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Scripture and other Authority dealing with Homosexuality

— Rebellion against Nature, against Natural Law, and so against Reason, against Logos —

 

 

 

  For no man ever hates his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."
    Ephesians 5:29-31

 

The Revealed Word of God:   An important part of the Grand Strategy for the destruction of the family and Christendom of the Cultural Marxists and their father, Satan, the Devil:
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
  Genesis 1:27-28
   
And you, be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply in it.
  Genesis 9:7 (God to Noah and his sons)
 
Androgyny (noun), androgynous (adjective):  
  1. in botany, having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence. 2. being both male and female; hermaphroditic. 3. having both masculine and feminine characteristics. 4. having an ambiguous sexual identity. 5. neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance.  
     

 

 

 

Sodomy is singled out. It is singled out Biblically as being an abomination. And the Orthodox-Catholic Church teaches that it is one of:

peccata clamantia – The four sins that cry to Heaven for Vengeance

  1. Murder. Cain said to Abel his brother, “Let us go out to the field.” And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the Lord said,What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. ..."
    — Genesis 4:8-10 —
  2. Sodomy. The two angels came to Sodom in the evening; and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth, and said, “My lords, turn aside, I pray you, to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the street.” But he urged them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house; and they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him, and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.
    — Genesis 19:1-7 —
    You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
    — Leviticus 18:22 —
    If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.
    — Leviticus 20:13 —
  3. Oppression of the Poor. In the course of those many days the king of Egypt died. And the people of Israel groaned under their bondage, and cried out for help, and their cry under bondage came up to God.
    — Exodus 2:23 —
  4. Defrauding Workers or Cheating them out of their Just Wages. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.
    — James 5:4 —

 

 

  Virtue is not the absence of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate thing ... Chastity does not mean abstention from sexual wrong; it means something flaming, like Joan of Arc.
    from G. K. Chesterton's A Piece of Chalk

 

     
 

The comments on this page, including those addressing the incompatibility of homosexuality with Holy Orders and service in God's priesthood, are not directed toward or against holy strivers, those struggling valiantly and successfully against the impulses of a disorder which they very much did not ask to be afflicted with. Priests and other persons who may once have felt themselves to be of the homosexual orientation, and who never acted on such impulses, who through study, prayer and the acceptance of God's Grace have struggled successfully against the thoughts and deeds associated with homosexuality, and who reject utterly and without reservation the homosexual life-style and political agenda, sometimes labelled Homosexualism (thus, those who do embrace such being Homosexualists), should be considered by others, and by themselves, to be not-homosexual. Indeed, one can reasonably understand that the endurance of the trials connected with life's more challenging struggles might create wisdom and holiness beyond that achieved by people not so severely tried.

And what a difference this actually is, what a stark contrast, between the guy who says to himself, and maybe to others, "I have a problem," and the guy who says to himself, and almost always to others "You other people have the problem," which posture then degenerates through "Religious people have the problem," and "Religious texts are in error," to "god has the problem."

The present writer believes that clergy who have actually fulfilled the foregoing requirements will be very few in number, perhaps zero in number.

 

 
  When disorders come, they come not single spies but in battalions.  

 

— Validity of same-sex marriages and the celebration of homosexuality? —    

 

ABSOLUTELY NO AMBIGUITY IN THE BIBLE or in 20 centuries of Church Tradition:

  ...These same thirteen Bible passages in polyglot.

 

     
  Those "churches" which say otherwise, most glaringly the "Episcopal Church" in the United States of America: Sola Scriptura minus the Scripture; Abomination parading as a "church".  
     

 

 

 

English (Revised Standard Version, RSV, except as otherwise indicated)

 
       
  The two angels came to Sodom in the evening; and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them, and bowed himself with his face to the earth, 2 and said, “My lords, turn aside, I pray you, to your servant’s house and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, “No; we will spend the night in the street.” 3 But he urged them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he made them a feast, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man, surrounded the house; 5 and they called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them.” 6 Lot went out of the door to the men, shut the door after him, 7 and said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not act so wickedly.  
    Genesis 19:1-7  
       
  You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.  
    Leviticus 18:22  
       
  If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.  
    Leviticus 20:13  
       
  There shall be no cult prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a cult prostitute of the sons of Israel. 18 You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the wages of a dog, into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow; for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.  
    Deuteronomy 23:17-18  
       
  16 Then in the evening, an old man was coming home from his daily work in the fields. This man was from the Ephraim highlands and was an immigrant in Gibeah, the people of that place being Benjaminites. 17 He looked up and saw the traveler in the city square. “Where are you heading and where have you come from?” the old man asked. 18 “We’re traveling from Bethlehem in Judah to the far corners of the Ephraim highlands,” he replied to the old man. “That’s where I’m from. I went to Bethlehem in Judah, and I’m heading to my home.[a] But no one has offered to take me in tonight. 19 We’ve got our own straw and feed for our donkeys, plus food and wine to provide for me, the woman, and my servant with us. We don’t need anything.” 20 The old man answered, “You’re welcome to stay with me,[b] but let me take care of all your needs. Just don’t spend the night in the square.” 21 And he took him into his house. He mixed feed for the donkeys, and they washed their feet, ate, and drank. 22 While they were relaxing, suddenly the men of the city, a perverse bunch, surrounded the house and started pounding on the door. They said to the old man, the owner of the house, “Send out the man who came to your house, so we can have sex with him!” 23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, please don’t commit such an evil act, given that this man has come to my home as a guest. Don’t do this disgraceful thing!them, “No, my brethren, do not act so wickedly; seeing that this man has come into my house, do not do this vile thing.  
    Judges 19:16-23  
       
