Monday, April 13, 2015
TELLING THE TRUTH IN THIS FASHION MAY NOT HELP BUT ONLY HURT THE PURIFICATION THAT CLERGY AND LAY PEOPLE NEED IN TODAY'S CHURCH
In our diocese and my deanery we have had to deal with the same issue that Voris speaks of with a gay employee who wasn't even Catholic who decided to married his same sex partner in a ceremony in another state. The firestorm of his firing and the press's pouring gas on the flames was extraordinary. The most offensive to me was Catholics who sided with the teacher who wanted to promote same sex marriage in a Catholic school and get away with it. That was the most depressing for me of this whole episode!
But we know that the gay agenda in the Church has been facilitated by winks and nods. In terms of the clergy, we know this to be true. In terms of the laity and lay employees in our schools who are gay and with a gay agenda, we know that this is true too. If you are actively gay, keep in in the closet. Only when a gay employee gets married, then the administration's hand is forced and sometimes from pressure from higher sources.
Voris also links the way we pray and sing to what we believe and how we act and what we embrace, whether it be orthodox, or heterodox. This is a truth that we know well. How can he say it in a better way?
Today, many dioceses after a failure to deal with this in the first place, are writing policies to deal with those in the Church who work for our institutions who are pushing the gay agenda and a desire to overturn the Church's teachings on sexuality to include chastity, same sex marriage, contraception and abortion.
Michael Voris is accurate. He says it in a way that is off-putting, snarky and shrill, thus compromising the very thing he could help the larger Church address. He needs to find a better way to express the truth otherwise it will go nowhere!