII. Have Been  "Dismissed" Differently in the Hands of Jesuit Casuistry?

The uniqueness of Catholic charity in the admonition of the sinner, the condemnation of sin and absolution in the confessional with penance is being replaced by a "new charity" of laissez faire and dissolved beyond recognition. The Church is to no longer to penetrate the world, but the world, the Church. The subversion of order in the Church from theocentricity to anthropocentrism is finding its completion. Christ is the comrade , the one who is addressed disrespectfully with a knock on the shoulder as a chum, then quickly disposed of, unnoticed in the priorities of the individualistic egoism. The rest is dialectical self-adulation and the honey of taking their own path. Gilbert Keith Chesterton whose fictional character, Father Brown, however, says about the healing responsibility and importance of the Church and the priesthood: "We must say the word that saves from hell"?
The Synod of Bishops revealed, that in 2014, the Cardinals Kasper, Marx and Schönborn, with papal support, would have dismissed the case against the English King Henry VIII. in 1534. Casuistically. The Martyrdom of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More were not the way of loyalty to the reigning pope, but the fidelity to the teaching and mission of Christ. A key difference.

When Does Benedict XVI. Manifest the Sign of Contradiction?

So the question arises as to whether and when the Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. will manifest a sign of contradiction and hurry  to the defense of the Church's teaching. After all, he carries a substantial share of the responsibility that it has come to this, as it has come. Irrefutable fact is that the 76-year-old Archbishop of Buenos Aires would never have become Pope, had Benedict XVI not declared his resignation.  Whatever the background that led to this startling step, we can only speculate. What is certain is that the official explanation must be noted, however, there can be few good reasons for a step of such importance.
Pope Benedict XVI. announced in February 2013 that he would  be "invisible for the world", but continue his work in other ways, in sacrifice and prayer for the Church. Come it's different. Because of the radical contrast between Pope Francis and his predecessor, began to arouse the suspicions among the people of God after the conclave at the Vatican, the feeling that  between incumbent and retired, there wasn't the slightest difference between the two popes. The results were scenes of encounters of two popes, which triggered much ridicule in the world,  and the many faithful people for good reason were irritated more than reassured. A retired existence   may understandably conform to the thinking of social legislation  of trade unions, however, it is contrary to the commission of Christ, which the faithful feel instinctively.
When does Benedict XVI. a sign of contradiction?

The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep?

Rather than remain invisible to the world in sacrifice and prayer, Benedict XVI  entered, whomever his  successor wants, to be in the public, dumb and as an extra. Through his punctual appearance before the public eye,  continuity is mimicked and indirectly conveys the impression that Benedict XVI himself would approve the upheaval being urged on by Pope Francis.
The end of a great shepherd as remote-controlled sheep is unworthy of Benedict XVI. and is just another form of subsequent dismantling of his pontificate. The spectacle of the performances of Benedict XVI., recently presented on the Day of The Elderly, introduced at the  senior club of pensioners, gives the impression of a puppet in the hands of a puppeteer. An impression of the exploitation that has something unworthy in itself. Its confusion which culminated this last April 27, as in the controversial, politically correct double canonization of John Paul II., and unmiraculous John XXIII., two popes concelebrated in St. Peter's Square.

Attempt to Lay Hands on the Roots of the Catholic Church founded by Christ

At the Synod of Bishops, the experiment was obviously to overturn the Church's sacraments, and thus to lay hands on the roots of Christianity and the Catholic Church. The unspeakable interim report is eloquent proof. It will be corrected and straightened out for the final report. Should it not  be written ex novo, but it will remain a rotten fruit in the matrix. Given these dramatic events in the Church, it would send a strong signal if Benedict XVI., who has received the Papal invitation to participate on Sunday at the conclusion of the Synod and the beatification of Paul VI, would stay away.
He has a lot of other ways only but to withdraw from the choreographic assigned role. Whether as emeritus pope, a role he has ascribed to himself and where it will have certainly meant something, or equipped as a cardinal of the Church, as a bishop or a priest, with his own will, he can lay aside his reticence and silence, but it need not be. Especially not after he has been silent for one and a half years, however, exploited by his successor. Nowhere is it written that Benedict XVI. must not raise his voice. No ecclesiastical provision forbids him.