  And Judah did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they committed, more than all that their fathers had done. 23 For they also built for themselves high places, and pillars, and Asherim on every high hill and under every green tree; 24 and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord drove out before the people of Israel.  
    1 Kings 14:22-24  
       
  And Asa did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, as David his father had done. 12 He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.  
    1 Kings 15:11-12  
       
  42 Jehosh′aphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Azu′bah the daughter of Shilhi. 43 He walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing what was right in the sight of the Lord; yet the high places were not taken away, and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places. 44 Jehosh′aphat also made peace with the king of Israel. 45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehosh′aphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 46 And the remnant of the male cult prostitutes who remained in the days of his father Asa, he exterminated from the land.  
    1 Kings 22:42-46  
       
  Then the king sent, and all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem were gathered to him. 2 And the king went up to the house of the Lord, and with him all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests and the prophets, all the people, both small and great; and he read in their hearing all the words of the book of the covenant which had been found in the house of the Lord. 3 And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book; and all the people joined in the covenant. 4 And the king commanded Hilki′ah, the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the threshold, to bring out of the temple of the Lord all the vessels made for Ba′al, for Ashe′rah, and for all the host of heaven; he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel. 5 And he deposed the idolatrous priests whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places at the cities of Judah and round about Jerusalem; those also who burned incense to Ba′al, to the sun, and the moon, and the constellations, and all the host of the heavens. 6 And he brought out the Ashe′rah from the house of the Lord, outside Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust and cast the dust of it upon the graves of the common people. 7 And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes which were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Ashe′rah. 8 And he brought all the priests out of the cities of Judah, and defiled the high places where the priests had burned incense, from Geba to Beer-sheba; and he broke down the high places of the gates that were at the entrance of the gate of Joshua the governor of the city, which were on one’s left at the gate of the city.  
   

2 Kings 23:1-8 (in particular 2:Kings 23:7, the balance provided for context;
and see the KJV, which renders "male cult prostitutes" as sodomites:
"And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house
of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.")

 
       
  18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; 21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles. 24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. 28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. 29 They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God’s decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.  
    Romans 1:18-32 (in particular Romans 1:24-27)  
       
 

9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. (RSV)

9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[b] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (Footnotes: [a] Or wrongdoers; [b] The two Greek terms translated by this phrase refer to the passive and active partners in consensual homosexual acts.) (ESV)

9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. (Footnote: [a] The words men who have sex with men translate two Greek words that refer to the passive and active participants in homosexual acts.) (NIV)

9 Don’t you know that people who are unjust won’t inherit God’s kingdom? Don’t be deceived. Those who are sexually immoral, those who worship false gods, adulterers, both participants in same-sex intercourse,[a] 10 thieves, the greedy, drunks, abusive people, and swindlers won’t inherit God’s kingdom. (Footnote: [a] Or submissive and dominant male sexual partners) (CEB)

 
    1 Corinthians 6:9-10  
       
 

5 whereas the aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith. 6 Certain persons by swerving from these have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make assertions. 8 Now we know that the law is good, if any one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 immoral persons, sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. (RSV)

5 The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, 7 desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. 8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound[b] doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. (ESV)

5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. 6 Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. 7 They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm. 8 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. 9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me. (NIV)

5 The goal of instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith. 6 Because they missed this goal, some people have been distracted by talk that doesn’t mean anything. 7 They want to be teachers of Law without understanding either what they are saying or what they are talking about with such confidence. 8 Now we know that the Law is good if used appropriately. 9 We understand this: the Law isn’t established for a righteous person but for people who live without laws and without obeying any authority. They are the ungodly and the sinners. They are people who are not spiritual, and nothing is sacred to them. They kill their fathers and mothers, and murder others. 10 They are people who are sexually unfaithful, and people who have intercourse with the same sex. They are kidnappers, liars, individuals who give false testimonies in court, and those who do anything else that is opposed to sound teaching. 11 Sound teaching agrees with the glorious gospel of the blessed God that has been trusted to me. (CEB)

 
    1 Timothy 1:5-11  
       
 

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. 3 Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For admission has been secretly gained by some who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly persons who pervert the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 5 Now I desire to remind you, though you were once for all fully informed, that he who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels that did not keep their own position but left their proper dwelling have been kept by him in eternal chains in the nether gloom until the judgment of the great day; 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise acted immorally and indulged in unnatural lust, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. (RSV)

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. 3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. 5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. (ESV)

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. 3 Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people. 4 For certain individuals whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. 5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. (NIV)

1 Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and brother of James. To those who are called, loved by God the Father and kept safe by Jesus Christ.2 May you have more and more mercy, peace, and love. 3 Dear friends, I wanted very much to write to you concerning the salvation we share. Instead, I must write to urge you to fight for the faith delivered once and for all to God’s holy people. 4 Godless people have slipped in among you. They turn the grace of our God into unrestrained immorality and deny our only master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Judgment was passed against them a long time ago. 5 I want to remind you of something you already know very well. The Lord, who once saved a people out of Egypt, later destroyed those who didn’t maintain their faith. 6 I remind you too of the angels who didn’t keep their position of authority but deserted their own home. The Lord has kept them in eternal chains in the underworld until the judgment of the great day. 7 In the same way, Sodom and Gomorrah and neighboring towns practiced immoral sexual relations and pursued other sexual urges. By undergoing the punishment of eternal fire, they serve as a warning. (CEB)

 
    Jude 1:1-7  
    ...These same thirteen Bible passages in polyglot.

