Posted by Emma
October 10, 2012 A.D.
Lisa Graas (@CatholicLisa on Twitter, CatholicBandita.com) is a leading figure in the ProLife movement and respected Catholic and poltitcal writer extraordinaire. Lisa is on top of the newest stories in the Church and in the world.
Where we would be with out her? In pretty bad shape as running a website with a blog is more work that we care to admit. We are getting into the swing of it but having writers like Lisa who are so generous with their posts give legitimacy to sites like ours. Yesterday, Lisa posted the following story and we thought that it is important that we share it with you, our readers. Please read on and understand why Lisa Graas is so beneficial to us and more importantly, to you.
63 Former Priests Rebel Against Bishops in Support of WA Same-Sex Marriage Referendum
by Lisa Graas at her blog, CahtolicBandita.com
October 9, 2012 A.D.
While state regulators in Washington have warned the Catholic Church not to do any fundraising to oppose a same-sex marriage referendum in that state (despite it being their Constitutional right), there appear to be no objections from the state against 63 former priests engaged in support for the measure. This is not to say that these priests should be warned by the state. To the contrary, they have just as much right to speak out as the bishops do. Whether it is moral for them to do so is another matter. In doing this, they set themselves up in the public square in opposition not just to the bishops, but to all of God’s holy people who remain obedient to His Church. For this, they will ultimately answer to God on the Day, according to His judgment of their duties, their intentions and of the impact of all this on the hearts of men.
Why are they “former priests?” Look at this.
The former priests are all married, and belong to three Seattle parishes.
Lots of questions might arise here, but an important one is to ask what’s up with those three parishes? 63 former priests from the same three parishes are all married and support “same-sex marriage” in defiance of the bishops? How many parishes are in Washington? Well, in the Archdiocese of Seattle there are 149, in the Diocese of Spokane there are 82, and in the Diocese of Yakima there are 44, so that’s a total of 275 parishes in the State of Washington. Isn’t it kind of weird that three parishes (all in Seattle) seem to be rather heavily attended by former priests? And that they are all married? And that they are attempting to challenge the Catholic bishops on an area dealing with human sexuality and the definition of marriage?
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