IMO, this is another very good example of why we need a Magisterium.
And also why Call to Action and like groups (those who promote same-sex attraction/partnerships as the same or equal to heterosexual marriage) need to leave the Church – if one does not believe what the Church teaches, one is obligated to leave. I don’t understand why they stay (except to be rebellious and a thorn in the sides of our bishops). I suppose CTA members do not think they are putting their souls in danger? They have created a “de facto” schism; very sad, and confusing to many inside as well as outside the RC Church.
CTA would like the Church to be run by democratic vote, even up to who gets to be Pope. I think we’ve had enough examples of what happens to the Faith when that becomes instituted.
We must continue to pray for these separated bros. & sisters to come Home.
Here is the link at which I saw the story (which is also posted at New Oxford Review):
One of the comments was that “all Lutherans are heretics” (someone from Poland), which I would not agree with. They may not be aware or acknowledge that they follow a heretic. I’m currently reading Roots of the Reformation (available through the Coming Home Network). Yes, the Church was indeed a moral mess and in need of reform in 1517, and the reform from within did come after Luther’s rebellion. I sure am glad I didn’t live in those times and now can live in peace with Lutherans, but feel sorry they accept so much revisionist history.