 

 

  "If people are scandalized at the truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the truth."
    Pope Saint Gregory I, the Great (* c. 540 to 12 March 604†), Hom. Super Ezech. vii

 

 

    An aside on the Good Tsar, Bad Boyar contingent in the Catholic Church  
      the not quite Neo-Catholic (read non-Catholic), not quite Trad. Cat. Crowd  
         
 

1973, Oh What a Year

When disorders come, they come not single spies but in battalions.

 

In fairness, it should be mentioned that I was alerted to the "coincidence" of the coalescence of depravity in the year 1973 by Michael Voris and his ChurchMilitant.tv (now ChurchMilitant.com), or more precisely by one of his guests on a 28 January 2015 program dealing with the Homomafia in the Catholic Church, a Mr. Paul Rondeau, formerly of the American Life League.

Unfortunately, the no-holds-barred commitment to the truth, which Mr. Voris has made the hallmark of his otherwise excellent and astoundingly prolific programing (though he does supervise a staff of 30; he is no one-man band) does not extend to telling the truth about some matters of first importance, chiefly:

  • Orthodoxy (including the Oriental Orthodox);
  • the Popes and the history of papal claims (he is still of the "Good Tsar/Bad Boyar" school);
  • or the Jews.

As to the Orthodox, Voris is probably largely ignorant. Well, even the smartest and best informed guys can not know everything. As to the Popes, this is a deliberate religious choice, but if Voris does get smarter about early Church history and the interactions among Popes and the Seven Ecumenical Councils and Orthodoxy, he is the kind of man who could make decisively important contributions to refining the idea and structure of the Standing Apostolic Synod, and with it to solving the millennium-old conflict within the Orthodox-Catholic Church.

At all events, for all his excellent work for the Church, the most major component of Voris' present ecclesiological position is simply untenable. Absolute monarchs can not as a matter of reason have it both ways, can not maintain as sacrosanct and God-ordained an ecclesiology under which they choose every bishop and thereafter exercise original primary jurisdiction to police their every statement and action at will, but then stand holy and aloof from the results which unfolded on their watch. Seven percent homosexuality within the priesthood and episcopacy would be a serious problem. Seventy percent is a catastrophe. Who bequeathed us this? And when disorders come, they come not single spies but in battalions. Regarding Voris and his Church Militant and their silence on the vanguard role of the atheist and Talmudic Jews in all this evil — a silence which one might add is even more inexplicable, even more indefensible, than for example EWTN's silence on the role of the priests, bishops and cardinals within the Catholic Church, which Voris so frequently, scathingly and effectively exposes — this is difficult to account for ... or is it? Maybe if follows quite naturally from the "conservative" Catholic view that Pope John Paul II is Pope Saint John Paul the Great. Peter Kreeft of Kreeft and Chrislam infamy called JPII "the best man in the world," in a move typical of Kreeft's Christian humility, wisdom and doctrinal soundness. If political correctness is an ideology-based, disciplined refusal to acknowledge the truth, maybe this is a conservative version of political correctness, one of several. At all events, we will point out here some facts, readily verifiable, to help Michael Voris and others who should be among the staunchest and most effective advocates for, and collaborators in, the project which is United European Christendom.

 
     
     
         

 

  1973 and Beyond: the Jewish Connection  

 

  "ADL has long been in the forefront of national and state efforts to deter and counteract hate crimes. Criminal activity motivated by bias is different from other criminal conduct; in a hate crime, the perpetrator attacks the victi against the victim's actual or perceived status, such as the victim's race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Now, 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government have enacted hate crimes laws based on (or similar to) ADL's model statute."
    From the Jewish Anti-Defamation League website, the ultimate goal of which is the dissolution of Christendom, above all European Christendom, and the undermining of all things Christian.

 

 

 

Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. ___, June 26, 2015

 

   

For the Majority of SCOTUS, the Supreme Court of the United States:
Kennedy (lapsed Catholic), Ginsburg (Jewess monster), Breyer (Jew), Sotomayor (fake Catholic, really a Jewess), Kagan (Jewess and probable lesbian)

For the Dissent, trying but failing to cling to last vestiges of decency:
Roberts (Catholic), Scalia (Catholic), Thomas (Catholic), Alito (Catholic)

 

 

       
Homosexuality        

As the first edition, DSM-I of 1952, degenerated into the now current fifth edition, the DSM-5 (published 18 May 2013), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has now become noteworthy for its medicalization of human distress and general lack of intellectual and scientific integrity. But back in the day it was a useful tool for classification and enhanced understanding of mental disorders. ... well, maybe. Robert Spitzer, emeritus professor of psychiatry at Columbia University was the chief architect and driving force behind the changes which became the DSM-III of 1980, but years earlier Spitzer spearheaded the American Psychiatric Association's 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from DSM's list of mental disorders, a scientifically groundless, purely political move.

