Archbishop Carlson Enforces Catholic Moral Teaching Refusing Actively Homosexual Man Presidency

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s President-Elect Was Refused the Nomination After Questions About His Open Dissent Concerning His Living Relationship

By Jesse Bogan and Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post Dispatch (edited for length)- A board member of a Catholic nonprofit organization who was told he could not become board president because he is gay is trying to rally support to modify the group’s rules.

Jeffrey Goldone, who has been a vice president on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis board of directors for five years, was nominated for president in May. He accepted the nomination but was dropped from the running several weeks later.

“I was told that I could not run for president because my living relationship goes against Catholic moral teaching,” which could bring ‘shame and embarrassment” to the society, Goldone wrote in a Aug. 2 letter addressed to “fellow Vincentians.”

Goldone has been in a relationship with his partner for 20 years.

“We are truly blessed by God to have each other and to have Jesus Christ in our lives. How could we be the source of ‘shame and embarrassment?’ ” he wrote.

“We believe that active gay men and women bring a multitude of talents and abilities to our society that are to be shared with all, especially those who are in need,” Goldone states.

The petition quotes the rules as saying, “Vincentians oppose discrimination of all kinds and work to change the attitudes of those who view the weak or those who are different with prejudice, fear or scorn, attitudes which gravely wound the dignity of others.”

On the other hand, a section of the rules states that the “Society recognizes the right and duty of the diocesan bishop to confirm that none of its activities is contrary to Catholic faith or morals.”

Goldone, when contacted by the Post-Dispatch, said the rules are “in conflict with each other, and I want them to be within agreement of each other.”

Goldone took his concerns to Carlson and met with him.

Archbishop Robert Carlson

Ronald Guz, the outgoing board president, said the organization didn’t make the decision, but rather “the Catholic church did” in its teachings.

Archbishop Carlson, in a statement to the Post-Dispatch, said: “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a regulation that members running for president live a life according to church teaching. I clarified what church teaching is in the matter of homosexuality.”

The catechism of the Roman Catholic Church labels homosexual acts as “acts of grave depravity” and “intrinsically disordered” because they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis is part of a lay organization that spans 140 countries. Its national headquarters is in St. Louis. The organization is affiliated with the Congregation of the Mission, a Catholic order founded by St. Vincent de Paul and commonly called the Vincentians.

Goldstone points out that he has volunteered countless hours and helped raise money for the last several years. His petition argues that it is “inexcusable” that he was allowed to serve as vice president and in other roles, yet be denied the chance to serve as board president because of his lifestyle.

“If the organization is truly a Christian organization, it must not discriminate against anyone,” the petition says.

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47 comments to Archbishop Carlson Enforces Catholic Moral Teaching Refusing Actively Homosexual Man Presidency

  • Diane

    To many of our Catholic clergy preach that it is not a sin to be attracted to the same sex but do convey to Catholics that it is a sin to be an active homosexual. I wonder how that message is getting out since those like Mr. Goldone seem to have an ignorant attitude in this regard?
    So might I ask Mr. Goldone where in Catholic tenets is there an exception to his lifestyle which is listed clearly as a sinful act?

  • Bravo Archbishop Carlson. We need more like you.God bless you.I love the church and her teaching.

  • Mary Bennett

    Thank You, Archbishop Carlson, for speaking the truth in love.

  • Mikee

    This Archbishop deserves to be Promoted to a higher rank! God Bless this great man!

  • Bill Osterholt

    I offer my thanks to the Archbishop for his wisdom and leadership. Our Diocese is fortunate to have his
    steady hand and sensitive guidance. Daily, he lives the words of Pope John Paul II: “Stat Crux dum volvitor orbis” (the Cross remains constant while the world turns).

  • D Paul

    In this particular case, AB Carlson “stepped up” and did the right thing. Semper Fi

  • Rob Russo

    Yes. Archbishop Carlson upholds the TRUTH. The Catholic Church does not “discriminate” against the dignity of the human, as so often portrayed. It simply calls us to live in HIS Love. Indeed, Archbishop Carlson is simply extended Christ’s Love.

  • janet fernandez

    I stand corrected. There are those of us who wish to remain faithful to the Church — it having been founded by Christ and everything — but also hope that the Church we love so much will continue to grow in its understanding of human relationships.

  • Dear Janet,

    There is no such thing as liberal or conservative Catholics. There are only faithful and unfaithful Catholics! Lets not politicize our faith.

