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PopeWatch: Safe Spaces

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From the only reliable source of Catholic news on the net, Eye of the Tiber:

 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops met in Baltimore yesterday to discuss churches in the United States providing “safe spaces” from hostile Catholic teachings, such as abortion and same-sex marriage.

Bishops at the assembly said that serving Catholics that are emotionally distraught by certain Church teachings is “part of our identity as Catholics,’’ and pledged to provide safe spaces in every church in America.

‘‘We stand ready to work with frustrated Catholics and to provide them with safe spaces within churches where they may go during homilies that are hostile in nature,” bishops said. “Our duty as shepherds is to lead our flock not only to the good news of Jesus Christ, but also to the well of refuge from insensitive, unsympathetic, and judgmental teachings. That well ought to be within a cry room, which shall remain being called ‘cry rooms,’ as all are welcome to express their feelings, either by outrage or outright crying, within these rooms without feeling threatened by the glare of impolitically correct, rigid parishioners. I propose that these adult cry rooms should be specifically designed for emotional adults so that they may participate and partake in the Mass while being acoustically sealed off, so that they may not hear whatever is being spewed out of the mouth of an insensitive priest.”

 

The bishops went on to pledge that they will work to ease doctrinal rhetoric in churches, saying that “just like any other work place, a church is not an appropriate place to discuss politics or religion.”

At press time, bishops are voting on whether to grant a dispensation to Catholics who are still emotionally unsettled by Trump’s presidential victory from having to attend Mass until he is out of office.

 

Go here to read the comments.  PopeWatch attempted to call the Vatican for a comment, but was told that the Pope and a select group of Cardinals had retreated to an undisclosed safe space in the Vatican until the Four Cardinals went away.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

5 Comments

  1. Um, don’t the good folks at the EOTT know they are supposed to be a fun parody site and not a real news site? Such was my understanding.
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  2. Could be flipped the other way as well – depending on the diocese / clergy. The cry rooms ought to have plenty of space in those places since I’m under the impression that it’s “triggering” for snowflake parents to have to deport their child from the main sanctuary during Mass, even when the baby disturbs others.

  3. It would be great if “safe spaces” were actually necessary. Unfortunately, they are not, not with the go along, get along thinking of most of the Catholic clergy.

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