Okay, this will be brief. The Supreme Court has given the go-ahead for so-called gay marriage. In the Catholic Church there is no possibility for such a thing…ZERO possibility…(Look up the criteria for marriage in the Catholic Church)…ZERO possibility. Did the hierarchy come out, (pardon the pun), in force to denounce such a thing. No. And was the tepid cry that was made by Church against this movement to gay marriage listened to? No. Why not?
There are a number of reasons. The faith has not been catechized in generations. All this talk and hoopla about the new catechization is guff because people have not been catechized in the faith for years. The other reason, and it is our own fault, has been the clergy sexual abuse issue and the fact that we can still talk about it because very little has been done or even said, about how destructive it has been and continues to be in the Church.
Because of the cover-ups and the inaction and/or very slow action when and if the bishops do try to teach or come out against something that is against the Church people think to themselves, ‘Who the hell are you to tell me anything?’ Forgotten is the faith and the Triune God’s teaching. The current mess falls directly at the feet of clergy.