Asked how Catholics can reconcile the fact that they are told not to vote for political candidates who support grave intrinsic evils, while these same politicians are given honors at Catholic universities and public Catholic funerals, he said, “You cannot reconcile it.”
“It is a contradiction, it is wrong, it is a scandal, and it must stop!” he said. “We live in a culture with a false sense of dialogue — which has also crept into the Church — where we pretend to dialogue about open and egregious violations of the moral law.”
“Can we believe it is permissible to recognize publicly people who support open and egregious violations, and then act surprised if someone is scandalized by it?” (Source)
I like Pope Francis, but this man would be a great Pope. In fact, he might be the next one.
He urged Americans to take the example of France, where the people have reacted strongly to government imposition of same-sex “marriage.” “The French people are out on the streets in protest — one demonstration had upwards of two million people,” he said. “There has arisen in France among the people the will to resist the government and that is what we need in this country.”
When have we ever heard a bishop speak like this? Sometimes, you need to give your head a shake and wonder in amazement as to why 99% of our leaders don’t pony up like this. On the flip side, this is the kind of leadership Catholics will follow…instead of the sensitivity squad we’ve had to endure these past 50 years and its panzie scheme which has let the Church become a byword among the nations….where we are defined more by the Rainbow and less by the Sacred Heart.