Since Washington D.C. recognizes same-sex marriage Catholic Charities of D.C. has decided to drop spousal insurance benefits altogether.
Too little, too late, I say. Did they let divorced and remarried people onto their plan? Adulterers in the eyes of God? Sinners according to the principles of the Catholic Church? I hear nothing but a deafening silence on that issue.
And what kind of screening process did they have for the recipients of their charity? Is it possible that Catholic donations were going to the undeserving poor? What proof can they offer?
Just because Jesus seemed to extend his love in healing and feeding the hungry without any questions asked doesn’t mean the Church has to let sinners have health insurance. And Catholics are active in the battle to ensure that the government won’t help people get health care either.
So they’ll have to go to charity–which will refuse them. This fosters humility and repentance, at least outwardly, which is good enough.
But those adulterers… Does Catholic Charities insure them? Is it too late for a purge? Can they be excommunicated from insurance?
I think about St.Christopher these days. He’s an ex-saint for an ex-Catholic. I have to drive all day so I say a few prayers to him. He carried the child Jesus across the waters, bearing the burden of the world with compassion. It’s a sweet story even if it’s a legend.
Please forgive this rant. To Sister Winnie and all you good Catholics who are the soul of the Church, I’m sorry that I just lose it sometimes. I hope some day the leadership will follow your example. You are the real living practice of Catholic morality.