Cardinal Dolan and Homosexuals
What a backwards time we live in.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York was on NBC’s Meet the Depressed, err Press.
When the issue of University of Missouri football player Michael Sam coming out as a sodomite and asked what he thought, Cardinal Dolan said: “I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya. I don’t think, look, the same Bible that tells us, that teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, ‘Bravo.'”
Someone should give Cardinal Dolan a copy of the Catechism and point out that the Catechism explicitly calls Homosexuality disordered (emphasis mine):
Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. CCC 2357
I’m sure if a Catholic approached Cardinal Dolan after Mass and told him that he was a traditionalist, he would extend the same “generosity” to them.
Doubtful. I think I know who the front-runner is in the next Papal Conclave.
Pathetic. What times we live in! Aren’t you tired of not being able to trust and/or respect many of our shepherds?
Can’t our leaders learn to be charitable while retaining the Church’s teachings? Now that is true charity! Maybe something like, ‘I will pray for him, that he has the fortitude to carry his cross with patience and chastity.’ That would light some people up! 😉
I’m incredibly tired of it. I think it ultimately boils down to our leaders are living for the world and its glories as opposed to the glories that are in the Kingdom of Heaven.
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