When you have a captive audience who are expecting a homily but instead get your diatribe on traditionalists, it's pretty brave to stand up there and ridicule. How many people will go to Heaven because of your homily today? Essentially, you told us that there is "no black and white" and no Biblical basis for mortal sin. You stopped just short of calling traditional Catholics Pharisees.
I have a feeling I know why you are so angry. You know that the College of Cardinals is stacked against the likelihood of choosing a Pope who will tell us that so long as we don't hurt anyone's feelings, anything goes and everything is OK. Women's ordination, same-sex
That tradition you poked fun of today, abstaining from meat on Fridays? It's more than just tradition. It's called Canon Law. Not even the Spirit of Vatican II, which you so heartily embrace, could overturn it. I'm surprised you didn't pick on women wearing veils, but perhaps you're saving that one for another day, eh?
Speaking of Vatican II, have you noticed what happened when "thinking people" like yourself took liberties with the Mass, morality and just about everything else? The pews emptied, divorce became rampant, babies started piling up in medical-waste containers and America proceeded down a path of moral decay that could rival Sodom and Gomorrah.
Yes, there are traditionalists who are hypocrites, just as there are liberals and progressives who are as well. You know the kind I'm talking about, don't you? The sort of Catholic who is rightly outraged about gun violence but who turns a blind eye toward the scourge of abortion?
So my dear Reverend Father, before you decide to compare Catholics who are faithful to the Magisterium to Pharisees again, please think twice. The path we follow will never lead anyone to Hell. We're just too polite to interrupt your
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