THIS COMMENTARY IS BASED ON THE HOMILY I POST AT THE END
As with most social justice warriors and “warrioring”, it is hard for most rank and file laity and clergy to put it into practice except for their own personal morality. By the way, the same is true with the Church’s sexual morality and the call to chastity depending on your state in life. We can’t force everyone to embrace what Jesus teaches us about sex but we can start with ourselves. If only Cardinal McElroy understood this, but I digress.
But this lay preacher in the brief video below is calling us to be social justice warriors and to push back against authoritarian voices and false teachings that harm those Jesus refers to in the Beatitudes.
Does that mean that Frank Pavone was right in what he was doing (not breaking the promise of celibacy) but disobeying his bishop because Pavone thinks his vocation within a vocation to be a social justice pro-life warrior trumps obedience to his bishop?
But, if I agree with Cardinal McElroy, and I think the promise of celibacy hinders my growth as a human and a priest and that the Church under which I made that promise discriminates against people who want to have sex and their way, like a Burger King Hamburger, should I push the envelop and just do it, have sex my way and as often as possible, and expect my bishop and my brother priests and laity to accept me, to be inclusive of me and not to judge me?
And as it concerns the unjust clamp down on the Traditional Latin Mass, how do I take this preacher’s words to heart and affect the change he recommends?