Syndicated columnist Bonnie Erbe has done it again. She delights in persecuting the Catholic Church. She is against certain fundamental Catholic, and other Christian beliefs, and argues now that the church should become more concerned with contrived popular trends to gain members. She doesn’t seem to realize that certain beliefs of the Catholic Church are founded on sound and logical traditional biblical principles that are guidelines for proper moral and social conduct.
She is now condoning same-sex marriage and derides the Catholic Church for “picking a fight over an issue they are not going to win.”
The church does not change sound moral doctrine into social variables to be loosened because of fashionable social trends.
Yes, the Catholic Church, through her teaching and through the revelation in scripture, confirms the procreative role of marriage as being between man and woman. This is quite natural and ensures the regeneration of the human race.
The Catholic Church does not judge those who violate this rule. Like all sins or commandments we’ve personally violated, the church is always willing to forgive those repentant and has compassion on sinners. And, there is no distinction in this regard to sin.
Whereas the church and all of us are not to judge or condemn others, we also don’t need to sanction wrong behaviors. We all need to buck up and address our failings.
And, let’s say someone is an addicted kleptomaniac. Well, we aren’t going to push their shopping carts for them and help them to steal. So, why do we enable sexual promiscuity? I feel that people should not broadcast their private issues or problems so as to get others to sanction that behavior. Our improper behaviors can be kept in our own personal closets.
Also, the creative spark of life begins at conception, and the creative process has begun. It is not right to tamper with God’s creativity of personhood, as through abortion, which actually began at the beginning of time when He conceived us as individuals (Psalm 139).
We also need to respect the religious rights of all the various religions and of morally and ethically sound belief systems. For civil law to be sound, it needs the influence and foundation of moral law, and standards of conduct need to be reasonable and justified.
Craig Kappel, Dickinson