Two very different bishops have shown the world what motivates them - one to shame and the other to honor. First let's look at the "bad news".
Bishop Gary Gordon is prelate to the Diocese of Whitehorse in Yukon, Canada. This diocese had promulgated a policy for pastoral care for same-sex attracted students in its schools. At first this policy conformed to and echoed the Church's teachings regarding homosexuality. But these schools are publicly funded. It aroused a bit of rancor among the politically-correct public. The Minister of Education ordered Bishop Gordon to expunge the policy of Catholic morality. Shamefully the bishop cowered and complied. It would have been better for the all concerned had the bishop simply refused to accept any more government funds and made clear to all that the laws of Jesus Christ reign supreme. Instead, he squandered an opportune teaching moment and brought shame upon the Church in Canada.
That's today's bad news - now for the good news.
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield is acting proactively to stare down a planned gay-rights protest. He has already announced that anyone wearing rainbow sashes (indicating affiliation with the Rainbow Sash Movement) will not be granted admittance to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Furthermore he stated that anyone praying for "marriage equality" will be asked to leave. He did reiterate that the church remains open for those who wish to repent of their sins. Now this is a bishop!!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
A Tale Of Two Bishops
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Thanks be to God for Bishop Thomas Paprocki!!! May all Bishops follow his lead(ership) and faithfilled courage.ReplyDelete