Open Letter to the Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston, AND the Faculty and Staff of Cardinal Newman High School, which falsely claims to be “Catholic.”
The dissenting positions of so-called “practicing Catholics” within the Diocese of Charleston are quite well known with regard to specific moral norms: namely, Catholics who publicly admit the sinful practice of contraception; and, even more to be condemned, sterilization by Catholic doctors; culminating in “therapeutic” abortions and removal of nutrition and hydration from unconscious or comatose patients in so-called “Catholic” hospitals. To this may be added laity and even Deacons who remain active members of Masonic organizations.
All of these persons continue to remain in good ecclesial standing and sacrilegiously partake of the Most Holy Eucharist on a regular basis.
This impiety is nothing new and has been cancerously eating at the Church’s vitals for the last 35 or 40 years.
What is new and unheard-of is the more or less tacit and/or open approval of the homosexual sub-culture and its corresponding public manifestations by recent Bishops of Charleston, clergy, religious, and laity who approve of the evil Vice of Sodomy, whether by silence, evasion, or consent; and a notably feeble defense of the objective moral order revealed by God and infallibly proposed by the ecclesiastical Magisterium for twenty centuries, up to and including, the Pontificate of Blessed John Paul II.
For example, the Synod of Charleston, promulgated in 1995 by the ultra-liberal and feminist-friendly Bishop David Thompson, states as follows: “…the Church in South Carolina is sensitive to the presence of homosexual persons in the life of the Church and civil society.”
This is absolutely equivalent to giving these individuals rights of citizenship in the Church and society which they do not possess as practicing homosexuals.
Their right of citizenship in the Church arises from their Baptism and Confirmation; their right of citizenship in society arises from this being the country of their birth. In these things, they differ from none of the other faithful.
In the January 15, 2012 edition of The State newspaper, in the Section entitled, “Weddings and Engagements,” to the great sorrow and indignation of devout Catholics, many non-Catholics, and even some (orthodox) Jews; one reads the following:
“A celebration of marriage (sic) was held on Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 2pm at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia…Both of the grooms’ fathers served as best men, (this writer’s emphasis), as well as Mr. Robert Dale Watson…” (writer’s emphasis in bold).
“Mr. (Michael, not Robert) Watson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ralph Watson (Athletic Coach – Emeritus of Cardinal Newman High School – not in original text)…He is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School…(sic)
Robert Dale Watson is an active Faculty/Staff member of Cardinal Newman High School which falsely – and therefore fraudulently – claims to “…form Students in the Catholic Tradition.”
“Some people conclude that their tendency (i.e., homosexual orientation or affect) is so natural that it justifies in their case homosexual relations withinn a sincere communion of life and love analogous to marriage…(cf., Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Persona Humana, Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics, , n. 8).
“…which at least implicitly would constitute an alternative to marriage…even worse when dealing with ‘couples’ of the same sex, something unknown in the cultural histories of people and in law, even if they are not presented as ‘marriage.’ ” (cf., Pontifical Council for the Family, Eucharistic Coherence of Politicians and Legislators, His Eminence Alfonso Lopez Cardinal Trujillo, October 7, 2005)
“…homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered and can in no case be approved of. ” (cf., Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Persona Humana, Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics, , n. 8).
Therefore, it is absolutely necessary that (Mr) Robert Dale Watson be immediately terminated from the employ of a Catholic institution which at least claims to be such…
If this is not done, the internal coherence (ad intra) and external Evangelical witness (ad extra) of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston is placed in serious doubt and peril…and all this to the grave detriment of the good of the Church – both local and universal; as well as the glory and honor of God and the salvation of souls, which is the supreme law of the Church.