F or those nine years I was able to continue my ministry of retreats and psychotherapy but could not speak or write for the media. I am aware of a difference; some insight into things; some capacity for the poetic and the spiritual which, if not exceptional - and it is not - is still strong enough to set me off from others. S till another wound arose from my internalized homophobia. So he set his memoirs in the context of Chaucers Canterbury Tales and named his memoir, A Pilgrim in a Pilgrim Church. Those healing depths can be reached only by means of a spiritual discipline. All of this made me more aware of the lack of the feminine dimension on the Roman scene and especially in the offices of the curia. I n 1940, Weakland entered the Benedictine prep school connected to the Benedictine monastery, ncent in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and spent the next six years as a scholastic preparing to join the Benedictine order. On the feast. At an even deeper level all homophobia is, I believe, feminaphobia, a distrust and repression of the feminine dimension of the psyche.
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Just WAR AND iraq: I said below that I have yet to hear a satisfactory answer on why a quick war with Iraq would not be more just than the status quo of immiserating sanctions.
Now Glenn Reynolds links to a Michael Walzer essay on a war with Iraq that provides one response.
My text for these remarks today is the words ascribed to Jesus in Mark 12"ng Psalm 118: The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. As long as I lived in a loving community I was able to be faithful to my vows. Her background as a school teacher gave all the Weakland children a deep respect and desire for education. These actions gave us gays and lesbians reason to hope that the Holy Spirit would lead you into a spirit of willingness to listen to us gay and lesbian Catholics. McNeill Return to the beginning of the Acceptance Speech for the Bridge Builder Award Return to the top of this page. This trust is the cornerstone of a psychologically healthy personality; without it a decent human life is impossible. T he books appearance received headlines in the New York Times. We continued that ministerial alliance until Siss death from bone cancer in 1995. The institution in todays culture which continues to hold on to the clearest expression of that form of patriarchy, including its homophobia, is the Roman Catholic Church. I was already 51 years old and I had no idea how deeply wounded I was both in my psyche and in my spiritual life, and how much healing therapy could provide. We are shocked that the statement calls for discrimination against gay men and lesbian women. The next day we flew back to New York.
They will assure you that homosexual orientation is both not chosen and unchangeable and that any ministry promising to change that orientation is a fraud. This fifth column was led by a polish monsignor who had many friends in the Vatican. I was able to raise most of these issues to conscisness and begin the process and with Gods help, of freeing myself from their pathological grip on my life. I obeyed that order for nine years until my dismissal from the Jesuit order.