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Showing posts from October, 2008

“Deviant… guidelines...”

Yesterday, the Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski , prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education , during the press conference to present the new Vatican document on “ Guidelines for the use of psychological skills to test and train the candidates to the priesthood ”, made the following thoughts: “ We can’t admit to the seminary a candidate who has a radical homosexual tendency. Not because he commits sin, but because heterosexuality is normal, homosexuality does a deviation, it’s a wound to exercise his priesthood, which also consists in being a spiritual father, who knows how to relate with others ”. Cardinal... But what did you say, cardinal?! Cardinal!!! Before going into the merits of his incredible assertion... How you become cardinal? In internet I found this link . It explains what the canon code of law says. One thing struck me: there are not words like love, compassion or charity. No presence of two characters, I think of some significance: Jesus Christ or God. It is just

"Nicolai Barlokkin and the lizard that learned to miaow"

"THE GIFT OF DIVERSITY", Intercultural theatre storytelling laboratory presents “ Nicolai Barlokkin and the lizard that learned to miaow ”, written and interpreted by Alessandro Ghebreigziabiher. Oct 31 2008, 9.00 p.m. Teatro Studio Uno, Via Carlo della Rocca, 6 - Rome. The pièce comes from the novel “The interval”, by Ghebreigziabiher, published by Intermezzi Editors .