Here's something else to put on our list of things practicing Catholics no longer tolerate:
Every time a priest, bishop or Cardinal starts teaching homosexuals to abandon confession, absolution and celibacy and embrace a life of living in a perpetual state of mortal sin, when we expose their spiritual homicide of immortal souls, they pretend the whistleblowers are 'motivated' by wanting gays excluded from the pews.
If they are looking for reasons homosexuals are convinced they are unloved by Christ and His Church, they need look no further than their own destructive, maniacal lies.
Bishop McElroy is the latest poster boy for this bad behavior.
The concerted attack on Father Martin’s work has been driven by three impulses: homophobia, a distortion of fundamental Catholic moral theology and a veiled attack on Pope Francis and his campaign against judgmentalism in the church.
That very statement convicts Bishop McElroy of "judgmentalism", does it not?
Let me take a crack at this one:
Dear Bishop McElroy:
The 'concerted attack' on Fr. Martin is driven by three impulses: Every time Fr. Martin or the Holy Father (and their ilk) open their mouths, somebody we know or love digs themselves further into their mortal sin; we've watched relatives who believe them dying in a state of mortal sin for the last 50 years; and, we are finished letting you get away with it.
Permit me to illustrate the heresy you teach in your own deceptive screed:
The second corrosive impulse of the campaign against Building a Bridge flows from a distortion of Catholic moral theology. The goal of the Catholic moral life is to pattern our lives after that of Jesus Christ. We must model our interior and exterior selves on the virtues of faith, love, hope, mercy, compassion, integrity, sacrifice, prayerfulness, humility, prudence and more. One of these virtues is chastity. Chastity is a very important virtue of the Christian moral life. The disciple is obligated to confine genital sexual activity to marriage.
But chastity is not the central virtue in the Christian moral life. Our central call is to love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Many times, our discussions in the life of the church suggest that chastity has a singularly powerful role in determining our moral character or our relationship with God. It does not.
Here, you attempt to convince lucid Catholics that unrepentant, unabsolved mortal sins relating to fornication and sodomy do not obstruct salvation, because mortal sins are subordinate to prudence, compassion, integrity, etc.
You no doubt will score some brownie points with the Holy Father and the Romans, as they are gaga for this insufferable hogwash, but the glory days of trying to sell this, uncontested, to the people we love are behind you.
If you'd like to understand what motivates us, blow the dust off of your breviary and read these readings.
God help the uncatechized people of San Diego. A liar has been appointed over the see.
Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles of the people you've trying to drag into your rabbit hole.
p.s. Like everything else, you've got this backwards: We are not the enemies of the pope. The pope named us as his enemies and is waging his war of propaganda upon us. He no doubt is surprised the cowards who sat on the sidelines and said nothing when the priest did it, and the bishops did it, and the cardinals did it, for the last 50 years, are now pointing out the spiritual homicides of their counterfeit defacto schism. What we are doing now is too little/too late but better late than never. Worthy is the Lamb.