Sunday, November 17, 2013
Rattles and Bones
Some backwater third world nation?
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill next week.How does that go again? "Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad."
Paprocki said he will offer the prayers intended to cast out evil at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the state's capital Wednesday. ...
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.
There's bound to be a blowup between these conservative bishops and the somewhat more open pope Francis.
-- pew sitter, formerly Catholic