The other day I posted – HERE – about Archbp. Chaput’s column in Catholic Philly about a address given by Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin in Philadelphia. Chaput’s column nailed it – after the fact, alas, of the event. I suggested that his post factum column be a template for other bishops in addressing the problems inhering in Martin’s ambiguous messaging.
There have been a couple developments. Martin wrote to Chaput and Chaput responded to Martin. The exchange is at Catholic Philly.
Martin’s complaining missive to Chaput is what you would expect. Oh dear, this is all so unnecessary. No one seems to understand what we are doing. I never imply anything or challenge any of the Church’s ‘official’ teachings. Can’t we all get along?
Chaput responds. Martin was polite, but his note changed nothing. The Church’s ‘official’ teachings can be undermined by not teaching them in their entirety. And we reject the assertion that the only thing homosexuals hear is rejection. Quidquid recipitur is also at work.
Read the exchange.
Then you can read the reaction of One Mad Mom, which usually gets straight at the points. Such as, Martin says he really isn’t challenging the Church’s ‘official’ teaching. Uh huh. There’s a lot more.