"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history." -Cardinal Francis George

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Archbishop Nienstedt, please do not spare the rod!

Below is a comment I left on an article in the local liberal fishwrap the Star Tribune. It is titled "Priests told not to voice dissent". I love my Archbishop! My only complaint is that perhaps he goes to easy on these evil priests who dissent from the Church. To think there are priests in my own archdiocese who think abortion is acceptable and homosexuality is not a sin makes me so angry. We should all be angry. The priests who call these evils good, and teach their congregations to call evil good should be "relieved" of their duties right now. Not tomorrow. Not when the souls in their care are in the balance.

Rock-on Archbishop Nienstedt! He is doing what a CATHOLIC Bishop is supposed to do: defending the CATHOLIC faith. Why would a priest who does not hold to the Catholic faith even want to remain in the Church? Or laypeople for that matter? If you do not believe what the holy Catholic Church believes, then no one is stopping you from leaving. Disagree all you want, it is a free country, but don't pretend to be a Catholic if you dissent from clear Church teaching. Abortion is murder and Homosexuality is a grave sin on the same level as adultery... that is simply the faith of the Church. Disagree all you want, but don't call yourself a Catholic.

1 comment:

  1. Sadly, we have had one of these priests assigned as our pastor last summer when our amazing previous pastor retired. Our bulletin now invites those "...regardless of... sexual orientation..." We are known to be the most orthodox parish in our large Archdiocese. So this has caused much heartache. Many of us met with him and he is obstinate to say the least - in fact he has taken some vindictive actions against those who have challenged him. Pray for us as we proceed with addressing this. We are all very concerned about our children being exposed to such language (and teaching). And he is slick, he says all the right things in public and walks a narrow line. But he spilled about his beliefs about womens ordination, abortion, homosexuality etc. in the discussion I had with him. Not the battle I was hoping for a year and a half after conversion and putting my kids in the parish school.