Skip to comments.Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobe [How the Gay Press is reporting it]
Posted on 12/03/2018 11:48:33 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
ROMERemember back in 2013, shortly after Pope Francis was elected when he shocked the world with his words: If a person seeks God and has goodwill, then who am I to judge, when asked about a gay priest?
What was then seen to be a change in decades of dogma sent shockwaves around the world, landing the pontiff on the cover of Advocate and winning him praise among LGBTQ groups and lapsed Catholics. In some ways, Francis has been eating his words ever since, constantly called to explain by conservatives in the church what he meant.
Now it seems Francis isn't mincing his words on the topic. He told Spanish Claretian missionary Fernando Prado that in reality he's actually very worried about homosexuality in the church. Prado, whose book La Forza della Vocazione (The Strength of Vocation) comes out in multiple languages on Monday, spent four hours interviewing the pontiff in Vatican City this fall about problems in the priesthood. Italy's Corriere Della Sera newspaper excerpted parts of the book on Saturday.
When Prado asked Francis specifically about the high percentage of gays in the priesthood today, Francis became very judgemental indeed. He said that seminaries need to do better at weeding them out. It's something that worries me, he said, according to the excerpts. We have to discern with seriousness and listen to the voice of the experience that the Church has. When discernment is not used, problems increase. As I said before, it may be that at the moment they are accepted maybe they do not show their faces [as gay], but later they appear.
Francis, who has implied tolerance but never officially remarked that he approves of same sex marriages, has in the past said that Catholics should accept and welcome gay parishioners to the pews among them. But it seems that he doesn't want them behind the pulpit.
The issue of homosexuality is a very serious matter that must be properly discerned from the beginning with the candidates, he told the Spanish missionary. We have to be demanding.
Francis also said he worried that in our societies it even seems that homosexuality is fashionable then adding, that mentality, in some ways, also influences the life of the Church.
Francis has been accused of sending mixed messages about the issue of gay people in the church. In private conversations, such as the one with Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean victim of clerical sex abuse, he seems tolerant. According to Cruz, the pope told him, You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.
But in public, the pontiff tends to toe the party line, keeping the door closed.
Francis told Prado a story about a conversation with a bishop, apparently scandalized, who came to him and said that there were several priests in his large diocese who were openly gay and asked if it was ok to let them be. He himself doubted the question and asked me if there was something wrong with it, Prado says the pope told him, according to the excerpts. In short, he was saying, well, it's not that serious. It's just an expression of an affection.
Then the pope grew serious. This is a mistake, the pope recalled telling the bishop. It is not just an expression of affection. In the consecrated life and in the priestly life, there is no place for that kind of affection. For this reason, the Church recommends that people with this ingrained tendency not be accepted into the ministry or the consecrated life.
And to those gay priests and nuns who are already ordained, Francis said this: I say to the priests, gay religious men and women, we must urge you to live fully celibate and, above all, to be exquisitely responsible, trying not to scandalize your communities or the holy faithful people of God by living a double life. It is better that you leave the ministry or consecrated life rather than live a double life.
Remember when Pope Francis was declared the LGBT "Person of the Year"?
Well,now he's being attacked by the Elgee-Beaty tribe. a step in the right direction.
I still think he's guilty of "praising with faint damns".
If he's at a loss for words, he should refer to the Catechism (as good Catholics do!) and say that such acts are "acts of grave depravity," they are "intrinsically disordered," they "do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity," "under no circumstances can they be approved," and even a homosexual tendency or inclination is "intrinsically disordered."
The Catechism (LINK) is a good resource, Holy Father. It contains Scripture, Tradition, and the authentic Papal Magisterium. I'd look into it, if I were you.
But thanks for trying!
P. Francis hasn't hesitated to sack whole religious orders for the crime of fidelity to the Latin Mass. Let's see if he fires any LGBT "allies" from his own elite cabinet, the G9 (hint: start with Rodriguez Maradiaga and Bernhard Marx) or if he suppresses any religious orders or "media personalities" which advocate for this perversion (like Fr. James Martin, LGBT.SJ).
I'd stand on my hands and clap my feet if that happened....I'm not holding my breath.
But do keep praying. This may be some Holy Spirit action here, almost like the Balaam Syndrome (Numbers 22-25), where the false prophet is pretty much forced by the Lord to say the right thing.
How about FORBIDS!?!?!?!?!
Is the Pope Catholic?.................Are you nuts? Of course he is!
Is the Pope Catholic?.................Good question................
Well, you know, it goes along with those 10 Recommendations that Moses had made up....................
“Francis, who has implied tolerance but never officially remarked that he approves of same sex marriages, has in the past said that Catholics should accept and welcome gay parishioners to the pews among them. But it seems that he doesn’t want them behind the pulpit.”
So said the early Boy Scouts “tolerant” appeasers.
Obviously, there is something wrong with the mechanism of the church. This man should not be the head of the Church.
Sounds like to me Francis might be in trouble.
Forbids is the correct term.
I observe that the laws of all 50 of these United States forbid murder, rape, and robbery.
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter practices the Latin Mass without repercussion.
What entire orders has he “sacked”?
..it would be better for priests who are actively gay
to leave rather than lead a double life
Would be best? Horrific understatement
Some of the pre-Vatican 2 Roman Catholics might question that.
I’m old, but I ain’t THAT old!..................
This also involved the public humiliation of Cardinal Raymond Burke,the "patronus" of the Knights of Malta, a "dubia" cardinal and one of the most eminent of the traditionalist Catholics in the Church.
Francis' biggest coup --- still hardly remarked upon, though it's bloody obvious --- is that he's using the Chinese Communist Party as enforcers to suppress the faithful, traditionalist, underground Catholic Church in China.
The laws of all 50 of the states USED to forbid sodomy as well.
"Sodomy" is the LEGAL term (ya can look it up) for deviant intercourse.
They want to remove the individual right of priests to say the TLM so that we can only get the mass from their approved sources. A few years back when it seemed that the Vatican was close to reconciling with the SSPX, there was a rumor going around that if it happened, that all Traditional Mass communities would be rolled into the SSPX auspices, so that the SSPX would be the only place to get the traditional mass. The SSPX was intended to be the Honey Pot, the place to gather all the recalcitrant under one roof, where they lie in wait for the final blow. The SSPX did not fall for it, but I believe the plan remains the same.
I believe they intend to do away with Summorum Pontificum and its individual right of priests to say the mass and force all traditional Catholic into one or a few approved sources, perhaps the FSSP and the ICKSP or some juiced up Ecclesia Dei commission, if they can't close the deal on the SSPX.
Anyone who falls for this is just a dang fool.
Ask your son what the current definition is per UCMJ. I wonder if it has changed since I was briefed on the topic (eons ago).
My parish, St. Stephen of Sacramento, is part of the FSSP.
Classic Latin Mass, Choir and all.
I guess this is one of the orders Pope intends as the “honey pot”? It will most certainly engender great anger should he close it down.
Most members would likely never return to another mass anywhere, ever.
925. ARTICLE 125. SODOMY
10. Punitive Articles
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
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And still on the books, I think!
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