As Hunter stated earlier today, you cannot hope to achieve true cohesion in a society if you’re forced to deal with a multitude of deranged hyper-individualists more concerned with their personal crusades than the stability of the community as a whole.
And at the end of the day, it doesn’t take more than a few of these individuals to rot society from within, for under current concepts of liberal democracy and freedom, there can be no real punishment for those who push culture forever leftward.
No organization is exempt – not even one that goes back to the days of the Roman Empire.
A bishop from California made it clear that under his watch practicing homosexuals will not be denied Holy Communion or Christian burial—as long as they are sincere in their request for this sacrament.
San Jose Bishop Patrick McGrath made known his stance apparently in response to a directive made earlier by a fellow church official from Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, who said Holy Communion and Catholic funeral should not be given to unrepentant same-sex couples.
Without mentioning Paprocki’s name, McGrath called his fellow bishop’s guidelines as “confusing,” LifeSiteNews reported.
“I take this opportunity to assure you that the pastoral response in the Diocese of San Jose remains just that: compassionate and pastoral. We will not refuse sacraments or Christian Burial to anyone who requests them in good faith,” McGrath said in his June 29th directive.
He cited Pope Francis’ famous quote to justify the giving of Holy Communion to “anyone”: “The Eucharist is not a prize for the perfect, but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak.”
In keeping with Pope Francis’ vision for an “inclusive” and “diverse” Church, the San Jose diocese’s website has a “Catholic LGBT Ministry” that “offers a monthly ‘All Are Welcome’ Mass for LGBT Catholics, their families, friends, and all our brothers and sisters in Christ.”
Earlier this year the diocese’s newspaper carried an article claiming that Jesus would have joined in the pro-abortion Women’s March because the “values of the March aligned particularly well with Catholic Social Teaching.”