RE: Gay couple - Diocese of Orange(Bishop Brown) rejects oath request


#1

Friday, January 28, 2005

Diocese rejects oath request

BRIAN MARTINEZ ****
The Orange County Register

COSTA MESA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange on Thursday rejected a request that all parents sign an oath of faith and morality before enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the county.

A group of parents at St. John the Baptist Elementary School in Costa Mesa made the request, saying a gay couple with a child there is trying to promote at the campus acceptance of their lifestyle and adoption by same-sex parents.

**Superintendent of Catholic Schools Gerry Horan answered for Bishop Tod Brown in a letter to the group, saying church canon law and leaders say oaths are only for rare circumstances. The parents had also asked Brown to publicly endorse Pope John Paul II’s edicts denouncing homosexual acts, same-sex marriage and gay-couple adoption. **

**Horan dismissed that request, saying the pope approved of Brown’s appointment and that special-interest groups should not try to pressure Brown. **

The parents have vowed to appeal up to the Vatican if necessary


#2

told you.


#3

Take it straight to the Pope:mad:I guess ONLY homosexual special interest groups will affect him.SAD


#4

[quote=Lisa4Catholics]Take it straght to the Pope:mad:
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sweetheart, how are you going to complain to the pope about two guys who are not straight when you can’t even spell it correctly? :smiley:


#5

She spelled “it” correctly, and I notice that she corrected the original spelling error rather quickly, too.

It doesn’t do to gloat too quickly, does it? :rolleyes:


#6

[quote=katherine2]sweetheart, how are you going to complain to the pope about two guys who are not straight when you can’t even spell it correctly? :smiley:
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How are you going to present an argument if the only thing you are qualified to do is edit Typos?:stuck_out_tongue:


#7

[quote=katherine2]sweetheart, how are you going to complain to the pope about two guys who are not straight when you can’t even spell it correctly? :smiley:
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What style–What a charitable nature–How tolerant of you


#8

[quote=St.Claire]Friday, January 28, 2005

Diocese rejects oath request

BRIAN MARTINEZ
The Orange County Register

COSTA MESA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange on Thursday rejected a request that all parents sign an oath of faith and morality before enrolling their children in Catholic schools in the county.

A group of parents at St. John the BaptistElementary School** in Costa Mesa made the request, saying a gay couple with a child there is trying to promote at the campus acceptance of their lifestyle and adoption by same-sex parents.**

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Gerry Horan answered for Bishop Tod Brown in a letter to the group, saying church canon law and leaders say oaths are only for rare circumstances. The parents had also asked Brown to publicly endorse Pope John Paul II’s edicts denouncing homosexual acts, same-sex marriage and gay-couple adoption.

**Horan dismissed that request, saying the pope approved of Brown’s appointment and that special-interest groups should not try to pressure Brown. **

The parents have vowed to appeal up to the Vatican if necessary
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No surprise here. Bishops like this are well known.


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[quote=St.Claire[color=black]]
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Horan dismissed that request, saying the pope approved of Brown’s appointment and that special-interest groups should not try to pressure Brown.
Unless they are groups that promote homosexual conduct.


#10

I like the part demanding the Bishop adhere to Papal teachings. Now that he has refused, start the process with the Papal Nuncio to the Vatican. You have outright dissent going on here. Why would anyone refuse such a request when they are under the Bishop of Rome? We need to clarify who really is and who isn’t so we can tell where the Church boundaries are.


#11

[quote=St.Claire]Friday, January 28, 2005

The parents had also asked Brown to publicly endorse Pope John Paul II’s edicts denouncing homosexual acts, same-sex marriage and gay-couple adoption.

**Horan dismissed that request, saying the pope approved of Brown’s appointment and that special-interest groups should not try to pressure Brown. **

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**It’s the Bishop’s duty to publicly endorse the Holy Father’s edicts! :banghead: **


#12

I wonder who in the world would vote not to sign it:whistle:


#13

Folks, I don’t mean to sound like a prophet of doom, but I have the feeling that one day it will be against the law to be catholic. We haven’t seen anything yet. Its going to get worse before it gets better.

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weapon.”


#14

[quote=bones_IV]Folks, I don’t mean to sound like a prophet of doom, but I have the feeling that one day it will be against the law to be catholic. We haven’t seen anything yet. Its going to get worse before it gets better.

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weapon.”

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I’d rather it be against the law to be Catholic than to have the Shepherds pretending they are Catholic and stomping on your souls.


#15

[quote=Brad]I’d rather it be against the law to be Catholic than to have the Shepherds pretending they are Catholic and stomping on your souls.
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I’m with you:) I would rather die or be imprisoned for Jesus than live to further demonic agendas.God Bless


#16

In our diocese, we have a bishop who is willing to tell the truth no matter what. Before the election he denounced homosexuality, euthanasia and abortion. He qouted what Ratzinger’s letter really said. Namely that supporting those issues and taking communion is cooporrating in evil. This a bishop in our diocese who’s not afraid to be a shepherd. Pray for our bishops and priests that they may have the courage to speak the truth.

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weapon.”


#17

If I knew then what I know now, I would gladly sign such an oath for my own personal life.:bowdown: :gopray:


#18

Another note, I’ve qouted Matthew 7:13-14 and I’ll say it again. “13 Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate that is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” The church fathers even say that more people will end up in hell then in heaven."

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weapon.”


#19

[quote=bones_IV]In our diocese, we have a bishop who is willing to tell the truth no matter what. Before the election he denounced homosexuality, euthanasia and abortion. He qouted what Ratzinger’s letter really said. Namely that supporting those issues and taking communion is cooporrating in evil. This a bishop in our diocese who’s not afraid to be a shepherd. Pray for our bishops and priests that they may have the courage to speak the truth.

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weapon.”

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Who is your bishop? I would like to send him a thank you letter and ask him if he would consider giving our bishop some lessons on how to be a good Shepard especially when it comes to CATECHIZING HIS FLOCK!


#20

Bishop Blair. He directly attacked abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality and even cited Papal encylicals and he’s also knowledgeable about the church fathers too.

Padre Pio “The Rosary is the weaponl.”


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