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To: Mrs. Don-o

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?


17 posted on 08/21/2012 9:23:45 PM PDT by MDLION
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To: MDLION
You are absolutely right. If I were in that parish, I would try to meet with the pastor and the bishop about it and, as well, try to quietly build a prayer group specifically dedicated to pray about these and similar situations. Many people who feel unsettled about this don't know what to do. They don't want to be obnoxious and they DO care about the souls of the afflicted ones: that's just the point.

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."

20 posted on 08/22/2012 6:28:30 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God." 1 Peter 4:17)
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