Archbishop Weakland is quoted in the New York Times as questioning the Church teaching regarding homosexual activity:
“If we say our God is an all-loving god,” he said, “how do you explain that at any given time probably 400 million living on the planet at one time would be gay? Are the religions of the world, as does Catholicism, saying to those hundreds of millions of people, you have to pass your whole life without any physical, genital expression of that love?”
The article then mentions his role in writing a pastoral letter:
“Archbishop Weakland … also led American bishops in a two-year process of writing a pastoral letter on economic justice…”
As of today, his sermons are promoted by the Milwaukee Archdiocese website:
There are years and years of his teaching in the name of the Church.
As far as I can tell, he is not suspended, silenced or disciplined in any way.
So my question is:
What is the teaching authority of a bishop who openly questions Church authority, yet whose teachings are promoted by that same authority?