"Pope Francis will meet with a gay rights activist in Paraguay in July, in what will be the first time the leader of the Catholic Church has publicly engaged with LGBT activists.
Recognizing the 'large impact of your organization on Paraguayan society,' Simón Cazal, executive director of SOMOSGAY, was invited to send a representative to meet with the pope at a group gathering on July 11, according to a letter obtained and posted by Buzzfeed.
SOMOSGAY lobbies for better protections and legal rights for those in the LGBT community in Paraguay — where there are no legal protections at all for gay people. Ahead of the pope’s expected visit and this invitation, SOMOSGAY launched a campaign pressing the Catholic Church to accept gay people.
'One can be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender AND a Catholic at the same time; there is no contradiction between being an LGBT person and being a religious person. Respect for personal beliefs is inherent in democracy,' Sergio López, a SOMOSGAY activist and Cazal’s husband, said in a press release.
The invitation is the latest effort by the pope to soften the church’s approach and reach out to communities normally shunned by the Catholic Church, like divorced Catholics and gay people.
Francis famously said 'who am I to judge?' about a celibate gay priest. Earlier this year, he lunched with gay and transgender inmates in a prison."
And now, back to reality. The Church already accepts people with a homosexual inclination. The Catechism of the Catholic Church:
"The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition." CCC, 2358.
But homosexual activists aren't content with this. They want the Church to affirm them in their sin. This she cannot do.
Dr. Germain Grisez, one of the finest moral theologians of our time, explains that, "It might seem to follow that love must accept everyone, even enemies, just as they are, and to affirm them even in the error or sin which is present in them. But the law of love does not require indiscriminate affirmation of everything about other persons (see Saint Thomas Aquinas, S.t., 2-2, q.34, a.3). One's love must be like Jesus'. He loves sinners and brings them into communion with himself in order to overcome their error and sin. When the scribes and pharisees bring a woman caught in adultery to Jesus, he not only saves her from being stoned to death but warns her not to sin again (see John 8:3-11). In a true sense, Jesus is not judgmental, he sets aside the legalistic mentality, readily forgives sinners, does not condemn the world, and points out that those who refuse to acknowledge their sinfulness are self-condemned by the truth they violate (see John 3:16-21). But he realistically recognizes sinners as sinners and never accepts error as truth... Similarly, if Christians' love of neighbor is genuine, it not only permits but REQUIRES THEM both to 'hold fast to what is good' and to 'hate what is evil' (Romans 12:9)."
Let's hope Pope Francis can remember this as he dialogues with an individual committed toward living a sinful lifestyle while encouraging others to do the same.
Below are photos of Simon Cazal and the man he claims to be married to.
Will Pope Francis tell Simon to, "Go and sin no more" or will he say, "Who am I to judge?"
THE MARK OF THE FALSE PROPHET
We are on the cusp of collapse. The demon has infiltrated the Church and is wreaking havoc.ReplyDelete
Pray, Pray, Pray!
Why does Francis want to meet with Cazal? Bizarre!ReplyDelete
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I will anyway. The Catholic Church is already on non-stop implosion and collapse...nothing short of Divine intervention can save it now. A very large majority of people who call themselves "Catholic" do not attend Mass, do not believe Jesus is God made flesh, they do not believe in the Virgin Birth, nor the Immaculate Conception, they do not believe in the miracles of Jesus and they do not believe in the Resurrection as areal historical event. The majority do not believe the Eucharist is the body and blood of Our Lord, nor in the power of the Sacraments. All of the Sacraments are understood only as "symbols" by the reigning clergy, and they certainly do not believe that the Mass is a Sacrifice. They believe everybody and their pet goldfish go the Heaven, sins don't matter and nobody except maybe Hitler go the Hell. This includes the majority of the laity and, more dangerously, the majority of the priests, bishops and cardinals, and the "Pope", who have totally abandoned their mission to Baptize and teach all nations, and who have totally rejected the Faith as handed down since the Apostles. The evidence is very clear.ReplyDelete
My companion and I have been together for almost 40 years now, and we're enjoying retirement together. We had good jobs in the legal/financial world, and now we're spending as much time as possible traveling. We consider ourselves fortunate and thank the good Lord for our happiness! Thanks!ReplyDelete
They don't believe that God is unchanging, perfect and good, and that He had indeed revealed certain teachings, which are infallible. If human reason, which can err, will contradict infallible truth, they would try to reinterpret divine truth to keep up with the science, muttering nonsense about fideism. Even as they quote St. Thomas they ignore this:ReplyDelete
'The principles of other sciences either are evident and cannot be proved, or are proved by natural reason through some other science. But the knowledge proper to this science comes through revelation and not through natural reason. Therefore it has no concern to prove the principles of other sciences, but only to judge of them. Whatsoever is found in other sciences contrary to any truth of this science must be condemned as false: "Destroying counsels and every height that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God" (2 Corinthians 10:4-5).'
Isn't this what the Modernist clergy do? They want to update religion to agree with liberal principles and the various sciences. I would say the liberal. "Catholics” do not believe in infallible truths if they don't agree with what intellectuals claim, even if their claims go outside the bounds of the evidence itself.
Anonymous, don't thank Him for your sin. Reflect on 1 Corinthians 6.ReplyDelete
A Facebook friend shared this article with me. It reveals where the homosexual hate movement really wants to go:ReplyDelete
Most homosexuals do not embrace monogamy. The average sodomite make has more than 200 partners in a lilifetime. It is a bleak existence devoid of joy and hope and culminating in an eternity in He'll swimming in a lake of fire. This is the message if the Scriptures. Ignore it at your peril anonymous.ReplyDelete
God have mercy on your Church :'(ReplyDelete
THE SIGNS OF THE TIMESReplyDelete
The signs of the times
speak loud and clear
the sounds of the chimes
are set in high gear
Progressives are winning
the hearts and the mind
of those who are sinning
while keeping them blind
They play the “good guys”
people are in adoration
gladly following their lies
on the way to damnation
Rome will loose the faith
said Our Lady at La Salette
they close the Heaven’s gate
playing the harbinger’s trumpet
Nowadays everything goes
“Jesus forgave all sinners”
forget violent Death Throes
In Jesus there are only winners
No words about “go and sin no more”
no life style change exhortation
no admonition on how to restore
the only true way to our salvation
Rome Rome you kicked out Peter
and gave Jesus the Judas kiss
remember the end of this cheater
“repent’ or end up in the abyss !!!
Rita Biesemans, October 9 2014