At Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) there is a “news” piece about the coverage … a news piece about the coverage… sheesh… which was given to a post at the notoriously liberal liturgy blog Pray Tell, which incorrectly attributed to Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, some notes sent by the Vicar General to priests of the same diocese in a regular Saturday communication.
Pray Tell did this in order to smear the bishop.
They later corrected their post, but the damage was done to the Bishop’s reputation and to the truth. Homosexualist activist Jesuit James Martin and other promoters of deviant sex such as DignityUSA and New Ways Ministry picked up the false version of the story.
In so targeting Bp. Morlino for ridicule and slander from their constituencies, they accomplished the work of committed cadres in the new catholic Red Guards. It matters not a whit that they correct their stories or not: their deeper purpose was already achieved.
Circling back to the coverage in the Fishwrap, which never loses an opportunity to promote disordered acts, I took note of this paragraph in particular:
Both sets of directives [from Madison and from Springfield] cite Canon 1184 from the Code of Canon Law, which says that “manifest sinners” whose funeral would cause “public scandal of the faithful” should be denied ecclesiastical funerals “unless they gave some signs of repentance before death.”
That isn’t accurate either.
Canon 1184 really says that these people, unless they repent, MUST be deprived ecclesiastical funerals.
Not “should”… “must“.
The Diocese of Madison, in fact, has a careful and gentle approach to these situations. That’s lost on the haters, of course. They have their agenda, and it isn’t charity.