The priest cannot discuss anything revealed under the Seal of the Confessional.
Where does he sound unrepentant?
Where he says:“I’ve tried to be a decent person all my life. I’m not perfect, believe me. And I wouldn’t wish [being gay] on anyone. But you can’t be somebody you’re not. Otherwise you’ll end up 63 and alone,” he said.IOW, he’d rather be with a human being in a sinful relationship than with Christ, Who died for him.
This man was an altar boy until age 18, he went to mass every Sunday, he talks about having “good will”, he believes in the sacraments he says, so he probably was a regular confession-goer. It sounds like he was very much “searching” within the Catholic framework.
Many people–probably most–are “sinners” until that last moment…isn’t that the whole point about last rites?
The operative word here being until. IOW, one is supposed to *repent *in order to be forgiven. If someone hurt you and then said, Well, I’m sorry but I’m gonna do it again, wouldn’t you suspect that they weren’t all that sorry?
Heavens…serial killers who have brutally murdered people get their last rites.
If they are repentant or unconscious.
Peryaps you do not understand that only repented sins can be forgiven and absolved? How can a sin the sinner holds onto and plans to keep be forgiven or absolved?
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Where in the articles does he “persist” in defending some sort of “lifestyle”?
Being homosexual is not a “lifestyle” fyi. According to the CC…it is a “deep seated tendency”.
The acts are also called homosexual. There are 2 places in the article which indicate that he plans to continue in his sinfulness.
I thought the moment of “judging” was up to God and happened between the dying person and God.
This is a different thing altogther. Confession is not the particular or the general judgement; it is a sacrament for while we still are living and the priest acts *in persona Christi. *