Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A Note on New York "Marriage"
Also, I am a little confused over the calls for Governor Cuomo's "excommunication". The reason given is that he has caused a scandal by taking a public position in opposition to Church teaching while still calling himself a Catholic. That I can understand. However, have not the bishops of New York perhaps also caused a bit of scandal themselves but not "excommunicating" him sooner? He has, after all, voiced opposition to numerous Church teachings before and has been openly living with his paramour for sometime now. Why was he not "excommunicated" for that? Does this not send the message that co-habitation is "not as bad" as supporting "gay marriage" (sorry for the quotation marks overload here)? The whole gay crowd loves to complain about being picked on but in this case, if Cuomo is disciplined for this when he has not been disciplined for his flagrant disobedience to the Church in the past, I would have to concede that they would have a point. However, maybe I am just out of date in my thinking on this subject. I'm still "scandalized" by the fact that two (at least) politicials were publically excommunicated in the 60's for opposing de-segregation but not one Catholic politician in this country has ever been excommunicated for supporting abortion. I would tend to view murdering innocent children as a greater sin than Whites or Blacks Only bathrooms, but i guess that's just me. -Put in your twopence if you have any.
*Update: I have now heard that in at least one diocese the bishop asked all parishes, schools & institutions of the Church to refuse any appearance, any honor and to refuse to accept any honor from any politician who voted for the gay "marriage" law. However, soon after this was modified to include all politicians no matter how they voted. What message does that send? I would be willing to bet that this change came about when they realized that most of those who voted for the bill were from one party and all of those who opposed it were from another and they did not want to appear to be taking a political side.