I believe that it’s important that if you’re going to be Catholic, that you have to be 100% Catholic. That you stand by the church, you believe what the church believes and you pass that on to your sons and daughters and your grandsons and granddaughters.
Feeling the heat on his dip into politics and parish closings, the archbishop sure isn’t going to be mistaken for lukewarm. But I’m not sure he sees the potential problem with insisting on high ideals. Not to mention his weak grasp of Scripture. Revelation 3:14-22 relates the whole message to the Church of Laodicea. Verse 17, after the lukewarm comment:
For you say, ‘I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
The smaller, purer church meme sure sounds a lot like this. No need of anything less than 100% pure. No attention either to Jesus’ open invitation four verses later:
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.
Anyone can hear the voice of God. Anyone can open the door. Looks like some Scripture study is needed north of the Iowa border.