"I came up with a definition in 1973 that made it possible to argue the homosexuality was not a mental disorder." — Robert Spitzer, Editor in Chief, DSM III —

      Spitzer is a Jew of course (as was of course the inventor of Chemical Imbalance Theory, Joseph Schildkraut, who blazed the trail toward mass use of psychotropic medications) and of course Voris and Rondeau would not mention any of this. And perhaps here one can propose a homework assignment for the intellectually energetic. Have a look at how many of the APA psychiatrists behind the mentioned changes were Jews, and contrast the results of your research with the circumstance that Jews constitute about 1.8 % of the United States population, then and now. Within European Christendom as a whole, they are dramatically less numerous still, if little less influential, comprising much less than 1 percent of our total population. For now, let us see how many more of these coincidences we can summarily note.
         
         

Case studies. Not in homosexuality, why bother, but in the treatment by Michael Voris and his staff of twenty of the topic. Why pick on these most excellent soldiers for the Orthodox-Catholic Church? Well, for the very reason that they are so courageous and committed, so well-informed and energetic, so orthodox. We need people like this, but actually these very people. So, it is with great enthusiasm that one can recommend Mr. Voris' programming on his ChurchMilitant.com dealing with this disgusting mass manifestation of evil. If there is a more energetic effort anywhere, it is unknown to the present writer.

But, it is not possible in good faith to recommend and consumption of the work product of Mr. Voris without a reservation.

Mr. Voris from the very first and throughout uses the imagery of war, of armed struggle. Allow us to save for another day questions of great import touching on, well no, delving into, whether exclusively spiritual struggle can be meant. And if rather the struggle is to involve the shedding of blood and red martyrdom – this ultimate witnessing to the faith – is it God's Will, are we to discern to the best of our limited abilities that it is God's Will, that the role of every faithful Orthodox-Catholic Christian is to meekly submit our necks to the swords and daggers of the evil, such as the sodomite celebrators? Might it rather be the case that we are called upon to witness to the faith through acts of physical courage which do not involve the assumption, the reasonable hope, that our put-on meekness will win the hearts and minds of sodomite sympathizers? And how adapt Just War theory to current realities, the state power being in the service of evil utterly and the fact that there is no holy Pope to call the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross, but in the place of a man like Pope Saint Pius V we now must confront the prospect of a Pope with

       
         
         
Abortion        
Decided by the United States Supreme Court on 22 January 1973, the principals — parties, attorneys, justices — in Roe vs. Wade, 410 U.S.113, were not Jews.       Not so the professors and writers supplying the academic and intellectual groundwork, and glaringly not so with the OB-GYN abortionists on the medical side and their enabling lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Lawyers Guild, Amnesty International, the Southern Poverty Law Center and hundreds of other abortion advocacy organizations which have kept the legal mistake and moral abomination of Roe vs. Wade as the law of the land across the intervening decades and over the tens of millions of murdered unborn children. The unwaivering voters for abortion and other such similar, all the Jews on the High Court — Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor (mother Jewish) and Elena Kaganovich, excuse us, Kagan — are only the tip of the iceberg. Have a look at the leaders of Planned Parenthood (94% of budget goes to funding abortions). The most skeletal list of national figures would have to include the likes of Bella Abzug, Emma Goldman, Nancy Miriam Hawley, Esther Rome, Bessie Louise Moses, Barbara Seaman, Laurie Schwab Zabin, and Gloria Steinem. More recently we see the likes of Gloria Feldt, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (1996 to 2005); now, with Amy Litzenberger, another poisonous atheist Jewess, the foundress and leader of Take the Lead; on boards of Women's Media Center and the Jewish Women's Archive. Really, the evidence is too overwhelming. The jury is no longer out. This is an atheist Jew phenomenon, from first to last, a case study in mass murder by Jews, one of many. And by mass murder, 4 or 5 victims are not meant. The death toll is far in excess of one hundred million victims, European Christendom wide. Do not hold your breath waiting for the Catholic Establishment mass media to expose this one key motivating circumstance, though doing so might actually slow this ongoing holocaust. No, instead read about Pope John Paul II telling conductor Gilbert Levine that he should not play the music of Gustav Mahler — a convert to Catholicism — while with the Pope in Isreal, because doing so might send the wrong message to Jews, that the Pope wanted them to embrace Jesus as Christ and God.
Easy, a.k.a., "no-fault" Divorce        

"Irreconcilable differences which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage," with both "irreconcilable differences" and "irremediable breakdown" described in the broadest possible terms, actually became the law of the land governing divorce in California, the first jurisdiction to do so within Christendom, in 1969. Evidence of marital misconduct of the type Christ decreed was declared to be "improper" and "inadmissible."

The prestigious National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws came on board with "No-Fault" divorce in 1967 under the leadership of Professor Robert J. Levy of the University of Minnesota Law School.

