I am a member of Our Lady of Lourdes. It mystifies me that a man living openly in a homosexual relationship is allowed to function as an extraordinary minister of the Holy Eucharist. There is also an open lesbian couple at the parish with an adopted child. Wouldn’t these situations have been called giving scandal years ago?
There are people who struggle with chastity all around us, and more heterosexuals than homosexuals. But people who live together without vows (hetero or homo) are giving objective sandal. The problem is often that the pastor is not, in fact, calling ANYONE ot repentance. Porn-consuming parishioners, contracepting marrieds, cohabiting 20-or-30-somethings, drunken fellow priests, or anybody else, ever.
The First Reading in the Mass today is from Ezechiel, "Woe to you shepherds who are not shepherding my sheep."