  • Janet Fernandez

    This being a site for conservative Catholics, it is not surprising that everyone agrees with this action. The fact is, he followed the rules of a private organization, which has the right to have its own rules and enforce them, right or wrong. Even though I fully support gay rights, I do not want to see religious organizations lose their freedoms of association and hiring.I will say that, in their quest to restrict the presidency to those who are following church teaching, I hope they would not hire someone in an invalid marriage, or who has had themselves sterilized, or who openly defies Church teaching on artificial contraception.And I will pray for the day that the church will recognize the value of loving, committed relationships — even same-sex relationships

  • Kateri Biggers

    Just like Jesus, Bishop Carlson, “has come into the world, to bear witness to the truth.” Jn 18:37 Let’s pray that he continues to be a faithful witness to the Truth even unto death! You rock, Bishop! Thank you! We love you!

  • Dave

    The article states, “His petition argues that it is ‘inexcusable’ that he was allowed to serve as vice president and in other roles, yet be denied the chance to serve as board president because of his lifestyle.”

    Yes, it is indeed inexcusable — inexcusable that he was even allowed to serve as vice-president and other major roles! Don’t get me wrong; Archbishop Carlson did the right thing, but this matter should have been dealt with a LONG time ago. Mr. Goldone’s relationship goes against Church teaching, so why wasn’t he forbidden from being vice-president back when he tried running for that position? For a Catholic organization, ALL positions, no matter how major or minor, should be held by those who truly attempt to live as Christ and His Church command, not just the top one!

    Ginny — you have no idea what Christian love is if you think it entails ignoring or rationalizing what is wrong. Archbishop Carlson’s actions were meant to send a message to Mr. Goldone, namely, that his flouting of Church teaching is incompatible with being a Catholic or representing a Catholic organization, not to mention that it’s endangering his soul to boot. The love that Jesus showed, as opposed to that which you wrongly claim He showed, was the type that welcomed and accepted everybody but at the same time DID NOT allow them to continue living sinful lifestyles. Remember the woman caught in adultery? Jesus didn’t condemn her, but remember that He also said, “Go, and do not sin again.” And what about those who wouldn’t amend their lives, like the self-righteous Pharisees? He had very harsh words for them! And let’s not forget how He dealt with the moneychangers in the temple! You don’t seem to realize that love isn’t always being nicey-nice all the time. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do for someone is to slap ’em upside the head! And as for the alleged sin of the others in St. Vincent de Paul Society to which you allude, you once again fail to see that there’s a HUGE difference in occasionally falling but repenting and openly, unrepentantly living a sinful lifestyle.

    Kayla — it’s not being unwelcoming to condemn homosexual activity for what it is, namely, sinful. Read the Bible and the Catechism! We’re not supposed to judge people as individuals, true, but we ARE supposed to judge actions as right or wrong. Mr. Goldone has been living the gay lifestyle for many years, and it’s not being unwelcoming to call him out on it. While his desire to help the poor is laudable, he nevertheless works for a CATHOLIC organization, so it’s only right that he should strive to live the Catholic lifestyle in ALL areas of his life, not just part of it! Besides, the Church’s #1 job is not helping the poor; it’s SAVING SOULS! Mr. Goldone, as long as he continues to live the homosexual lifestyle, is putting himself in danger of eternal damnation. You and Ginny need to consider the following: What is true love? Is it letting someone speed unhindered down the wide, easy road to hell? Or is it trying to turn someone from that path and helping them get on the road to heaven? Think about that.

  • Anwar

    God, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit bless us always,
    I took time to read this message today and three things came to mind immediately:
    The first is that Mr. Goldone was allowed to move through the ranks of this Catholic flagship society until he was able to run for president of the organization. This is what happens when ‘good’ catholic people do not stand up for their faith and only wait for a bishop or priest to say or do something. I say, we must fight for our church and its belief as given in the catechism of the catholic church. This understanding of the faith will allow us to even “pull up the socks” of those priests and bishops that sway from the teaching.
    The second is that Mr. Goldone uses the ‘rules’ of the society to justify his claim of discrimination. It highlights a simple problem we often face, just as Mr. Goldone we often times take the moral Law in context. The Law of God is not to be taken in any other way but how it was given to us.
    The third is that there is need for us as Catholics to teach our faith in all that we do. Societies such as the St. Vincent de Paul’s Society have been created because of a deep understanding of our call to service as Children of God. Sometimes this truth is not remembered and the implications not fully understood. People often want to find ways of helping other or the church and these Societies offer a way. Catholic teaching should be introduced in these teaching to keep us focused on why we are there in the first place. Even though homosexuality is a sin, it is just fornication, but persistence in this sin makes the person break the the first Commandment; the person put their own desires above God and in so put themselves before God.
    We prayer for Mr. Goldone, that he grows closer to God and surrender is entire being to the desires of God. We pray that the SSVP continue to flourish in numbers and faith. We prayer for ourselves that God increases our faith and love for Him. Amen
    May God bless us always
    Anwar

