The Catholic Diocese of Whitehorse has obeyed an order by the Yukon government to remove Church teaching on the sinfulness of homosexuality from its policy on pastoral care for same-sex attracted students in its publicly-funded Catholic schools. Critics have pointed out that even in the title of the new policy, the ‘truth’ has been removed….(Source)
I have a really simple question for this bishop and any bishop, really. Why bother being a bishop? Just what are you “protecting” by such a capitulation? You don’t please the government or the gay storm-troopers and your saturation of the Faith is anathema to parents who believe in the Catholic Faith. So, what dear Fathers is the point, exactly? Government money?
It seems that the number one job of a Catholic bishop these days is to run away from the Cross and from Confrontation. The ultimate cardinal sin today for any bishop is not to get along with everyone. I guess the Spirit of Vatican II has gone to their heads.
This is why the Catholic education system is in the gutter. This is why the bishops are basically figureheads. This is why the holy firewall has gone up in Catholic homes all across this country and much of the Western world. This is why the Catholic faithful already have one foot in the underground, and the second foot is sure to drop within the next 5-10 years.
It appears that Faithful Catholic parents have to uphold and teach the faith themselves, and make sad excuses for why the bishop won’t properly witness to it.
That’s why in my house, I am the ultimate teacher of the Faith – not because of design, but because of necessity.