|A modern Bishop John Fisher|
How encouraging to the flock to find a pastor who cares enough about the souls in his care to warn them of the danger to their souls from their "manifest grave sin."
Yes, we are all sinners, but there's a big difference between the one who says, "Have mercy on me, Lord, for I'm a sinner" and works hard to amend his life vs. the one who says, "Love me, love my sin." and stands proudly affirming immoral behavior. The first is a struggling sinner. The second reflects arrogant scandal to all who know him.
Bishop Paprocki has shown himself to be made of the same stuff as St. John Fisher who stood up to the attack on marriage by Henry VIII. The bishop isn't likely to suffer a bloody martyrdom for his stand, but he will certainly be viciously attacked by, not only the LGBT crowd, but by the dissenters within the ranks like Fr. James Martin and other ear-ticklers.
I'm offering my rosary today for Bishop Paprocki. May the Lord bless him and and use his courageous example to bolster the courage of the weak sisters in roman collars. They seem to be legion.
Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy, intercede for him.