Monday, April 20, 2015

Dr David McKalip's Open Letter to Bishop Robert Lynch

An excellent open letter to Bishop Lynch from Dr David McKalip, MD.

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch
Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg
February 23, 2015
Your Excellency,
It is with humility and respect that I write a letter of deep concern to you to be shared with the public. This open letter relates to your recent public statements regarding creation of a government-defined same-sex “marriage”. (I write this openly since you have specifically declined to meet with me to discuss this matter or answer these questions in writing.) In your statements[i], published in the Tampa Bay Times on January 7, 2015, you were right to point out that there may “no doubt be confusion”  relating to the understanding of changing societal definitions of marriage by Catholics.  In that spirit, I write to ask you to clarify some matters and help this faithful member of the Catholic laity clear up confusion created by this matter and by your public discussion of this matter.
To clear up any confusion I will offer some questions that I hope you will answer in public, in the same way in which you have made public your thoughts on the matter of so-called same-sex “marriage” created by the government. My questions will refer back to the document that has been defined by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church as the basis of Catholic doctrine, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC).  His Holiness, Saint Pope John Paul II, described the Catechism as an “authoritative exposition of the one and perennial apostolic faith” and as a “sure norm for teaching the faith,” as well as a “sure and authentic reference text” for preparing local catechisms (cf. Apostolic Constitution Fidei Depositum, no. 4).”

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course, there will be no answer until the laity get all bishop-barros on him, and cut off the money. Maybe he'd have better luck getting a liberal (non)-Catholic rag to bring about Lynch's resignation.


Do I sound bitter??

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