Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Cardinal Danneels open to sodomitical "marriage"

Thus reads the title of a post over at Rorate Caeli (June 1, 2013):
"Next Tuesday Cardinal Godfried Danneels will turn 80. In the interview he granted us, he expressed himself notably about homosexual marriage which has been making headlines across France in recent days.

"He says to obey the law and not oppose gay marriage. 'We need to understand: The Church has never objected to the fact that there is a sort of 'marriage' between homosexuals – however we're talking about a sort of marriage. This is not the same as the true marriage between a man and a woman, so we need to find another word for the dictionary. However, insofar as it is legal - that it has been rendered legitimate by law - the Church has nothing to say about it. (...) If a state opens civil marriage to homosexuals, then it is the problem of that state.'

"This is the first cardinal to express himself so candidly about gay marriage."
So, happy are those who embrace "separation of church and state"? It's the state's problem. Send Him to Pilate. He's not our concern.


bill bannon said...

You are trying to hold back the apostasy and it must come or the Day of the Lord will never come. 2 Thess.2:3
..." Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction."
You cannot hold it back just as you cannot cover Lebron James in a one on one unless unbeknownst to us readers, you are ten feet tall and quick besides. I used to debate a black Holiness church security guard in Newark where I taught for four years. One day we arrived at work to find that the Jewish deli owner who stayed in that ghetto area and lived above his store...was strmgled to death and robbed by men who entered his building from the roof. I expressed horror to the Security guard who then said, " Mr. Bannon...why do you marvel at these things. What does the Word say? ' In the last days, DANGEROUS TIMES (he shouted) will come.'...Mr. Bannon...these things must come prior to the Day of the Lord."

Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Not so long ago they were talking about this ecclesial wart as papal material.

Beefy Levinson said...

The late, great John Senior once said something to the effect that "If every bishop on earth was put on trial for the Faith, most of them would be acquitted."

Sheldon said...


Reasoning that apostasy will come so one shouldn't try to hold it back is reminiscent of the Fundamentalist reasoning that we should support Israel because only through Israel will God bring about the final conflagration of Armageddon and the apocalyptic end of the world.

It may be true that no one can hold back the great apostasy of the last days, but of course that is no reason for shunning the attempt to do so.