Saturday, November 16, 2013

Exorcism for IL Catholic Gov.'s Homosexual Sin

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois says that he will follow the teaching of Pope Francis by offering prayers for “exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage” simultaneous to Catholic Gov. Pat Quinn's November 20th signing of the abominable new law re-defining God's design of marriage.
“. . . we should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated.  This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”
-- Pope Francis said in 2007, as then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
For background, read Pope Francis Says Gay Agenda is Work of the Devil and also read Illinois Black Churches and RC Diocese (initially) Blocked 'Gay Marriage'

-- From "Bishop to perform 'exorcism' on day same-sex marriage becomes law" by Manya Brachear Pashman, Chicago Tribune reporter 11/15/13

“It is scandalous that so many Catholic politicians are responsible for enabling the passage of this legislation and even twisting the words of the pope to rationalize their actions despite the clear teaching of the church,” Paprocki said in a statement.

In fact, during Argentina’s debate over same-sex marriage in 2010, Pope Francis, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, called it a “‘move’ of the father of lies who wishes to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Pope Francis is saying that same-sex ‘marriage’ comes from the devil and should be condemned as such,” Paprocki said.

An exorcism, which often refers to a rite performed on an individual, is applicable in the case of same-sex marriage because the devil can appear “in various forms of opposition to and persecution of the church,” the diocese of Springfield said in statement.

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From "Bishop Paprocki: Same-sex marriage 'grave sin'" by Doug Finke, The State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL) 11/15/13

Paprocki’s statements were contained in a news release announcing the prayer service he will conduct next week at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.

. . . House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Catholic who invoked the words of Pope Francis during a floor speech in support of the same-sex marriage bill. Pope Francis, speaking to reporters in July, said, “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”

During his speech, the Chicago Democrat said, “For those that just happen to be gay — living in a very harmonious, productive relationship, but illegal — who am I to judge that they should be illegal?”

Quinn’s office declined to respond to Paprocki’s comments.

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From "Bishop will lead prayers of exorcism as Illinois governor signs gay ‘marriage’ bill" by Patrick B. Craine, 11/15/13

The day after the vote, the Chicago Tribune quoted two Catholic state representatives who cited Pope Francis’ famous “who am I to judge?” quote in explaining their decision to support the measure.

"As a Catholic follower of Jesus and the pope, Pope Francis, I am clear that our Catholic religious doctrine has at its core love, compassion and justice for all people,” said Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia.

Bishop Paprocki is known for his strong stand on moral issues.

In June, the bishop debated dissident nun Sister Jeannine Gramick on gay “marriage” before a largely gay-friendly crowd. In his opening remarks, he revealed that his former secretary had been murdered by a homosexual activist after she suggested he change his lifestyle. “[Mary Stachowicz]’s murder was widely ignored by the media, despite the fact that she died as a martyr for her faith,” he said.

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For background, read
Bishop Paprocki Statement Warns Pres. Obama on Abortion

From the official statement of Bishop Thomas John Paprocki 11/14/13

Bishop Paprocki noted, "The pope's reference to the 'father of lies' comes from the Gospel of John (8:44), where Jesus refers to the devil as 'a liar and the father of lies.' So Pope Francis is saying that same-sex 'marriage' comes from the devil and should be condemned as such."

The prayers for "Supplication and Exorcism Which May Be Used in Particular Circumstances of the Church" are taken from the Appendices to the 2004 Latin edition of the Rite of Exorcism, the introduction to which explains, "The presence of the Devil and other demons appears and exists not only in the tempting or tormenting of persons, but also in the penetration of things and places in a certain manner by their activity, and in various forms of opposition to and persecution of the church. If the diocesan bishop, in particular situations, judges it appropriate to announce gatherings of the faithful for prayer, under the leadership and direction of a priest, elements for arranging a rite of supplication may be taken from [the texts provided in these appendices]."

Bishop Paprocki said that since same-sex marriage is contrary to the plan of God (see Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), those who contract civil same-sex marriage are culpable of serious sin. He also noted that politicians who enacted civil same-sex marriage legislation are "morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this grave sin."

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