The Truth About Homosexuality, Part II

Woe to the Christian Who Denies the Reality of Sin!

 

by Fr. Michael Rodríguez;

Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, a leading world expert who has worked with hundreds of homosexual men over the past fifteen years, states, “I have never met a single  homosexual man who said he had a close, loving, and respectful relationship with his father.” Dr. Nicolosi explains that boys have a critical developmental task that girls don’t: a boy needs to disidentify with his mother and identify with his father if he’s to grow into a normal heterosexual man. “Every boy has a deep longing to be held, to be loved by a father figure, to be mentored into the world of men, and to have his masculine nature affirmed and declared good enough by his male peers, his male elders, and mentors.”

Anne Paulk, a former lesbian, published a book in 2003, Restoring Sexual Identity: Hope for Women Who Struggle with Same-Sex Attraction. The core of her book is based upon results of a survey she conducted of ex-gay women who described their family relationships, sexual abuse, youthful experimentation and emotions. Paulk concludes that for a girl to develop a healthy female identity, it’s critical that she have: (1) a mother who enjoys being a woman and esteems her role as a wife and mother, (2) a family where the mother loves her husband and supports his role as the head of the family, (3) a father who respects and cherishes his wife and does not degrade her.

Mrs. Paulk notes that the following are significant factors in women developing an attraction to other women: childhood trauma, poor self-image, anger at men, poor relation-ships with either or both parents, and pro-homosexual media propaganda.

An integral part of the Church’s pastoral ministry to homosexuals must be to address the aforementioned issues with honesty, compassion, sensitivity, trust in God, and reliance on His grace.

The shedding of our Savior’s Precious Blood witnesses to the monstrosity of sin. Our Blessed Lord is afflicted from head to foot, torn and reddened by the spilling of His adorable Blood … and we continue to sin? Under no circumstances can sinful homosexual acts ever be approved. Woe to the Christian who denies the reality of sin! It is never loving and respectful to lie to homosexuals by telling them that homosexual behavior is o.k. or “normal.” Don’t be fooled by the well-orchestrated campaigns of misinformation and deceit by pro-homosexual groups which have infested the media. Instead, trust in God and His commandments! Trust in the teachings of His Church! Homosexual acts were, are, and always will be an abomination before God and man. This is an infallible moral teaching of the Catholic Church to which every Catholic must give assent.

Therefore, all Catholics have a moral obligation before God to oppose any government attempt to legalize same-sex unions. Here in El Paso, certain City Council members have remained obstinate in promoting public recognition and legitimization of homosexual unions. Whether they realize it or not, their actions are objectively immoral and gravely harmful to marriage and the family. It should be obvious to all Catholics what our duty is with respect to these members of City Council.

The U.S. Catholic bishops wrote in their Pastoral Letter on Marriage (Nov. 2009),

“The legal recognition of same- sex unions poses a multifaceted threat to the very fabric of society, striking at the source from which society and culture come and which they are meant to serve.  Such recognition affects all people, married and non-married: not only at the fundamental levels of the good of the spouses, the good of children, the intrinsic dignity of every human person, and the common good, but also at the levels of education, cultural imagination and influence, and religious freedom.”

We beseech thee, O Immaculate Virgin Mary, offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of thy Son in reparation for sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.

Sancta Dei Genetrix, ora pro nobis.

Fr. Michael Rodríguez is the parish priest at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church.

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9 comments to The Truth About Homosexuality, Part II

  • Halina

    http://josephsciambra.com/

    How Our Lord and Saviour saved Joseph from the ‘sin’ of homosexuality, pornography, and the Occult.

    He says….’no one is born ‘gay’

    Jesus Mary Joseph we love You, save souls!

  • Joe hoare

    Most homosexual people
    Have been homosexual since childhood
    Please be charitable to them
    Most of them have little choice
    our Lord loved people on the margins
    And his heart is BIG

  • Joe hoare

    I have been homosexual scince childhood , I come from a strong loving Catholic family with 7 siblings,
    I have struggled with my gayness scince 4 yrs old , gayness isn’t created it just is, and it a genuine situation for many people
    But for myself it especially complicated, I think I have two options 1/ to be celibate and faithfull. 2/ to follow my natural instinct as 90% of people are able to do.
    Please bare in mind that for homosexual people they have no choice
    Homosexuals are the elephant in the room
    I have decided to be celibate and faithfull ,
    But I have no answers to my friends who are gay

  • Br. Christopher Sale

    As a former practicing homosexual I will attest to the
    fact that a person can reverse the coarse of homosexuality.
    My conversion not only pulled me out of that lifestyle, it
    pulled me into the religious life a a Brother. For years I
    thought this was impossible. But anything is possible with God.
    Now I’m not saying I’m now a heterosexual, but I’m completely
    free of homosexuality. For over 5 years I have had no temptation
    to return to that behavior. I have reach a place with God I never
    knew was possible.
    God bless,
    Br. Christopher B.P.P.

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  • gary47290

    Nicolosi is associated with NARTH, a completely discredited, fraudulent organization. Your citing him tells me nothing you have to say has any truth in it.

  • I like the above; first time I hear some real info about the origin of homosexuality an lesbianism; I wish we could have more info about this illness as here in Ireland- these “gay” persons are coming out of the work an taking over the E.U.with their policies of “equality” an their unnatural sexual behavior; the Catholic church is afraid here in Europe to challenge this homosexual programme an many people think it is o.k. or makes no difference. We even have a homosexual (“bum boy”) here who wants to run for president of Ireland! Why not spread the truth about homosexuality; why is the church so scared of the truth;

  • lesley turnbull

    Becoming a regular veiwer of EWTN has taught me much of the Catholic
    church and led me to sites such as this one. I quit going to my usual church(So.Baptist) because the Sunday sermons no longer seem to preach against sin, of any type really, much less the atrocities perpetuated by society today quite out in the open, such as homosexuality and living together without marriage, even having children with multiple partners and no husband. tv. doesn’t help with shows showing gays raising kids. I wish you’d send mailers with articles like this one to all churches. No matter what the denomination, and request that they get back to grass roots preaching in order to try to change the opinion of society on what is correct behavior if you profess to be a believer in Christ and in the word of God. Since so few people attend church these days I guess they ministers and Pastors don’t want to scare anyone off, but how any of these people can think they are leading righteous lives when they continually make their own rules is beyond me. Thanks for printing the article, print the next one on perfect charity would you, they haven’t a clue about that one either!

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    Well said, Lesley.

    Thank you so much for commenting. We couldn’t have said it any better. I am very thankful that you have found EWTN. Because of Mother Angelica and her work, many Southern Baptists have come to realize the Biblical Truths of the Catholic Church. It is my hope that you will prayerfully consider joining the Catholic Church, the pillar and foundation of Truth.

    How I desire to be able to fulfill your wishes of getting the word out more. However, Jeff and I volunteer our time and resources to this site while working full time jobs and raising very young children. Please pray for us that God will guide us and grant us the graces necessary to get there.

    May God bless you richly,
    John Quinn

  • Lidiapurple

    Looking forward to parts III & IV! When will they be posted?


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    Thanks Lidiapurple,

    Thanks for asking part three is available today. Here is the link: the Truth About Homosexuality; Part 3

    God bless,
    John Quinn