Post by Admin on Aug 29, 2019 11:52:08 GMT
New D.C. archbishop: transgender Catholics are in ‘heart’ of Church, part of ‘the family’
[The Conciliar madness continues... Hard to believe that Pope Francis had no idea of Archbishop Gregory's attitude toward this issue when he appointed him to this position.]
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The new Archbishop of Washington D.C. told a female who identifies as a man and who claims to be a practicing Catholic that as a transgender person she belongs to the “heart” of the Church and fits right in “the family.”
Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the successor of disgraced Cardinal Donald Wuerl, was the featured guest of the local Theology on Tap on August 13. After a brief introductory interview, the new archbishop took questions from the floor.
Off-camera, a person who identified herself as “Rory” — and who said she “worships” with the pro-homosexual group Dignity Washington — asked Gregory “what place do I, as a confirmed transgender Catholic – what place do my queer friends have here at this diocese?”
Gregory responded to the question by saying: “You belong to the heart of this Church. And there is nothing that you may do, may say, that will ever rip you from the heart of this Church. There is a lot that has been said to you, about you, behind your back, that is painful and is sinful.”
“And so that’s why I mentioned my conversations with Fortunate Families. We have to find a way to talk to one another. And to talk to one another, not just from one perspective, but to talk and to listen to one another. I think that’s the way that Jesus ministered. He engaged people, he took them where they were at, and He invited them to go deeper, closer to God,” he continued.
“So if you’re asking me where do you fit? You fit in the family,” he added.