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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Battle of the Synod: has homosexualist ideology been surreptitiously inserted into the Instrumentum Laboris?

St. John Paul II Pope of the Family, pray for us

Why is homosexualist ideological language in the Instrumemtum Laboris?  

The Catholic Church has a Catechism - duly referenced below on homosexuality. "Homosexual orientation" is a modern psychological and ideological construct claiming the person is this way ontologically. This is not what the Church teaches. The Church speaks of a tendency, not orientation. A tendency to what? To something that is "intrinsically disordered....contrary to natural law". The difference between the Instrumentum Laboris and the Catechism is striking. And if apologists appear to claim it is mere semantics, then why not retain the catechetical language?

You will notice that it is in the English version, - alone! - that the Catholic emphasis remains. Is this perhaps because English language Catholics are well organized and this is meant to fudge us?

All other language versions use homosexualist "orientation". Indeed, the German and Spanish versions use it even in the title of the subsection. 

From the Instrumentum Laboris (June 23, 2015):

Pastoral Attention towards Persons with Homosexual Tendencies

130. (55) Some families have members who have a homosexual tendency. 

L’attenzione pastorale verso le persone con tendenza omosessuale
130. (55) Alcune famiglie vivono l’esperienza di avere al loro interno persone con orientamento omosessuale. 

L’attention pastorale envers les personnes ayant une tendance homosexuelle
130. (55) Dans certaines familles, des personnes ont une orientation homosexuelle.

Die pastorale Aufmerksamkeit gegenüber Personen mit homosexueller Orientierung

130.  (55) 
Einige Familien machen die Erfahrung, dass in ihrer Mitte Menschen mit homosexueller Orientierung leben. 

A atenção pastoral às pessoas com tendência homossexual
130. (55) 

Algumas famílias vivem a experiência de ter no seu interior pessoas com orientação homossexual. 

La atención pastoral por las personas con orientación homosexual
130. (55) Algunas familias viven la experiencia de tener en su seno personas con orientación homosexual.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church: 

Chastity and homosexuality

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,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 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.

2358 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.

2359 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.

1 comment:

Lawrence and Susan Fox said...

I think it would be better to say --even in the catechism-- that there are men and women who experience same-sex attraction. Period. There is no exclusive or predominant sexual attraction. Many many people thought -- in their mind -- that they had this "predominant" attraction and were born that way. But a person who thinks like that is not living in reality. And many of these have left the gay lifestyle, and are happily married to a person of the opposite sex. It's a matter of free will and choice. Some people can be seduced by members of the same sex. A woman attempting to act like a man will ape the mannerisms of a man, dress like a man, speak like a man, and such a woman could attract a woman who loves men, hopefully only temporarily because "her" dress, manner and actions are lies.

The man dressing as a woman can become so seductive that "he" will fool a man attracted to women. It's a lie. Their dress, their mannerisms, their speech, it's all a lie. That's what kills me about Bruce Jenner. He claims to like women. But what woman in her right mind would be attracted to Jenner the way he looks now??? But there are women who can ape masculinity to the point they are attractive to other so-called normal women. I've read too many stories of women and men who were seduced into the gay lifestyle in a manner similar to what happens to older men seduced away from their wives by their younger secretary.

Satan can seize your senses. You can imagine you are "in love" when your existing vocation is marriage to someone else or even celebate priesthood. People must learn to distinguish between their temptations and reality. It's part of becoming a mature Catholic Christian. Always choose the good. Forget the false attraction.

Hence I think even the wording of the catechism is unfortunate and doesn't reflect the reality of what is taking place. A child's first sexual experience impresses itself on him for the rest of his life. That's why we want every one to experience their first sexual experience when they are married. That's the way God set it up for happiness. It's no accident that most of the people in prison were sexually abused as children, and no accident that pedophiles in prison often have untimely deaths. The vast majority of adults who self identify as homosexual were sexually abused as children. However, the "disordered" attractions the catechism talks about is correct. Homosexual attractions are disordered, however they originate. Fr. John Harvey basically found the causes -- child sexual abuse, a problem between a child and his or her same sex parent or porn. Or a combination of two or three.

There is no homosexual orientation. That is completely untrue, and it appears we have a Judas writing the Instrumemtum Laboris. Heavens, the Catholic Church would do better to teach us to self-identify by our relationship with Jesus Christ! If we did that people would stop finding their identity in their shameful parts as St. Paul points out. God bless you. Thanks for uncovering these dastardly plots. Susan Fox