For the first time in my 43 years of living I walked out of a Mass in disgust during a homily because of the homily.
I went to attend Mass this morning at a church in the burbs. The celebrant (I hate that word presider in reference to the priest that is saying Mass - save that word for the courtroom judge) was an older priest - probably retired. In his homily, he mentions his running into a man that he "knew was having a relationship with another man". So he asks the man how his partner was doing. He also knew that the man and his gay partner had adopted a child. It was revealed in the conversation that the "partners" now have THREE adopted children. The priest then proceeds to tell us (this was a so-called "family" Mass, mind you, with a good-sized children's choir singing) that he "could have reminded the man that he was committing sin but didn't". Instead, he praised the man and his partner for adopting the three kids.
His excuse for not reminding the man of his falling is because he felt that Jesus would not have either. That is pure bull$&!+! Jesus forgave the sinner - that is very much true. However, Jesus surely DID preach against sin and there are plenty of instances within the Gospel readings to go about.
Further, what kind of an example would the adopted children have to follow? I for one would dread finding out!
Was I wrong for leaving? I probably was, and I have every intention of bringing this up in confession (not at THAT church, however), and I'll take whatever penance the priest assigns me. After all, I'm not perfect - none of us are, we're all sinners. I just couldn't endure this guy anymore.