HOMOSEXULITY: FROM CHURCH PERCEPTION

The Real Truth about Homosexuality


This is a presentation of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, specifically on homosexuality, marriage, and the family by Fr. Michael Rodriguez, to help dispel the false idea that this is about ‘personal opinion’ and actually is Church teaching. Unfortunately, one of the biggest problems within the Catholic Church today is dissent from Church teaching. There is dissent from Church teaching even at the highest levels of the hierarchy. It is indisputable that the main content of Fr. Rodriguez’s presentation on homosexuality is Catholic Church teaching, to which every single Catholic must give assent. A few sources which all Catholics ought to consult regarding the Catholic Church’s official teaching regarding marriage, including the particular topic of homosexuality, are the following:
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. (#2357)
This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. (#2358)
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. (#2359)
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Pope Leo XIII, Arcanum Divinæ (1880), papal encyclical on Christian Marriage
Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii (1930), papal encyclical on Christian Marriage
Pope John Paul II Familiaris Consortio by (1981), apostolic exhortation on the role of the Christian Family in the Modern World.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (esp # 2201 -2213 and 2357-2359)
“Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (June 3, 2003)
“Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (July 22, 1992)
“Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons” a Letter to the world’s bishops issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (October 1, 1986)
Persona Humana, “Declaration on Certain Questions Concerning Sexual Ethics” by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (December 29, 1975)
A pastoral letter by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan” (November 17, 2009)
A man and a woman united in marriage, together with their children, form a family. This institution is prior to any recognition by public authority, which has an obligation to recognize it. (#2202)
The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Civil authority should consider it a grave duty to acknowledge the true nature of marriage and the family, to protect and foster them, to safeguard public morality, and promote domestic prosperity. (#2210) Catechism of the Catholic Church
To understand why it is necessary to oppose legal recognition of homosexual unions, ethical considerations of different orders need to be taken into consideration. [6].
Society owes its continued survival to the family, founded on marriage. The inevitable consequence of legal recognition of homosexual unions would be the redefinition of marriage… The denial of the social and legal status of marriage to forms of cohabitation that are not and cannot be marital is not opposed to justice; on the contrary, justice requires it. [8]
It is true that all Catholics are obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions; Catholic politicians are obliged to do so in a particular way, in keeping with their responsibility as politicians. [10]
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (the highest doctrinal authority of the Catholic Church directly beneath the Pope) in a document entitled “Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons” (June 3, 2003) http://www.gofundme.com/bpq7mo

Published on May 20, 2013
Randy Engel, one of the nation’s top investigative reporters, began her journalistic career shortly after her graduation from the University of New York at Cortland in 1961. In the mid-1960s, Randy Engel developed an intense interest in pro-life issues including population control, abortion and eugenics, putting her on the ground floor of the emerging Pro-Life Movement. In 1972, she founded the U.S. Coalition for Life, an international pro-life research and investigative agency, and began editing the USCL’s official publication, the Pro-Life Reporter.

Many of her original research publications for the USCL including “A March of Dimes Primer — the A-Z of Eugenic Abortion,” and “The Pathfinder Fund — A Study of US/AID Anti-Life Funding” have become pro-life classics and continue to enjoy wide circulation.

She is author of Sex Education — The Final Plague, The McHugh Chronicles — Who Betrayed the Pro-Life Movement?, and The Rite of Sodomy, a 1,318-page text containing over 3000 endnotes, a bibliography of over 350 books, and is fully indexed and reads like a top-flight mystery thriller — except that it is not fiction — it is true.

She has received numerous awards for excellence in investigative journalism including the prestigious Linacre Quarterly Award for Distinguished Writing by the Catholic Medical Association

Published on Nov 3, 2013
+J.M.J.+ *NOTE*-This updated version has the same content as the first edition-except the audio has been enhanced and balanced. Also, a more authentic image of the Ten Commandment Tablets is used towards the end of the video for improved theological accuracy. Fr. Michael Rodriguez’s talk about the grave sins of abortion, contraception, homosexuality; what the Catholic Church teaches about these intrinsic mortal sins, and how they are a direct attack against God the Creator. A brief summary: Contrary to some popularly voiced notions, the biggest problems facing the Catholic Church today (and consequently the world as well) are the need to restore right doctrine (truth), right morals (goodness) and right liturgy (man’s absolute and primordial duty to worship God as God commands). With regard to right doctrine and morals, three of the gravest evils in the world today, which we need to combat with all our strength and energy, are the acceptance as “ok” of contraception, abortion, and homosexuality. Father explains why these are key issues that cannot be sufficiently emphasized today, especially since the truth which the Catholic Church must always teach is hardly known, explained, or defended (even amongst Catholics). As an example, Father summarizes the truth which the Church has always proclaimed regarding homosexuality. Although he provides just a few basic points on this matter, most Catholics would not be able to list or explain these points. That should be sufficient to convince us of the need to evangelize, catechize, and labor in charity with respect to these grave evils.

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