My assumption is that the priest as my confessor was trying to tell me if we don’t believe that the church will overcome these evils then we don’t believe the words of our Lord found in that particular passage and if we don’t believe our Lord’s words in scripture we really don’t have the fullness of faith. I am praying for the pope and the church. However, I am a person that needs to be proactive and sometimes prayer is not enough for me and this is where I can get myself in trouble . The priest ( our parish pastor) was generous in saying I was a good catholic because of my concern and that I should never be afraid of upholding the truth. Let us pray and let us not fear the enemy but be as courageous as ever in speaking the truth especially with respect to the very grave evils that some are trying to “normalize”. Satan is alway at work and this is just a test. If the laity collectively would display the courage needed to support this important doctrine it would send a message to pastors and bishops. Perhaps then it would gain even a small mention in a homily….that in my opinion would be a good start. Lets see what happens given the what has played out in this synod. Pax CHristi.
Fraser, thanks for your comment about my use of ‘their’. I had a small bet with
myself that a grammatically astute person would spot this, and considered
writing ‘…his or her grammatical toes’ instead, but I’ve blogged about using
third person plural pronouns in such contexts [link to http:///2012/06/he-or-she-versus-they/%5D ,
and it’s also perfectly acceptable to do this according to OUP’s style guide. I
know it’s still a contentious issue, though, and many people still find this