Synod: To This Level, Day One, Have Matters Already Descended

[ NOT UNEXPECTED, OF COURSE. BUT COARSE (AND STUPID), NONETHELESS… gpmtrad ]

Speakers tell pope, synod that parishes should welcome same-sex couples

Posted on October 6, 2014

By Francis X. Rocca
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A married couple told Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops on the family that Catholic parishes should welcome same-sex couples, following the example of parents who invite their son and his male partner to their home for Christmas.

“The church constantly faces the tension of upholding the truth while expressing compassion and mercy. Families face this tension all the time,” Ron and Mavis Pirola of Sydney told the synod Oct. 6.

“Take homosexuality as an example. Friends of ours were planning their Christmas family gathering when their gay son said he wanted to bring his partner home too. They fully believed in the church’s teachings and they knew their grandchildren would see them welcome the son and his partner into the family. Their response could be summed up in three (sic) words, ‘He is our son.’”

“What a model of evangelization for parishes as they respond to similar situations in their neighborhood,” the Pirolas said.

While Catholic teaching insists homosexual people should not be discriminated against, it holds that homosexual acts are always immoral and that marriage can only be a union between one man and one woman.

The couple, who are participating in the synod as non-voting auditors, spoke at the beginning of the afternoon session of the synod’s first working day. The session’s designated theme was “God’s plan for marriage and the family.”

The Pirolas also spoke of a divorced friend who “doesn’t feel fully accepted in her parish” yet “turns up to Mass regularly and uncomplainingly with her children. For the rest of her parish, she should be a model of courage and commitment in the face of adversity.”

The couple called for emphasizing the positive dimension of Catholic teaching on sexuality.

“Marriage is a sexual sacrament with its fullest expression in sexual intercourse. We believe that until married couples come to reverence sexual union as an essential part of their spirituality it is extremely hard to appreciate the beauty of teachings such as those of ‘Humanae Vitae,’” they said in reference to the 1968 encyclical by Pope Paul VI that reaffirmed the church’s teaching on contraception.

“We need new ways and relatable language to touch people’s hearts,” the Pirolas said.

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6 comments on “Synod: To This Level, Day One, Have Matters Already Descended

  1. “Their response could be summed up in three (sic) words, ‘He is our son.’”

    I have three words for them: “You people are nuts.”

    I have heard of no instance in which a sinner has been barred from peacefully attending Mass. I have never heard any Traditional Catholic say that any sinner, homosexuals among them, should be barred from Mass, or shunned from the company of other Catholics. Every one of us, being human, struggles against sin constantly. The controversy arises when these boneheads want to go from welcoming the sinner to blessing the sin. The Church cannot do that and maintain its legitimacy, no matter how “pastoral” it may seem to do so.

    • “The controversy arises when these boneheads want to go from welcoming the sinner to blessing the sin”.

      That sums it up perfectly ECS. That’s what this synod is all about for the modernists, and for that matter that’s what the “spirit” of Vatican II is/was about.

  2. Dear Doctor and Mrs. Pirola:

    For quite some time another opinion has held on dealing with this matter. It neatly avoids ALL those tense “moments” when Poindexter and his pansy pal prance into the living room of a decent family, the little ones included, gathered to celebrate a high Christian holy day…

    • I’ve taken the liberty of ordering an entire case of bumper stickers I expect will make heads explode among the petulantly permissive Pirola contingent fawning over them at the Sin? Odd! fashion show in sunny Nuovo Roma this week. 90% of the run is being FedEx’d overnight, this evening.

      Should be a hoot to see Rome traffic coming to a standstill when a couple of Ferraris tool by Tuesday morning, sporting one of these babies…

      “Tradizionalisti sorgono! Gettare degenera fuori dalla finestra!”

      (“TRADS ARISE! DEFENESTRATE DEGENERATES!”)

      Collectors can order stickers from Sodbusters Press in Nopoofs, Nebraska or by calling 1-800-FLY-STR8. (Pastel colors were not utilized in any designs.)

  3. So, because he is your son, he can do no wrong? Would you also welcome the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah? Get real, dear people, the Devil goes prowling about the world seeking those whom he could devour. Help your son by helping him resist the temptations of the Devil. If he refuses your help pray hard for Our Lord’s intercession and contact your son’s Guardian Angel for assistance.

    Matthew 18:6 “But he that shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea.”

    • It should be old hat by now, but it amazes me when I read these “he is our son” crapfests. Substitute for unrepentant sodomy a sin that’s not peddled to us as being cute.. say, willful addiction to drugs, and see how it plays:

      “Take crack smoking as an example. Friends of ours were planning their Christmas family gathering when their addict son said he wanted to bring his crack dealer home too. They fully believed in the church’s teachings and they knew their grandchildren would see them welcome the son and his crack dealer into the family. Their response could be summed up in three (sic) words, ‘He is our son.’”

      Just as no sane person would see that as a Hallmark moment, no sane person should see the original situation any differently.

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