Saturday, May 25, 2013

Another Archdiocese Of Washington Moral Failure?

First, ht to my colleague An Archdiocese of Washington DC Catholic.  I got the first hint from him.

If the Washington Post article is accurate (and I suspect that it is), then the Archdiocese of Washington is again capitulating to the gay cartel in the DC area.  As I think of it, this is no surprise given the way the archdiocese threw Father Marcel Guarnizo under the bus when he dared to act as a real Catholic priest a year ago this past Lent in not permitting a practicing lesbian to receive Holy Communion.

Rev. William Byrne, archdiocesan Secretary for Pastoral Ministry, is the one who allegedly stated that this new Scout policy of admitting openly gay youth does not violate Catholic teaching.  Father Byrne et al, if a boy proclaims his deviancy, he proclaims mortally sinful dissidence from Catholic teaching.  He most likely intends to pursue the sinful lifestyle, if in fact that isn't already happening.  Would you look the other way if a young man celebrated a tendency to kleptomania?  I hardly think so.  While you would encourage him to seek help, you would not allow him to influence other impressionable youth.  The only reason why you look the other way in the case of homosexuality is that you're afraid of that noisy cabal in the DC area - and perhaps that same cabal in the DC chancery.


  1. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

    Professor Benjamin Wiker argues that people on the political left are seeking to establish secularism as the official religion for the U.S. They are organizing the complete "de-Christianization" of Western Civilization, he says, and plan to replace personal faith with the collective dependence on the federal government. He discusses his theory with Washington Post writer Krissah Thompson.

    VIDEO - BTV: After Words: Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State" -

    AUDIO - BTV: After Words: Benjamin Wiker, "Worshipping the State" (FULL 56:44) -

    See: Is Washington DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl a wolf in sheep’s clothing? -

  2. So much for protecting our youth by the official hierarchy of the Archdiocese of Washington DC if this is their response to the 'fixed' decision by BSA which caved to insider demands for political correctness.

    Compare that response to a parish pastor in another place called 'Washington" about three thousand miles west. In response to the BSA policy change, Father Lappe says, "I do not feel that it is possible for us to live out, and to teach, the authentic truth about human sexuality within the confines of the Boy Scout’s new policy and so I would like to give an explanation as to why it will be necessary for our parish to part ways with the New Boy Scouts."

    After a review of research and some pertinent discussion on homosexuality, he continues by asking,

    "So what are we going to do?

    Our parish cannot be involved with a group that has decided to ratify or approve the self-identification of a 10-18 year old boy as “gay” or “homosexual”. To me it is cruel, and abusive and absolutely contrary to the Gospel to in any way confirm a teenager in the confusion of same-sex attraction, which is what the New Boy Scout policy will do.

    And so, we are going to redouble our efforts to create a community that is supportive of happy, healthy, holy marriages. . . . We are going to teach the full truth of human sexuality – especially the truth about contraception as the greatest destroyer of marriage and family life."

    And he lists specific ways on how the parish will assist in helping in these situations. He ends by saying, "I won’t put public opinion ahead of the good of the boys and young men in my parish, and I won’t pretend that polls can trump the truths about sexuality and humanity that are revealed to us, first of all by natural law, and confirmed in Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church." (full statement of Fr. Lappe found here:

    MEN in the Catholic priesthood/Catholic hierarchy have a duty to protect youth.They have a manly, moral obligation to take a similar stand for the sake of all.


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