Bishop Tobin: Homosexuality, the Church and Pope Francis

Gay music director was released from St. Mary’s Church after he had contracted a so-called “marriage” with his gay partner.  His Priest, Father Francesco Francese, formly met with the music director to inform him that Church policy doesn’t allow people to publicly represent the Church while living a public life in contradiction to Church teaching.  ‘

Bishop Thomas Tobin released the following statement:

When Church leaders have to respond to situations involving persons living an openly “gay lifestyle” these days, we’re often scolded and told that we should be “more like Pope Francis,” presumably the “Who-am-I-to judge” Pope Francis.

  • Perhaps those critics should also remember the Pope Francis who said that same-sex marriage is destructive of families and is the work of the devil.
  • And the Pope Francis who has now supported the Mexican Bishops’ campaign to oppose gay marriage in their country.
  • And the Pope Francis who rejected the nomination of the Ambassador from France because the Ambassador is openly gay.
  • And the Pope Francis whose administration immediately fired and disciplined a priest who was working in the Vatican upon learning that the priest was gay and involved in a relationship.

It seems to me, then, that when we uphold the faith and teachings of the Church about homosexuality, we are indeed a lot like Pope Francis.

P.S. – Would you do Courageous Priest a favor and share this info with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Email right now? We truly appreciate it. Or leave a comment, we would love to hear what you think.

2 comments to Bishop Tobin: Homosexuality, the Church and Pope Francis

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>