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Old 1st April 2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Msgr. Charles Pope on sin and homosexuality

Turning Back the Tide: One Pastor’s Attempt to Assert the Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality In an Age of Confusion

"In yesterday’s Blog post, we discussed that there are significant numbers of Catholics who do not hold the Catholic faith regarding the question of homosexual activity, and so-called gay “marriage.” Some of this may be due to willful rejection of the teaching, but much is likely due to confusion brought on by a loud culture and a quiet pulpit. I want to share with you a letter I wrote to my congregation a couple of years ago to try and make clear the Catholic and Biblical teaching on homosexuality."
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Old 1st April 2011, 02:27 PM
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Turning Back the Tide: One Pastor’s Attempt to Assert the Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality In an Age of Confusion

"In yesterday’s Blog post, we discussed that there are significant numbers of Catholics who do not hold the Catholic faith regarding the question of homosexual activity, and so-called gay “marriage.” Some of this may be due to willful rejection of the teaching, but much is likely due to confusion brought on by a loud culture and a quiet pulpit. I want to share with you a letter I wrote to my congregation a couple of years ago to try and make clear the Catholic and Biblical teaching on homosexuality."

This sermon deserves everyone's reading.
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Very insightful letter.
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Well said and argued...
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Old 3rd April 2011, 12:30 PM
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My latest post on Catholic teaching on homosexuality:
http://ronconte.wordpress.com/2011/0...homas-aquinas/
focuses on St. Thomas' teaching, as drawn from and related to Scripture.

traditional moral theology has always called the sin of homosexual acts 'the unnatural vice'. This term is based on Scripture, which uses the term natural and unnatural regarding different sexual acts.

[Romans]
{1:26} Because of this, God handed them over to shameful passions. For example, their females have exchanged the natural use of the body for a use which is against nature.
{1:27} And similarly, the males also, abandoning the natural use of females, have burned in their desires for one another: males doing with males what is disgraceful, and receiving within themselves the recompense that necessarily results from their error.
{1:28} And since they did not prove to have God by knowledge, God handed them over to a morally depraved way of thinking, so that they might do those things which are not fitting:

The term is also based on the concept of natural law. We perceive the will of God for us, we perceive the moral law, by the goodness in human nature and in the relationships among human persons, and between human persons and God. That which is unnatural is contrary to the moral law, since the natural law is merely a promulgation of the eternal moral law in the things of Creation.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 11:38 PM
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Default Sin is turning things up side down

In a sense, is not much of sin the depiction of what is unnatural and deviant as being natural and acceptable? Another trait of this society is that it depicts what is right and acceptable as somehow wrong, intolerant, radical, controversial, deviant and/or "hate filled"? Hence anyone who criticizes the homosexual lifestyle is depicted as being an intolerant homophobe spewing hate speech....
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