I mentioned last week that Bill Dittrich, director of the Boston archdiocese Institute for Ministry, was a featured speaker at Voice of the Faithful’s New England conference and is a member of their Structural Change Working Group.
It turns out he also apparently signed on to a full-page ad published by a liberal group before the election. The ad by Catholics Speak Out calls for Catholics to vote based on a litany of liberal positions, including “civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons.”
What is this radical heterodox group? Its web site says, “Catholics Speak Out, a program of the Quixote Center, encourages reform in the Roman Catholic Church and adult responsibility for faith. In particular, the project works towards equality and justice within the Church and dialogue between the laity and hierarchy on issues of sexuality, sexual orientation and reproduction.” By dialogue it means that the Church needs to change her teaching on premarital sex, homosexuality, contraception, and abortion.
Tell me again why someone affiliated with Catholics Speak Out and VOTF is in charge of adult formation and education for the Archdiocese of Boston? Doesn’t he seem like that wrong man for the job?