Thursday, August 27, 2015

Archbishop Cupich calls for mercy toward nontraditional families

CHICAGO – Catholics must avoid being rigid, embrace change, and show mercy, not harsh judgment, toward nontraditional families.

That was the message from Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich Sunday afternoon after receiving his pallium, a wool stole that is a piece of liturgical regalia symbolizing his connection to the pope, from the papal ambassador to the United States.

In a 15-minute homily, Cupich said bishops and other Catholics should avoid “absolutizing one particular era” by remembering the richness and diversity of their faith.


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11 comments:

Mark Citadel said...

Revolting. We know exactly what he means by this. a non-Traditional 'family' is detrimental to the wellbeing of children,

Prior Martin said...

The Roman Church is a sinking ship of fools scuttled by its officers and crew.

lannes said...

Shows how hypertolerance can be less than virtuous.

The Anti-Gnostic said...

The Roman Church is a sinking ship of fools scuttled by its officers and crew.

I would avoid the hysterical language, but I'll say that I'm glad when the fork in the road appeared, I went down the Orthodox one. Of course, the Left never stops so the Orthodox Church may ultimately be only the tertiary holdout. So far the Church's relative poverty and comparatively flat hierarchy is keeping everybody more accountable.

The Roman Church has the same growing traditionalist-modernist rift that ripped the Anglican Communion apart. The two sides really, truly do not understand each other so eventually they will split.

Prior Martin said...

Anti-Gnostic,

"I would avoid the hysterical language", I find your criticism of my choice of words to be rather hypocritical. However, I agree with your assessment of Orthodoxy in the future. Its deterioration has already begone, the Greeks now have "altar girls". Can priestesses be far behind?

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I have not heard the report that the Greeks have embraced altar girls. Do you have a source for that?

Prior Martin said...

I have experienced it more than once in Greek parishes and for that reason I will not communion or celebrate with their clergy.

lannes said...

Women have learned that they can accomplish all sorts of things by being assertive, particularly towards wussy men.

Visibilium said...

Where keyboards appear, deaconesses aren't far behind.

rabidgandhi said...

Did any of you actually read the homily?
http://www.archchicago.org/event/pallium_mass/docs/ArchbishopCupichPalliumMassHomily.pdf

The linked article is a gross misrepresentation at best. In the homily, there is no mention whatsoever of "nontraditional families" as the author claims; it rather refers to the Church's mission to be "a community that goes after the lost sheep".

The quote “open to new avenues and creativity when it comes to accommodating families, particularly those who are broken, those who have suffered” quoted by O'Loughlin does not exist in the text of the homily.

The link above is the link provided by O'Loughlin in his article. I don't know what bone he has to pick with Cupich, but here he is selling FRAUDULENT material and many of the readers of this blog seem to have bought right into it.

Fr. Theodore Phillips said...

I read the homily and certainly saw no such message as the article's author claims the Archbishop delivered. Was there emphasis on the lost and forgotten sheep? Yes, and appropriately so, emphasizing they were to be brought to the faith. Of course, one can read things into that based on mistaken ideas of what the "faith" means and involves. It looks like that is what the author has done.