Scalia: Priests May Be Forced to Perform Gay "Marriages" or Lose Legal Status
(05-03-2015, 03:40 PM)Ave Castitatis Lilium Wrote: I'm sure none of the "Catholic" justices who will inevitably rule in favor of sodomy rights will face any ecclesiastical censure.

There might be a few tepid whimpers from individual bishops but that's about it. The usual suspects will speak up a little, perhaps Charles Chaput  or someone like him, but other than that it'll be business as usual, more outrage over immigration reform and global warming and exhortations to get out and vote in next years election than anything else.

In times like these it helps to remember Father Hardons prediction that things will get so disorienting and tough in the 21st century that only heroic Catholics will be able to survive with their faith intact, and I'm convinced he meant members of the hierarchy as well.

The way I see it gay marriage as the law of the land is a done deal, it's utterly inevitable. Just what it means for priests and for lay Catholics is anyone's guess. I predict it'll start with petty harassment, you know, zoning issues ( you can't build a new church there), code violations ( this church has asbestos,it's on or near a sinkhole etc.), anything to make it harder for Catholics to assemble or stay visible. The parishes that go along to get along will be the majority, and they will be left alone, but the ones that are vocal and rebel will be pursued and harassed.

There will be next to zero help from an apostate hierarchy, either locally or in a Rome so it'll be up to like minded Christians to band together under whatever leaders they can find that can get them the sacraments be they the rare mainstream Catholic bishop, Orthodox,SSPX or sedevacantist/ independent. Paradoxically this near total dissolution of official Christianity having any legal status or standing in the culture will do more to bring Christians of various groups together than all the academic round table discussions at ecumenical gatherings have done for the last 60 years!

Lastly, most of us will have to have a strong interior life, sometimes without the sacraments for long periods of time.  If the gay lobby and the militant secularists behind them get this gay marriage thing legalized you can bet it's going to eventually be hard to find a Church or at least a church that hasn't compromised.

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Re: Scalia: Priests May Be Forced to Perform Gay "Marriages" or Lose Legal Status - by formerbuddhist - 05-03-2015, 06:18 PM

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