written by James Tricoli, Editor of the Amhersttimes.com
I have been a practicing Roman Catholic all of my life. When I was a young boy priests put the fear of GOD in me, not the great love GOD had for us.
When my generation entered our twenties we were filled with confusing truths concerning our faith. Many of us felt deep guilt concerning sex and love. It has proven out our generation had the highest divorce rate of any other generation of Roman Catholics. We were messed up by what we were taught concerning the real love of GOD.
Cardinal Raymond Burke wants to put in the final spike with his generation of priests who started by putting the fear of GOD into GOD’S children. Now he tells us that remarried Catholics and gays cannot use confession. That puts them into hell here on earth and leads you to going to hell upon your death.
Cardinal Burke, when you meet our Lord you will have to explain why you hated his children who needed love not strict, confusing thoughts. Cardinal Burke you and your legion of mixed up priests did a harmful thing to my generation.
Cardinal, you should feel guilt for the pain you caused in the minds of young boys and girls. We had deep guilt about our changing bodies. The boys tried all kinds of ways not to abuse their bodies. Your “rules” stayed in our minds and followed us into marriage. Many experienced disappointment in marriage because of the guilt we learned as children.
Many marriages dissolved because of the restrictions we developed from your teachings as a young person. Cardinal, you should be on your knees praying to the Lord because you were fully aware of what you were doing to his children. I believe you are a sick person who is filled with hate. Thankfully GOD’S love is coming out in the words of Pope Francis.
Why do so many happy remarried people, so many are good Catholics, have to pay for the sins of the church?
Cardinal you must stay on your knees and ask for forgiveness from every child you hurt.