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“In this light, I read Chapter IV of the instrumentum, grafs 51-63, with keen interest. The chapter does a good job of describing the anthropological and cultural challenges facing our young people. In fact, describing today’s problems, and noting the need to accompany young people as they face those problems, are strengths of the instrumentum overall. But I believe graf 51 is misleading when it speaks of young people as the “watchmen and seismographs of every age.” This is false flattery, and it masks a loss of adult trust in the continuing beauty and power of the beliefs we have received.

In reality, young people are too often products of the age, shaped in part by the words, the love, the confidence, and the witness of their parents and teachers, but more profoundly today by a culture that is both deeply appealing and essentially atheist.

The elders of the faith community have the task of passing the truth of the Gospel from age to age, undamaged by compromise or deformation. Yet too often my generation of leaders, in our families and in the Church, has abdicated that responsibility out of a combination of ignorance, cowardice and laziness in forming young people to carry the faith into the future. Shaping young lives is hard work in the face of a hostile culture. The clergy sexual abuse crisis is precisely a result of the self-indulgence and confusion introduced into the Church in my lifetime, even among those tasked with teaching and leading. And minors — our young people — have paid the price for it.

Finally, what the Church holds to be true about human sexuality is not a stumbling block. It is the only real path to joy and wholeness. There is no such thing as an “LGBTQ Catholic” or a “transgender Catholic” or a “heterosexual Catholic,” as if our sexual appetites defined who we are; as if these designations described discrete communities of differing but equal integrity within the real ecclesial community, the body of Jesus Christ. This has never been true in the life of the Church, and is not true now. It follows that “LGBTQ” and similar language should not be used in Church documents, because using it suggests that these are real, autonomous groups, and the Church simply doesn’t categorize people that way.”

Source Article in full:   http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/archbishop-chaput-term-lgbtq-catholic-should-not-be-used-in-church-document

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And it ain’t going away.

Source: Mad as Hell

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Must address problem of homosexuality among bishops and cardinals

Source: Cardinal Burke Addresses the Clergy Scandal

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Bishop Edward Rice on the far Left, Cardinal Raymond Burke Middle and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Right

Since I have returned from Bolivia, I have become aware of the developments regarding now-Abp. Theodore McCarrick. I, along with all those who love the Church, am dismayed, disgusted, and numbed when I think of those who have been harmed by his behavior. While I would rather not address the situation publicly, to not address it is to stick my head in the sand. The following article, condensed from a longer article by Ralph Martin at Renewal Ministries, expresses my feelings and perhaps your feelings, too. It is entitled, “Dear Troubled Catholics” (following is the full letter):

Link to letter below,

http://dioscg.org/index.php/dear-troubled-catholics-church-needs-spiritual-renewal/

QUOTED FROM ARTICLE:

“We need to remember that the Catholic Church is indeed founded by Christ and, despite all problems, has within it the fullness of the means of salvation. Where else can we go? Nowhere; this is indeed our Mother and Home, and she needs our love, our prayers, and our persevering in the way of holiness more than ever.

We need to remember that there are many truly holy and dedicated bishops and priests, and we must pray for them and support them. They need and deserve our support.

We need to remember that this isn’t the first time such grave problems have beset the Church. In the fourteenth century, St. Catherine of Siena bemoaned the “stench of sin” coming from the papal court and prophesied that even the demons were disgusted by the homosexual activity he had tempted priests into and the cover up by their superiors! (See chapters 124-125 of Catherine of Siena’s The Dialogue.)

That isn’t to say that we don’t need to take seriously and do all we can in response to the grave scandal we are facing in our time. And yet we need to remember that all this is happening under the providence of God, and He has a plan to bring good out of it. It was even prophesied strongly in Mary’s apparitions in Akita, Japan. Jesus is still Lord and will use the current grave problems to bring about good.”

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Published on Jun 20, 2018

Do you worry about what is going on in the Vatican & worrying about everything the Holy Father says or does. Father speaks about historical events that caused massive confusion to the faithful. Stay calm, pray, get close to Our Lady, & stay on board. For more please visit https://www.veritascaritas.com/ & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest (and say a quick prayer for the Pope, too)

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Published on Oct 3, 2017

Michael comments on the ramifications of a traditional Catholic being invited to defend the decision to resist the errors of Pope Francis on what used to be known as ‘Neo-Catholic Central’ — EWTN. Big change in the wind? Plus, Cardinal Burke says the SSPX is still in schism. Is it time to denounce one of the last cardinals in the world who’s resisting the errors of Pope Francis?

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Archbishop Chaput

A response to the Philadelphia archbishop’s article sympathizing with Fr. James Martin

FULL ARTICLE BELOW: 

Source: A Laymen’s Open Letter to Abp. Chaput

QUOTE:  “It is the laity to which the survival of the Church has fallen. Even Ven. Abp. Fulton J. Sheen understood this 45 years ago, just a few years after the crisis in the priesthood began to reveal itself. He said quite famously in a 1972 address before the Knights of Columbus, “Who is going to save our Church? Do not look to the priests. Do not look to the bishops. It’s up to you, the laity, to remind our priests to be priests and our bishops to be bishops.”

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