What Covers a Multitude of Sins

Stephen White reflects on the gospel story of the rich young man in the context of the CDF’s answer to a question about blessing same-sex couples:

“What the Church asks of Catholics with same sex-attraction may be unambiguous and simple chastity – but that does not make it easy. God offers mercy to all, but His offer of mercy does not spare us difficult choices. In a sense, God’s greatest mercy is that choice: he offers us a way out, narrow though it may be, rather than leaving us as we are. And though He looks at us and loves us, as he did the rich man, he leaves it to us to accept the offer. Or not.

That thought should make us all tremble.”

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