I've got a lot to show and tell, so this is going to be a long one folks.
A priest's response to the Supreme Courts ruling to legalize same sex unions (they are NOT marriages- I don't care what the court says) should be exactly what Christ's Holy Catholic Church says it is...sin, depraved, evil & disordered.
Catechism #2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.
What a tragic time it is in the Church when priests openly and proudly support legalized sodomy and their Bishops and Pope pretend they don't see it.
With no Bishops calling out their priests for such scandal it is up to the laity to do. And how sad when a member of the Catholic laity does step up and attempt to correct such a priest from supporting legalized gay unions...only to have the priest call it "hate".
And after receiving numerous tweets and Facebook messages attempting to correct Fr. Martin for going against Catholic teaching, Father suggested all those who oppose his position take a hike (guess that means Christ's Holy Catholic Church too- but I am guessing Fr. Martin didn't think of that).
So some devout Catholics gave up and left...notice Fr. Martin's loving response and those of his groupies...
Nice eh? So much love for a Catholic who actually SUPPORTS and BELIEVES in Catholic doctrine.
Fr. Martin doesn't want opposition to HIS beliefs...he wants to be adored by his gay activist fans- and he's got THOUSANDS of them judging by his Tweeter and Facebook accounts.
The utter ignorance and confusion Fr. Martin's fans have is limitless- and he does nothing to correct them or bring them out of their stupor. They have no more of an idea what love or Christianity is than my tennis shoe does.
Here's an interesting fan... it's an atheist who doesn't believe in God yet declares that Fr. Martin is preaching "the true word of Jesus" correctly and the rest of the Catholic Church has it all wrong.
No, I'm not kidding.
It's certainly not just Fr. Martin...there are many of his ilk in the Church and that is the problem. They are IN the Church.
2089 Incredulity is the neglect of revealed truth or the willful refusal to assent to it. "Heresy is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him." 11
These clergy are heretics and the Church is failing us all by allowing these heretics to remain in their positions poisoning their followers with their father the devil's lies.
And viewing the Twitter and Facebook responses Fr. Martin gets for his pro-gay activism clearly shows these 'Catholics' as having swallowed his poison. They are gushing over how loving Father is because he supports their right to gay unions and is rejoicing with them over the Supreme Courts ruling. He should be weeping and in mourning like so many of the rest of us.
That is NOT what love means Fr. Martin, love is wanting souls to be saved from sin so they can have eternal life with our Lord in Heaven. You can't get there if you die in mortal sin and yes, homosexual unions/acts are mortal sin.
These priests are leading a multitude straight into Hell and they do it gleefully and boldly. Instead of correcting the laity with OFFICIAL Catholic teaching...they support the sinners in their sin and leave them there to one day face eternal damnation. I can think of nothing more vile for a priest to do then that. That is not love...it is hate.
Again, what Fr. Martin has done here is not a display of love...it is hatred. He hates these people so much he wishes to leave them in mortal sin and LEAD THEM into mortal sin with his anti-Catholic rhetoric and silence in the face of their confusion. Instead of telling these people a priest preaching Catholic doctrine on marriage and the sin of homosexual unions is LOVING them, not "an anti-gay message", Fr. Martin is silent on Church teaching and plays the sympathy card with them.
Catechism #2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, 141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Fr. James Martin will NEVER tell a gay couple that "homosexual acts are acts of grave depravity". Nor will he tell the Catholic laity that "under no circumstance" can gay unions be supported or approved. Nope, instead he talks about his own twisted and corrupted view of love...while he is showing them the purest form of hatred.
Fr. James Martin was extremely touched by a sob story about "Nana & Dot" two old lady "Catholic" lesbians who had to pretend to be sisters so they could live in mortal sin without society calling them out for it.
The author of the story (another Jesuit)...Jason Welle, SJ gushes about how these lesbians living in mortal sin while being "Eucharistic Ministers" (don't get me started on that) taught him the meaning of love and mutual care...
Then Welles goes on to prove himself a complete fool when he says he knows there will still "be objections from those who believe that gay and lesbian relationships are immoral" as if Christ's Holy Catholic Church isn't one of those who will continue to "object" to such sinful unions.
I know there will continue to be objections from those who believe that gay and lesbian relationships are immoral or that same sex marriages can simply not be recognized as proper marriages, fellow Catholics and other Americans of good will among them. While they may have run out of legal options to prevent civil recognition of same sex marriage, they will continue to press for the freedom of religious institutions and individuals to live out their lives of faith according to deeply held beliefs. The issue of civil marriage recognition may be settled, but debates about the morality and legality of how individuals and institutions interact in a pluralistic society will continue.
Psst...the debate was over thousands of years ago- NO SUCH THING AS GAY MARRIAGE. ALL homosexual acts are DEPRAVED.
How much the gay couple declares their "love" for each other has NOTHING to do with altering whether or not such a relationship is a sin or not. It is. Accept it and get over it.
The Church allows these heretics year after year after year to spread their fork-tongued lies to members of Christ's Holy Catholic Church and no one at the Vatican seems to care. Why not?
Is the Church still in the business of saving souls or are we just too busy saving sister earth now?
Will someone at the Vatican answer that question?
Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner