surrexit enim, sicut dixit
(Saint Matthew 28.6)
is not here, for He is risen, as He said
He is not here.
the Last Judgment, when
the bodies of all who ever lived arise and are reunited with
their souls to stand before God in judgment to receive the just
recompense for the way they had chosen to live, perhaps many
of those who hear the pronouncement
and enter Heaven will ask of others there also,
and they will be told these same words, but in a frightfully
different context: Non est hic he is not here ...
nor is she. There is only one other place that they may
possibly be and it is a Hell of a place to be! Our Blessed Lord admonishes us not to
judge and we must never take
it upon ourselves to assume who is in Heaven and who
is in Hell. Only God knows the heart of man. Most of us will
be very surprised where we will find them ...
and perhaps ourselves.
am I to judge?
This by the way is
quite different from Franciss nototious
am I to judge?
or more precisely If a person is gay and seeks the Lord
and has good will, who am I to judge that person?
To judge what?
Whether he goes to Heaven or Hell? No! Of course not!
That was not at all
the context of the question which concerned the suitability
and wisdom of allowing homosexuals into the priesthood
in light of the widespread homosexual abuses in the priesthood
and seminaries for the past 20 years!
able to and expected
the suitability of candidates for the priesthood
not whether or not they will go to Hell.
It is a warranted and
to protect the innocence of children and youth, and the
trust of their parents to say nothing of
the now scandalized vocation of a Catholic priest
in the community at
large a scandal which you refuse to
in any meaningful way discernible to Catholics.
Avoiding the Occasion of Sin
(which some may
seek the Lord
(which some may do) what would your
answer be to the question
of allowing them into seminaries and upon graduation, foisting
them onto parishes? It should be that by definition
are, for the most part, wicked men and to allow them
the opportunity to manage the finances and to
the trust of a parish is to say the least unwise
if not complicitous through criminal negligence of duty.
It is a temptation! A temptation into
which you should not lead them
... nor allow them the opportunity to
submit to that temptation
and violate trust. At one time (before Vatican II) Catholicism
occasion of sin!
The same goes for homosexuals
... in their favor!
Geoffrey K. Mondello
Boston Catholic Journal
April 20, 2019
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