Sunday, June 28, 2015

Trahison des clercs

I didn't really expect him to, but nonetheless I was surprised that Father did not say anything at all about what happened this past Friday. Most priests don't have the stomach to stand at the pulpit and tell their flocks that they have a moral obligation to oppose same-sex "marriage" and that supporting it in any way, shape, or form is formal cooperation with evil which necessitates repentance and confession before receiving Holy Communion. I'd be pleasantly astonished if any priest in the country said anything like that from the pulpit today. If they commented on it at all, I expect it was more along the lines of a tepid defense of real marriage or assurances that the sacrament cannot be changed.

What did you people hear at Mass or at church today?

8 comments:

  1. Sermon on not despairing over the SCOTUS decision and a reference to a previous sermon wherein Father spelled out clearly the Church's teaching on all these issues. Great stuff really.

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  2. Father didn't really say much about it today. He said that a wicked thing had been done. Then he said that persecution was coming. The homily ended shortly after that.

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  3. Orthodox Christian here. My Greek Orthodox priest seemed totally oblivious.

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  4. Well, he mentioned it at the Saturday daily mass (big Parish, so probably 40 or 50 people there), but Sunday a new deacon had just been ordained and was assisting at Mass for the first time; he spent his homily talking about how wonderful the diaconate is. Could have been worse.

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  5. My bishop requested that all parishes have the statement by Archbishop Kurtz read.

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  6. My bishop requested that all parishes have the statement by Archbishop Kurtz read.

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  7. I went to my parish's small and sparsely attended traditional Latin Mass, where the celebrant did not mention it (instead gave a short homily about something he'd read in the writings of St. Theresa of Avila). He is from Nigeria, and told me a story over lunch afterward about a time that people in his village rioted outside the home of a missionary priest who was teaching that homosexual behavior wasn't necessarily sinful. "They were ready to kill him. That's how serious we are about it," he said. So, yanno, that was nice.

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  8. It looks as if the Russian Church abroad (relevant to my Orthodoxy) has now forbidden priests from signing civil marriage documents in the United States. This seems the correct response.

    What this abomination of 'same-sex marriage' really shows is how useless Conservatism is. They did everything right here, by the books, with the will of the people, and still lost everything. I'm hoping at least some will take a lesson from this.

    http://ad-orientem.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/rocor-responds-to-supreme-court-ruling.html

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