And the American Bar Association (ABA) approved the UMDA in its 1973 (slightly) revised form. By 1989, 49 states and the District of Columbia had adopted the "modern no-fault divorce" standard, substantially along the lines of the Levy and Kay standard. (The hold out is Arkansas, which requires a whopping 18-month-long period of separation as a sufficient ground for divorce.)

     

The change in California's law was lead by Herma Hill Kay, then and now of Boalt Hall, the Law School of the University of California at Berkeley. Wife of Carroll Brodsky; a friend of R.B. Ginsburg; a director of the Rosenberg Foundation; the recipient of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award of the Association of American Law Schools; purveyor extraordinaire of a militant anti-Christian view of feminism, this sickening enemy of the Church, of Christian women and of Christendom would need to be made an honorary Jewess were she not already one.

Robert J. Levy — take a wild guess — spearheaded what became the NCCUSL's Uniform Marrige and Divorce Act (UMDA) in 1970: adultery can not be considered for property division.

         

 

  '[H]e that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife' excludes the wife of a heathen..."
... from the Babylonian Talmud, Seder Nezikin, Tractate Sanhedrin, Folio 52b
 

 

 

Sigmund Freud

(1856 to 23 September 1939, Yom Kippur
Death through physician (and Anna Freud) assisted suicide)

The Devilfather of the "sexual revolution":

"Hannibal, with whom I had reached this point of similarity, had been my favourite hero during my years at the Gymnasium; like so many boys of my age, I bestowed my sympathies during the Punic war, not on the Romans, but on the Carthaginians. Then, when I came finally to understand the consequences of belonging to an alien race, and was forced by the anti-semitic sentiment among my class-mates to assume a definite attitude, the figure of the Semitic commander assumed still greater proportions in my eyes. Hannibal and Rome symbolised for me as a youth the antithesis between the tenaciousness of the Jews and the organisation of the Catholic Church."
    Sigismund, a.k.a., Sigmund, Schlomo Freud, in his The Interpretation of Dreams (1913)
     
  "I have no fear of God at all.... I can measure myself with the best people I have known. I have never done anything mean or malicious, nor felt any temptation to do so ... Sexual morality as defined by society, to the extreme in America, seems to me quite contemptible. I advocate an incomparably freer sexual life ..."
    Freud in 8 July 1915 letter to James Jackson Putnam

 

   

Near Complete Jew Monopoly of the Pornography Industry

In pre-Shoah Germany and Europe and in XXI century America

[revert]  
     

 

 

 

  Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung round his neck and he were thrown into the sea.  
    Mark 9:42  

 

 

    — Muhammad's bizarre bow to pederasty —
Продажа Рабского Ребенка, В.В. Верещагин -  Sale of a Slave-Child by V.V. Vereshchagin  

And round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness): If thou seest them, thou wouldst think them scattered Pearls. And when thou lookest, it is there thou wilt see a Bliss and a Realm Magnificent. Upon them will be green Garments of fine silk and heavy brocade, and they will be adorned with Bracelets of silver; and their Lord will give to them to drink of a Wine Pure and Holy. "Verily this is a Reward for you, and your Endeavour is accepted and recognised."

Qur'an Verses 76:19-22 (and see in the
same vein Verses 52:24 and 56:17)

Продажа Рабского Ребенка, В.В. Верещагин -
Sale of a Slave-Child by V.V. Vereshchagin
   
     
No mere servant boys – normal men would not need or want pretty-boys, in green silk and bejeweled, and plied with wine in constant attendance ... for ever – Verses 76:19-22 contain one of the Qur'anic installments of Muhammad's bizarre bow to pederasty. And this is after all consistent at one level with his entire conception of a bordello heaven: that which is forbidden, or just not available, on Earth is indulged in with complete abandone within Muhammad's transmogrified paradise. But lest the Homomafia and assorted "gay-marriage" enthusiasts within European Christendom and within the priestly and episcopal ranks of the Church start imagining that they have potential allies within Dar-al-Islam, forget it. "Love" or "gay marriage" or open homosexuality between or among adult men is celebrated by Muslims of all stripes by promplty stoning to death all involved.   Продажа Рабского Ребенка, В.В. Верещагин -  Sale of a Slave-Child by V.V. Vereshchagin
     

 

    "Playing with Boys"    
  sickening shit, and pervasive in these places  
بازی بچه   Bacha bāzī
  Persian – Pashto – Afghan  

 

  (And yet let those in perennial pursuit of partial truth try to sort through Babylonian Talmud, Third Order or Order of Nashim, Tractate Kethuboth, Folio 11a and Folio 11b)
     

 

 

 

  "Just as Saint Basil establishes that those who incur sins [Against Nature] ... Should be subjected not only to a hard penance but a public one, and Pope Siricius prohibits penitents from entering clerical orders, one can clearly deduce that he who corrupts himself with a man through the ignominious squalor of a filthy union does not deserve to exercise ecclesiastical functions - since those who were formerly given to vices ... Become unfit to administer the Sacraments."  
    Liber Gomorrhianus - Book of Gomorrah, cols. 174f, published circa 1051 Anno Domini by Saint Peter Damian – Petrus Damiani,
Saint and Doctor of the Church
(* c. 1007, Ravenna - Faenza, 22 February 1072 †)
 

 

 

 

     

Incompatability of Homosexuality with Holy Orders and service in God's priesthood

The following are Catholic documents. The teachings of the Orthodox and the Oriental Orthodox are the same.