Benedict's Duty of Fraternal Correction of His Successor

Has he not rather a duty to Christ and His bride, the Church? Does he not  also have a commitment to fraternal correction of his successor and the cardinals and bishops? To show commitment as well as visible help and support for all consecrated and faithful people? The claim that one message from Benedict XVI. would involve the danger of a schism in itself, is without any foundation. The truth can never be the cause of a schism, only the error and therefore the deviation from the truth.
As Cardinal Kasper makes his voice heard, so also can Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. assert himself  throughout, and  especially with his whole authority and weight. It was just Cardinal Kasper, who a few days after his resignation and a few days before the start of the conclave against Benedict XVI, uttered a warning which he himself described as "advice". He warned the newly resigned Pope from the pages of the daily newspaper, La Repubblica, who himself would play shortly thereafter an important and controversial role for Pope Francis, not to "interfere in matters of Church government and Church politics" in any way. It was an irony of fate, just as have been made ​​at the time of official moment of resignation, that was for Kasper,   the favor of the lucky hour. If the resignation had occurred a few days later, Kasper would have no longer been able participate in the conclave that influenced the election of the new Pope  and  become, with papal mandate, the spokesman of the "new charity". Kasper can warn, but Benedict XVI. not let them impress him: Wherever he appears,  Tu es Petrus must be intoned. Tu es Petrus! This does, however, mean something quite independently from those associated with the resignation and controversial issues.
The abdicated Pope will sacrifice in secret for the Church and pray. But it is also not clear that he truly serves the Church with his silent appearances in public,   nor to bring help for the salvation of millions of more or less disoriented people . No authority in the world could disincentive Benedict XVI.  from  entering into his present position in the Church by other gestures than in the past few months and especially by statements in defense of the truth of the Church's doctrine and maintenance of order. Nobody, except he himself,  could also prevent him from celebrating  the Immemorial   Mass  of All Ages in the Vatican or outside.
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
image: Corrispondenza Romana
Trans: Tancred vekron99@hotmail.com
AMDG

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Prophesies" of Two Cardinals: The "Death" of Benedict XVI and the Election of Francis

(Rome) A Cardinal "prophesied" in all seriousness, that Pope Benedict XVI. would die within the next twelve months. He is still alive, but resigned as pope. A macabre "prophecy" that came true. Another Cardinal took the words seriously and informed then Benedict XVI verbally and in writing about it.

Today, progressive parts of the Church are jubilant, especially in Italy, and claim with the election of Pope Francis, that another "prophecy" had come true: the "dream" of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini of "another" Church. Is it just a confusion of spirits to pomposity or are both "prophecies" related to an obscure politico-ecclesiastical shift in the Church? The latter is at least not ruled out by Messa in Latino.

Famiglia Cristiana is the top-selling Catholic newspaper in Italy. It is not a progressive agitator rag, but they are clearly characterized by a progressive flip side, as it were by the "normal progressivism" a Christendom-lite as found in almost all official diocesan Church media and also in a number of religious publications. The weekly magazine Famiglia Cristiana is published by the Society of St. Paul the Apostle, a religious foundation of Don Alberione.

The Cardinal, who "Predicted" Pope Francis and the "Council of Milan"

The cover story of the latest issue of Famiglia Cristiana was devoted to the former Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, deceased in 2012. The occasion was the first anniversary of his death. Even the title page presents "alarming, shocking and as a harbinger of worse premonitions," said Messa in Latino. Why? The title is meaningful: "The Cardinal Who Heralded Pope Francis. A year after his Death, his Dream of a New Church is a Reality."

