VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is opening a new avenue for dialogue, this time with Catholic bloggers.
The pontifical councils for culture and for social communications are inviting bloggers to the Vatican May 2 so the Vatican can “listen to the experiences of those who are actively involved in this arena” and “achieve a greater understanding of the needs of that community,” said a press release sent out this morning.
The meeting is pretty much open to any Catholic blogger, but the fact that there are only 150 seats in the conference hall and that the Vatican is looking for a mix of languages means the Vatican will be making some choices. The press release said the Vatican also wants a geographical mix and diversity based on the kinds of blogs out there: institutional and private, multi-voice and personal.
Heh, yeah, they wouldn't want to dialogue with me.
I'm pro-women. I'm pro-gay. I'm pro-birth control. I'm pro-choice. I think divorce should be allowed. I think priests should be allowed to marry. I don't believe in papal infallibility.
And that's not even core doctrine!
I don't believe that Mary and Joseph never got it on while they were married. I have major issues with Paul. I think John was drugged out and a bit off his rocker. I don't believe in transubstantiation.
I'm just a really bad Catholic like that.
But I really dig my church and my friends at church. I think it would be great if we could love our neighbors, even the gay ones.
Yeah, the Vatican would not want me at their bloggers' dialogue.