March 16, 2007

Some persons think the Church is changing

One anonymous visitor to Fr. Erik’s blog thinks so.
The Church is also moving towards a more enlightened and accepting understanding of homosexuality, though in a reactionary cyber-community such as this, that movement is probably difficult to perceive, much less appreciate and celebrate.

I pointed out that the reality of the Church is otherwise.

The published official teaching of the Church regarding homosexual acts remains the same.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
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.

As a group, the priests ordained in the U.S. since the 1980's are faithful to the official published teaching of the Church; priests who disagree with that teaching are a vanishing breed.

In 1998, here (in the following link) is what the New York Times observed.
Click HERE: Orthodox Seminarians

In 2004, the Los Angeles Times (in the following link) observed the same thing.
Click HERE: New Breed of Priests

Click HERE to see what’s happening in a “pro-gay” denomination.


Anonymous Jeron said...

Praise God for these new defenders of Truth. Bishop Dolan is a good man. He was raised in my parish in Missouri & was taught by sound Sisters of Mercy from County Meath, Dublin. We still have them, as a matter of fact. :)

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Father, I like orthodox priests--thankfully our Church is changing with younger priests more orthodox than their predecessors. I like Father Erik wearing his ankle length black cassock--It says: I'm Catholic and I follow the rules. I think those of us who have been so undisciplined for so long are ready for a disciplined Church.

12:59 PM  

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