"The Archdiocese of Melbourne in Australia led by Archbishop Peter Andrew Comensoli plans a 'listening and dialogue' session for 'LGBT' Catholics and others next week at its ongoing Plenary Council.
'Calling all LGBTIQA+ Catholics, Christians and the broader LGBTIQA+ community, family, friends and supporters to come along for a safe and inclusive conversation,' the Archdiocesan website states.
The Plenary Council, what the bishops are calling the 'highest form of gathering of local church and has legislative and governance authority,' is being held 'so that we can dialogue about the future of the Catholic Church in Australia,' states the website about the event. The event is being promoted in the name of becoming a 'synodal Church' called for by Pope Francis.
'What is discussed and determined by the Plenary Council will be based on a long listening to the Holy Spirit speaking through the voices of people from around Australia,' the Archdiocesan website states.
'This listening and dialogue process provides an opportunity to come together as a group to spend time thinking and talking about personal experiences of faith, life and church. Following this session, a submission will be made on behalf of the LGBTIQA+ community by Acceptance Melbourne, a community for LGBTIQA+ Catholics,' it adds...
A concerned Catholic in the archdiocese contacted LifeSiteNews regarding the impending February 6 'LGBTIQA+' session. The Catholic said a letter of concern written regarding the 'LGBTIQA+' session to Archbishop Comensoli had received no response.
'It pains me to see the church in the state of ruin but worst of all it pains to see it being decimated to ashes by so-called ‘Princes’ of the church, our very own shepherds,' the source said.
An Australian priest also commented to LifeSiteNews, saying that the Archdiocese’ invitation to homosexuals is 'causing scandal to the faithful and, once more, confusion and distress to faithful Catholics...'"
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