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Steve, Lindsey and Jacob Bourbeau Steve, Lindsey and Jacob Bourbeau

Over the past several issues of The Remnant, we’ve been running my brother-in-law’s heartfelt homage to his recently-deceased and beloved wife, Gretchen. Gretchen is also one of my older sisters, very much missed after her recent passing. A couple of days before she went in for her liver transplant surgery, Gretchen telephoned me with some urgent concerns.  One of them was that our nephew Steve Bourbeau’s wife Lindsey, who had volunteered to give Gretchen— an aunt she barely knew—a part of her liver, would be laid up—even if all went well with the surgery—for months after the fact, and Gretchen was concerned. She didn’t know if she was doing the right thing in accepting Lindsey’s lifesaving offer, when it meant that the young mother of a small child would have to put her own life on hold for a long recovery process.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino Bishop Robert C. Morlino

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The ever-fragile gay advocates are after Bishop Morlino for supporting his top aide's consideration that open homosexuals—those who flagrantly and publicly defy Church teaching—be denied certain sacramental rites. 


An email was sent last week by Vicar General James Bartylla to priests in the diocese of Madison, saying they could deny funeral rights for those in same-sex partnerships. The diocese released a statement noting that said considerations within the email were not official policy, but did meet with the approval of Bishop Morlino.  

Now the wounded advocates are demanding change via an online petition petition being circulated to remove the Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, claiming that:

Bishop Morlino exerts a corrosive and corrupt influence over the Diocese through his transparent attempts to influence the voting habits of its members.  His threats to priests amount to a violation of the Constitutional separation of church and state.  Furthermore, he is an open and practicing bigot whose attitudes and opinions about the LGBTQI members of his Diocese (and our beloved families) are nothing short of inhumane.  His hatred and discrimination are undoubtedly a violation of Christ’s admonition to love thy neighbor.

For more on the story go HERE


REMNANT COMMENT: Bishop Robert Morlino is a good and holy man.   Remnant TV followers will recall when His Excellency rather courageously apologized for something that had appeared under his name several years ago, suggesting the Society of St. Pius X is in schism. We applauded His Excellency's integrity and humility at the time in this RTV episode.  

Now Bishop Morlino is being attacked not over a matter of his personal opinion, but rather over the faithful exercise of his office and the conscientious application of the Catholic Church's moral law as laid out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  The activists presently demanding his dismissal are in reality trying to bully and intimidate all Catholic bishops and priests who remain faithful to official Church teaching.

They are indirectly demanding changes to the Catechism of the Catholic Church itself:

"2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved." (Catechism of the Catholic Church) 

The Bishop is acting out of love for the faithful of his diocese who have the right before God to be informed of the precise teachings of the Church on these and other difficult moral questions -- teachings which have but one objective: the salvation of the souls and the prevention of scandal. 
 
Please support Bishop Morlino by signing our petition defending him against hateful demands for his dismissal—demands based on a manifest intolerance of the Church’s moral theology and the men who've promised to defend it. 

Stand with Bishop Morlino. SIGN THE REMNANT PETITION HERE

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