Pro-Homosexual Priest to Speak at Catholic Theological Union

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  December 4, 2015   

Suggests homosexual acts can be "eucharistic"

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CHICAGO (ChurchMilitant.com) - A dissident theologian and pro-homosexual is scheduled to speak in February at a conference on religious life.

The Catholic Theological Union is allowing Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, to give the keynote address at its Consecrated Life Symposium on February 5–6.

Father Radcliffe is a Dominican friar, notorious for his heterodox theology including his approval of homosexual relations and the ordination of women to the priesthood. In 2013 he wrote of "gay" sexuality:

We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ's self-gift.

In 2006 he said in a talk titled "The Church as Sign of Hope and Freedom": "We must accompany them. ... This means watching "Brokeback Mountain," reading gay novels, living with our gay friends and listening with them as they listen to the Lord." 

The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual relations are intrinsically disordered and acts of "grave depravity" — meaning they can never have any good value to them, no matter what the situation.

Father Radcliffe is a popular speaker at officially sponsored Catholic events across North America and Europe, but he's never been officially disciplined by the Dominicans or the Vatican for spreading bad theology or promoting homosexuality.

Catholic Theological Union is a graduate school of theology started in 1968 after the Second Vatican Council, geared towards lay and ordained ministry, with a faculty that is Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim. It's home to the Bernardin Center of Theology and Ministry, inspired by the theology of Cdl. Joseph Bernardin, one of the most powerful and influential prelates in the American Catholic Church in the late 20th century, who coined the phrase "seamless garment" with reference to social justice issues.

The director for CTU's Center for the Study of Consecrated Life, Sr. Maria Cimperman, can be contacted at consecratedlife@ctu.edu

Watch ChurchMilitant.com's show "Faith-Based Investigation: Homosexuality" to learn the extent of the homosexual agenda.

 

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