  • Kayla B.

    it is not always the choice of a man or a woman to be homosexual, just like it is not the choice of straight men and women to be straight. Mr. Goldone was in the right to confront the Bishop about his wrongdoing. Is it not the job of the church to do good for God’s people? is that not the ULTIMATE goal? i’m sorry, but Mr. Goldone will not go to hell. he is obviously a devout man who has a deep faith life, pouring his heart and soul into this organization. it is truly disgraceful to see people reject someone who has their arms outstretched to the poor. what is even more sick is that you think that our faith life is so limited to accepting any change. homosexual lifestyle has been going on for centuries, though it has never been as obvious as it is now. i really dont understand why so many Catholic people who have been taught to WELCOME ALL PEOPLE are still so stubborn and naiive. those who are unwelcoming are cowards. you cannot see past the strict teachings of the church to see the good of this man! He is here to love you and to love all people, and yet you reject him? my oh my how much work we as catholics truly have left.

    edited for charity

  • Ginny Witte

    It is very sad to read the comments praising Archbishop Carlson’s response to Jeffrey Goldone. There is little love shown, the love that Jesus consistently showed, especially to sinners (us!). I can’t help feeling like the St. Vincent de Paul Society used Mr. Goldone for it’s own ends but then shunned him because his ‘sin’ is more obvious than their own.

  • Valerie

    The Archbishop is correct and can do no differently if he is to be obedient to the Church. Our Shepherds must define/teach Truth.

    Living a homosexual lifestyle is a grave sin, in scripture, and Commandments.

    We are obligated to call sin what it is (leaving judgment of the individual soul to God).
    The Church acts in disobedience to Christ if she were to condone sin. The harm that would cause is immeasurable.
    Today, political correctness and moral relativism are sowing great confusion in discerning right from wrong. satan is VERY clever and has used this well (against us)! Wake up America!

    If Mr. Goldone genuinely loves Christ, he will do as Christ instructs: Deny yourself; pick up your cross, then follow me.

    Denying the flesh is difficult, especially when our society sees nothing wrong with anything.
    This does grave harm to the individual. When he walks away from Truth, he becomes a victim to the “deception of evil.”

    When we reject God’s Truth, our eyes are blinded to that Truth – a consequence of obstinate sin. This is what’s happening to our nation.

    A path to holiness exist for anyone who makes a commitment to Christ to live a moral life (not as society dictates, but as God does).
    This is the narrow path to salvation addressed in scripture.

    Mr. Goldone obviously loves Christ, but he is misinformed; like many he has bought the deception.
    My prayer is that he recognize Truth; that the Holy Spirit guide him toward that Truth now in his time of need.

    Humility, i.e. (I am nothing, God is everything) is necessary for any of us to accept Truth; is it not?

  • Teresa K.

    Of course Archbishop Carlson did the RIGHT thing in the eyes of GOD. This is just one more way the homosexuals are trying to manipulate the Church and get in high places. I will pray for Archbishop Carlson that God will continue to give him the strength he needs to speak the TRUTH in love to God’s people. It is clear in Scripture that homosexuals are called to live a chase life.

    I thank God for all of our Courageous Archbishops, Bishops and Priests…we must never back down from telling the truth.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Teresa K

  • Dianne

    Mr Quinn

    Archbishop Carlson did follow the teaching of the Chruch and also the Holy Bible. Is it unfortunate the man involved in the homosexual relationships was at this point when the issue finally rose to the surface. The Holy Bible does not say being homosexual is necessarily a reason for a person to be disliked. The Holy Bible and the Chruch clearly state the behavior is not acceptible however. A person can do something bad but they are not to be judged of mistreated but we pray for them. The idea seems in conflict to him but the ideas are somewhat parallel in fact. I personally will pray for him and his friend. May God’s will be done in this instance as in all things.

    Sincerely

    your sister in faith

    Dianne

  • Bill O.

