Sunday, October 30, 2005

Why is this fellow a Catholic, never mind a priest?

From the Reverend Robert E. Nee, a public supporter of "same-sex marriage":

''The church is a human organization and, like any human organization, its investment in the status quo is a political reality," Father Nee says. ''In the history of the church, when has dissent ever been welcome?"

He's spending the semester at Harvard Divinity, where he hopes to get sociologists to study the "fallout" of the 58 priests who signed a letter calling for Cardinal Law's resignation. (He's one of them, natch.)

He's also studying gender and moral theology.

Any questions?

Source: Eileen McNamara, Boston Globe columnist