Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Open Letter to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

Your Holiness,

I am deeply concerned about the treatment of South Brisbane Priest Father Peter Kennedy by the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church.

It seems to me that Father Peter has done nothing but live, teach and accept according to the teachings of the Master Jesus. Teachings that promote acceptance, love and understanding.

I'm seeing more and more people flock away from mainstream churches, especially the Roman Catholic Church as these people either become disenfranchised or discover that "the kingdom of god is within" [Luke 17:21].

The Courier Mail Newspaper of Brisbane reports that "The Archbishop's intervention was sparked by complaints to the Vatican by a parishioner who, among other issues, complained about a Buddhist statue in the church.".

While I understand the offense such a statue in a church may cause some parishioners it is in my opinion less offensive than the collection of money during Mass, did Jesus not throw the money changers out of the temple?

I feel that Father Peter is one of a growing number of true beacons of Light spreading a message of love, acceptance and open mindedness. A message of opening our hearts to our fellow brothers and sisters - a message that is resoundingly familiar to anyone who has read the sacred texts of any religion, and especially true of the teachings of the Master Jesus.

I hope, and pray that Father Peter Kennedy refuses to allow this obstacle to prevent him spreading this message to all who will listen and bringing Love, Light and Life once again to the churches teachings.

In Divine Love,
Pax Tecum.

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1 comment:

An Unknown Philosopher said...

I feel I should also add that other things that Father Peter had allegedly done to deserve ex-communication was to bless a homosexual couple and allow them communion.

If the Roman Catholic Church cannot yet accept homosexuals into their flock of followers how can one expect them to resolve the ongoing conflicts between the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Time to open our arms and hearts to all our brothers and sisters.

In Divine Love, Light and Life.