A Moderate Voice
Now the quotes:
“Pope Francis doesn’t want cultural warriors, he doesn’t want ideologues."
Aren't we called the "Church Militant?" Isn't putting on the armor of God and defending the culture of life against her enemies exactly what we SHOULD be doing? What exactly is WRONG about being a "cultural warrior" if you are fighting a culture of death? And what exactly does it mean to be an "idealogue" if the ideal you are fighting for is one that is an absolute value? I find this disparaging to those who hold moral absolutes (like the Ten Commandments) and it is anything but pastoral since it implies condemnation of orthodox Catholics like pro-lifers who others label "idealogues." Would Bishop Cupich agree?
"[Bishop Cupich] chastised those church leaders who threatened to shutter social services rather than comply with the mandate.
'These kinds of scare tactics and worse-case scenario predictions are uncalled for and only unnecessarily disturb the hardworking and dedicated people who are employed by the Church,” he told diocesan employees earlier this year."
Oh my goodness, the bishop is criticizing his brother bishops who see exactly where the Obama administration is taking us. Some dioceses have already closed their adoption services rather than place children in same-sex homes. So there is already evidence of "worst case scenarios." I haven't seen any of the Catholic bloggers who regularly take other bloggers to task for being too critical, say a word about Bishop Cupich "chastising" his brother bishops. I guess he gets a pass.
But then again....maybe he was misquoted. As for me, I will continue to be a "cultural warrior" until Armageddon. When your culture is under the Prince of this World, you sure ought to be a "cultural warrior."