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Brazil: Catholic priest excommunicated after resigning over church opposition to homosexuality

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  1. Hmmmm. If he had been caught abusing young men , I expect he may have been promoted.

  2. Terry Stewart 30 Apr 2013, 12:59pm

    Just goes to show one how thick and stupid the new Pope Frank is. No change there then.

    Excommunicate those who speak up and protect the filth that say nothing, because they are to busy licking the arse of bishops cardinals and popes.

    1. If the arses of bishops, cardinals and popes was all that was being licked by some protected priests then that wouldn’t be so bad. At least it would be consensual.

      As usual the Vatican shows where its priorities lie. Certainly not with victims or oppressed people.

  3. “No further action” against an abuser… yet excommunication for someone who speaks out that the church should move with the times?

    The Catholic Church is rotten to the core… Pure evil through and through.

    THEY are the biggest enemy and threat to mankind.

  4. Jen Marcus 30 Apr 2013, 1:07pm

    What a bunch of hypocrites! Its the Roman Catholic hierarchy that are heretics and schismatic in violating the teachings, principles and documents of the Second Vatican Council. This priest is trying to live out the Gospel message of love and inclusion and these Pharisees want to maintain their power and control over the people of God.Disgusting…its not going to happen !The days of “pray,pay and obey ” are over .We can think for ourselves and appreciate that the Primacy of Conscience prevails over their clericalism.”WE” are the Church, and they just small minority.The Holy Spirit works through, and speaks to all of God’s People, not just the Vatican’s Magesterium or Curia.They need to get over themselves.

  5. Bit of a hollow action to excommunicate him since he had already resigned!!! But then the Catholic Church is just so good at hollow actions … promise an investigation into Sex Fiend O’Brien in March, and decide to do nothing in April!!!

    1. Jane McQueen 30 Apr 2013, 3:03pm

      The only way that you ever stop being considered a Roman Catholic is through excommunication, even if someone renounces all religion or converts to another one. If they were baptised a Roman Catholic then they will still be counted as one till they die. It’s sort of a ploy to keep their numbers up as no one can leave unless they say so; which is very cultish.

      I have personally written a few times demanding they excommunicate me, but as yet they haven’t obliged maybe i need to list all the things i support in my next letter to the pope.

  6. So O’Brien gets to keep his red silk dresses but this guy gets the “bell, book and candle.”

    The catholic hierarchy is now all about power – keeping it and controlling others with it. They are all pharisees now…

  7. That There Other David 30 Apr 2013, 1:35pm

    Seems that the Church didn’t get the memo. He’s already told them he’s not interested in them or the crap they peddle. This exxonimification or whatever is powerless drivel from a Vatican desperate to try and make out it has any control over the man.

    The ball is now rolling in Latin America. The RCC is on its way out.

    1. How about thousands and thousands of us from all over the world start bombarding The Vatican with letters PLEADING for excommunication?

      When they don’t reply, we bombard our newspapers, complaining we’re 100% in support of homosexual people but the Vatican won’t excommunicate us! What does that mean? Do they actually support us?

  8. Today we hear a Catholic priest has been excommunicated due, fundamentally, to disagreeing with the Catholic cult’s attitude to homosexual people.

    Yesterday we heard that the head honchos who have excommunicated this priest, have decided NOT TO IMPLEMENT ANY MEASURES against one of their number (disgraced Cardinal O’Brien) who has admitted forcing homosexual relationships on young men in his care while he was a priest, a bishop, and a cardinal.

    The Catholic cult operates on a set of “principles” which is totally f***ed-up and incongruent.

  9. One more soul saved from the devil-church.

  10. Isa Kocher 30 Apr 2013, 2:46pm

    a pedophile, of males and of females, a rapist, all OK but equal rights for all genders is heresy. now i get it. so analytical, logical, natural.

    1. Mr. isa kocher 30 Apr 2013, 3:16pm

      NOT

  11. Michael 2912 30 Apr 2013, 4:06pm

    Even though this is what we expect it makes my blood boil. They ditch the good guy and protect the wicked O’Brien and pack Benny off to a mansion with his totty. Please, someone Catholic and gay, explain to me: why are you still part of this rotten institution? By all means believe what you want; but do you really believe that these guys are doing God’s will. I don’t believe in a God but if he does exist and he is directing them then he is One Holy Shit! If this is how God behaves then what evil is left for Satan to perform?

    1. “They ditch the good guy and protect the wicked O’Brien and pack Benny off to a mansion with his totty.”

      I love the final phrase, Michael! Well put.

      1. Michael 2912 1 May 2013, 9:34am

        Thanks Eddy.

  12. Too bad for the priest, but I respect him for his decision and him. The
    last time I read the bible, super hot places in hell were reserved for
    hypocrites. The man is unwilling to be a mirage. Good for him.

    It will be a fine day when the dinosaurs have passed on and we can
    actually have some progress in society that is not met with either
    violent, or cultural or social resistance at every step.

    Martin Luther King had an interesting thing to say about social
    moderates, who are quick to condemn homophobia, but then come out
    saying: now is not the time, there are other more important issues..blah
    di blah…blah..

    Here is an excerpt from something he wrote, one just switches some words
    around and it applies to any struggle, be it suffrage, the rights of the
    poor, civil rights for gays, or rights for other minorities or anyone
    really who is at the mercy of the majority:

    (continued in the next post in reply to this one)

    1. (http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html)

      “I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish
      brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been
      gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the
      regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his
      stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku
      Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order”
      than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of
      tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who
      constantly says:

      (and continued again)

      1. “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot
        agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically
        believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives
        by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to
        wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people
        of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from
        people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than
        outright rejection.

        The next paragraph is also excellent, read it on the link or I will be spamming too much here.

  13. Staircase2 30 Apr 2013, 6:23pm

    Bless him for standing up to the evil bigotry of the Vaticon (pin intended…)

  14. His views are contrary to the teaching of the Church – the Church will never bow to the World(“My kingdom is not of this world) and accept the grave sin of homosexual acts as ‘new realities’ – they are old lies and nothing new.The Church as an act of mercy had to excommunicate him , he will remain so until he admits his error .

    Homosexuality has infiltrated the Church with it’s filth , child abuse and lies – so glad Daniel has been given the boot .

  15. I don`t understand . This is 2013, why are people allowing any of these religions the right to speak for the world when they don`t even pay taxes. I thouhgt it was the paying of taxes that gave us the right in a democracy the right to speak. Where then is their right , when did they jump up to the plate to contribute to the society in a meaningful way with taxes. It is time to wake up people and demand your rights. And demand that if they want a say they must first contribute to the public purse .Otherwise shove off and keep your opinions to your self. When you become a true equal supporter of the community at large then you can have a voice. end of story.

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