Jun 17, 2008

L.A. bishops' statement on marriage is too little, too late. We need more!

On Monday, June 16, the day that government officials in California started officiating at "marriage" ceremonies for homosexual pairs, the bishops of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles issued a singularly weak statement (click on this post's title) about it that mainly said marriage may not be redefined.

Duh. Our bishops should have said much more, and done much more. Just a few points here:

Our bishops should have reminded Los Angeles and the world that Jesus made marriage a Sacrament, and that to equate it with sodomy, one of the four sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance, is blasphemy.

Our bishops also should have pointed out that an inevitable future step by the homosexual lobby will be to demand that churches "marry" homosexuals. So our bishops should have proclaimed that they will not cooperate with any such demands and that they will lead all Catholics in non-compliance with any homosexual-inspired government or lawyer persecution of the Church.

Our bishops also should have demanded the overturning of the evil court ruling that led to the current monstrous parody of marriage.

Our bishops also should have publicized and endorsed the pro-marriage measure on the November ballot here in California.

Our bishops also should have held a press conference so as to get local, state, national and international TV and radio news coverage. As things stand right now, nobody knows the bishops have said anything.

Our bishops also should have stated their opposition starting right after the evil court decision and not waited until now.

Earth to bishops: You need to start defending your flock publicly and loudly from all heinous assaults and threats against our Church, our Catholic morality, our families, our children and all civilization.

We need FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION by our Cardinal and bishops against the homosexual lobby's depredations against all Americans.

For guidance, let the bishops consult the Acts of the Apostles and see how the Apostles acted toward the courts that tried to stop them from preaching the Name of Jesus -- as in, Judge for yourselves, should we obey God or men?


Blogger Karen said...

You are SO right. I sat here and watched the flood of giddy news coverage and the silence from the Church was deafening. And not a word from the pulpit, not a word in the bulletin. It's absolutely shameful.

Besides the fact that they are doing nothing and providing no moral leadership, they are leaving true Cahtolics to hang in the wind and be painted as religious wackos.

I haven't been this furious since the pedophile scandal. Let me know if you want to get up a group to stand in front of the Taj Mahony with signs.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Karen,

Right you are about the silence.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Cardinal and the rest of the bishops of California would hold a press conference to announce that they are suing to overturn the four judges' ruling?

4:38 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Wow! You dream bigger than I do.

But I'm going to try to see if I can stir up some interest in a picket line. (I have experience!)

4:44 PM  
Anonymous DAve said...

Just wait to realize what this ruling is going to lead Catholic schools to teach-
the Bishops can either speak out to mobilize the faithful to get the constitutional amendment passed or watch their educational facilities (schools and catechisms) be forced to preach the homosexual gospel.
If they even care they're going out of their way to hide it-

10:46 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Karen,

Hope my recent post about how to make picket signs will help all Catholic pro-life, pro-family picketers!

Glad to hear you've had picketing experience. No doubt you've shown the colors in many a good cause. Congratulations!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Dave,

Yes, indeed, all of us, hierarchy, clergy, religious and laity, need to realize that persecution lies ahead, so the time for our leaders to start defending us is now.

2:19 PM  

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