In his homily, Archbishop Blair reflected on the day’s memorial of St. Charles Borromeo and read a description of the saint by Bishop Antonio Seneca of Anagni, Italy, who had lived in the same house with him.

St. Charles, the archbishop read, was “vigilant in rooting out vice, benevolent in correction, just in judgment, loving in punishment, patient of human weakness, quick to avenge disobedience, his justice was united with kindness, his severity with gentleness and peace. He was a diligent guardian of wholesome discipline both in priests and people.”

Archbishop Blair said that the Italian bishop’s description of the saint “took place in a church that had seemed to be failing, really failing.”

God the Father has declared that He has created you and me and each person “very good” (Gn 1:31). We are invited to receive our own selves as sacred gift. It should be obvious that absolute self-determination of the new gender theory stands in opposition to all that God has revealed to us in His Word. As such, gender theory must be rejected by all Catholics, and especially by parents.

In fact, he sent more than 600 cash gifts to fellow clergy members, none of whom saw a problem with receiving $10,000 or more at a time from this bishop. Archbishop Lori, who was assigned the task of investigating Bransfield’s sexual abuses, acknowledged that he himself had received cash gifts totaling $7,500 from Bransfield. He has now returned that money to the diocese. Apparently, this wasn’t a problem for the archbishop at the time.