SOMETIMES I THINK WE NEED BISHOPS WITH SOME TOXIC MASCULINITY THAT WILL LEAD THEM TO HAVE SOME RIGHTEOUS ANGER!
A spokesman for Cardinal Dolan said the following concerning a public excommunication of the infant murder enabling Catholic governor of New York, Coumo:
Asked by CNN Religion Editor Dan Burke about the calls for Gov. Cuomo to be excommunicated over New York's new abortion bill, Dolan’s spokesman said he would “not discuss any individual,” but that “excommunication should not be used as a weapon.”
“Too often, I fear, those who call for someone's excommunication do so out of anger or frustration,” Dolan's spokesman said in the statement.
Mr. Spokesman an excommunication that is public is the last resort of the person's bishop who has spoken directly to the Catholic and told him to recant or face excommunication.
The problem is that there is a loss of belief in hell and how an excommunicated CAtholic cut off officially by the Church from the Church could end up there if he doesn't repent and change course.
Excommunication is meant to be medicinal. It is not meant to be a permanent punishment but rather a wake-up call to the one who has chosen to face away from God and the Church and to choose damnation over salvation, which is what Governor Cuomo has done and has been doing for some time and claiming the veneer of being a good Catholic! He has to be challenged on that and punished by the Church.
If we can't have righteous indignation and anger over priests who molest children in the most heinous ways and a Catholic governor who now enables murder of children up to the very day they are due, then we have a major problem.
Righteous anger can be transformed into something good when excommunication is used to warn not only the one excommunicated but all others who sympathize with the excommunicated person!