 
     
 

"... Advantage to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers. ..."

RELIGIOSORUM INSTITUTIO

By the faithful observance of all these directives, the task of investigating the canonical fitness of candidates for the state of perfection and Sacred Orders will meet with success; those who are not fit will be barred in time and at the very outset, and only those worthy and fit will be admitted to Sacred Orders. These, in turn, properly instructed and trained, will effectively promote the glory of God and the salvation of souls to the honor of the Church and the state of evangelical perfection.

In the audience graciously granted on 23 January, 1961, to the undersigned Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Religious, our Holy Father, Pope John XXIII, deigned to approve this Instruction and ordered that it be communicated to superiors of institutes of evangelical perfection.

Rome, the 2nd day of February, feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the year 1961.

Sacred Congregation for Religious

 
     
 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Section 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, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." 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.

Section 2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

Section 2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

 
     
 
  Reason attests that there are objects of the human act which are by their nature ‘incapable of being ordered’ to God, because they radically contradict the good of the person made in his image. These are the acts which, in the Church’s moral tradition, have been termed ‘intrinsically evil’: they are such always and per se, in other words, on account of their very object, and quite apart from the ulterior intentions of the one acting and the circumstances.  
    Pope John Paul II in his 1993 Encyclical Letter Veritatis Splendor  
 
     
Many were sorely disappointed with the following document, approved by Benedict XVI in 2005, regarding it as having been grossly inadequate, too little, too late; a failure on the part of the senior most Church leadership to step up and deal in an effective, decisive way with an admittedly repugnant task. By way of example, in a 23 February 2009 article in the National Catholic Reporter, the newly installed Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan (who had earlier, in August of 2002, replaced in Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland after Weakland was discovered having used funds parishioners had donated to the Church to pay off a homosexual man for his silence and to the tune of US$450,000), described as a conservative, was quoted: "When the Vatican issued a document barring gays from the priesthood in 2005, Dolan adopted what would come to be seen as the 'moderate' reading – that men with same-sex inclinations could be ordained as long as they were capable of celibacy and not part of a 'gay subculture.' 'It’s not a no-gays policy,' Dolan said on CNN." (http://ncronline.org/news/vatican/archbishop-timothy-dolan-headed-new-york) Lovely!  
   
 

CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with

Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders

 
     
 

Introduction

In continuity with the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and, in particular, with the Decree Optatam Totius[1] on priestly formation, the Congregation for Catholic Education has published various Documents with the aim of promoting a suitable, integral formation of future priests, by offering guidelines and precise norms regarding its diverse aspects.[2] In the meantime, the 1990 Synod of Bishops also reflected on the formation of priests in the circumstances of the present day, with the intention of bringing to completion the doctrine of the Council on this theme and making it more explicit and effective in today's world. Following this Synod, Pope John Paul II published the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis.[3]

In light of this abundant teaching, the present Instruction does not intend to dwell on all questions in the area of affectivity and sexuality that require an attentive discernment during the entire period of formation. Rather, it contains norms concerning a specific question, made more urgent by the current situation, and that is: whether to admit to the seminary and to holy orders candidates who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies.

1. Affective Maturity and Spiritual Fatherhood

According to the constant Tradition of the Church, only a baptized person of the male sex[4] validly receives sacred Ordination. By means of the Sacrament of Orders, the Holy Spirit configures the candidate to Jesus Christ in a new and specific way: the priest, in fact, sacramentally represents Christ, the head, shepherd and spouse of the Church[5]. Because of this configuration to Christ, the entire life of the sacred minister must be animated by the gift of his whole person to the Church and by an authentic pastoral charity[6].

The candidate to the ordained ministry, therefore, must reach affective maturity. Such maturity will allow him to relate correctly to both men and women, developing in him a true sense of spiritual fatherhood towards the Church community that will be entrusted to him[7].

2. Homosexuality and the Ordained Ministry

From the time of the Second Vatican Council until today, various Documents of the Magisterium, and especially the Catechism of the Catholic Church, have confirmed the teaching of the Church on homosexuality. The Catechism distinguishes between homosexual acts and homosexual tendencies.

Regarding acts, it teaches that Sacred Scripture presents them as grave sins. The Tradition has constantly considered them as intrinsically immoral and contrary to the natural law. Consequently, under no circumstance can they be approved.

Deep-seated homosexual tendencies, which are found in a number of men and women, are also objectively disordered and, for those same people, often constitute a trial. Such persons must be accepted with respect and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. They are called to fulfil God's will in their lives and to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter[8].

In the light of such teaching, this Dicastery, in accord with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, believes it necessary to state clearly that the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question[9], cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called "gay culture"[10].

Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women. One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.

Different, however, would be the case in which one were dealing with homosexual tendencies that were only the expression of a transitory problem - for example, that of an adolescence not yet superseded. Nevertheless, such tendencies must be clearly overcome at least three years before ordination to the diaconate.

