New Update News Third Week Lent 2012 Gay Marriage Debate Continues

Czeslaw Milosz, in his acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980,
said, "in a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of
silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.

"The courage to speak is ultimately founded upon the courage to

Do we dare to listen to the young with their doubts and

 Do we dare to listen to people who have other theological
opinions than ours?

 Do we dare to listen to people who feel alienated
from the Church? 

Do we listen to those whose lives may appear to
place them on the edge, because they are divorced and remarried or
gay or living with partners?

 We will not have the courage to do so
unless we have listened in silence to the most disturbing voice of
all, that of our God. 

If we can be silent before God and hear his
Word which rose from the dead, then no silence will imprison us in
any tomb." 

Timothy Radcliffe - Seven Last Words
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