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St. Catherine of Siena: Even Demons Are Repulsed By Sins Against Nature
http://www.catholicbandita.com ^ | December 12, 2012

Posted on 03/24/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT by NKP_Vet

I happened across this enlightening quote by St. Catherine of Siena, a Dominican saint and mystic, from The Catholic Church and Homosexuality. I thought it would benefit you to read it. This makes perfect sense to those of us who know about natural law, but is utter foolishness to those who are perishing. I believe that as the Church understands mental disorder more, it will become more clear how weak Satan is in his attacks against the mind, whether in regard to same-sex attraction or something like Bipolar Disorder. Satan fools us into believing that we should be focused on the brain rather than on the heart, but even he is repulsed by an actual sin against nature, because his own angelic nature is, as in human nature, naturally repelled from such a thing, as Jesus explains.

St. Catherine of Siena is here relaying the words of Jesus Christ to all of us, and she was particularly addressing those clergymen of her time who were engaging in sins against nature. As you can see, it is natural for us to be nauseated. It is also because of the sort of sin this is that often the “light of understanding” has gone out of those who commit this sin, particularly if they sin repeatedly. St Paul speaks of God eventually turning them over to sin in the Letter to the Romans.

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1 posted on 03/24/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Very interesting. Thanks for posting this.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 5:57:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NKP_Vet

Very interesting. Thanks for posting this.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 5:57:35 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NKP_Vet
The saints had much to say on homosexuality, it is true: http://www.fightingirishthomas.com/2014/03/the-saints-on-sodomy-why-church-fathers.html
4 posted on 03/24/2014 6:00:45 PM PDT by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy

Great link.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 6:07:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NKP_Vet

What does this mean?


6 posted on 03/24/2014 6:09:19 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: NKP_Vet
St. Catherine of Siena: Even Demons Are Repulsed By Sins Against Nature

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7 posted on 03/24/2014 6:11:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Girlene

I’ll take a stab at it. The fallen angels (demons) hate humanity and its material nature. Because we rise and are united with God in His nature and are above them. However, because they have perfect knowledge they understand on an intellectual level the necessity for a material human nature. Homosexual sodomy is such a pervesion of that material human nature that even to them it is anathema.

That’s my understanding.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 6:16:18 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: NKP_Vet

Not sure I agree with the huge leap and inference to “Bipolar Disorder”. Many mental illnesses have clear underlying physical abnormalities. “Bisexual Disorder” would have made more sense lol. Have to be real careful with any individual’s interpretations of Scripture OR Saints.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 6:23:19 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: JPX2011

ok. where do THEY go after death??


10 posted on 03/24/2014 6:28:44 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: steve86
Not sure I agree with the huge leap and inference to “Bipolar Disorder”. Many mental illnesses have clear underlying physical abnormalities. “Bisexual Disorder” would have made more sense

I agree.

11 posted on 03/24/2014 6:28:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I’m sorry. Where does who go after death?


12 posted on 03/24/2014 6:30:36 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: steve86

What I take from it is homosexuality is a mental disorder like we have other mental disorders. God can take away any mental disorder. To act on the mental disorder of homosexuality is a sin. Rational, sane thinking humans do not engage in sex acts with someone of the same sex. It’s not the way nature (God) wired us.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 6:33:59 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant" - John Henry Cardinal Newman)
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What I take from it is homosexuality is a mental disorder like we have other mental disorders

It is disordered behavior, against the natural order. One might or might not define that as "mental illness". Normally mental illness is not defined strictly in behavioral terms. Homosexuality includes a strong voluntary component, essentially 100%, very much unlike conventional mental illness. I personally believe homosexuality as as much or more "societal illness" as "mental illness", but with grave personal consequences both in the temporal life and beyond.

14 posted on 03/24/2014 6:49:13 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: JPX2011

if satan finds sodomy repulsive do sodomites still go to hell. none of this is making sense to me.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 6:56:31 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HnodredscottIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

Individuals in a state of mortal sin (including sodomy) who fail to repent go to hell. Not to be crude but I would liken it to Satan and his minions saying, “this one is going against his own very nature. Easy pickings. Low-hanging fruit. Let’s move on to something more challenging.” That’s the best I got.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: sauropod

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17 posted on 03/24/2014 7:07:37 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: steve86

“I personally believe homosexuality as as much or more “societal illness” as “mental illness”, but with grave personal consequences both in the temporal life and beyond”.

Agree 100%.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 7:11:42 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("To be deep in history is to cease being Protestant" - John Henry Cardinal Newman)
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To: JPX2011

Thanks. I didn’t get the inclusion of mental disorders, such as bipolar, as being perverse even to demons. I don’t understand what the author is trying to infer.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 7:18:50 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: NKP_Vet

Thanks for posting. I love reading Catherine of Sienna


20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:20:55 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: Girlene

Yeah. I don’t agree with the author’s extrapolation to include mental disorders in this.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 7:22:30 PM PDT by JPX2011
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