3. Discernment by the Church Concerning the Suitability of Candidates

There are two inseparable elements in every priestly vocation: the free gift of God and the responsible freedom of the man. A vocation is a gift of divine grace, received through the Church, in the Church and for the service of the Church. In responding to the call of God, the man offers himself freely to him in love[11]. The desire alone to become a priest is not sufficient, and there does not exist a right to receive sacred ordination. It belongs to the Church - in her responsibility to define the necessary requirements for receiving the sacraments instituted by Christ - to discern the suitability of him who desires to enter the seminary[12], to accompany him during his years of formation, and to call him to holy orders if he is judged to possess the necessary qualities[13].

The formation of the future priest must distinctly articulate, in an essentially complementary manner, the four dimensions of formation: human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral[14]. In this context, it is necessary to highlight the particular importance of human formation as the necessary foundation of all formation[15]. In order to admit a candidate to ordination to the diaconate, the Church must verify, among other things, that the candidate has reached affective maturity[16].

The call to orders is the personal responsibility of the Bishop[17] or the major superior. Bearing in mind the opinion of those to whom he has entrusted the responsibility of formation, the Bishop or major superior, before admitting the candidate to ordination, must arrive at a morally certain judgment on his qualities. In the case of a serious doubt in this regard, he must not admit him to ordination[18].

The discernment of a vocation and of the maturity of the candidate is also a serious duty of the rector and of the other persons entrusted with the work of formation in the seminary. Before every ordination, the rector must express his own judgment on whether the qualities required by the Church are present in the candidate[19].

In the discernment concerning the suitability for ordination, the spiritual director has an important task. Although he is bound to secrecy, he represents the Church in the internal forum. In his discussions with the candidate, the spiritual director must especially point out the demands of the Church concerning priestly chastity and the affective maturity that is characteristic of the priest, as well as help him to discern whether he has the necessary qualities[20]. The spiritual director has the obligation to evaluate all the qualities of the candidate's personality and to make sure that he does not present disturbances of a sexual nature, which are incompatible with the priesthood. If a candidate practises homosexuality or presents deep-seated homosexual tendencies, his spiritual director as well as his confessor have the duty to dissuade him in conscience from proceeding towards ordination.

It goes without saying that the candidate himself has the primary responsibility for his own formation[21]. He must offer himself trustingly to the discernment of the Church, of the Bishop who calls him to orders, of the rector of the seminary, of his spiritual director and of the other seminary educators to whom the Bishop or major superior has entrusted the task of forming future priests. It would be gravely dishonest for a candidate to hide his own homosexuality in order to proceed, despite everything, towards ordination. Such a deceitful attitude does not correspond to the spirit of truth, loyalty and openness that must characterize the personality of him who believes he is called to serve Christ and his Church in the ministerial priesthood.

Conclusion

This Congregation reaffirms the need for Bishops, major superiors and all relevant authorities to carry out an attentive discernment concerning the suitability of candidates for holy orders, from the time of admission to the seminary until ordination. This discernment must be done in light of a conception of the ministerial priesthood that is in accordance with the teaching of the Church.
Let Bishops, episcopal conferences and major superiors look to see that the constant norms of this Instruction be faithfully observed for the good of the candidates themselves, and to guarantee that the Church always has suitable priests who are true shepherds according to the Heart of Christ.

The Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, on 31 August 2005, approved this present Instruction and ordered its publication.

