And now for something completely different…
Something not so fresh, as usual, from the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter). The combox (in theory having a new policy) under that piece is not revealing wholehearted enthusiasm about the event.
I wonder how much the Clinton/Podesta team had contact with these … folks.
Catholic reform group seeks to build diversity with conference changes
On Nov. 11, just days after the presidential election, Call to Action (CTA) will kick off its national conference, titled “One Earth. One People. Una Tierra. Un Pueblo.” [I’ll bet there will be a lot of, tear wiping, hugging and consoling going on.]
The conference’s timing and title seem especially fitting for a country that, throughout the election season, has been fractured by divisive rhetoric surrounding immigration, women, religious affiliation and climate change.
“I think there has been a groundswell of Catholics that recognize that relationships in the church and the world are broken,” said David Saavedra, interim co-executive director of CTA. “It is only through the creation of authentic relationships that we are offered the opportunity to dialogue and come to greater understanding of people who have been marginalized.”
Interspersed throughout the program on Nov. 12 are four blocks of workshops, many of which focus on topics that remain taboo inside the institutional church, including sessions on sexual ethics, rethinking complementarity, and the transgender experience. Other sessions will consider the experience of Latina spiritual leaders, decolonization, environmental violence, and restorative justice.
Opportunities for prayer and liturgy are also abundant. Early morning prayer sessions will be offered by members of Roman Catholic Womenpriests, the Ecumenical Catholic Communion, Spiritus Christi and FutureChurch. The opening and closing liturgies will seek to honor the Native America spiritualities that are an enduring presence on the 19 pueblos of New Mexico.
Other than the fact that the word “Catholic” is spelled out a few times in this piece, is there much in there that seems Catholic to you?
And yet the Fishwrap – which had the word “Catholic” stripped from them by a former bishop of Kansas City – promotes this lunacy.
Just after the election, Fishwrap editors asked what Catholic Americans ought to do.
This isn’t it.
These people are really confused, dear readers. And so are those who promote this sort of event.