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Tuesday, March 2

More Catholic BS

by Blondesense Liz

I attended Catholic schools from K-12 and even went to a Catholic Seminary for post graduate work.... so I ask you, as someone who knows just how gay the Catholic Church is... how can they be so anti-gay? The collective church needs to see a shrink. Pronto.

When I was Catholic, the gravest sin was to have sex unless you were deliberately trying to have a baby (and of course be duly married in the Catholic Church). Times have changed. Back then we knew that just about everyone was gay who taught us or said Mass on Sunday, but we had no idea that it was such a big sin. We thought that they were anti-heterosexual sex because they were homosexuals and just left it at that.

Gay people will have the right to be married in DC starting tomorrow, Wednesday. The Catholic Charities group that operates there has been beside themselves over this and have transferred some of their cases to another social services provider. Apparently it's a sin to do business where sinning is allowed. It's a shame they feel that way because DC gave Catholic Charities $22 million/yr to minister to those on the fringes.

To make sure that the Catholic Charities doesn't inadvertently commit a sin

Employees at Catholic Charities were told Monday that the social services organization is changing its health coverage to avoid offering benefits to same-sex partners of its workers -- the latest fallout from a bitter debate between District officials trying to legalize same-sex marriage and the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.

Starting Tuesday, Catholic Charities will not offer benefits to spouses of new employees or to spouses of current employees who are not already enrolled in the plan. A letter describing the change in health benefits was e-mailed to employees Monday, two days before same-sex marriage will become legal in the District.
Currently 850 people work for the archdiocese and less than 100 employees use the healthcare benefits for their spouses. Those who have healthcare benefits for their spouses will be able to keep their benefits. Is Catholic Charities paranoid or what?

Why is homosexuality the gravest sin? It didn't even make it to the 10 Commandments!

In the Netherlands, hundreds of gay activists were thrown out of a church for demanding communion from a priest who denied communion to a man for being openly homosexual last month. I liked his comments about the protest.

The man protested that he wants equal treatment: If he's refused communion because the church sees homosexuality as a sin, it should deny communion to all sinners.
Good point.

Actually Catholics are not supposed to receive communion if they have mortal sins on their souls. (When I was growing up and learning about mortal sins, homosexual behavior was not a mortal sin.) Any sinners (and that's all of us) are supposed to go to confession and be forgiven before receiving communion.

Perhaps in the interest of fairness to the perfectly righteous individuals who attend Mass on Sunday, the Catholic Church ought to issue confession cards to parishioners and have their cards punched each time they go to confession. On Sunday Mass they will then show their card to assure the priest that all their sins have been forgiven before receiving communion. It's only fair.

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