The following comes from brochures sent to Cal Catholic in mid-April by one of our correspondents.
“A decade ago, in a memorable article in the Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology, James Nickoloff took notice of a “queer omission in U.S. Latino/a theology”— the field’s near-complete silence on questions of sexuality, particularly homosexuality.Nickoloff proposed that Latino/a Catholic theology finally take up a long-avoided review of theories of sexuality, particularly queer theory, as possible sources and loci for theological reflection….
“Characteristically, institutional Roman Catholicism has been slow to read the signs of these times. In the spirit of redressing this queer omission, this colloquium seeks to begin mapping the largely unexplored tropics of sexuality in Latino/a Catholic theology and culture, seeking new sourcings for reflection.
“The sessions of this colloquium will plumb relatively untapped theoretical regions such as queer theory and Chican@ theory, the dogmatic and cultural engenderings of Latina Catholic social and sexual identities, reflect theologically on ministerial vocations for women, and hear testimonios on the predicament of border-crossers who face grave and constant personal risk because of their sexual identities.”
Included in the colloquium:
– Socorro Castañeda-Liles (University of Santa Clara): ‘Shame in the Name of God: An Invitation to (Re)member the Latina Body’
– Wendy M. Arce (Graduate Theological Union): ‘Latina Sexuality, Religion and the Media: Old Gender Roles, New Possibilities’
– Jeannette ‘Lil Milagro’ Henríquez (Graduate Theological Union): ‘Queering the ‘Crucified People’: Ignacio Ellacuría and Violence Against LGBTQIQQ Communities’
– Theresa Yugar (Claremont Graduate University): ‘Roman Catholic Women in North America: A New Model of Ordained Ministry’
– ‘The Sexual Nepantla of the Borderlands’ led byRicardo Gallego (moderator). Gallego is a prevention case manager at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
“The Colloquium will be held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, in sunny San Diego, California….Our hotel is located just a few blocks walk from the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel where the CTSA will be held after the ACHTUS Colloquium.”
The “CATECHISM of the CATHOLIC CHURCH, Second Edition” is written in many languages including Spanish.
It covers the complete Doctrine of the Faith that all Catholics are required to adhere to – FAITH and MORALS.
Where is the Diocese Bishop? Who is he?
Has he been contacted about this?
Where do these progressives come up with this malarkey? Just throw anything against the wall and see what sticks, I guess. Never mind about what we must do to please God and avoid the fires of hell. Oh no!! Instead let’s see what we can do to get that stuffy ol’ Catholic Church to “get with the times”.
For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:
And will turn away indeed their hearing from the truth, but will be turned to fables. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
James Nickoloff is an ex-Jesuit who “married” a former male student from the Jesuit seminary where he taught.
There is no such thing as ‘queer theology’. There is no iota in truth that this is theology. Theology is the study of GOD, and not of man. The mingling of the two words is just as silly as if someone came up with the phrase ‘toilet theology’.
How about Catholic heroin, Fr Karl? Or Christian porn? Old Beelzebub just loves to make something holy, profane, doesn’t he?
He must hate it that there is no satanology 101.
Good point Fr. Karl! Satan has been distorting words from the beginning. As Satan is a liar, this is all he has. As those who are children of the “Father of Lies, are under falsehood, distortion of words is all they have as well.
Here are a few of the numerous words, I can come up with which have been distorted by the modern followers of the “Father of Lies”: — theology, marriage, ethical, life, liberty, gay, compassion, charity, racism, greed, hungry, poverty, wealthy, access to, extremism, discrimination, equality, rainbow, tyranny, diversity, prejudice, fees, choice, freedom, immigrant. virtuous, peace, “cutting revenue”, community, culture, family, and health care.
When will this trendy obsession with sexuality pass ? These people are just obsessed with psychobabble and cannot seem to get over themselves !!!
Long ago they passed right by adjusting to their adult sexuality and became obsessed with it. It’s a part of life, not life itself. The mental illnesses that come from today’s trend will be far worse than they pretend to want to avoid.
Obviously the idea is to be edgy and provocative to get people to attend the seminar, but I need a “Queer” dictionary, because I have no idea of what they are talking about.
