Thursday, April 24, 2008

Impurity is a punishment for pride.....

"..they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies...Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity...They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God.." (Romans 1).

By contrast:

"Through humility the purity of chastity is guaranteed. Indeed, if one submits piously to God, one's flesh will not rise illicitly against the spirit. That is why Adam, the first to disobey, covered himself as soon as he had committed the sin of pride." (St. Gregory (lib. XXVI, Morals, xii).

"You will know them by their fruits.." (Matthew 7:16).

3 comments:

David said...

Why an advertisement like that if seminaries are really and truly committed to celibacy? When are seminaries going to be cleansed thoroughly? This culture of homosexuality and effeminacy must be driven out. We need more exorcists and prayer warriors/intercessors to appeal to God's Mercy. What a horrible shambles the Catholic Church in America is in!

Janice Bouseau said...

Obviously THAT seminary isn't concerned with celibacy. Or the scandal its causing. The Rector should be removed and anyone connected with this horrid scandal.

These people obviously haven't learned anything from the sex abuse scandals and the more than 2billion spent so far to settle abuse cases.

Ellen Wironken said...

They are incapable of learning Janice. There is a veil over their eyes. A veil of darkness which results from sin. Pray for them. The time is short now. The Justice of God will soon permit a Chastisement the likes of which people cannot even begin to imagine.

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