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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Importance of sexual morality

Catholic News Agency reports on a talk by Bishop John M. D'Arcy, whose retirement as bishop of the Fort Wayne – South Bend, Ind., diocese, was recently announced, in which he spoke on the importance of priests remaining faithful to the Church's teachings on sexual morality.

“Fidelity to the truth for the priest means that he is willing to give the hard saying,” the bishop told priests of the diocese. “Hard for himself, perhaps because he does not believe it strongly enough; because he thinks it it is too hard for the people and they might reject it. Or, a greater temptation, he may worry that they might reject him.”

“I ask this question to you and to myself: have we been faithful to the truth and willing to give people the hard saying? My dear priests, I ask this question to myself in prayer and repentance and in truth, seeking only to know His will and to do it.”

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