Bishops See "Problem" with Ordination of
Homosexual Episcopalian "Bishop"
by Christopher A. Ferrara
In a previous
column I discussed the absurd doings of ARCIC, the utterly useless
Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission, which tries to produce
worthless "agreed statements" in which the Catholic and Anglican parties
"agree" on doctrinal matters, each according to their own understanding. In
other words, they dont agree at all. But such is the stuff of ecumenism:
"agreements" that produce no agreement and a "search for unity" that has
resulted in greater disunity than ever between Catholics and Anglicans.
The new "ecumenism"
which has invaded every aspect of Catholic thinking since Vatican II must be
diabolical, as its effect is to blind the participants to the reality that
there can be no unity between Catholics and Protestants unless the Protestants
accept the entirety of Catholic doctrine, thereby becoming Catholics
themselves. As the popes put it before Vatican II, the only way to Christian
unity is the "return of the dissidents to the one true Church." (cf. Pius XI,
Not for present-day
Catholic ecumenists is such a common-sense approach to the question of
Christian unity. On and on they go with their ecumenical confabs, pretending
that the assorted protestant "churches" with which they endlessly palaver are
something other than the rotting corpses of humanly founded institutions that
they really are.
A truly laughable
case in point is the recent statement of Bishop Steven E. Blaire, the
"ecumenical spokesman" for the U.S. Bishops Conference, concerning the vote by
the Episcopalians to elevate to the status of "bishop" one Gene Robinson, an
open homosexual who lives in sin with another open homosexual. Blaires
response to this abomination was to call it "a departure from the common
understanding of meaning and purpose of human sexuality and the morality of
homosexuality as found in sacred scripture and the Christian tradition."
Blaire would hardly say that the cold-blooded murder of ones spouse is a
"departure from the common understanding of the value of human life as found in
sacred scripture and the Christian tradition." But this is how ecumenists speak
when it comes to treating the obvious moral and doctrinal decrepitude of
Protestant sects, which obviously have no intention whatsoever of achieving
unity with the Catholic Church on any but their own immoral and heretical
Blaire went on to
complain that the installation of a practicing homosexual "bishop" by the
Episcopalians has "serious implications in the search for Christian unity."
Thats like saying that the murder of ones spouse has serious
implications for the marital union. Good grief.
And what about the
"serious implications" of the refusal of all the Protestant sects to accept the
authority of the Pope and the Magisterium, or the "serious implications" of
Protestant condonation of murder in the womb, contraception, divorce and
remarriage, or the "serious implications" of the fact that Protestant sects
have no ordained priesthood nor any true hierarchy that could be unified with
the Catholic hierarchy even if, by some miracle, there were an agreement on
implications. What a joke. How much longer this running joke of the past
forty years will go on, only God knows. But one thing is certain: God is not
amused by the ecumenical follies ushered in by Vatican II. And God will not be