Yesterday Catholics For Choice ran the following full page ad in the Austin American-Statesman.
That led me to post the following comment on the Catholics For Choice Facebook page.
It is very interesting that “Christ humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross (Philippians 2:8)” yet this group of so called “Catholics” refuses to be obedient to the Church they profess to be a part of. Doesn’t sound very Christ-like to me.
Faithful Catholics have made their choice. We have chosen to be obedient to the Pope and the Magisterium. We have made the choice to make God’s Will our will and NOT the other way around. We have chosen to honor the views of God and not the views of man. If you have chosen a different path then you cannot call yourself Catholic, as was so eloquently stated by Archbishop Charles Chaput.
One cannot be a pro-choice catholic…There are Catholics who don’t understand that and think they’re Catholics.
So here’s the question and I hope that if you know anyone who falls into this camp that you will share this post with them, because I really would like to know the answer. Why be Catholic? I was once told that one reason the Catholic Church doesn’t allow non-Catholics to take communion is because when we go up to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord at Mass we are professing with our actions that we believe everything that the Catholic Church teaches. Not a few things, not only the things we agree with, but everything. There are plenty of other denominations out there that would gladly share and welcome your views on abortion, gay marriage and women priests. Why do you feel the need to change something that hasn’t changed in 2000 years? As much as you might not want to hear this, the Church will never change because She is built upon the unchanging teachings of Christ.
At the end of the day there is really only once “choice” and I’ll once again quote Archbishop Chaput:
“If you’re Catholic and you disagree with your Church. What do you do? You change your mind.”
The combox is open. I welcome your feedback…