Friday, May 29, 2015

Irish Bishop: Referendum Not ‘Defeat for Humanity,’ But Increases Human Happiness

Bishop Willie Walsh gets the Irish's hierarchy's "wake up" call about marriage equality! I am glad that this Irish bishop had the courage to speak out and challenge the Vatican doom and gloom view of "disaster for humanity." Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP,

Bishop: Referendum Not ‘Defeat for Humanity,’ But

 Increases Human Happiness

Bishop Willie Walsh
An Irish bishop criticized Vatican Secretary of State 
Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s claim that Ireland’s passage of marriage equality
 was a “defeat for humanity,” saying the comment 
was inappropriate and not likely approved by Pope Francis.
Bishop Willie Walsh, Emeritus of the Diocese of Killaloe, spoke with Irish broadcaster RTE and contested Parolin’s conclusion as inconsistent with Pope Francis’ more inclusive style. Walsh told the interviewer:
“I was quite uncomfortable with that statement. I mean there has been lots of disasters in the world but I certainly would not support the belief that the referendum was among them.
“To suggest that over a million people who went to the polls and voted yes were so false in their judgment that it was a disaster for humanity is not something I can accept . . .

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