    What humility it must take to identify your past contributions and now complain that you are “denied the chance” to the presidency. Was the purpose of past service to attain the presidency or to serve others? If both, then it is flawed service because it is based, in part, upon vanity.

  • Bo

    Praise You, Lord Jesus…for giving us good and couragious and holy priests..
    Lord Jeus, all priests are Your consecrated priest…!!!
    May God , the Holy Spirit guide them, for this we pray !

  • Elena Trear

    I am in total agreement with Arshbishop Carlson. God bless him!

  • Valerie

    The Archbishop is correct and can do no differently if he is to be obedient to the Church. Our Shepherds must define/teach Truth.

    Living a homosexual lifestyle is a grave sin, in scripture, and Commandments.

    We are obligated to call sin what it is (leaving judgment of the individual soul to God).

    The Church acts in disobedience to Christ if she were to condone sin. The harm that would cause is immeasurable. Today, political correctness and moral relativism are sowing great confusion in discerning right from wrong. satan is VERY clever and has used this well (against us)! Wake up America!

    If Mr. Goldone genuinely loves Christ, he will do as Christ instructs: Deny yourself; pick up your cross, then follow me.

    Denying the flesh is difficult, especially when our society sees nothing wrong with anything. This does grave harm to the individual. When he walks away from Truth, he becomes a victim to the “deception of evil.”

    When we reject God’s Truth, our eyes are blinded to that Truth – a consequence of obstinate sin. This is what’s happening to our nation.
    A path to holiness exist for anyone who makes a commitment to Christ to live a moral life (not as society dictates, but as God does).

    This is the narrow path to salvation addressed in scripture.

    Mr. Goldone obviously loves Christ, but he is misinformed; like many he has bought the deception. My prayer is that he recognize Truth; that the Holy Spirit guide him toward that Truth now in his time of need.

    Humility, i.e. (I am nothing, God is everything) is necessary for any of us to accept Truth; is it not?

  • Byzcat

    Yes, the Archbishop did the right thing. The real problem was allowing Mr. Goldone to serve as Vice President in the first place. Did the other board members not know he was in an active homosexual relationship? If they did not and it was only revealed later, then they did nothing inappropriate. Did they know and look the other way? If so, they were complicit in allowing this and should also repent of their complicity. It is not charity to confirm another in their sins. Mr. Goldone now has some hard choices to make.

  • gb

    My only thought is: Can we please clone Bp Carlson & send him to MY diocese?? We are in desparate need of Episcopal Spine in these parts!

    Barb, Its not a matter of ‘explaining’…if that’s what were needed, people would only have to read the CCC on this topic. The problem is “ears to hear”. Most people (including Catholics in the USA) want the benefits of the Church without having to live the life of purity that the Church calls ALL of us to.

  • Anna Glynn

    Thank you Archbishop Carlson – You do not disappoint. Archbishop Carlson has alway been true to Catholic teaching and has never backed down under political pressure. God has blessed us all with a true shephard who is a faithful example of what Christ is calling us all to be.

  • James

    The bishop was right. The decision, based on Catholic teaching in fidelity to the Word of God, does not discriminate against people with same sex attraction, but rather prevents those with it who seek to live lives contrary to the teachings of the Church from assuming positions of authority and trust within the Church. The only solution, and only way of facilitating Mr Goldone and his partner, is for the Church to go against Christ and change her teaching: that is not going to happen. The teaching is same for those who are in other irregular relationships, be they heterosexual or homosexual.

  • Barb

    Why doesn’t somene explain to “active” gay people that love true love does not include sex. The sex act was given to us by God to pro create, that is why there are two sexs. If it were possible to pro create with the same sex then why did God create two sexs? People need to understand that true love desires eternal salvation for the other Passion has nothing to do with true love.

  • t.lewis

    Now if the bishops would stand up against the CCHD, close it down, supporting pro abortion and same sex marriage is a mortal sin, with we in the pews money.

  • Paul C

    The man knew the Church’s position well before sneaking in under the radar for VP – if you don’t agree with the teaching, start your own organization.

    This is the SAINT VINCENT society – declared such by the same Catholic Church!

    Thank you Bishop!

