Archbishop Léonard’s explanations

In a move that perhaps shows that Archbishop Léonard is better off without a spokesman like Jürgen Mettepenningen, the archbishop of Brussels published a letter in which he explained the three points on which he has been the subject of relentless attack in the past weeks. The Dutch text of the letter is available as a PDF file here, and I provide an English translation, as usual, here. It is a serious letter that deserves to be read in its entirety and taking for what it is worth. It requires an objective eye unclouded by the misconceptions and emotion that have prevailed in the media. Msgr. Léonard is both a more challenging author and a more intelligent one than most of the writers of newspaper and website articles. With a topic that is an unpopular one for the unforgiving god of modern liberal secularism, this letter asks us to use our own heads and not simply drift along with the waves of political correctness and blind emotion.

Drifting along leads to shameful sights like in this video, which shows the archbishop being slapped in the face during a liturgical celebration.

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I'm a 36-year-old lay Catholic from the diocese of Groningen-Leeuwarden. I write about the Catholic Church in the Netherlands. I not only enjoy bringing selected developments to the attention of readers, but I also think that it is sometimes important to allow a wider audience to read about the state of the Church in the Netherlands. That's why a fair number of posts about that topic will be translations of Dutch articles, episcopal writings and whatever else.

One thought on “Archbishop Léonard’s explanations”

  1. I am not a Catholic, but I agree completely with what the Archbishop has said. I hope that he stands behind his statements and does not compromise his beliefs by resigning or apologizing. I live in the United States and I would like to know if there is a way that I could contact Msgr. Léonard to let him know that there are many here, who like myself, are disgusted by the current trend of unapologetic immorality in society. We would like to make our support known to him.

    God bless you and give you strength Msgr. Léonard

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