The great Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland has asking for an oath of fidelity to Catholic teaching from CALGM, the Catholic Association of Lesbian and Gay Ministries. They are refusing.
From the National Catholic Reporter:
"Following a more than yearlong investigation into the group's 'adherence to the fullness of Catholic teaching,' the future of a national association of ministries to gay and lesbian Catholics is uncertain because its board members refused to sign an 'oath of personal integrity' to Catholic teaching given to them by the local bishop.
Declining the oath could result in Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., declaring the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry, or CALGM, as 'not authentically Catholic,' a letter to its members from the association president warns....
The Oakland bishop declined NCR's request for comment. Mike Brown, the diocese's director of communications, issued a statement saying, "If the Bishop decides to make a public statement about the CALGM organization, he will then decide the best time and communication method to do so."
I love it.
"Cordileone's list of concerns with the association have included the omission of specific church documents on its website and publications; its use of the terms gay and lesbian; members' statements deemed critical of the church; and the backgrounds, affiliations and public statements of both conference speakers and board members"
Indeed. Back in 2010 we documented how CALGM cherry-picks the Catchism to suit themselves. The Fishwrap continues:
"In an April 12 letter to the association's board, Cordileone stated he would 'take public action to clarify the status of CALGM with regard to authentic Catholic ministry' should they refuse to take an oath that requested that each member 'strive to clearly present Catholic doctrine on homosexuality in its fullness' and 'profess personally to hold and believe, and practice all that the holy Catholic church teaches, believes and proclaims to be true, whether from the natural moral law or by way revelation from God through Scripture and tradition.'
The board has twice rejected the bishop's request."
That says it all.