Monday, April 7, 2014

Same Sex Marriage and the Catholic Church

From Father Dwight Longenecker:

I don’t think I’m being alarmist or paranoid. Just reading the signs of the times. What will be most disappointing is that a huge number of Catholics will be in favor of same sex marriage. They are already, and when faithful Catholics are brought into the conflict they should not be surprised to find that they will be ostracized by their own. History shows that this is precisely what happens.
 In the meantime, while Jesus is watching and praying and sweating blood, too many of the disciples are sleeping. Happily satiated by our materialistic lifestyle, we’re dozing after our big dinner and are totally unaware of the storm clouds gathering.
 The underlying problem is the complete unawareness on the part of many Catholics that there is any conflict at all between the way of the world and the way of the cross. In comfortable Christian America they haven’t dreamed that to be a Christian involves any sort of clash with the surrounding culture.......
 How the church will handle this approaching challenge is going to be fascinating and heartbreaking to behold.

Canada made same-sex marriage legal in 2005, which just goes to show how little real activity goes on in this country. Even a controversial issue like this just passes without much to-do, and it is all just swept under the rug like so many other important issues.

I am very grateful that our neighbours to the south have the guts to fight and fight hard about things that matter. Here in the nanny state, we have all been lulled to sleep. After all, the government assures us that we will be taken care of from cradle to grave, so what is there to be upset about?

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