The question in this tweet from CUA’s Prof. Chad Pecknold pretty much sums it up about this Jesuit.
First, the screenshot of Martin’s loopy comment. Then Pecknold:
Does Father Martin not believe that Catholics should receive Holy Eucharist having been absolved from all sin, in a state of grace? pic.twitter.com/xrVfvEO0qm
— C. C. Pecknold (@ccpecknold) June 14, 2017
No. I don’t think that Martin believes that the state of grace is important. I am not entirely sure that he believes in grace in the same way that the Church believes. At least I would like for him to clarify that he does with an explicit statement.
Who says that only “gay” (I hate that word now) Catholics are the only people expected to live according to a “sinless lifestyle”? We are all called to holiness equally. This is the flipside of the wooden nickle that some others, such as Card. Kasper and Card. Coccopalmerio, want us to accept: the Commandments are mere “ideals” which some people can’t live up to, hence, they shouldn’t be expected to. Martin flips that around, but the result is the same: he undermines the Church’s teaching.
This Jesuit’s goal is the same as those who push a homosexualist agenda: to mainstream same-sex … everything. That means that the Church’s teachings about sin, guilt, penance, absolution and amendment of life must be undermined and jettisoned.
The moderation queue is ON.