Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dispatches from the Synod - reactions

Some people are freaking out and being calmed down by friends. Mark Shea is horribly sensible and clear thinking as always.
That paragraph is the real biggie causing hyperventilation across both NPR and St. Blog’s Rightwingosphere, but what, exactly, is new (or wrong) with it? We do, after all, believe that every member of the body of Christ has gifts for the other members. There’s no asterisk in Romans 12 or 1 Corinthians 12 that says those who happen to experience homosexual temptations are exempt from having something to offer the Church. Ah! What about that line about “accepting and valuing their sexual orientation” cries both the Progressive and the Reactionary, carefully ignoring the bit about “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.
Yes it turns out that you can want to do things that are wrong, have that give you a unique perspective on life, and participate in the life of the community productively. The horror I tell you.

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