Archive for January 31st, 2009

Welcome back Bishop Williamson!

January 31, 2009

 

All over the Catholic world anger has been expressed by the embarrassing contretemps of the Holocaust denying ‘traditionalist’ cleric Richard Williamson. Even the Canadian bishops rushed to assure the faithful that they did not share the bish’s dumb remarks. Nor do they share his rejection of the Vatican Council which the present pope seems to be quietly reversing

THe CCCB posted this on their website:

In response to questions that have been received regarding statements concerning the Holocaust (Shoah) by Bishop Richard Williamson, a member of the Society of Saint Pius X, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following comments:

1. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops finds abhorrent the notion that somehow the terrible evil of the Holocaust is not a fact of history, and joins the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI in calling on all people to recognize that the Holocaust is “an admonition against oblivion, negation and reductionism” (see http://212.77.1.245/news_services/press/vis/dinamiche/b3_en.htm);

They did not post some of Williamson’s other opinions:
He 
had this to say concerning Gay people:

 

“God did not wait for the founding of the Catholic Church to instill in men the horror of this sin, but he implanted in the human nature of all of us, unless or until we corrupt it, an instinct of violent repugnance for this particular sin, comparable to our instinctive repugnance for other misuses of our human frame, such as coprophagy.” 

 

And also, to help show that the basis of much anti-Gay discrimination and hateful rhetoric directed against Gay people largely rests upon misogyny, Bishop Williamson had the following to say about women:winonalg

“Women should not wear trousers” and “almost no girl should go to any university” as it contributes to the “the unwomaning of woman.”

Again, when someone is prejudiced against any one minority group, he/she is very likely to be prejudiced against one or more other minority groups. 

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