On the Vortex today (January 8, 2014), Michael Voris talked about a situation in the Archdiocese of Boston, where a monsignor has written scandalous words about Our Lady and the Holy Family in his parish bulletin.
This kind of thing bothers me immensely, as I’m sure it does you. Not only is the priest misleading his flock, teaching error, and scandalizing countless poor souls, he is showing his own ignorance (willful?) about the truth of the marriage of Mary and Joseph, about the circumstances of the birth of Jesus, and about the truths taught by Holy Mother Church.
The priest says things in the bulletin article that reduce the Holy Family to the status of a secular family. He says that “Mary was pregnant before being married”, and yet this is not true. She was betrothed to Joseph, and in Jewish culture, that is “being married”, even though the marriage has not been consummated. And the doctors and fathers of the Church inform us in readings in the Divine Office, that likely Satan was fooled as he watched for the birth of the Savior – because he was looking for a virgin to give birth, not a married woman.
There is much more to criticize and gnash our teeth over in that priest’s article. I will just quote this one part:
…[T]he first family of Christianity reminds us that there is no such thing as normal. Every family is different and this means that we need to… applaud the virtues of family living wherever we find them: two parent families, single parent families, blended families, families with two mommies or two daddies and adoptive families.
My heart grieves for the honor of Our Lady, and for the honor of the Holy Family. I grieve for the souls misled into believing that “gay marriage” is truly marriage, and that it is a valid form of “family life”. I grieve for the souls lost by this preaching of error and heresy.
I pray for the conversion of this priest, and for the souls of those who believe his words.
We must do penance for this outrage. Let us join with the children of Fatima who offered their mortifications as they prayed:
O my Jesus, I offer this for love of Thee, for the conversion of poor sinners, and in reparation for all the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.