“For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips” Romans 1:26-29
“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral,nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
I believe it is plain. Saint Paul has been very clear in at least two epistles but Our Lord Jesus Christ made it plain much sooner. Homosexual unions are not blessed by God for obvious reasons. First, marriage is a sacrament. The husband and the wife have a duty and responsibility to help each other get to heaven. Second, the husband and wife must be willing to procreate. Now regardless of when two are married, it might be more difficult to have children, but the point is they must ALWAYS be willing to accept that gift if it is God’s will. So the statement Pope Francis made is quite disturbing. It’s been disseminated through multiple news outlets. This is an institution where the dynamics cannot be changed. We don’t have the authority to change them. Now there was another audio that was sent to me a couple of days ago where a religious explained that people were misunderstanding what was said. He also agreed that we CANNOT change this institution. However, let’s play devil’s advocate for a second. Let’s say this gentleman is correct. Doesn’t the clergy have a duty a responsibility to clear up any confusion amongst the laity ? The Holy Father unfortunately has a history of making statements that are not consistent with the faith, or at least that’s how they’re being communicated. There are already enough confused people out there. If a statement was misquoted, why is it taking so long to clean it up ?
Here’s the bottom line: we have to be steadfast in our faith and never cease our desire to learn and to understand. For those who have manifested their understanding, let’s help others. Pray the rosary daily for the edification of our Church and that we all manifest into the greatest version of ourselves. Pray indeed also for the Holy Father that he have a wise discerning mind and be thoughtful in his statements. Dominus vobiscum.