A Catholic friend called this morning to tell me Monsignor Garrity wrote an article in the Pilot advocating for heresy at the synod and caricaturing Catholic teaching on marriage as ludicrous.
I was hoping it was a letter to the editor, which would be bad enough, but turns out the Archbishop published an outlandish heretical piece of trash in his newspaper.
Our friends at Church Militant do an outstanding job pointing out the macabre misfeasance of this heretical priest and his enablers in the heirarchy.
The monsignor, in favor of such a path, then proceeds to dismiss defenders of traditional Church doctrine as if they're simply too fear-bound and pharisaical to appreciate the "love" and "truth" of the heterodox "Kasper proposal."
That's when the outlandish repudiation of binding Catholic doctrine begins.
Though they [traditionalists] don't say so in so many words, they effectively believe that divorced and remarried Catholics should be punished for their failed marriages and for seeking happiness with a new spouse. They cling to the notion that all second marriages (without the benefits of annulments) result in adulterous unions which makes the reception of Holy Communion sacrilegious in total disregard of the many years of marital faithfulness that husbands and wives in second marriages may have experienced. (emphasis added)
In other words, Msgr. Garrity reduces the infallible teaching of the Church to a mere mistaken notion that fails to see some alleged goodness in what he assumes isn't adultery.
He continues, asserting, "It is ludicrous to assert that divorced couples who have found love and fidelity with new spouses are still recognized by the Church as being married to their former spouses after the passage of many years."
These are the emails sent to Fr. Garrity's superiors:
From: Carol Mckinley
To: Vicar_General; bishopkennedy; BishopHennessey; bishopdooher; archbishopsean
Cc: Aenrique; NuntiusUSA
; bostoncatholicinsider ; catholicactionleague; michael voris
Subject: Monsignor Paul Garrity's Heretical Article in the Cardinal Archbishop's Newspaper
I draw your attention to the below article:
Though they don't say so in so many words, they effectively believe that divorced and remarried Catholics should be punished for their failed marriages and for seeking happiness with a new spouse. They cling to the notion that all second marriages (without the benefits of annulments) result in adulterous unions which makes the reception of Holy Communion sacrilegious in total disregard of the many years of marital faithfulness that husbands and wives in second marriages may have experienced.
It is ludicrous to assert that divorced couples who have found love and fidelity with new spouses are still recognized by the Church as being married to their former spouses after the passage of many years.
I realize this "pastoral" empowerment is coming from, sadly, the sitting Pope - - but I am here to remind you that what faithful Catholics are "clinging" to is not a "notion".
What we are clinging to is Church teaching.
Our children have access to this newspaper at the back of the Church.
Would somebody kindly explain to me what this outlandish piece of heretical trash is doing in the Cardinal Archbishop's newspaper?
You know, or should know, Monsignor Garrity has been encouraging homosexual sex and heterosexual adultery for years. He continues to get bolder and bolder.
What is this man doing heading a parish?
From: Carol Mckinley
Cc: archbishopsean_o'malley; NuntiusUSA
; catholicactionleague; bostoncaltholicinsider
Subject: Fwd: Monsignor Paul Garrity's Heretical Article in the Cardinal Archbishop's Newspaper
Dear Bishop Edyvean,
I hope this email finds you well.
I left you off of this prestigious list of your colleagues but left you a voicemail message. :)
The situation under the reign of this Pope for Catholic families who have tried to navigate through the onslaught of homosexual priests advocating sodomy for decades is frightening. He has empowered boldness in every heretic from here to Timbucktoo. We are not able to get our children to take the teachings of the Church seriously.
It is inexcusable and unacceptable that Monsignor Garrity, with his chronic history of theological misfeasance and malfeasance, to have access to the Archdiocesan newspaper to publish his theological heresies .
The Archbishop needs to publish a clarification that adherence to Church teaching is the conduit for Sacramental Grace and there is nothing 'ludicrous' about it.
Boston Catholics have been reporting Fr. Garrity's heresy and spiritual abuse to his superiors for close to 20 years. Through four archbishops.
When you think about it, it's unbelievable, isn't it?
Just prior to Cardinal O'Malley's arrival, I remember reporting something and being given a 'heads up' that Monsignor Garrity was 'a friend' of Archbishop O'Malley. This was conveyed in such a way as to alert me to the future of an Archbishop who would use his authority to ensure that Monsignor Garrity would be rewarded for his heresy and those reporting the damage he is doing to their families would be treated as an enemy of the Archbishop.
This warning was right on the money.
Several years back, Monsignor Garrity was assigned to an affluent suburb of Boston in a parish that had been very-well catechized for several decades by outstanding and faithful pastors. Monsignor Garrity tore families and the parish apart with his heresies.
I just recently learned of his promotion to the most affluent parish in the diocese in the Town of Lexington. I was upset when I heard it. The good old boy network has flourished and been rewarded under Cardinal O'Malley and the hostile treatment of the victims of cretin priests is more endemic to the culture than ever. My friend reminded me that Monsignor Garrity will likely do little damage in Lexington. He will be with all the other moonbats.
Having this personal history, when looking at the photographs of the Cardinal and Monsignor Garrity, it did not go unnoticed that they have begun to take on an identical appearance. Kinda creepy. When one adds Fr. Austin Fleming into the mix, they look like identical triplets separated at birth.
Dr. Fitzgibbons has an outstanding article on the damage of cheapening marriage.
Who do they think they are kidding.
Michael Hichborn has written an open letter to Cardinal O'Malley:
Open Letter to Cardinal O'Malley
Thank you Michael (and many thanks to Michael V and staff!)