You knew we were going to hear from Archbishop Cupich sooner or later. Silence from him would just a little too good to be true. To the rest of the countries out there seething right now, please note the Archbishop’s quote that the Church in America didn’t pick him to go. It’s not our fault. We tried to send a really great guy but he got left off the list.
I’m not going to say too much on this because, well, it’s too depressing. Lifesite did a great job presenting accurate Church teaching. I would like to address this quote though.
I think that gay people are human beings too and they have a conscience. And my role as a pastor is to help them to discern what the will of God is by looking at the objective moral teaching of the Church and yet, at the same time, helping them through a period of discernment to understand what God is calling them to at that point,” he said. “It’s for everybody. I think that we have to make sure that we don’t pigeonhole one group as though they are not part of the human family, as though there’s a different set of rules for them. That would be a big mistake.
There is really no “yet” Archbishop Cupich. God is calling them to follow the moral teaching of the Catholic Church. Simple as that. That is what’s for everybody.
I will shock and amaze my readers and say that I agree that we shouldn’t pigeonhole one group. THIS IS WHY COMMUNION FOR ACTIVE HOMOSEXUALS AND THE DIVORCED AND “REMARRIED” SHOULD HAVE NEVER ENTERED INTO THE SYNOD IN THE FIRST PLACE! We were going along merrily using the time-honored teaching of not approaching the Most Holy Eucharist with mortal sin just fine. Kaspar and crew (including America’s own Blaise Cupich) are the ones who decided to pigeonhole these two groups as “special sinners” who should be given a pass. Heck, why aren’t we just giving everyone Communion. Murderers? Fine. Ooh, and how about people who kill people with mean old guns? I mean, really, how could you deny that Archbishop Cupich? I mean, after all, their consciences are inviolable too.
Time to face it. While the faithful are quite happy to keep the teaching that, if any of us commit a moral sin, we must go to confession with right intention to receive Our Lord’s Body and Blood again. The liberals? They just want a special pass for those with their pet sins. I’m reasonably sure that the same suggestions for “Freedom of Communion” are not going to be applied to crony capitalists bilking the little guy or someone who kills someone with a gun. For them, a contrite confession with the resolve to sin no more will be required. No ifs, ands, or buts. For anyone committing a socially liberal sin, well, those people are special. The catholic politician advocating for abortion? They have “primacy of conscience” don’t you know! Gag!
Do Kaspar, Cupich and their ilk think they’re helping these people and their immortal souls? All they are doing is trying to make people feel comfy with their sins. “Go and sin no more!” is not going fall off of their tongues. It’s more like “Go and sin if your poorly formed conscience makes you feel good!”
Again, people, it’s the Year of Mercy. Can we stop telling Catholics that sinning is peachy and get them to really avail themselves of God’s true mercy instead of this “I’m OK, you’re OK” fantasy some of you are peddling? We need to hear that we are sinners. We need to hear that our earthly life is short and we need to really be contrite so we can gain everlasting life with Our Lord.
This whole chapter seems applicable but especially this:
13 Make your way in by the narrow gate. It is a broad gate and a wide road that leads on to perdition, and those who go in that way are many indeed; 14 but how small is the gate, how narrow the road that leads on to life, and how few there are that find it! http://www.newadvent.org/bible/mat007.htm
Please show some true mercy and point people to the small gate, gentlemen!