Weinstein/Murphy Forgiving the Sin & Enforcing the Rules aren’t mutually Exclusive

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Weinstein/Murphy Forgiving the Sin & Enforcing the Rules aren't mutually Exclusive

That’s what we all do when we sin in any way. We go to con­fes­sion with a firm pur­pose of amend­ment and start over with God’s help.

Fr. Z

An impor­tant point to make con­cern­ing Wein­stein /​Mur­phy et/​al

Har­vey Wein­stein and his enablers who knew what was going on have at the very least been a cads and at worst has vio­lated the law. Fur­ther­more his very pubic back­ing actions as a cham­pion of lib­eral women’s causes ring hol­low given his actions. The var­i­ous fall­outs from these actions, finan­cial, legal and social that will him and those who enabled him all are on them and are not unjust.

Con­gress­man Tim Mur­phy of Penn­syl­va­nia finds him­self in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion in terms of rep­u­ta­tion. One the one hand por­tray­ing him­self and run­ning as a cham­pion of the pro life cause while push­ing abor­tion on his mis­tress when she turned up preg­nant. Mur­phy is of course not fac­ing any crim­i­nal jeop­ardy as these actions are not unlaw­ful but he has been forced to resign as his voter base is rightly dis­gusted at this immoral behavior.

How­ever that is only half of the equation.

In eter­nal terms Mr. Weinstein’s and his enablers sins and for­mer Con­gress­man Murphy’s are in the same boat. They have sinned but Jesus Christ has paid the price for them said sins thus they are sub­ject to the ‚ same bind­ing and loos­ing power of the Church that Christ granted his disciples.

If Mr. Wein­stein and/​or Con­gress­man Mur­phy has actual con­stric­tion for their sins and pos­sess a sin­cere pur­pose of amend­ing their ways, they can repair the break between them and God and through the min­istry of the church be absolved of those sins, mean­ing that while they might be sub­ject to crim­i­nal, civil or social penal­ties here on earth the’d be on the right track eternally.

That’s the great thing about the church regard­less of the nature of man, we can always get another chance, if we’re will­ing to ask.

That’s what we all do when we sin in any way. We go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment and start over with God’s help.

Fr. Z

An important point to make concerning Weinstein / Murphy et/al

Harvey Weinstein and his enablers who knew what was going on have at the very least been a cads and at worst has violated the law.  Furthermore his very pubic backing actions as a champion of liberal women’s causes ring hollow given his actions.  The various fallouts from these actions, financial, legal and social that will him and those who enabled him all are on them and are not unjust.

Congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania finds himself in a similar situation in terms of reputation.  One the one hand portraying himself and running as a champion of the pro life cause while pushing abortion on his mistress when she turned up pregnant.  Murphy is of course not facing any criminal jeopardy as these actions are not unlawful but he has been forced to resign as his voter base is rightly disgusted at this immoral behavior.

However that is only half of the equation.

In eternal terms Mr. Weinstein’s and his enablers sins and former Congressman Murphy’s are in the same boat.  They have sinned but Jesus Christ has paid the price for them said sins thus they are subject to the ,  same binding and loosing power of the Church that Christ granted his disciples.

If Mr. Weinstein and/or Congressman Murphy has actual constriction for their sins and possess a sincere purpose of amending their ways, they can repair the break between them and God and through the ministry of the church be absolved of those sins, meaning that while they might be subject to criminal, civil or social penalties here on earth the’d be on the right track eternally.

That’s the great thing about the church regardless of the nature of man, we can always get another chance, if we’re willing to ask.