Skip to comments.The Episcopal Bishop of San Francisco 'Welcomes' the Catholic Archbishop
Posted on 10/03/2012 7:35:59 PM PDT by marshmallow
The Bishop of the Episcopal Church in San Francisco, Marc Andrus, has issued an outrageous statement "welcoming" the new Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco, Salvatore Cordileone, who will be installed on Thursday, October 4. In the process of saying "how do you do", the Episcopalian church leader insults Cordileone over his stance in support of marriage. Imagine that.
The Episcopal leader also extends the hand of welcome to Catholics who may not like Cordileone to come home from Rome. It wouldn't exactly be charitable to reply, "Don't let the church door hit you on the way out", so I don't expect Archbishop Cordileone to say what many of the rest of us would be tempted to say.
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How’s the membership in your church there, Marc?
First of all, Marc Andrus should be ashamed of himself for such a cheap shot. The Catholic church has been awfully nice to us conservatives during all this mess, and Andrus knows it. Comments:
>> the Episcopal church that continues to hemorrhage members. ...it must...have something to do with the church’s leaders...understanding of inclusivity.
Bingo! We were so proud of letting the camel’s nose under the tent that we didn’t notice when it stepped up to the pulpit and began lecturing us.
>> I’ll let pass the opportunity to gloss the text with lengthy commentary about the origin of Anglicanism in the deeds of a monarch who also had trouble, in another direction, grasping the meaning of that same text.
Now, now, easy on the cheap shots - the situation was far more complicated than that, and stretched much farther back than Henry VIII. Just because you’ve heard half the story in Catholic school doesn’t mean you know the full story.
The first error of Andrus is to identify human beings based on a disordered attraction which he does with the words “lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgendered people.” A person may have a homosexual orientation but it is erroneous to label him a “homosexual”. There is no such thing as a right to do wrong and so there can be no right to engage in acts of sodomy or so-called same-sex marriage. What do these people think of the plain truth on these matters taught in God’s Word? Believe it or not, as a Catholic, I haven’t wanted to see Protestant denominations embrace error. But the Lord never said the Gates of Hell wouldn’t prevail against them, He only made that promise for the Church He actually founded. Maybe this is how many souls will come back to the Fullness of Truth present only in the Catholic Church.