The presentation says little about Pope Francis, but a lot about those who now feel upswing in the Church. Messa in Latino wrote: "Only now I understand what a high prelate said to me a few days after the funeral of Cardinal Martini. I want to try to reproduce the content as literally as possible: 'The funeral at which I saw such a large turnout of cardinals, bishops and priests, was a Council: The Council of Milan! This is the Church.  In Rome, they will have to take note of that!' Those were his words. And indeed they have been taken note of five months later. Pope Benedict XVI., the successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ on earth tendered his resignation. The last act of the head of a Church that had suffered from a serious love for the Church and for Its impossible unity, he endured coercion and harassment of different kinds that will ever be known as Via Crucis of Pope Benedict XVI remaining engraved in our memory," said Messa in Latino.

Via Crucis of Pope Benedict XVI.

The surrender of the German Pope, so singular in the history of the Church, still remains a mystery and employs more so with a view of the state of the Church and its current development. Was Benedict XVI's resignation perhaps engineered? He talked about having more concretely suggested a resignation was under consideration after his trip to Mexico in early 2012.

But in February Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Archbishop of Palermo and no Ratzingerianer was to burst a "bomb". "Cardinal Ratzinger's prophesied death," he wrote on the 10th of February 2012, almost exactly a year to the day before the announcement of his resignation, in the daily newspaper Der Standard. Numerous media took the message. The daily newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano published an article on the same day with the title: "Conspiracy Against Benedict XVI. Within 12 months he Will Die," triggered speculation.

"Within 12 months, He Will Die" or Renouncing His Throne

Pope Benedict XVI. would not be dead "inside" of exactly twelve months, but renounced his throne, which the government of the Church came out with at about the same time.

What was it then? In the first half of January 2012, the Colombian Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos sent Pope Benedict XVI. a confidential letter from the Cardinal and a statement of the facts. A letter written by the Cardinal in German. Not so much a tribute to the native language of the Pope, but more to significantly restrict the circle of uninvited fellow readers. In it, he revealed what Italian Cardinal Romeo learned in several meetings in November 2011 during his trip to China by himself: "His discussion partners thought with horror, that this was an assassination plot against the Pope," wrote Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos. In the letter is to be found explicitly, the word "murder plot". The statement of facts bears the date of 30 December 2011 and was sent to the Pope and the Secretary of State in the first days of January, wrote the Colombian Cardinal. To play it safe, Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos informed Pope Benedict XVI in mid-January in person at a private audience.

Cardinal Romeo's "Strange Journey" to China

The statement of facts transmitted by Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos was divided into three parts. The third part was titled: "The Successor of Pope Benedict XVI" This was the reconstruction of "strange journey" ( Fatto Quotidiano ) of Cardinal Romeo to China. The former Vatican diplomat Romeo is considered an influential man in the Church because of his contacts with the diplomatic corps and Cardinal Sodano and his position in the Italian episcopate. A man from a house of wealthy parents and in children, who is extroverted and enthusiastic about technology. His trip to China was suspicious because he met no representatives of the Church in China, but Italian businessmen working in China and partly living there. Officially, he said, he was dispatched by the Pope to clarify the links between the Vatican and the People's Republic. The Vatican knew nothing of such a mission.

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi immediately denied the press reports in February 2012. He called them "so incredible that they can not be commented upon." Even As "absurd and frivolous".

The press at the time reported about the "Death of a Pope." "Maybe a physical death was not necessarily meant, but simply the resignation of Benedict," says Messa in Latino .

A Resignation, would not be Allowed and a Strange Announcement of this Resignation

"We do not know what has actually taken place around the resignation of Benedict XVI.," said Messa in Latino. "We're seeing signals and trying to interpret them. We see a resignation, the need not have happened and which stands unique in the history of the Church. We see a strange announcement of this resignation by Cardinal Romeo. And we see a letter from Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, who took the matter so seriously that he informed the Pope and recited it to him personally. We see the denial of Vatican spokesman Father Lombardi. But poor Father Lombardi had much to explain about everything, as we know. We have seen the election of Pope Francis, about which no one had expected. The choice of the direct opponent of Benedict XVI. in the conclave of 2005, which at that time, was wished by the failing Cardinal Martini in order to prevent Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope. And we see the progressive part of the Church cheering, who feel themselves on the rise. It may be a lot of optimism, and yet there must be signals that suggest to them this optimism. Therefore, we know one thing, and say quietly to all those who today, had so much hope yesterday, who wish for "Sister persecution" as Gamaliel said to those who wish for millstones tied around necks, "And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought; [39] But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God."(Acts 5,38 f), so says the traditional blog Messa in Latino.

Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Concilio e Postconcilio
Trans: vekron99@hotmail.com
Link to katholisches... 

Some pertinent links:

Graz University Professor Makes Death Threats Against the Pope

Serious Death Threat Against Cardinal Bertone

Previously, there were palpable threats in the wake of reports about Father Oko's investigation of sexual predators and Communists in the clergy.

AMGD

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grand Orient Mason Praises Departed Old Liberal Cardinal

Edit:  The Grand Orient Masonic Lodge is a symbol of the most vicious anti-Catholicism.  Their goal to eliminate the Catholic Church persists to this day, and their leader hails a man who in many of his public statements and actions, reflected their aims. These two men weren't just cordial acquaintances, but close associates and even collaborators with a common cause.    This is a Google translation from Cerca Nel Sito:

"A man of dialogue and deep culture, which has been able to speak to young people and was always open to discussion and change. A strong spirituality, great expression of the church-Word, that is, the 'kerygma' that is beyond structure and Convention " . Gustavo Raffi, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy, looking back at the Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, who died today at the age of 85 years. 
 "He believed in ecumenism and dialogue with civil society and with other religions starting from 'Judaism - Raffi continues - and will be missed by believers and non-believers his great humanity and an example of a reflection that addressed the major themes of human life. every occasion - said the Grand Master - has always been able to look at the other eyes, looking along the truth " .

Rome, the Villa Vascello August 31, 2012

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H/t: T.A.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jesuit Cardinal Defends Homosexual Partnerships

Edit: Some will notice a certain similarity to statements by Cardinal Schoenborn and who defended it using the same argument.  Cardinal Martini just spells things about more explicitly in his new book.  Here's an interesting citation from the Jimmy Akin blog:

Cardinal Schönborn, who like his mentor Pope Benedict is a model of openness and transparency, invited the editors of Austria’s dozen or so major newspapers to a meeting at his residence in Vienna. How many bishops can you name who have extended such an invitation to the press? 

Italian Cardinal Martini breaks a lance for homosexual partnerships. -kath.net

Rome (kath.net/KNA)  The Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has spoken out for homosexual partnerships.  Against fleeting contacts it is "not bad, when two people have a certain amount of stability in relationships",   wrote the previous Archbishop of Milan in a book, from the newspaper, "L'Espresso" published in the Friday edition.  "I do not share the position of people in the Church, who agitate themselves about civil partnerships",  confessed the 85 year old Cardinal.

If homsexuals are living in a stable relationship, the state could guide this, Martini thinks.  Surely, the traditional family must be defended because it supports society.  "If, however, people of different or the same sex would like to sign a contract, to give their relationship a certain stability, why should we be unyieldingly against it?", asks Martini, one of the most visible churchmen and theologians in Italy, in the volume >>Credere e conoscere<< (Faith and Understanding).

Moral teaching firmly holds "for good reasons",  that God wanted the difference between  man and woman.  Some people have decided themselves in honest conviction, because of their previous experiences and habits, from psychological reasons and "possibly also from an inborn inclination" to live in a same sex partnership.  This ought "neither be demonized nor outlawed".  A durable and true friendship between two people of the same sex have in their view a value, even if as a sexual relationship it can not be raised as a model of life as the family can.

Martini expressed the understanding, "not unanimous agreement", for street parades of homosexuals.    In that their necessity for self-expression is apparent, even if this appears "excessively provocative".    As far as the use of condoms the Cardinal said, this could be viewed "in certain situations as a lesser evil".  Other morally acceptable means such as abstinence should not be therefore moved into the background.

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Articles of Interest

Cardinal Martini says human life doesn't start at conception.

Cardinal Causes High Level Vatican Meeting

Attacks Church Teaching in Book, "Nocturnal Conversations"

Repeated Defiance of Rome

Of course he's a Zionist





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