How, or why, does any Catholic spend one minute, or one dollar, attending, listening to, or thinking about, these people and “issues”? Sexually spoiled people, teaching things with absolutely no redeeming moral value, but with much danger to their immortal souls. If any cares about the instructors, attendees, here, they should picket any such meeting, and hand out prayer cards, and rosaries, with promises to help these lost souls to find spiritual help. Unfortunately, the location of such spiritual help may not be in a Catholic Church, where clergy might do — as Cardinal Dolan recently did — the “thumbs up” gesture of acceptance and praise for their “coming out and being proud” of being morally cursed by their behavior. No, the Church itself needs a cleansing; perhaps the local evangelical or Baptist churches might be a better place to start. Just take a look at the awful debate between Franklin Graham, Ralph Reed, and Cokie Roberts (the latter being the “catholic”) regarding homosexuality issues. Latin American Catholicism does not care much, it seems, about the morality of sexuality; nope, to them, it all comes down to Marxism, to economic principles. Yes, there is a growing symmetry here: the American view (Cardinal Dolan) of being forthright and “proudly coming out” as a sign of personal choice (to be praised), and the Latin Marxist view that we need to pervert Holy Communion by shoving the sacred Body and Blood of Christ through the fence to the true “holy innocents” on the other side (who are “innocents” due to their economic poverty and oppression by the Norte Americanos). It is a cause for laughter, if you think about it much.
What some of them will never mention is that sexually immorality sooner or later CREATES poverty, through broken families, STD’s and on and on, and someone else is always blamed for it — never the ones doing it.
Correction: sexual immorality, not sexually immorality.
One more “politically correct” (or should I instead say “demonic”) attempt at forcing a heretical re-definition of “Catholicism” onto the Catholic Church.
The usual suspects. James “Jim” Nickoloff was formerly in the Jesuits for many years, studied at the Jesuit School of Mis-Theology/Berkely, obtained his Ph.D at GTU-Berkely, and occasionally teaches @ Santa Clara Univ. [He is supposed to be teaching this semester a course on liberation theology @ SCU; he also has authored a book laudatory of Gustavo Gutierrez, “Gustavo Gutierrez: Essential Writings” (1996, Orbis)], also taught until 2009 at Holy Cross, then was mysteriously “retired”, and now teaches at Barry University in Miami, FL. He says himself in his autobiographical notes that he is a “self-affirming gay man” and has been married in Mass. (You can read his auto bio: “Confessions of a Gay Married Priest” if you are really interested in more).
JSTB. SCU. Gutierrez. Liberation theology. Ph.d at GTU. “Confessions of a Gay Married Priest.” All fits together.
One should add to the string (properly spelled) “Berkeley” (with 3 ‘e’s’).
But does Berkeley deserve three e’s, Steve? Such a veritable mare’s nest should be spelled Brrkli, at the very least. And how does it come about that all those oh! so sordid and greasy dark doings that always seem to bob and slither in the wake of Jesuit seminaries and priests (who later become even darker, snakier governors, writers and the rest) seem to fester and ooze with nothing or no one to expose or check them? …to lance the pustules, as it were? There are some very fine Jesuit priests about but they never address any of this. Why is that? What’s to be done? Liberation theology has been exposed as utterly fraudulent and against Church teachings and yet these educated air heads seem to think if they put latino/latina with it its all simplemente genial. What does being latino have to do with Church teaching? Catholic mean universal and I’m getting really tired of these selfish brats claiming “I’m special!” “Me first!”. You don’t hear persecuted Catholics in China , Africa and the Middle East whine and protest.
Really Dana? You dispute the spelling of Berkeley? Claiming that they don’t deserve vowels? And then from that you go on to “lance postules”. Really?
You just continue to prove, over and over again, that you have no credibility on this or any other issue.
