During the last October's "Family" Synod of 2014, I wrote a blog post called After the SYNOD: More Changes That Will Be Necessary (and re-posted here). I posited then that numerous sections of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, The Catechism of the Catholic Church and even the Holy Bible would have to be changed in order for the upcoming changes to Catholic Doctrine and the forthcoming "Up Yours!" to God towards the 6th and 9th Commandments are
If one reads Article 6 of the CCC on Moral Conscience and scrolls down to Section III you will find the following (any emphasis mine):
Furthermore, if one jumps down to Section IV there are these gems (again, any emphasis mine):
So then, if an openly homosexual Catholic "couple" or a Catholic heterosexual "couple" living in adultery with each other believes that they are not sinning and presents themselves for Holy Communion (and does so against the current teaching of the Catechism of the Catholic Church), then how can Archbishop Cupich stand behind his statement "...that pastors should respect the consciences of all Catholics who approach the sacraments" without violating the above Church Teaching and being complicit in another's sin? Can any priest in his diocese "respect the consciences of...Catholics" who approach the Altar rail if it is known they are unworthy through public actions (and at least homosexuality, if not also adultery, is pretty much a public action nowadays, is it not?) and proceed to handout the Holy Eucharist to them? Will they do so to respect the couple or their Bishop on earth? Or will they not do so to respect their Judge in Heaven?
Is it not true that #1791 & #1792 alone preempts any change in Doctrine? Or praxis, practice or whatever convenient term the liberals wish to apply to what they are demanding we must all accept - in violation of our Consciences? How can a priest, Bishop or Cardinal respect the Consciences of of the few while at the same time violating the Consciences of the many? Is this not against the greatest of the Three Theological Virtues - Charity?
Vox Cantoris places it all in stark perspective with his post Blase Cupich, Judas Priest in which he writes: "Blase Cupich is a disgrace to the priesthood and the Church, Under his logic, as long as a murderer or a rapist or a producer of child pornography or a thief does so in good conscience, then the Eucharist is theirs."
Archbishop Cupich also stated (and I assume his tongue was not in his cheek) that "... I visit regularly with people who feel marginalized...". Well, I fear he and many of his brother Bishops who think like him, will be very, very busy trying to un-marginalize the majority of Faithful Catholics who will feel betrayed - and will have been betrayed - by what many have already written is a done deal.
It may not be the Faithful Bishops and Cardinals who will walk away from the Synod in protest, but it may very well be the Faithful laity who will will
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