In his Summa Theologiae, St. Thomas states, “I answer that, Chastity takes its name from the fact that reason ‘chastises’ concupiscence, which, like a child, needs curbing, as the Philosopher [Aristote] states (Ethic. iii, 12). Now the essence of human virtue consists in being something moderated by reason, as shown above (Summa I-II, 64, 1). Therefore it is evident that chastity is a virtue” (II-II, 151, 1, co.).[click to continue...]
“What is at all costs to be avoided is the unfounded and demeaning assumption that the sexual behavior of homosexual persons is always and totally compulsive and therefore inculpable. -CDF[click to continue...]
Jesus Christ, of all people, connected the end of the world to a cataclysmic event of centuries past. He said His Second coming at the end of the world in judgment would be at a time much like the time of the Flood.
“As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of man.
For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark,
and they did not know until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of man,” Jesus proclaimed (Matthew 24:37).
The Doctor of the Church lays out the case that man flourishes when he keeps his will in check, and his intellect clear (1.13, pg. 23).
The problem for mankind in this lifetime remains, however, his fallen human nature. Mankind has an attraction for sin, called concupiscence that remains present for one’s entire life.[click to continue...]
For, in this backwards world, marriage exists solely for the emotional benefit of the adults involved. Children are an afterthought—an accessory, like a speed boat or a pet, at best. They are not essentially, necessary, or even a consideration in this remade world.
If there is no such thing as a ‘husband’ or a ‘wife,’ then there is no longer a ‘father’ or a ‘mother’ either. The entire domestic family, therefore, crumbles away.[click to continue...]
3. Adding to the stuff Jesus never said was this: “Hear ye, all ye faithful. Looking unto one another in kindness includes viewing one another in lust.”[click to continue...]
The Church’s dogmatic teachings on marriage consist of eternal truths. The Church’s teaching on the sanctity of marriage comes from God Himself. The Church could never and would never change such a fundamental belief.
That is because the Church has absolutely no authority to redefine marriage.[click to continue...]
First, Pope Saint John Paul II is not defining something new here. He is simply identifying what is true and knowable as it exists in reality already.
The pope did not define the meaning of sex. Rather, he is pointing it out to help others to identify it.
Since it is something we can all reason to, this is anything but his invention.[click to continue...]
The Catechism of Catholic Church (CCC) explains,
“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility:
“A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence” (#1902, emphasis added).[click to continue...]
Up until recently, homosexual behavior was widely viewed as morally deviant in this country. The Judeo-Christian belief system identifies it as immoral and condemnable activity, as well.
Nowadays so-called “gay pride” parades allow lude and nude people to prance down city streets. Nowadays, in some countries, calling homosexuality what it is (namely an unnatural vice) will earn someone fines or jail time.
What changed?[click to continue...]