Judge Anna offers insight into a higher sense of responsibility and an obligation to serve all of humanity.Posted on May 22, 2015 by arnierosner
On May 22, 2015, at 4:47 PM, Anna Von Fritz
He does what he does according to the lights he sees. Maybe he is trying to balance viewpoints? It is not his choice the way people are but it is his duty to protect and care for all of God’s creation– no matter what.
Always remember that God not Man is the one who is supposed to judge– because we have incomplete insight and information.
Our job is to know and insomuch as possible choose what is good and right for ourselves. In proclaiming homosexuality to be a wrong choice (remember– the word “sin” means mistake) along with other things like abortion or slander or so many other things we do that are wrong– it should be understood that the repentant sinner must always be welcomed home and supported in their efforts to resolve whatever struggle they face.
The Church’s role is to set the standard– and when we fail, we know that it is between us and God, not between us and any other being or group of men.
There is a famous saying about this by Mother Theresa– you do what is good because of your relationship with your Creator, not because of what other people say or do or think.
It is the same way when we do something that others abhor– it is between us and our Creator– not subject to the ideas and assumptions of others.
Thus, I am not obligated to in any way condone abortion or homosexuality or any number of other things that happen in the world, but when another is beset with heartaches and problems as a result, it is my obligation to offer them the love of Christ.
Francis has to deal with this same dialectic on a much broader scale and as the head of a human institution. I cannot speak for him, but as anywhere from 10 to 20% of all people struggle with being affected by some aspect of gender reversal and/or homosexuality at some point during their lives, he cannot be their Shepherd if he ignores their existence, their pains, their feelings– they are still human beings and they are still entrusted to his care.
As a result you will not see Francis condoning homosexuality or abortion or any other thing the Church considers a sin, but at the same time you will not hear him preaching any sermons about hating homosexuals or judging women who have had abortions.
God knows and each one of us has plenty of bad things we have done to think about and regret– and there is no indication that one sin is any worse than another in the sight of God.
Maybe in the grand scheme of things in the view of One who truly knows the whole story and ultimate affects of sin– just MAYBE– the careless teasing and insults you traded with a classmate in Third Grade caused his whole life to be ruined, and maybe, conversely, a simple act of kindness you didn’t even consider at the time has saved someone or kept them from sin.
We simply don’t know.
So, Francis, like the rest of us, gets up every day and does his best to do the work he has before him. He hopes, I am sure, that everyone else does the same with a prayerful heart and also with a heart that knows it’s own limits and failings.
When I was little my Mother showed me that it is impossible to feel bad and grateful at the same time. So feeling grateful is an
antidote to all sadness and lack.
In the same way it is impossible to feel hate toward anyone else when we are truly aware of our own sinful nature. Sin humbles all of us. It is the Great Leveler. It exists for precisely this reason– that we must admit we are imperfect as we are, and it doesn’t matter if we are ALMOST perfect or we are missing it by ten country miles.
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On May 22, 2015, at 7:07 AM, ARNIE ROSNER
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Subject: Pope Francis Appoints Radically Liberal, Pro-Homosexual Priest To Vatican Council
Date: May 22, 2015 at 5:33:56 AM PDT
|[size=32]Pope Francis Appoints Radically Liberal, Pro-Homosexual Priest To Vatican Council[/size]|
EDITOR’S NOTE: Pope Francis, the man we deem likely to fulfill the role of the False Prophet of Revelation, will bring the LGBT into the Catholic Church, with full papal blessing. And as such, the Catholic Church will cease to preach against homosexuality as the Pope continues to build the end times One World Religion, where all points of view will be welcome except that of the bible believing Christian.
The Holy Father made the appointment on Saturday, according to Vatican Radio. Father Radcliffe, an Englishman, author and speaker, was Master of the Dominican order from 1992 to 2001, and is an outspoken proponent of homosexuality.
“We must accompany gay people as they discern what this means, letting our images be stretched open,” he said in a 2006 religious education lecture in Los Angeles. “This means watching ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ reading gay novels, living with our gay friends and listening with them as they listen to the Lord.”
In 2005, as the Vatican deliberated the admission of men with homosexual tendencies to study for the priesthood in the wake of the Church sex abuse scandal, Father Radcliffe said that homosexuality should not bar men from th…, and rather, those who oppose it should be banned.
As a contributor to the 2013 Anglican Pilling Report on human sexual ethics Father Radcliffe said of homosexuality:
How does all of this bear on the question of gay sexuality? We cannot begin with the question of whether it is permitted or forbidden! We must ask what it means, and how far it is Eucharistic. Certainly it can be generous, vulnerable, tender, mutual and non-violent. So in many ways, I would think that it can be expressive of Christ’s self-gift. We can also see how it can be expressive of mutual fidelity, a covenantal relationship in which two people bind themselves to each other for ever.
Father Radcliffe often celebrated Mass for the U.K. dissident group Soho Masses Pastoral Council (now renamed the LGBT Catholics Westminster Pastoral Council).
The priest is also a supporter of the proposal of to allow communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. source
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