reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Friday, June 23, 2017
Catholic Bishop issues several decrees concerning same-sex couples; sure to solicit tons of reactions
Illinois Bishop Decrees: No Communion and No Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Couples
Bishop Thomas Paprocki, head of the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.
(Screenshot:YouTube) (CNSNews.com) - Before LGBT Pride celebrations begin in Chicago this weekend, Bishop of Springfield Thomas Paprocki issued a formal decree calling on all members of the Catholic faith to enforce the Church’s longstanding policies on the issue of homosexuality. These policies include no same-sex marriages, no Communion for people in a same-sex union, and no funeral rites for unrepentant homosexuals, among other teachings. “Jesus Christ himself affirmed the privileged place of marriage in human and Christian society by raising it to the dignity of a sacrament,” stated the Bishop in his decree. ...