Friday, October 12, 2018

From Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer:

James_Martin_at_Boston_College_810_500_55_s_c1According to Fr. James Martin, although the Church teaches that “LGBT people must be celibate their entire lives” this expectation “has not been received”, by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender people, and therefore it has failed to become “authoritative” in their regard.

I am reminded of a furrowed-brow comment a friend once made upon hearing some speaker bungle several ecclesiastical terms: “That’s not right,” he said. “That’s not even wrong. I don’t know what that is.” So, as when Martin misconstrued the significance of his book having an “Imprimi protest”, I pause to untangle these concepts for those who would like to understand and apply them more accurately.

First, there is no Church law or teaching that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender people “must be celibate their entire lives”. None.

For the whole article, click here.

My comment: Would someone please stuff a rainbow flag down his throat! Sorry, but I am so sick of this big mouth heretic. Why doesn’t he just SHUT UP!

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We had a great first day tying the Old and New Testaments together at the Mountain of Transfiguration. You can see/hear Fr. Michael’s homily here.  Then to Cana of Galilee to renew our wedding vows before lunch at a local family restaurant in Nazareth. If standing in front of the cave where the Angel Gabriel appeared to the 15-year-old Virgin Mary — and praying the 1st Joyful Mystery of the Rosary doesn’t make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, nothing will. Enjoy today’s remarkable highlights!

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