Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tap, tap, tap

In the pool (as in billiards) community proper etiquette for congratulating an opponent for a particularly good shot is to tap the end of one's cue on the ground - this naturally becomes "tap, tap, tap" in written form. My congratulations this time is pointed to Dr. Ed Peter's post on the Peter Meade controversy in the Boston Archdiocese.

To summarize, if you don't know, Peter Meade and his wife wrote an opinion piece in the Boston Herald claiming that, in essence, since the world didn't end with the first homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts that was a sign that God was okay with the idea and that "no harm has resulted from the marriage of same-sex couples". LifeSite covers it here. As far as that goes, well, what else is new? Someone wrote a cockeyed opinion piece in a Boston newspaper, what's the big deal? The big deal is that this Peter Meade also is co-chair of the Cardinal's committee on parish closings and realignments. As bad as that is, let us also remember that this committee is in the cross-hairs of just about everyone in the Boston Archdiocese who has any bone to pick with the Church, so allowing someone who holds a what could be called heretical position on homosexual marriage to help run that committee is somewhat akin to suicide.

Dr. Peters summarizes the situation perfectly:

By their own words, the Meades have proclaimed themselves unfit to hold a position of influence in any particular Church, let alone one as prominent as Boston. If he won't resign, Peter Meade should be removed from the cardinal's advisory commission.
This is quite nearly the last thing the Archdiocese of Boston, and the New England region in general, need right now. How long will it be before Rhode Island and Maine cave in to the homosexual lobby? A doubling and redoubling of our prayers is needed.