With the recent release of a video by Fr. James Martin, S.J., showing two men holding hands, having undertaken a fictitious so-called "same-sex marriage", it is time for us to once again recall the teachings of Christ and His Church on the sanctity of Matrimony and the sacredness of sexual acts proper to husband and wife within this august sacrament.
As I wrote in an earlier post, once we understand that Matrimony is a Sacrament, that the Marital Act is a holy act willed by Christ, we can begin to see what an inversion of Christ's Will homosexual activity is. As the Church teaches in the Catechism, each and every homosexual act is objectively a grave sin against chastity [CCC 2358].
When Fr. Martin endorses "same-sex marriage" he is endorsing grave sin. Joseph Sciambra quotes Martin, commenting on two homosexuals in this manner: "...So I hope in ten years you will be able to kiss your partner or soon to be your husband. Why not? What’s the terrible thing". Here, we have a Catholic priest comparing homosexual activity to sacred wedlock, and encouraging two men caught in a life of sin, to continue sinning. Terrible. Please pray for the conversion of Fr. Martin and those suffering from same-sex attraction who have ceased being chaste.
We should recall that it was the various gnostic Manichean sects of the early centuries that disputed that marriage was an arrangement of nature (officium naturae), and of Divine origin. We see, in the homosexualist (and homsexual) infiltration of the priesthood, a return of these old heresies.
Let us now review some reflections by Bishop-Emeritus Fred Henry of Calgary on the danger of gender ideology and the so-called "gay culture". I shall provide an extensive quote from a Pastoral Letter, "Totalitarianism in Alberta IV" for us to understand how destructive gender ideology is of the primordial relationship between man and woman, and humanity and God the Creator.
The bishop writes:
LGBT has now swelled to LGBTTQQIAAP2S. The two Ts stand for transgender and transsexual and the double Qs represent both “queer” and “questioning”. The I is for intersex; the twin As for “asexual” and “ally”—the latter meaning you’re hetero but down with the cause. P is for pansexual, the catch-all for being up for pretty much anything depending on the situation. The newest addition is the “2S” which denotes being two-spirited, a term used for one who does not fit into the male/female binary. Some have even added “BDSM” for those into bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism.
However, facts, not ideology, determine reality. On April 6, 2016, the American College of Pediatricians, representing more than a hundred pediatricians, issued an important statement concerning gender ideology stating:
- Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of health – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species.
- No one is born with a gender. Everyone is born with a biological sex. Gender (awareness and sense of oneself as male or female) is a sociological and psychological concept; not an objective biological one. No one is born with an awareness of themselves as male or female; this awareness develops over time and, like all developmental processes, may be derailed by a child’s subjective perceptions, relationships, and adverse experiences from infancy forward. People who identify as “feeling like the opposite sex” or “somewhere in between” do not comprise a third sex. They remain biological men or biological women.
The College’s statement meshes perfectly with biblical and theological truths.
The primordial divine plan was spoken of clearly by Christ himself: “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female? (Mt.19:4).