Monday, June 07, 2010

The Archbishop Of The Military On DADT
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Here's some of the article from The California Catholic Daily;

Catholic chaplains “can never condone -- even silently -- homosexual behavior”
Archbishop for the Military Services offers guidance to priests serving U.S. armed forces, urges Congress not to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy

In a response to a request from the Chiefs of Chaplains of the Armed Forces I communicated some considerations and concerns regarding the proposal to change the existing legislation regarding persons with a homosexual orientation in the military. In fulfilling my role as the chief shepherd of Catholics in the United States Armed Forces, I have had the opportunity of visiting many installations in the recent past. A number of chaplains and commanding officers have expressed concerns about the effects of a change. There is a request for guidance.

This means that Catholic chaplains must show compassion for persons with a homosexual orientation, but can never condone -- even silently -- homosexual behavior. A change might have a negative effect on the role of the chaplain not only in the pulpit, but also in the classroom, in the barracks, and in the office.

1 Comments:

Blogger John said...

I'm glad the archbishop is getting some attention from this blog. He is an excellent man and an amazing leader. He is living proof that if you go about your business in the Church doing the right things and by standing for truth, you can go far.

2:27 PM  

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