  • We depend on our priests, no matter their title, to
    preach what Christ taught through the Holy Catholic
    Church as revealed by the Holy Spirt. To be firm in
    rejecting that which compromises, denies, or subverts the truth no matter how difficult or threatening it may be.
    We must pray for the brave Archbishop and all priests to be courageous during these times; may they depend totally on the Holy Spirit and the Blessed Mother for guidance and strength.
    A simple effective prayer: Come, Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate
    Heart of Mary Your will beloved spouse. Amen

  • Yes he did the right thing. May St. Michael the Archangel defend him in this very fierce battle. The lines are being drawn daily. Stand for the truth, Archbishop Carlson. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to see someone in your position doing so. God bless you.

  • Larry Peterson

    I have been a vincentian for 18 years and I love this organization that does so much to help those in need regardless of who or what they are. The Archbishop did the RIGHT thing. The church does not condemn any homosexual. It just forbids an active homosexual lifestyle the same as it forbids an unmarried man & woman from living together as husband and wife. Kudos to you, Archbishop Carlson, for defending the faith. You are in the prayers of many, including myself.

  • May God bless the Archbishop in his decision to uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church. So many of our church leadership today are looking for ways to “water down the faith” so that they may remain popular. They were chosen to be a shepherd and to lead God’s people. . .to Him not away from Him.

  • Here are some comments from our email subscribers.

    Yes, Yes, Yes he did the only thing that a true follower of Christ could do.
    We need more like him.

    AMTG
    GOD BLESS, ANNE

    ______

    Thank you Archbishop Carlson for confirming Catholic moral teaching in this matter.

    Perhaps this rule should be modified to include the office of vice-president as well as president?

    Deb in Arizona

    _______

    Archbishop Carlson not only took the right action, but he took the only action possible.

    Truth is always truth even if no one believes it, sin is always sin, even if everyone is doing it.

    May God continue to bless you in your courage.
    Anne Van

    Yes, he absolutely did do the right thing. If Mr. Goldtone was living a life of celibacy maybe and promoting celibacy to all homosexuals, maybe it’d be different. I applaud the Cardinal for standing up for the moral teachings of the church.

    Eva W.
    _______

    Praise God. The Archbishop responded with true Charity – that is he spoke the Truth.

    _______

    Archbishop Carlson made the right decision. However, I would add two caveats:

    1) The rules should have been applied for all positions on the Board, and not just for the presidency, right from the Board’s inception.

    2) Archbishop Carlson should have modified his statement by advising that, if and when Mr. Jeffrey Goldone chose to put an end to his homosexual activity, he would be considered again for the position… this would parallel Jesus’ teachings: “You are forgiven, go and sin no more.”

    May God Bless both Mr. Goldone and Archbishop Carlson.

    _______

    We need more bishops like him, we can no longer sit on the fence any longer we are either Catholic or we are not. We do not have the option to pick and choose. I believe we are in the times of Elijah, we are being asked by God if we stand with Him or with the enemy. Thanks Archbishop for being truly Catholic your flock is blessed!

    ______

    Bravo for Archbishop Carlson! He follows our Mother Church’s teaching, God Bless him and Mary keep him. MV

    _______

    Archbishop Carlson made the right decision. However, I would add two caveats:

    1) The rules should have been applied for all positions on the Board, and not just for the presidency, right from the Board’s inception.

    2) Archbishop Carlson should have modified his statement by advising that, if and when Mr. Jeffrey Goldone chose to put an end to his homosexual activity, he would be considered again for the position… this would parallel Jesus’ teachings: “You are forgiven, go and sin no more.”

    May God Bless both Mr. Goldone and Archbishop Carlson.

    _______

    GOD BLESS YOU ARCHBISHOP CARLSON…YOU ARE ANSWERED PRAYER!!!

    LOVE IN CHRIST, AGATHA B.

    _______

    Archbishop Carlson,yes, yes, yes the Archbishop has done the right thing by not letting the President-Elect run for the president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This Organisation is Catholic and it should abide to the Catholic Teaching on all the line. Gay relationship is morally wrong and is forbidden by the Catholic Church. We have to take a stand on this issue and the Archbishop has had the courage to do so. God Bless him. Marguerite

  • Kris Viens

    It is a difficult situation since this man has been allowed to be in positions of authority within the organization and now is being denied the head position due to his same sex attraction and active same sex lifestyle. It takes a courageous man like Bishop Carlson to say, we made a mistake up to this point, but now we must take a stand for the truth. This is hard. Yet, courage requires doing the hard thing. Blessings

  • James Patrick

    Poor Mr. Goldone and his partner in sin of 20 years, have no understanding of the danger in which they have placed their souls. I believe it is because in reality they have a deformed faith. Archbishop Carlson is the best friend that they will both likely ever have this side of the grave!

