We were at dinner with friends when I felt my cell phone go off in my pocket. Retrieving it and seeing that the call was my 75 year-old mother, I slipped away from the table and answered. My mother had called to tell me that her local paper, the Louisville Courier-Journal, had reported on what she considered a shocking event. A group named Called to Action was meeting in Louisville, and what they were advocating shocked my mother. It seems they wanted "such things as an affirmation of gays and lesbians, the ordination of women and the removal of exclusively masculine language for God in the liturgy."
I assured her that such things would never happen, that matters of doctrine were not open to popular vote, and that this is simply not how the Church works. I would have loved to have gone into more detailed discussion with her, and perhaps will another time, about how this is a fringe group (I did manage to say that every group has its heretics) deluded by aggiornamento and the so-called spirit of Vatican II.
She could not get over that any Christian could call for the affirmation of gays and lesbians. I pointed out that the new Archbishop of Canterbury was already moving in that direction."
To summarize our current situation. This past Tuesday we legalized the use of marijuana in two states, legalized the fiction of "gay marriage" in three states, voted to require porn actors in L.A. County to wear condoms, re-elected as our national leader a man committed to the widespread killing of babies and the nationwide legalization of the "gay marriage" fiction, and sit by and watch as those who claim to follow and serve Jesus Christ continue to divide themselves like a runaway nuclear reaction. At a time when the world needs to hear the voice of God, those whom He has entrusted with His message and who should be proclaiming it with one voice sound more like the construction crew at the Tower of Babel.
Κυρι&epsilon, ελεισον. Χριστ&epsilon, ελεισον. Κυρι&epsilon, ελεισον.