Rorate Caeli

The "Gay Lobby" won (in the Vatican as well)

[Updates - Jul 18, 1200 GMT: after global outcry, the image was changed to a picture of the bishop. Full translation of article at the end of post.]

Well, it seems the takeover is complete.

This from Vatican Radio:

Stephan Ackermann, bishop of Trier, is critical of proposals to “heal” homosexuality. There is no ecclesial backing for such initiatives, Ackermann said Wednesday evening in Saabrücken.*

No, the comment is not the issue, just another symptom of what Fr. Dariusz Oko called the "Homoheresy". The problem is how this was presented in the official radio of the Holy See, Vatican Radio (Radio Vaticana): shame has been utterly and completely lost.

What is the point of having a radio, a website, a communications team, if this is what comes out of it? What is the point of it all, if the Church's most senior communications source has become a completely worldly, mundane, immorality-promoting institution? Do not read further if you are a minor or are a person of a more sensitive disposition:

The blood of the martyrs of Uganda rises from the earth: they did not die for nothing. They refused to submit to sodomy and forced immorality, thinking of the Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ. But they did not die for this accursed legion that took over much of the Church.

"Be not deceived: God is not mocked - 
for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap."
Galatians 6:7
P.S. Never forgetting the man responsible for the German-language section of Vatican Radio -- in awe with "power".

* Full translation of the article, by Elliot Bougis:

Stephan Ackermann, bishop of Trier, is critical of proposals to “heal” homosexuality. There is no ecclesial backing for such initiatives, Ackermann said Wednesday evening in Saabrücken. Not long ago the periodical “Die Zeit” included a report on doctors who advertise being able to change one’s sexual orientation, an approach regarded as a “secret trick” in strongly Christian circles. Ackermann made his statements at roundtable discussion which was organized by the Lesbian and Gay Union of Saar (LSVD). About one hundred persons were in attendance. The two-hour meeting was the first of its kind in Germany. Similar discussions had taken place, on a smaller scale, with gay and lesbian representatives, for example in the diocese of Essen and in the archdiocese of Berlin for the run-up to Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany in 2011.

Church's labor-rights regulations in dispute

Questions about the Church’s stance on sexuality and labor rights held a central place in the meeting in Saarbrücken. One central theme concerned the so-called loyalty oaths [or, morality clauses], according to which church employees who wished to legally register being in a homosexual relationship should not be surprised if their contracts were terminated. The LSVD issued the “Saarbruck Appeal” to ask Ackermann to publicly declare “that those employed by the Catholic Church in his diocese would not have to fear loss of employment on account of being in a registered partnership.” This should at least hold for “non-confessional professions” such as doctors and nurses in Catholic hospitals.

Ackermann asked for understanding, as the loyalty oaths perform an important function in the Church. At the same time he broached a “tension” in some spheres that “is not good.” The bishops are holding intensive discussions about how the loyalty oaths should be implemented in the future. Ackermann said that the discussion in Saabrücken was “honest,” and that he is “all ears” to foster greater mutual understanding on controversial issues. The organizers emphasized their commitment to building bridges and meeting each other in conversation. It’s an open question where the dialogue goes from here.

(tip: Vox Cantor)