On May 24, 1977, McCarrick was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of New York and Titular Bishop of Rusibisir by Pope Paul VI.
TIA Kathleen Willett Redle
TIA Kathleen Willett Redle
Cardinal McCarrick gave a clear demonstration of the progressivist agenda when he supported the slippery slope or maybe I should call it the “slop” of “homosexual civil unions” in his June 7, 2006 interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN.
The ultra-liberal Blitzger questioned McCarrick about the same sex marriage amendment and homosexual civil unions. Blitzer mentioned how Ted Kennedy said that a vote for this amendment for the ban on same sex marriage is “bigotry, pure and simple.” This is from the “pro-choice” supposedly Catholic Senator who earns applause from such groups as Catholics for a Free Choice” So we’re supposed to believe that Catholic Church teaching for 2,000 years against homosexual relationships of any kind is “bigotry”? Ted Kennedy thinks he knows more than the Bible and Church Tradition put together. What’s worse, though, is that Card. McCarrick should know better, but he doesn’t.
Here are the central questions and answers of the Blitzer-McCarrick interview:
Blitzer: You think that you could live with – you could support civil unions between gays and lesbians, but you wouldn't like them to get formally married, is that right?
McCarrick: Yes. I think – I think basically the ideal would be that everybody was able to enter a union with a man and a woman and bring children into the world and have the wonderful relationship of man and wife that is so mutually supportive and is really so much part of our society and what keeps our society together. That's the ideal.
If you can't meet that ideal, if there are people who for one reason or another just cannot do that or feel they cannot do that, then in order to protect their right to take care of each other, in order to take care of their right to have visitation in a hospital or something like that, I think that you could allow, [it is] not the ideal, but you could allow for that for a civil union.
But if you begin to fool around with the whole – the whole nature of marriage, then you’re doing something which affects the whole culture and denigrated what is so important for us. Marriage is the basic foundation of our family structure. And if we lose that, then I think we become a society that’s in real trouble.” (Catholic Online edition, June 8, 2007)
Yet with his statement, Card. McCarrick is doing exactly that – “fooling around with the whole nature of marriage,” as well as the United States Constitution, not to mention the Catholic Church’s sacred laws. He gives us a false excuse that homosexuals need to have their “right protected to visit someone in a hospital.” But I hardly think this is the case. People visit friends and relatives everyday in hospitals, and they don’t need some homosexual civil union license from the state to do so.
This wicked man does not profess the Catholic faith.
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