Bishop Morlino Had It Right
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Bishop Robert C. Morlino’s letter to the faithful regarding the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church. His Eminence went to the Lord on November 24 ,2018.
August 18, 2018
It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord. The Church’s teaching is clear that the homosexual inclination is not in itself sinful, but it is intrinsically disordered in a way that renders any man stably afflicted by it unfit to be a priest. And the decision to act upon this disordered inclination is a sin so grave that it cries out to heaven for vengeance, especially when it involves preying upon the young or the vulnerable. Such wickedness should be hated with a perfect hatred. Christian charity itself demands that we should hate wickedness just as we love goodness. But while hating the sin, we must never hate the sinner, who is called to conversion, penance, and renewed communion with Christ and His Church, through His inexhaustible mercy.
At the same time, however, the love and mercy which we are called to have even for the worst of sinners does not exclude holding them accountable for their actions through a punishment proportionate to the gravity of their offense. In fact, a just punishment is an important work of love and mercy, because, while it serves primarily as retribution for the offense committed, it also offers the guilty party an opportunity to make expiation for his sin in this life (if he willingly accepts his punishment), thus sparing him worse punishment in the life to come. Motivated, therefore, by love and concern for souls, I stand with those calling for justice to be done upon the guilty.
ETERNAL REST GRANT UPON HIM OH LORD, AND MAY THE PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM. MAY HIS SOUL AND ALL THE SOULS OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED REST IN PEACE.
read the full article at: http://catholicsforamerica.org/bishop-morlino-homosexual-subculture-in-church-hierarchy-wreaking-great-devastation/