Sunday, August 19, 2018

H.E. Morlino Leads Wisconsin Bishops

H. E. Morlino does not mewl, whimper, or cavil over the homosexual problem.  Not at all.

That's in distinct contrast to ...........ahh.........some OTHER Bishops in this State.

...It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy....

Just so that you don't miss the point:

...Again, right now there is a lot of justified anger and passion coming from many holy and faithful lay people and clerics across the country, calling for real reform and “house cleaning” of this type of depravity. I stand with them. I don’t know yet how this will play out nationally or internationally. But I do know this, and I make this my last point and last promise, for the Diocese of Madison: “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”...

By the way, H.E. Morlino also strongly condemned the 'go along/get along' attitude on sexual sins which has prevailed over the last 60 years or so; the one which saw E-Z divorce in the Green Bay diocese and the revolution over Humanae Vitae in the US church as a whole.  Maybe that 'smaller Church' is overdue.

Have you read Morlino's letter?

Then read this missive from a commissioned officer in the US Army Reserves.  Which one would YOU want leading you in a battle, hmmmmmm?

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