As I read the news on the various terrible scandals that have and are hitting the Church - abuse of minors (the vast majority young boys and youthful men) by predator priests; Pope Francis' statement on the "Gay Lobby" in the Curia, the horrendous news out of my home country, Scotland on a powerful "gay mafia" I am deeply grieved.
I am incredibly saddened that this weekend in Toronto the "Gay Pride" Parade will take place. It is bad enough that elected officials, police (who will stand by and allow criminal acts to happen) and others will be, in various degrees participating - but it is another thing for the Church - the local Church to remain silent. We cannot remain silent in the face of unmitigated evil.
As you may know, Cardinal Collins wrote a pastoral letter on gambling. We know the dangers and potential evils that gambling may cause. But we also know that a far, far greater evil is loose in the land and in the Archdiocese: sexual corruption, deviancy and perversion. Catholics are not immune. On the contrary, if we are to believe the bishops themselves, over 80% of Catholics believe that one can use the evil means of contraception, a substantial number wink at abortion; innumerable Catholics are "re-married", and vast numbers fornicate or wink at fornication. Catholics indulging in pornography, immodesty, vulgarity...
To top this all off, we have a homosexual crisis in the Church - infiltration of seminaries, clergy silent on abominable sexual acts etc. When was the last time you heard a sermon on illicit sex? When was the last time you heard a priest say that if you fornicate you must go to confession before receiving Holy Communion?
The clergy are silent on the prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae. Why? Don't they believe anymore? Are they afraid? What are they waiting for? It is time for us all to unite and make a stand against evil.
We need leadership from our bishops and priests. We need the Cardinal to address our spiritual needs. The other day, on the TV Mass, he spoke of how we must conform ourselves to Christ. I agree. We must indeed. And a very key aspect of this conformity is obedience to the Church as She speaks through her Shepherds via the Magisterium. The time of silence and vagueness is gone. It is time to stand up and fight : fight for truth and Christ. The Cardinal cannot remain silent in the face of a wave of filth and corruption washing over the Laity; corrupting them, seducing them. He must speak in the name of the Lord Jesus - to raise his voice over the lies and evil the media is spreading about human sexuality. Your Eminence, please speak out - loudly, boldly - for the civilization of Love and Life - as we face the destructive and demonic power of the false "culture" of death. And nothing could be more death-dealing than the horror of "same-sex marriage".