Detroit-area Catholic leaders urge gay marriage supporters to skip Communion
"For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: 'I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.' In effect, they would contradict themselves.
PRO: About time. Pro-abortion and same-sex marriage 'Catholics' just GO AWAY. There are plenty of false "progressive " idols for you to worship.
CON: Absolutely NOT! The Church needs to update its antiquated and homophobic and anti women's CHOICE beliefs or just watch its membership decline!
and the answer is...
Decline away then. For me, my faith is not related to the percentage of my peers who agree on an issue. I don't take a poll of those around me for the purpose of adopting majority opinion as my core beliefs or I would be a progressive. I am not that weak. (DISCLAIMER: I give all progressives the "benefit of the doubt until their 25th birthday. After that, they should know better)
and in conclusion...
If the Church membership were to decrease down to a dozen or so members who could hypothetically fit into a small, upstairs apartment (with drawn curtains, to hide from obama's civil patrol drones) to break bread in an outlawed Mass of worship, I would still want to be there.
Remember, you can't refinish a beautiful antique table without stripping off the barnacles first.