Archbishop Dolan Preaches About Sexual Immorality!

“Chastity And Purity Liberate Us, But Immorality Enslaves Us!”

 

From OSV Daily Take Blog.

Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan of New York got the attention of worshipers at St. Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday, when he started a homily the Daily News labeled as “fire-and-brimstone” by saying, “I’m going to preach about sex.” And he did.

From the Daily News story:

New York’s cardinal-to-be delivered a no-holds-barred sermon on morality Sunday, telling his flock to stand firm against popular culture’s message that sex outside marriage is okay.

“The one who, with God’s grace and mercy, tries his or her best to be pure and chaste is often thought of not as a hero, not a saint, but as a freak in our culture today,” Archbishop Timothy Dolan said at St. Patrick’s.

“The biblical teaching on sexual responsibility is counter-cultural,” he continued, hailing those who stay true to their moral compass.

“Anyone who tries his or her best to live it can expect a lot of temptation and even ridicule and criticism.”

Dolan linked “sexual immorality” with society’s ills — violence, sex crimes, disease and broken families — and called on priests to do a better job of encouraging the sexually virtuous.

…“The church has at times in the past, sadly, come across as some nay-saying, puritanical nag, always giving a big ‘No, no, no’ to one of life’s greatest joys,” he said.

But modern society often reduces sex to “animal rutting” or its “most popular contact sport,” he said.

He didn’t mention any one show or star by name, but Dolan clearly seemed to be targeting the bed

hopping that’s become regular fare on TV and reality shows like “Jersey Shore.”

“Truth be told, it is chastity and purity that liberates us, while immorality enslaves us,” he said.

Read the full story HERE.

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7 comments to Archbishop Dolan Preaches About Sexual Immorality!

  • Thank you Archbishop Dolan. You are a hero.

  • Thank God for Archbishop Dolan. We need more shepherds like him. Finally at last we have part of the hierarchy speaking out and feeding the sheep. May more follow him.

  • judystefencavage

    Bravo! I agree w/other commenters, my parish priests, while they are good priests, they NEVER preach about sex outside of marriage or homosexuality. Fact is one of our Deacons preaches more on sin than the priests themselves.

    Just watching the young girls coming to Mass dressed as if they were at the beach in the summer, needs addressing. Let alone preaching about sex outside marriage. Hopefully our priests will follow on AB Dolan’s homily. I pray they will

  • God Bless you Arch Bishop Dolan for your truth and courage to stand for our Good Lord above professing the truth about morality from the pulpit. Please get that strong message out to all clergy accross the country and please also tell them to “stop the worry game” about offending those sitting in the pews. Catholics and all faithful Christians, want the truth and NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS which is one primary cause of losing many Catholics over many years.
    We all pray one day to hear these priceless words, “Well done Good and Faithful Servant, welcome home”.
    God Bless you…God is in your corner ! Keep it up and spread the word far and wide!!Pray for Fr.Frank Pavone

  • JMJ

    I just wish that all the bishops are as straight-forward, fearless, and courageous as Archbishop Dolan. His attitude should be the norm for the US bishops. There is no place for diplomacy as far as morals are concerned in a rotting society like ours.

  • CHARLIE BORG (@CHARLIEBORG1)

    I NOT ONLY AGREE WITH ARCHBISHOP DOLAN,I CONGRATULATE HIM FOR BEING FRANK,STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT.WE LIVE IN A WORLD THAT IT SEEMS THAT NOTHING IS NOTHING.EVERYTHING IS OK.SIN IS NO MORE.WE THINK THAT WE CAN DO ANYTHING.GOD IS DEAD THEY THINK BUT WHEN WE MEET HIM IN TIME WE WILL HAVE TO GIVE ACCOUNT TO OUR WAY OF LIVING.WEATHER WE BELIEVE IN GOD OR NOT.WE SHALL SURELY DIE,AND AS SURE AS DEATH IS THERE FOR ALL,THERE IS GOD TO.WE DON’T NEED TO BELIEVE IN GOD.FOR GOD IS THERE AND EVERY ONE WILL HAVE TO GIVE ACCOUNT OF HIS OR HER WAY OF LIVING.

  • Bill

    Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan is right on target. This is a far bigger issue than the 10% who are homosexual.

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