7th September 2008

“What Benedict XVI and other anti-progressive Catholics fail to realize is that the current teachings of the Church on a host of interrelated issues – women priests, clerical celibacy, birth control, abortion, homosexuality, and, most basic of all, the sex of God – are themselves the result of the Church at various times in the past having been, in Ratzinger's words the day before he became pope, 'tossed and swept along by every wind of teaching' to conform to the practices and prejudices of societies now long gone.”

Robert S. McElvaine