Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Hey Newchurch,

how's that whole "new springtime" thingy working out for ya?

About 40 per cent said pre-marital sex was sinful, and just 19.2 percent thought it sinful for married couples to use birth control.



N. Trandem said...

It's working great, the Church is almost totally destroyed all over the world, which was the goal, right? I mean, in terms of self-destruct sequences, you have to admit that this one has been pretty thorough and effective.

Tom Ryan said...

By a wider margin than any other major denomination, Catholics approve "gay" "marriages"

...Santo Subito?

Ingemar said...

Looks like we benighted Easterns are not missing much for refusing to go under the Pope's omophorion (sorry, I meant pallium). I think the only reason the West wants reunion with the East is because the extra weight will help the sinking ship sink faster.

Gary said...

Some depressing statistics there. The people in the pews are confused, because many of their pastors have failed miserably in their solemn duty to teach the truth.

There are a few bright spots among the Novus Ordo hierarchy, however. The latest from Abp. Michael Sheehan of Sante Fe, New Mexico:

Archbishop Michael Sheehan of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has called for clear teaching and pastoral practice regarding couples who live together outside marriage:

The archbishop notes that cohabiting couples "are objectively living in a state of mortal sin and may not receive Holy Communion." Such couples, he said, should not act as extraordinary ministers, nor should they be sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation.

Those who are living together without marriage, Archbishop Sheehan says, "cannot receive the sacraments, with the important exception of those who agree to live chastely ("as brother and sister") until their situation is regularized."

HJW said...

There are quite a few bright lights, actually. They just don't make headlines.

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time this would have been taken to reflect the sensus fidelium, and become church teaching.