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Michael Voris on the scandal of “gay friendly” churches April 27, 2012

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, disaster, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, North Deanery, sadness, scandals, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is a local parish that has a gay ministry which, in the past, used very problematic documents as reference or for formation – documents which trumpeted the gay lifestyle and rejected Church Doctrine.

The problem is tragically world-wide.  Church leaders with either sympathies for gay advocacy groups, or who simply don’t want to stand up for the Faith, have allowed heretical gay ministries and even full-blown “gay parishes” to exist for years.

It is very revealing that active homosexuals have this great need to proclaim great historical figures as gays – a sort of psychological verification by proxy.  The claims that have been made regarding David and his friend Jonathan are bad enough, but stating – IN A ROSARY!!! – that Christ had a homosexual relationship with Lazarus (of all people – I wonder what bit of Scripture they hang this perversion on) is the most outrageous blasphemy I’ve ever heard.

That is beyond disordered.  It’s the open embrace of evil, the turning of the greatest Good into one of the greatest sins, a complete rejection of the Incarnation of God on earth (for God cannot have sexual desire, as He is unchanging, beyond desire and want, which imply imperfection and incompleteness) and a replacement of Divinity with one of the 4 sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance.   It is a perversion of all that Christ is and all that he strove to complete on earth.

As I said, it’s very revealing.  It’s the sinner turning his ostensible “savior” into the bearer of his sin, in order to try to somehow normalize that sin, or make it ok. It would be like me proclaiming Jesus an addict/alcoholic because He turned the water into wine at Cana, or drank wine with His Apostles at the Last Supper.  But I don’t want to be an addict.  I don’t want to try to bring Jesus Christ down to my sinful level – I want to strive to imitate His glorious perfection.

I want to look on Christ as my model for overcoming my numerous sins and imperfections and improving myself.  I openly accept the Scripture and Tradition that reject my sins- from the concupiscence of the flesh we all struggle against (but which many gays try to make their own, unique problem) to the intemperance and selfishness that are always striving to put me ahead of my Lord and my service to Him in His Church.

We are told – “it’s different, they were ‘born that way’, why would God make them gay and then ‘tell’ them they can’t act out on their desires?”  My Lord, we’re all that way! We all have very deep seated faults and predelictions that drive us towards sin.  It’s all a part of our fallen nature!  It is our cross, and we all have one or many to bear.  Some have heavier crosses to bear than others.  I would argue that the difference between being an addict (for which there is at least as much, if not more evidence, of a genetic component, than homosexual desires) and gay is slight, at best.  Both are profound tendencies towards sin, and both tend to take over the afflicted person’s personality. But I don’t see anyone arguing yet, that drunks and drug addicts like me should be accepted as they are by Church or society.  I pray such never happens, because I know the pain and misery of sin, and I have no desire to fall back into the grasp of the devil.

In the end, as Voris says, it’s all the same old sin – “I will not serve.”

This is not about hate. It’s not about seeking to punish those with homosexual desires in some way.  It’s about the duty we all have to take up our cross, no matter how large, no matter what the world says, and follow Jesus.  It’s about having the humility and obedience to look on the Gospel and Scripture as the literal Word of God, and do our utmost to follow it.  It’s about true charity, not wishing to see souls cast themselves into irrevocable darkness but live in the Light of Christ.  That is why I rail on this issue so much, because I know the endless suffering of sin and I desire that others not fall into it.  In fact, it is my solemn duty as a Christian to witness for Truth and against error and evil to the greatest extent I can.

Oh Blessed Mother, pray for all of us lost in sin.  Soften our hearts.  Beg mercy for us.  Intercede with your Son to flood our souls with Grace to overcome our attachment to sin.  Blessed Mother, your Son always listens to you – have mercy on us and always intercede for us that we may cooperate with Grace and never sin again!

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1. Richard - April 28, 2012

Thanks for posting this. This is something a discerning Catholic has to be aware of. In the late 1980’s, I visited a religious order and was a little turned off because some of the guys there were effeminate. Several men I knew who entered the order as associates left within a short period of time, and I was like, “where did they find these guys?” so I chose not to enter.

About 10-15 years ago, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati had an auxillary bishop (he is now deceased) who was known in LGBT circles, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the old bishop from the Diocese of Cleveland (who resigned not long after Benedict XVI was chosen) was involved in LGBT ministries, like DignityUSA, which is affiliated with Call to Action. The old bishop of Cleveland was also a proponent of Women’s Ordination, and a priest who taught in the seminary there around 2000 supported it as well.

This was one reason that a man discerning the diocesan priesthood needs to be careful about where seminarians are sent. Places like Albany, Rochester, and Richmond sent seminarians to The Pink Palace, which lived up to its name in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Looking at the decline in vocations for these three dioceses, that should tell you something. Raleigh once sent seminarians to The Pink Palace, but the new bishop of Raleigh doesn’t send seminarians there. Under the new bishop, Raleigh has had a vocation boom.

There has been a huge clean out at many seminarians. Mount Angel in Oregon has undergone a clean out. Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit began a cleanout under Vigneron in 1995, and the turnaround has made Sacred Heart a much better place. A successful re-establishment of a seminary was in Denver under Archbishop Chaput. The old seminary closed in 1985, and Chaput changed the name and re-opened it circa 1999. Today, many dioceses send seminarians to St. John Vianney.

Please do not get DignityUSA confused with Courage. Courage is for those with SSA who are striving to live in accordance with church teaching, where DignityUSA is something totally different.

I didn’t mean to write a 5 paragraph essay, but I thought this would be helpful.


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