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Is Fr. Z's "Niceness" showing True Charity to McCarrick & his Pro-Gay Bishop's Network Destroying the Church?

Fr. Z recently compared faithful Catholics fighting to save the Church to the pro-homosexual dissenter Michael Winters because they were not being nice to Cardinal McCarrick and his pro-gay bishop's network who cover-up sex abuse and are trying to destroy to Church.

Apparently, Fr. Z thinks the best way to end the greatest crisis in the history of the Church is to be nice.

According to him, it appears that it's nice to call for less money to be given to McCarrick's pro-gay bishops network who cover-up sex abuse, but apparently he doesn't think it's nice to call for their removal from the episcopate or to be laicized.

Fr. Z even thinks it might be nice for Pope Francis, which the Catholic Monitor and others have presented evidence which strongly suggests he has been involved in cover-up, to appoint a canonical Special Prosecutor who would be under Francis's influence.

He probably doesn't think it's nice for McCarrick's pro-gay bishop network to be legally prosecuted as apparently might happen in Pennsylvania and for bishops to be jailed for sex abuse cover-up and other crimes.

Scholar Fr. Chad Rippinger, P.hD., in "Introduction to the Science of Mental Health" explains what charity to our enemies or sinners means:

"[C]harity is not divorced from supernatural prudence, not only for our sake but also for the sake of our enemies or sinners. At times, the most charitable thing that can happen to a sinner is to be cut off from certain effects or manifestations of charity so that he may come to his senses about his sinful life. Extending certain effects of charity may confirm him in his sin, and thereby do him harm."

"From this we understand that charity is not merely being nice, rather niceness is the effect of charity which is extended to people based on prudential judgment. This avoids a spirit of falsity which we find in certain people who are always nice, even when their niceness is out of place, unsuitable or even false." (Page 379)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.

Comments

Kathleen1031 said…
Laicize McCarrick. To do otherwise is an incredible scandal for Catholics and tells the world all Catholic priests are homosexual predators. Only laicization sends the message this is not tolerated any longer. It is a horror it has been.
Zero tolerance of any homosexual activity, even consensual between adults. These priests are the dissenters, they are tearing the church apart. They are the ones misappropriating funds for cabana boy parties and goodies for the boys. They are lousy spiritual fathers. We won't miss them.
Zero tolerance of men with any homosexual inclination admitted to seminary. First hint of homosexual behavior, OUT. To see this not yet done after all we have seen and all poor boys have experienced is crazy making. Cdl. O'Malley has unmitigated gall to suggest at this point there needs to be any discussion on "practices". Practice this! ZERO TOLERANCE FOR HOMOSEXUALITY. That should do it.

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