Saturday, August 18, 2018

Powerful Call to Holiness by Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin

Here.  Unlike Donohue, he gets it, and speaks uncompromisingly for the clergy to follow their duties to chaste lives, and to make no excuses for homosexuality.
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.


  1. Do you imagine that Donohoe disagrees with a single word of this? He has written the same thing a number of times.

  2. I should have added...

    Donohoe is a defender of the Church. That is what he does. Bishops (and priests) have their primary duty of instructing and leading the spiritual life of the members. So, it is hardly surprising that Donohoe focuses on defending, while the Bishop focuses on the problems within the Church. There is no contradiction in that.

  3. Also to the point, Catholic convert Andrew Klavan"