Rome, 4 November 2005, Memorial of St Charles Borromeo, Patron of Seminaries

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski
Prefect

J. Michael Miller, C.S.B.
Tit. Archbp. of Vertara
Secretary

Endnotes

[1] Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on priestly formation Optatam Totius (28 October 1965): AAS 58 (1966), 713-727.
[2]Cf. Congregation for Catholic Education, Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis (6 January 1970; second edition 19 March 1985); The Study of Philosophy in Seminaries (20 January 1972); A Guide to Formation in Priestly Celibacy (11 April 1974); On the Teaching of Canon Law to Those Preparing to be Priests (2 April 1975); The Theological Formation of Future Priests (22 February 1976); Epistula circularis de formatione vocationum adultarum (14 July 1976); Instruction on Liturgical Formation in Seminaries (3 June 1979); Circular Letter Concerning Some of the More Urgent Aspects of Spiritual Formation in Seminaries (6 January 1980); Educational Guidance in Human Love: Outlines for Sex Education (1 November 1983); Pastoral Care of People on the Move in the Formation of Future Priests (25 January 1986); Guide to the Training of Future Priests Concerning the Instruments of Social Communication (19 March 1986); Circular Letter Concerning Studies of the Oriental Churches (6 January 1987); The Virgin Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation (25 March 1988); Guidelines for the Study and Teaching of the Church's Social Doctrine in the Formation of Priests (30 December 1988); Instruction on the Study of the Fathers of the Church in the Formation of Priests (10 November 1989); Directives Concerning the Preparation of Seminary Educators (4 November 1993); Directives on the Formation of Seminarians Concerning Problems Related to Marriage and the Family (19 March 1995); Instruction to the Episcopal Conferences on the Admission to Seminary of Candidates Coming from Other Seminaries or Religious Families (9 October 1986 and 8 March 1996); The Propaedeutic Period (1 May 1998); Circular Letters Concerning the Canonical Norms relating to Irregularities and Impediments both ad Ordines recipiendos and ad Ordines exercendos (27 July 1992 and 2 February 1999).
[3] Pope John Paul II, Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Pastores Dabo Vobis (25 March 1992): AAS 84 (1992), 657-864.
[4] Cf. CIC, can. 1024 and CCEO, can. 754; Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Letter Ordinatio Sacerdotalis on reserving priestly ordination to men alone (22 May 1994): AAS 86 (1994), 545-548.
[5] Cf. Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Decree on the ministry and life of priests Presbyterorum Ordinis (7 December 1965), n. 2: AAS 58 (1966), 991-993; Pastores Dabo Vobis, n. 16: AAS 84 (1992), 681-682. With regard to the priest's configuration to Christ, Bridegroom of the Church, Pastores Dabo Vobis states that "The priest is called to be the living image of Jesus Christ, the Spouse of the Church.... In his spiritual life, therefore, he is called to live out Christ's spousal love toward the Church, his bride. Therefore, the priest's life ought to radiate this spousal character, which demands that he be a witness to Christ's spousal love" (n. 22): AAS 84 (1992), 691.
[6] Cf. Presbyterorum Ordinis, n. 14: AAS 58 (1966), 1013-1014; Pastores Dabo Vobis, n. 23: AAS 84 (1992), 691-694.
[7] Cf. Congregation for the Clergy, Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests (31 March 1994), n. 58.
[8] Cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church (editio typica, 1997), nn. 2357-2358. Cf. also the various Documents of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Declaration Persona Humana on certain questions concerning sexual ethics (29 December 1975); Letter Homosexualitatis Problema to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the pastoral care of homosexual persons (1 October 1986); Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on Non-discrimination of Homosexual Persons (23 July 1992); Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons (3 June 2003). With regard to homosexual inclinations, the Letter Homosexualitatis Problema states that "Although the particular inclination of the homosexual person is not a sin, it is a more or less strong tendency ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil; and thus the inclination itself must be seen as an objective disorder" (n. 3).
[9] Cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church (editio typica, 1997), n. 2358; cf. also CIC, can. 208 and CCEO, can. 11.
[10] Cf. Congregation for Catholic Education, A memorandum to Bishops seeking advice in matters concerning homosexuality and candidates for admission to Seminary (9 July 1985); Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Letter (16 May 2002): Notitiae 38 (2002), 586.
[11] Cf. Pastores Dabo Vobis, nn. 35-36: AAS 84 (1992), 714-718.
[12] Cf. CIC, can. 241 1: "A diocesan Bishop is to admit to a major seminary only those who are judged qualified to dedicate themselves permanently to the sacred ministries; he is to consider their human, moral, spiritual and intellectual qualities, their physical and psychic health, and their correct intention"; cf. CCEO, can. 342 1.
[13] Cf. Optatam Totius, n. 6: AAS 58 (1966), 717. Cf. also CIC, can. 1029: "Only those are to be promoted to orders who, in the prudent judgment of their own Bishop or of the competent major superior, all things considered, have integral faith, are moved by the right intention, have the requisite knowledge, possess a good reputation, and are endowed with integral morals and proven virtues and the other physical and psychic qualities in keeping with the order to be received"; cf. CCEO, can. 758. Not to call to orders those who do not have the necessary qualities is not an unjust discrimination: cf. Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on Non-discrimination of Homosexual Persons.
[14] Cf. Pastores Dabo Vobis, nn. 43-59: AAS 84 (1992), 731-762.
[15] Cf. ibid., n. 43: "The priest, who is called to be a "living image' of Jesus Christ, head and shepherd of the Church, should seek to reflect in himself, as far as possible, the human perfection which shines forth in the incarnate Son of God and which is reflected with particular liveliness in his attitudes toward others": AAS 84 (1992), 732.
[16] Cf. ibid., nn. 44 and 50: AAS 84 (1992), 733-736 and 746-748. Cf. also: Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Circular Letter to the Most Reverend Diocesan Bishops and Other Ordinaries with Canonical Faculties to Admit to Sacred Orders Concerning: Scrutinies regarding the Suitability of Candidates for Orders (10 November 1997): Notitiae 33 (1997), 507-518, particularly Enclosure V.
[17] Cf. Congregation for Bishops, Directory for the Pastoral Ministry of Bishops Apostolorum Successores (22 February 2004), n. 88.
[18] Cf. CIC, can. 1052 3: "If... the Bishop doubts for specific reasons whether a candidate is suitable to receive orders, he is not to promote him". Cf. also CCEO, can. 770.
[19] Cf. CIC, can. 1051: "The following prescripts regarding the investigation about the qualities required in the one to be ordained are to be observed: ...there is to be a testimonial of the rector of the seminary or house of formation about the qualities required to receive the order, that is, about the sound doctrine of the candidate, his genuine piety, good morals and aptitude to exercise the ministry, as well as, after a properly executed inquiry, about his state of physical and psychic health".
[20] Cf. Pastores Dabo Vobis, nn. 50 and 66: AAS 84 (1992), 746-748 and 772-774. Cf. also Ratio fundamentalis institutionis sacerdotalis, n. 48.
[21] Cf. Pastores Dabo Vobis, n. 69: AAS 84 (1992), 778.

 
     

 

 

 

  — Homosexuality is incompatible with military service or with service in any of the armed forces, and the intelligence or security forces of United European Christendom —