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posted: 8/4/2014 5:01 AM

Priest was right to uphold policy

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God bless Father Terry Keehan, a living example of a true shepherd to his flock at Holy Family Catholic Church in Inverness. Father did that with his proper response to the music director of Holy Family, Colin Collette a practicing homosexual.

The director decided to violate one of the most sacred teachings of our Catholic faith, the sacrament of marriage. The first miracle of Christ performed at the marriage feast in Cana; a man and a woman, not two of the same sex as Collette is doing.

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Collette's statement "The face of Holy Family has changed forever" is not true. What he is attempting to do is change the face of the Catholic Church by defying one of its most solemn holdings.

No surprise when the Archdiocese pointed out that this decision was done with full approval of the archdiocese. "Those (such as Collette) who serve as Ministers of the Church are expected to conform their lives publicly with the teaching of the Catholic Church."

What a "radical" idea this is!

Collette could have continued his work as choir director. Choosing to take a further step and announce it on Facebook is simply another "in your face' attempt to force the Catholic Church to change Christ's teaching on marriage -- something that will never happen.

Sadly more and more "feel good" churches have denied 2,000 years of Christ's solid teachings on marriage.

I could not be more proud of Father Keehan doing exactly what the Lord expects of him. As all of us, Father will one day stand in front of the Lord for judgment. Especially the Lord's warning "Beware of any in authority who would lead any of my little ones astray."

Jim Finnegan

North Barrington

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