Friday, February 24, 2017
MORE SERIOUS MORTAL SIN (WHEN UN-NATURAL) AND LESS SERIOUS MORTAL SIN BECAUSE ADULTERY IS NATURAL SEX?????
To see the logic of Catholic moral teaching based upon Sacred Scripture and Tradition for practicing Catholics and in Natural Law for all others, to include atheists, torn asunder by the silliness of 1970's thinking revived in 2010's is heartbreaking and breathtaking! But thus it is in the highest places of the Magisterium.
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Cardinal Coccopalmerio: my Communion guidance wouldn’t apply to gay couples
As politically incorrect it is, I am happy to see that the befuddled good Cardinal makes the distinction between natural and unnatural sex. Although he and everyone else knows that unnatural sex takes place between heterosexual couples and thus seems to be a more serious mortal sin for those who have recourse to natural sex, even if immoral, compared to those whose inclinations are purely toward the unnatural as in homosexual couples. But let's not split hairs.
But the logic that Cardinal Coccopalmerio uses to justify giving Holy Communion to those in so-called second marriages (civil unions) when the first union is still considered sacramental and thus in force is mind boggling when it comes to discerning what is more serious mortal sin and less serious mortal sin.
He does not make clear that those who feel they have a "good marriage" and have discerned they will return to Holy Communion may not have used the External Forum first to its ambiguous conclusion.
But the good Cardinal seems to be disingenuous. If those who are in adulterous relationships discern they need to go to Confession and Holy Communion, or bypass Confession and go directly to Holy Communion, then logically speaking anyone can go to Holy Communion no matter how less, more, or most their mortal sins are to include unnatural immorality. All you have to do is "feel good" about returning to Holy Communion.
I'm okay! You're Okay!
Holy Mary Mother of God and Mother of the Church pray for us!