Saturday, November 14, 2015
Cardinal O'Malley Commemorates the 500 Year Anniversary of Luther's Stampede Out of Christ's Church - A halloweenie treat!
Evidently, it is not obvious to the leadership in the Archdiocese of Boston that Catholics would not participate in an anniversary celebrating 500 years of the separation of millions of souls from the Sacraments of salvation.
Allow me, by way of example, to demonstrate the foolishness of 'commemorating' an 'anniversary' of a tragic event in the life of the Church:
When Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa stood in St. Peter's Square with his boyfriend to denounce Church teaching on the Divinely-ordered use of human sexuality and encouraged his colleagues to do the same, this was a tragedy for him, all those watching whom he spiritually misled and scandalized and the Catholic Church.
One would not accept an invitation from Krzysztof Charamsa to celebrate the first anniversary of his separation from the Church by announcing your intention to go because you hope for his communion.
It's the wrong time and the wrong place.
We have no business celebrating the substance. It was a day this man threw his salvation into a toilet and flushed it.
Here's another example:
We would decline an invitation to celebrate the day marijuana was decriminalized. If a bishop showed up at such an event under the guise he was going to teach about the usefulness of plants and the duty of humans to care for them, most of us could figure out the real reason why he was there: He is encouraging the use of smoking dope.
Is there such a thing as a theologian with common sense in our Chanceries who would give counsel to the ignorant when such a suggestion is made?
Is there anyone there who says "Now wait a minute here. Let's think this through."?