  • Bernadette Shonka

    Thank God for Archbishop Carlson’s firm stand. I question why he held office as VP. Now, if Mr. Goldone would accept Church teaching—all of it—you can’t be Catholic and just accept bits and pieces. I would beg both he and his partner to investigate the Courage Apostolate http://www.couragerc.org and strive for a chaste relationship. That is what is necessary to be CATHOLIC.

  • RJ Wargo

    Archbishop Carlson was absolutely correct in his actions. It seems that the requirements for membership in the Soceity of St. Vincent de Paul are the same as to get into heaven. One way to gain entrance is living completely free from sin but that lofty goal has only been achieved by two persons, Jesus and His Blessed Mother. Praise God for loving us enough to give us an alternate route, accepting salvation and repenting. Jeffrey Goldone is struggling. Jeffrey eludes that he is a victim of the very prejudice and discrimination that Vincentians are opposed to and that he suffers this discrimination because he is different by way of his homosexuality.
    Vincentians are expected to live in concert with Catholic faith and morals. Jeffrey had to decline his nomination not because he is homosexual. He had to decline his nomination because he is defying Catholic faith and morals. A man who has sex with his live-in girlfriend should not be treated any differently than Jeffrey. Jeffrey and his partner can and should provide emotional love to each other, love one another is what Jesus asks of us. Just like an unmarried man and woman can and should love each other. In both cases the sin comes from engaging in sex outside the sanctity of marriage.
    Catholics are called to evangelize and actively save souls. Archbishop Carlson answered the call by intervening in this situation and may very well by the necessary catalyst that causes Jeffrey to turn from his sin. Archbishop Carlson, God bless you and you are in my prayers.
    Jeffrey is a victim, a victim of being allowed to hold the office of vice-presidency. No wonder he is confused. Our tolerance of sin has brought about the moral-relativism that fosters the current “culture of death”. We have let Jeffrey live a lie and owe him an apology.
    Jeffrey Goldone, I am sorry. You now, however, know the truth. The actions you chose cost you a presidency, don’t let them cost your soul eternal salvation. May God bless you with the wisdom, desire and strength to obtain the kingdom of heaven. Jeffrey, you are in my prayers too.

  • Sue

    May God continue to bless Archbishop Carlson with courage and faithfulness. If he is a devout Catholic, Mr. Goldone is aware of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. But if he was a devout Catholic, he wouldn’t insist on having Jesus on his own terms, instead of on Jesus’ terms, which are pretty clearly spelled out.

  • Carmen

    Bishop Carlson is right. The teaching of the Catholic church is very clear. Those who opted to live in sin should stay quiet and not try to justify themselves. What is wrong is wrong. God is infallible. If He said that homosexuality is evil, it means it is evil and there is nothing to discuss or justify. If living in the truth does not suit them anymore they are free to leave. One can’t call himself Catholic and live a life that goes against the Catholic faith. I see it as bearing false witness agaisnt Jesus.

  • Mrs Mary C Donahue

    ” active gay men and women ”
    Yes. The Archbishop did the right thing. If this man was chaste
    it would be different.As Shepherd he must rpotect from scandal.
    The Archbishop would have to do the same thing if it were a man & woman
    living together outside of marriage.
    May St Michael protect him.

  • Thank you and God Bless you Archbishop Carlson for standing up and defining our faith.We are caught in the middle of a cultural collapse where the truth of Catholic teaching is being attacked.God intended us to follow His law and what our Catholic Church teaches.We are in grave danger when someone wants to play God and make up their own rules to suit themselves and their lifestyles.If they have made a bad choice to go against Church teaching then they must suffer the bad choices they have made.They can choose what God has intended for man and wife in His natural order;to do otherwise is to openly condemn Church teaching.They can remain celebate and control their impulses,God will give them the grace to overcome any obstacle to His mercy,but to attack the Church and it’s believers by undermining it’s teachings seems to be the norm of those who scream out to be tolerated.They want to reconstruct the Church to suit themselves and use it to cry that they are being discriminated against.People will have to be very careful in the future to make sure they hire supporters of the Church and not those who wish to destroy it.

  • Barbkw

    Saving souls, one day at a time.

    🙂

  • Tamy

    I’m so thankful for Archbishop Carlson who is true to Jesus Christ and His church. There can be no confusion where truth is taught.

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