...Do you understand why some of us are very nervous that you and the Opus Dei sect you represent are nervous about your being in the position you are in?
Your founder, in addition to being profoundly misogynist, was also deeply homophobic.
Are you homophobic? Will the American Catholic church, with you as head, carry on homophobia? Have you and your fellow bishops read the scientific conclusions about homosexuality published back in the 1970’s that instruct us that homosexuality is perfectly natural for about 8 % of any given human population (and we have counted 464 other species with gay and lesbian populations)?
It tells the sordid story of gay bishops and members of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (formerly the “Holy Inquisition). During the day, they put out documents condemning homosexuality for the ‘faithful’ but at night are acting out either with their male lovers or with prostitutes.
The sin is not their being gay; it is being self-hating gays who have to lord over others out of their self-hatred. And their utter hypocrisy. And their cynicism. And acting it out in drives for power.
Escriva promoted a “spiritual practice” that his followers beat and abuse their bodies as he supposedly did.
Do you teach people to be self-hating about their bodies and their sexuality?