10 July 2013

Catholic Priest Who Refuses to Officiate "Gay Wedding" Faces Year in Jail

... is not the headline of this story covered well at the Gateway Pundit.  But I do not apologize for the tease, because this headline will be accurate sooner than we like, unless there is a drastic change in the direction of the world. Fr. Richard's blog tipped me off to the item, covered also at Creative Minority Report.

Pray for the conversion of our fellow citizens to the true faith; pray for protection from our enemies; pray for mercy on everyone involved in this horrible desecration of the sacred bonds of matrimony.

Friends, up is down.  Black is white.

2 comments:

traddadof4 said...

THE FOUR HORSEMAN OF THE APOCALYPSE
(to the tune of "She'll be coming 'round the mountain").


They'll be coming 'round the mountain when they come, (when they come).

They'll be coming 'round the mountain when they come, (when they come).

Oh They'll be coming 'round the mountain, coming 'round the mountain, coming 'round the mountain when they come, (when they come).

They'll be riding rainbow horses when they come ....




(from an old Negro apocalyptic spirtual, collected by Carl Sandburg).

Anonymous said...

Sadly, I don't see your headline continuing to be fiction much further in the future. Several thoughts:

(1) As terrible as this is for society at large, I must wonder if these type of events will be helpful in rebuilding/strengthening the Church. As the old (and very true) saying goes, "Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church." And I fear we will be seeing many new martyrs soon.

(2) I also fear for the children and grandchildren of today's faithful Catholics. I suspect many of them will become glorious saints for withstanding the new persecutions that are quickly coming upon us.

(3) On a more practical point, would something like this require bishops to limit the number of priests with faculties to witness a wedding? If all the priests could end up in jail (and lets be honest, once one priest gets sent to jail for this, there will be a big push by the liberal machine to get every other priest quickly sent there), Catholics would be effectively denied the sacraments (assuming they couldn't get into the jail to visit the priests). However, a bishop could presumably limit the number of priests with faculties to witness a wedding to a small group of older priests (less likely to go to jail) or very young priests (more likely to be able to withstand the hardships of jail). Thus, even if a gay couple then came to the parish priest, all he could do is provide their names to a priest with faculties, who could then deny them a "ceremony" knowing full well he could face jail time for so doing, but without compromising the remaining sacraments for the rest of the faithful. Otherwise, I simply don't see any way all of our priests don't end up in jail in the near future.

- YoungCatholicSTL