These are two examples of how the Church addressed and dealt with persons who, by their actions or words, defied Catholic teaching.
That was then. This is now.
Today, if the Synod’s document is accepted, how can the past approach of “exclusion” be reconciled with the new pseudo directive of “inclusion” — of walking, sharing, caring, accompanying, and integrating? Not very well, I should say.
Consider the case of the adulterous priest. Whether he is straight or gay, he thinks to himself, “Heck, if she can be an adulterous and be lector, why can’t I have my dessert on the side and be a priest? Will not someone accompany me? If the Church will tolerate and even integrate one adulterous union, why can’t we do it for everyone?”