From the pages of Times Against Humanity . . . "'Catholic' homosexuals have an agenda set up for this weekend," Kevin McCullough reports for Crosswalk [May 26, 9:18 am]:
As an act of protest and defiance a new "Rainbow Coalition" of sorts has been set up. This Sunday, Catholics who are supposedly gay are encouraged to wear a rainbow sash to make a statement.
As the Chicago Sun-Times reports, however, another statement -- one faithful to Christ, His Church, and His Father's Commandments -- has been made by Chicago's Cardinal Francis George:
The Rainbow Sash movement wants its members to be fully accepted in the Church not on the same conditions as any Catholic, but precisely as gay. With this comes the requirement that the Church change her moral teaching which is from the Lord and his Apostles. The policy of the U.S. Council of Bishops is not to give Communion to those wearing the sash.
Predictably, those who wish to turn the Church Militant into the Church Negligent are disturbed not by defiant deviates seeking to profane the Body and Blood of Christ but by Cardinal George for defending the Holy Eucharist. Hence, Fr. Richard Predergast of Berwyn, IL, on receipt of the directive, parroted the Cardinal McCarrick party line:
I think the question of the increased usage of bishops withholding communion as a punitive measure is a slippery slope.
To his credit, Kevin McCullough gets it right:
There will be those who will no doubt try to make the case that the Cardinal is being prejudiced, that he is in some way perpetrating the furtherance of hate and intolerance to an already "picked on" community. Besides the fact that homosexuals nationwide are some of the most materially well endowed people in the nation today, the Cardinal's memo has nothing to do with hate or intolerance. The Cardinal has taken the path of God's truth on the matter. The fact that there are those who oppose the memo are really doing nothing more than demonstrating their opposition to the mandates, teaching, and understanding of God's ideals for sexual morality. It is the Cardinal's position to encourage people to move towards God's ideals. And I for one am glad he is!