IN WHICH MADPRIEST WORRIES THATHE MAY HAVE CAUGHT DYSLEXIA

From ZENIT:

Benedict XVI has been under fire this past week for supposedly condemning equality legislation in the United Kingdom that seeks to protect gays and women in the workplace. His comments, however, were misunderstood, says a Vatican spokesman.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press service, noted in the most recent installment of the Vatican Television program "Octava Dies" that "assuring equal opportunity to all members of society is a noble objective."

"Nevertheless," he added, "in certain cases one tries to achieve it with laws that impose unjust limits on the freedom of religious communities to act according to their own convictions."

"If then these laws contradict the natural law, one undermines the foundation that guarantees equality and therefore the right to enjoy equal opportunity," the priest explained.

"It is not at all a matter of the Church's interference in the social and political arena," he said, "but of a right and proper - and thus courageous - manifestation of her positions at the service of the common good," he said.

COMMENT: I must be thick because I don't actually understand what the bloke is saying. I think it may be in the Tuftish language and, as I'm not an archbishop or a theologian of the "Radical Orthodoxy" school, I don't speak that. If anyone wants to have a stab at a translation please feel free to do so in the comments.

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IN WHICH MADPRIEST WORRIES THATHE MAY HAVE CAUGHT DYSLEXIA — 12 Comments

  1. I think he’s saying that it’s not the church that interferes in the social and political arena, but God himself through his natural law.

    It’s like this often heard argument that “if it was up to me, I’d accept gays, but God says I can’t”.

    Poor diddumses.

  2. That’s pure buck passing if I ever read it…While we don’t want to interfere with equal rights for all, being that it’s erm, “noble” – we do have to insist that we have a primary right to bigotry because we are a religious institution and we believe God has already said we can do so…

    Threre now, carry own.

    Asshattery.

  3. If God had not intended buggery to take place, He would not have put so many lovely nerve endings in certain places. Natural law therefore teaches that sodomy is part of the divine plan.

    (Those natural law arguments are bad science and utter bollocks.)

    Everything B16 utters translates to “more power for me.”

  4. In the mouths of RC spokesmen (spokeswomen would never say this) “natural law” = “whatever the Pope says, goes; stop pestering me”.

    wv = impersic
    (the emperor says “thus”)

  5. “It is not at all a matter of the Church’s interference in the social and political arena,” he said, “but of a right and proper – and thus courageous – manifestation of her positions at the service of the common good,” he said.

    C’mon now, Sillies. It’s about showing their positions. They’re obsessed, I tell ya.

  6. Octava Dies

    Damn, JCF is going to be really upset!

    Care to translate this from the Mexican, chico? O_o

    [Alternatively: I knew that “Those Liverpudlian Lads Crazy @rse Hates” sometimes sang in German. But in Latin, too?]

  7. “Nevertheless,” he added, “in certain cases one tries to achieve it with laws that impose unjust limits on the freedom of religious communities to act according to their own convictions.”
    The Rev. Jones acted according to his own convictions as he passed the Kool Aid.
    A moral wrong is not a political right.