Have homilies become too open-minded? - Catholic Courier
Father Larry McBride of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson, Ky., delivers the Homily during a school Mass March 28. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn) Father Larry McBride of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Henderson, Ky., delivers the Homily during a school Mass March 28. (CNS photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Have homilies become too open-minded?

To the editor:

I notice when I go to church the homilies are usually what one might call open-ended or maybe even open-minded, non-specific, allowing for different points of view. Of course the priest while preparing his homily must have this in mind.

In the end I think it portrays our Catholic Church as an inclusive church, a “big tent church” of sorts. We allow many differing beliefs as opposed to old outdated narrow legalistic beliefs. Case in point, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden well known politicians publicly identify as Catholics yet have a very open-minded view of women’s reproductive rights, a woman’s right to choose.

This is why during election season I saw bumper stickers in the parking lot endorsing Hillary Clinton who is whole heartedly pro-choice. It’s clear our church has “evolved” away from strict cumbersome church dogma.

Bill McHale

Lower Lake Road

Seneca Falls

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