It would seem my tongue-in-cheek comment about depriving poor Brkl (aeiou and sometimes Y) of its vowels didn’t fly with you, yfc. I’m wounded to the quick! As for the lack of credibility, since none of us posting here has the least believability other than what we say…no framed honors, certificates or picture ID’s (and some not even using their own names, or even real names, but mere acronyms) we must all muddle on in our own fashion, vainly hoping that those reading our posts ‘get it’ without having to go into lengthy explanations for those unfortunate few who take things literally and must have been absent the day literary devices such as illusions, allusions, license , allegory and metaphors were explained in Eng.101. If you would subscribe to the Cd.Newman Society’s newsletter, for example, you might be better informed on the dark events taking place in Catholic education …the pustules that are like cankerous sores on the body of believers. Jesuit schools are known for their lack of adherence to Church teaching and though over and over again you fail to be convinced of the arguments put forward by various and sundry posters ( not counting the deliberately florid prose I affect ) who make really winning arguments , you choose not to believe them either, so I do not repine that I have no cred with you. I do appreciate your lack of spite, however, but could wish for more empathy on your part.
Dana, thank you for another excellent and entertaining post. That said, YFC has given you the highest praise and credibility, as far as one can be credible on a blogsite by virtue of his long-suffering disdain. Imagine Scar from the Lion King complete with the jaded affectations of Jeremy Irons voice-overs.
God bless and keep up the straight shooting. It is MOST appreciated :)
Oh, for goodness’ sake!
It’s no WONDER the poor Bishop of San Diego just had a stroke.
I don’t envy those men, having to deal with such crazy stuff…………….
All of these sick, demented, and immoral people should never be allowed to study, or receive false degrees, or teach, at so-called “Catholic” universities or seminaries! They should all be excommunicated! Such horrible, demonic people are not “Catholic,” nor “Christian,” nor are they responsible, full-grown adults– they are demented, immoral, immature adolescents, of the filthy “hippie activist” kind! Our Church and our Nation needs to purge them all! The hotel allowing the immoral, demonic “Queer Hispanic” conference, should refuse to open its doors to these sick, demented people!
But, Linda Marie, haven’t you been told the terrible news? The inmates have taken control of the cuckoo’s nest! The pigs have taken over Animal Farm! Happy Valley has become the Village of the Damned. Or, more to the point, the pod people are attempting to take over real people. Soon, the only way we will know who are the true and faithful Catholics is to see who are branded bigots, hate mongers and racists. They’ll be the faithful few ever more persecuted and marginalized. Just think! Moses would be called a homophobe and patriarchal bigot if he were alive now. I shudder to think what they would say about Jeremiah and Ezekiel! The only purging going on right now seems to be that of Truth. God is in control and we must remain faithful to what was, is and always will be true. God bless you.
Mortal sin really does exist in all ethnic groups, case you were uncertain…
We have too much time on our hands. Fold ’em and pray, pray, pray
Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Questioning. What is the last Q? or is QQ just used to distinguish it from the other Q.
I guess asexuality isn’t really a problem in the Church, but it can be a problem in an individual’s life, in terms of acceptance and harassment.
The third Q is just there to make it easier to pronounce.
Words of Jesus: “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.” Mark 10:6
So God created mankind in his OWN IMAGE, in the IMAGE of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27.
If one has any further questions then be assured that these are inspirations of the Devil! (this holds TRUE whether or not a particular relativistic mind believes in the devil or not!)
Male and female, he created them. … 1.2 billion years ago in our earliest eukaryotic ancestors, ones we share with fungi and plants.
And depending on how you choose to read that passage, it’s merely shorthand for an all-inclusive blanket assertion that God created everything.
Same goes for Mark 10. All Jesus is saying there is that children leave the nest and form families of their own. The point there is monogamy. Reading it as a bash on small minorities of what you might consider nonconforming, simply by the omission of mention… is a reach.
In some translations of Genesis (like the King James one), God gives man dominion over cattle, a species that had been domesticated for thousands of years prior to ancient Judea.
Has their ever been a comment thread here that doesn’t contain at least a few polarizing attributions of motivation to Satan, or liken them to Hitler?
Wow. So much for Christian charity.
The new pope must give you all heartburn, with his emphasis on dialogue and respect rather than condemnation.
By the way, Gustavo Gutierrez was recently honored at the Vatican. The head of the CDF is a huge, flaming fan of liberation theology, having studied it in Latin America.
Yes, WOW, James! My reaction as well. Maybe the “hellfires” afflicting San Diego are caused by this spewing of venomous hate against what is a “sign of the times” that needs to be examined by theologians? How can this newspaper call itself “Catholic” –or even Christian–when it allows such ignorant and malicious speech?
“Thoughtful dialogue” –that’s what’s needed in this church.