Homosexually disordered persons may be certain: the Church will not "accommodate a negative pastoral approach" -- and the same goes for sodomites.
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(kreuz.net, München) Yesterday Reinhard Cardinal Marx of Munich and Freising explained his most recent statement primarily related to the Munich Diocesan paper, that adulterers and homosexually perverse are "failed and broken people".
On the same day he made a statement to the ‘Süddeutschen Zeitung’, with which he took the homosexual paper for a ride.
He employed a similar tactic for his own homosexual paper.
The Cardinal began by deflecting the comments, saying, He was "very unhappy" with the reportage of his statements.
You would supposedly "not say that homosexuals-- or even the divorced -- were failed people."
Because: people can always begin again.
Actually, he presumed that an unrepentant, homosexually disturbed individual is a failure.
The Homosexually Perverse Go with Hair and Skin to Hell
Somewhat curious is the Cardinal's insistence, to this that such a person only "Fails in one's course of life, but not actually in his person, because that itself is the creation and likeness of God".
Saintly Doctor of the Church Petrus Damianus († 1072)
"The [homosexual]contagion undermines the foundation of the Faith, weakens the strength of hope, destroys the bond of Love. It removes justice, undermines strength, banishes chastity, enfeebles refinement and prudence."
If the Cardinal were to desirous to deny the existence of Hell with this statement, he would no longer be in the bounds of the Gospel.
So answered Jesus Christ in the 13th Chapter of the Gospel of Luke to the question if few are saved:
"Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able."
That is applicable especially to homosexual depravity, which according to the witness of the Old Testament highly prized by the Jews is a sin which cries to heaven for vengeance.
Actually, it follows from the context that the Cardinal simply said that the person, so long as he lives in this world, at least has the chance, theretically speaking, to do penance before the end.
God to Catherine of Sienna († 1380): "The sin against nature is even repulsive to the Demons, not because they abhor the evil or rejoice in the good, rather because of their angelic nature and therefore is repulsed, if they see, how such an enormous sin is committed."
Thomistically Well Formulated
Finally, the Cardinal explained: "A homosexual may be condemned as any other person, not actually, therefore, how he is."
That is well formulated thomistically.
Because sin -- even homosexual degeneracy -- is not a part of being, rather a disorder and therefore a deficiency of being.
They are also to be condemned for their deficiency in being.
The Cardinal then explained joyfully on this, that "in our present time" homosexually disordered people are no longer condemned.
The phrase "no longer" is a suspicious appeal to the Enlightenment, that people are damned solely on the basis of their own being.
This is how the Enlightenment thinkers mistook blacks for animals.
No one will be "accompanied in a pastorally negative way"
In reality and Church teaching Cardinal Marx doesn't skim: "As the Church we clearly say that the fulfillment of human sexuality is expressed by a person in the matrimonial bond of man and woman, which is a life-long connection and open to the procreation of life."
In other words: perversity is unfulfilled sexuality.
Saint Pius V († 1572)
Every horific crime, for which the corrupt and obscene cities (Sodom and Gomorrah) were burned by Divine punishment, fill us with the most bitter pain and spur us considerably on, to quell such crimes with the utmost zeal.
Then the Cardinal acknowledges that for "many people" -- as the Cardinal expresses it -- is not possible.
With the expression "many people" he means adulterers and the homosexually disordered. The turn of phrase "not possible" is a description of their failure.
These failed people must "receive a positive pastoral accommodation" by the Church.
That is the truism which is valid for every manner of pastoral accommodation.
Because the Church doesn't want to greet anyone on his way through life with a "accommodated to a negative pastoral approach".