Monday, February 28, 2011

Maryland's Top Catholic Leaders...

  • Gov. Martin O'Malley graduated from Gonzaga and tells us he goes to Mass each day. But he will sign the bill on same sex marriage.
  • Del. Robert Garagiola (D-Montgomery) says that gays should have the same marriage benefit as he and his wife his in a Catholic Church 14 years ago.
  • House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) used to teach and coach at his old Catholic high school will support same sex marriage.
  • Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) supports same sex marriage.

This was all laid out in a Washington comPost article last week.

I wonder, how many of these well known politicians, are known by the priests of their churches.

I wonder how many of them receive Holy Communion on a regular basis.

I wonder when our clergy, at all levels, will tell these so called "catholyc" politicians, that they days of having it both ways are over.

That by voting for pro-gay legislation and pro-abortion legislation, you will no longer be able to receive the sacraments.

Cardinal Wuerl cannot say that some of the politicians listed do not reside in the Archdiocese. So,that cannot be an excuse.

As I have said over and over, as long as our clergy -- from Cardinal Wuerl to the newest Deacon -- continue to look the other way, politicians will continue to ignore our wishes.

You can lobby all you want, it doesn't matter.


Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

The fact is that as long as Cardinal Wuerl et al continue to persist in this "pastoral" cop-out, they are disobeying Canon 915 (which speaks to ministers, not recipients, of Holy Communion) and, for these CINO politicians, greasing their skids towards hell.

Ariana said...

"Del. Robert Garagiola (D-Montgomery) says that gays should have the same marriage benefit as he and his wife his in a Catholic Church 14 years ago."

There is some irony to that comment. But first, gay "marriage" proponents always pose the question "how would two gay people marrying affect your marriage?" While I can think of a number of external ways we could be affected, the reality is that it greatly affects the proponent's marriage and influences many others. By claiming that there is no difference, they are downgrading their own marriages to, I guess, some legal contract and permission to do naughty things.

Which brings me back to Sen Garagiola's comment above. If he belives that a gay marriage law would grant homosexual couples the same thing he and his wife got 15 years ago, then he has no concept of what true marriage is. We could speculate that, if he had no knowledge at the time of what he was really getting into, he was unable to give full consent and some could argue the marriage was null. In that case, gays DO have the same thing they do.