Comments on: New Catholic archbishop of Brussels raises hackles in Belgium http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/18/new-catholic-archbishop-of-brussels-raises-hackles-in-belgium/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: macker2 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/18/new-catholic-archbishop-of-brussels-raises-hackles-in-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-27262 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:24:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11272#comment-27262 Is an opposite view undemocratic? Different polictical parties express conflicting views.It is called a free society. A democracy! What is wrong with Archbishop Leonard expressing his views.Germany had a democratic vote that brought into power Adolf Hitler.Democracy got it wrong. It is not infallible.It can be influenced by vested interests with power of press and propaganda.It does not guarantee truth, or if you like, the common good.There is strong evidence that abortion is harmful for the individual and society as a whole.But fear of having a good examination of that scientific data illicits head in the sand attitudes. It has become politically correct to oppose an alternative view to the right to abortion. A lot of us may not be in existence had we been a foetus in this present era.Its a gamble nowadays whether one gets through that stage.I would challenge this so called liberalism as being more right wing selfish pragmatism, assisted by egotistical ideology or more approprietly codology.It has also developed into an industry with huge monetary gain.How like sheep to the slaughter society has succumbed to.We have seduced words to incite emotional response against any person or utterence that questions the philosophy of abortion.What is abortion? Getting rid of an inconveniance. Science states that this inconveniece has the whole human properties of a person,just needing time and nourishment to grow into itself. By jeepers We might have lost many a genius who may have stopped this economic scandal that is upon us. Bring back the forum for fair debate.

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By: DanMarker http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/18/new-catholic-archbishop-of-brussels-raises-hackles-in-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-27253 Thu, 11 Nov 2010 23:40:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11272#comment-27253 Robert Wielaard of the AP has written a stirring piece on Archbishop Leonard of Brussels and his allegedly inflammatory comments regarding homosexuals, pedophile priests, and HIV-AIDS. Reading it, I felt the anger rise against Leonard and his reductive vision. But then, unlike Wielaard, I dug a bit deeper and allowed the good Archbishop to speak for himself. Not surprisingly, given the spin that journalists covering the Catholic Church seek in terms of scandal and outrage, the Archbishop’s letter to his diocese expresses a profound sensibility, deep wisdom, mercy and a theologically coherent position. His letter can be read in French at http://www.tinyrurl.com/leonardexplique.   What is particularly striking is Leonard’s encounter with victims of a pedophile priest and how their feelings and desires towards their abuser shaped his view – they wanted an acknowledgment from the old priest of his wrongs and not his public punishment. Following his meeting with Leonard, the priest in question expressed his desire to meet and apologize to his victim before he dies. Nothing in Wielaard’s article gives voice to the one the journalist is pillorying and reducing to a caricature. How disappointing!

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By: JLOZ41 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/18/new-catholic-archbishop-of-brussels-raises-hackles-in-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-23424 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:33:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11272#comment-23424 The Church has not only a right, but a responsibility, to apeak out and counsel, on social and political matters which it perceives as been destructive to humanity. It is quite clear that Western society has deviated from a majority consensus that recognised a set of basic moral norms that protected and respected the principles that encompassed ‘family’, ‘right to life’, personal responsibility, honesty and individual integrity, and respect for others based on man’s relationship with God. The social consequences and costs, are there for all, who have the intellectual honesty, to witness. I might add not for the first time in human history. Regrettably a small element within the Church by their scandalous and criminal behaviour, have in recent decades undermined the moral authority of the Church. It is time to pick up the pieces and start to reform all of society.

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By: proverbs2722 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/01/18/new-catholic-archbishop-of-brussels-raises-hackles-in-belgium/comment-page-1/#comment-23421 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:42:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=11272#comment-23421 1) The state has no rioght commenting or interfering in church matters in precisely the same way the state so often and so wrongly claims that the church has no right to comment or interfere in state matters.

The socialist party, in typical of totalitarian socialist fashion, has it 100% backwards.

For God’s elect, religious traditions and commandments take precedence over any and all of those intentionally misnamed, fabricated, “rights and duties” that the state’s ruling class imposes on it’s populace, without any exception.”

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