From a collection of texts that show unequivocally, the constant and irrevocable condemnation of aberrosexuality of the Church as taught by the Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church up to the present time.
The texts are taken from the publication:
"The Church and Homosexuality". The Reasons For an Immutable Conviction. Edited by Roberto de Mattei . With a preface by Cardinal Alfons Stickler M. . Christiana-Verlag (Stein am Rhein) 1996. Available at the Sarto-Verlag.
Peter, leader of the apostles:
"And reducing the cities of the Sodomites, and of the Gomorrhites, into ashes, condemned them to be overthrown, making them an example to those that should after act wickedly." (2 Pet.)
Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles:
"Do not be deceived! Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals will inherit the kingdom of God "(1 Cor 6:9-10).
St. Augustine (354-430), Doctor of the Church universal:
"The atrocities that are contrary to nature, as the Sodomites, are abhorrent and an offense anywhere, anytime ..."
Emperor Theodosius (347-395):
"All those who have the shameful habit, to let their own male body play a female role, should atone for such a serious offense in the avenging flames."
Emperor Justinian (327-365):
"We have arranged (...), to arrest those who cling tenaciously to such unseemly and ungodly acts, and to punish them with death."
Pope Gregory the Great (540-604):
"It was just that the sodomites, that were burning with perversity, originating from the stench of the lusts of the flesh, perished by fire and brimstone."
St. Peter Damian (1007-1072):
"This vice must not be regarded as an ordinary vice, since it outperforms all other vices in perilousness. It kills the body, ravages the soul, defiles the flesh. "
Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274). Angelic Doctor:
"The sins against nature, by which injures the order of nature itself, is a compete injustice toward God, against nature of its order."
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), Doctor of the Church and patron saint of Italy:
"Those who commit the cursed sin against nature, are blind fools, ignorant of the rot and the misery in which they are stuck."
St. Bernardine of Siena (1380-1440), the great Franciscan reformer:
"More agony is suffered by one who has lived with this vice of sodomy, as this is the greatest sin there is."
St. Pius V (1504-1572):
"This horrific crime fills us with bitter pain and shakes us deeply; it urges us, therefore, to suppress this crime with the greatest possible zeal."
Peter Canisius, SJ, Doctor of the Church (1521-1597), author of the first catechism:
"The Sodomites violated the natural law and the divine law." (p. 43)
Pope Pius X (1835-1914):
"In the Catechism of St.. Pius X 'sodomy is classified under the sins before that cry out to God for vengeance,' the sin against nature (No. 966). "
Pope John Paul II:
"Morally unacceptable is the legal approval of homosexual practice. By decision of the European Parliament there is an attempt to legitimize a moral disorder. "
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI.)
"When the Church rejects erroneous opinions regarding homosexuality, they defended rather the freedom and dignity of man, than that they would restrict it." (p. 47)
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