OP-ED: Catholic Church's mixed messag...

OP-ED: Catholic Church's mixed message about same sex marriage

There are 1 comment on the Illinoisreview story from Aug 4, 2014, titled OP-ED: Catholic Church's mixed message about same sex marriage. In it, Illinoisreview reports that:

Colin Collette, former music director at Holy Family Catholic Church in Illinois, says his partner, William Nifong, asked to "marry" him while they stood in front of St. Peter's Basilica on a recent trip to Rome.

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#1 Aug 4, 2014
"No mention was made in the statement by the archdioceses of the Democrat, Catholic politicians who went against Church teaching and passed same-sex marriage into law in Illinois. No mention was made, either, why Catholic political hypocrites were not excommunicated for their vote to further same-sex marriage, or how their actions were like a thumb in the eye of Francis Cardinal George.

Did Francis Cardinal George’s refusal to excommunicate Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and State Rep. Marty Moylan contribute to an occasion for sin and allow the two men to think the Church would not take seriously their planned same-sex marriage? "

Well, all the politicians named and implied in this excerpt have one thing in common.

None of them was employed by the Archdiocese of Chicago in a ministerial capacity.

Mr. Collette was, thus the termination of his employment.

"Ordinary Catholic laymen are fired while Democratic politicians remain both in the Church and are in good standing"

Repetition of the same false analogy. The politican's in question are not employed by the Diocese, thus they can't be fired by the Diocese.

Could they be excommunciated? Some interpretations of Canon law make the case that they already have excommunicated themselves by wilfully abetting procured abortion or SSM.

In any event, Mr. Collette's situation stems directly from his having been a contract employee of the Archdiocese.

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