…then it must suffer the consequences….
CHICAGO, February 22, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Last Valentine’s day, Feb 14, Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral offered married couples a chance to celebrate their spousal fidelity by renewing their vows to each other during Mass. Yet in order to do so, couples had to pass through an angry crowd of “gay rights” protestors who marched by the steps of the cathedral, accusing Church hierarchy of hatred toward gays and telling parishioners to “stop funding the bigots!”
Police refused to interrupt the demonstration, despite laws that prohibit protesting near places of worship while services are ongoing.
Chicago lawyer Nora Doherty, who was present during the demonstration, recounted via Renew America’s Matt Abbot how “one of the particularly angry protesters yelled at my three-year-old daughter, ‘Little girl, I hope you grow up to be gay so that your mother will disown you and you can know how I feel!’”…
When I was planning the March for Marriage back in 2005, I had the opportunity to speak to 2 bishops who were open to promoting the rally in Ontario. In the course of the conversation, I mentioned to them that marriage was not the end-game for the homosexualists and the leftists. It was merely a stepping stone for their real goal of enforcing total and complete acceptance of the gay lifestyle in society. There were many steps along the way. In 2005, the step they were about to land on was marriage. After that, it would be education. After all, if we have same-sex “marriage” recognized in law, then who can really object to these relationships being taught to our children? Right now, of course, the next ascendancy is over control over our children. (If you haven’t heard Douglas Farrow’s speech on this, you should really listen to it…it’s a real eye-opener.)
And so my conversation with the bishops continued.
“Your Graces“, I said, “All of this is about the Eucharist. That is the end game for them. Because to receive the Eucharist is to reach the end and summit of acceptance: Communion with the Catholic Church and God Himself. When we resist this last move, we will be forced to go underground as a Church.”
There was an uncomfortable silence. I sensed they did not get it. I wonder if they are starting to get it now. Probably not.
Saying yes to sterile sex is a real bitch. It has pretty ominous consequences for the Church and all of humanity.
And why are we at this point? Fighting losing battle after losing battle? It’s a simple answer, really: the rejection of Humanae Vitae and refusal to teach it vigorously.
Teaching HV is the only thing that is going to turn this thing around. But you know, I don’t have a funny looking hat or wear colourful robes. So I’m not qualified or competent enough to call out the elephant in the room…or at least that’s what my critics tell me.