Infidelity is the Cause of Church Crisis
BY AMJ SCHLEBUSCH, Camperdown, KZN –
Infidelity rather than clericalism is the cause of the current homosexual crisis in the Church. Infidelity, by heterodox priests and prelates, to doctrine that condemns sins of the flesh (especially sodomy, a sin that cries to heaven for vengeance).
Infidelity to canon law which calls for those who engage in sins of the flesh to be laicised instead of protected and promoted.
And infidelity to the doctrine of hell, of just punishment for sin in this life and the next. US Archbishop Fulton Sheen called a failure to punish crime not mercy, but cowardice.
Archbishop Sheen also has a beautiful meditation relating to Jesus when before Pilate: “Did you know that I was silent seven times at my trial? I spoke as a shepherd; I was silent as a sheep. I spoke as a teacher; I was silent as a lamb. My silence disturbed Pilate, but what could I say? I was guilty. I was carrying your sins. I could not make excuses.”
It was pleasing to note Cardinal Wilfrid Napier has called for the archdiocese of Durban to practise a day of fasting and abstinence on October 5. We all need to support this as there is much healing required.
Our Lady Queen of Peace, pray for us while we be obedient to your request to pray for your son’s priests.