The following comes from a Dec. 5 story by Petri Paavola in the English-language version of Pravda.
At first, I emphasize that my article is not homophobic and hate speech, but a viewpoint considering harmful and problematic effects that legalizing of the gay marriages causes. I live in Finland and I study this subject from the national perspective and also world wide. My article deals with matters that are very often overlooked.
Gender-neutral marriage law offends children’s rights. At the beginning of mankind’s history the natural order and human biology have produced children as the result of the love between man and woman. Biological order has decided that children’s parents are mother and father. If we change this natural order it shall cause many problems.
Of course, there are deviations from the natural order. These are like the death of parents, divorce and custody of children if parents can’t look after them. But according to natural order every child has mother and father.
Gay marriage causes problems for children’s growth, development, and maturation when living within a gay family. The relationship of a girl to her mother is very important so she can grow as a woman. Two homosexual males can’t confirm and contribute to the womanhood of a girl. A mother can do it and it happens naturally by maternal instinct and love of the mother. The lack of maternal love causes insecurity and weak self-esteem for girls who have grown without maternal love. It is natural for mother to show and express tender and womanly emotions toward her daughter….
In America the state of Massachusetts has problems after legalizing gay marriages. Adoption processes are open to gay couples…. In Massachusetts gay activists have persecuted Christian Churches and communities. The rates of domestic violence among homosexual couples is much higher than that for heterosexual couples. It’s become such a big problem (due to the dysfunctional nature of homosexuality in general) that the state legislature is having to target considerably more money toward this problem….
To read the entire, unedited version, click here.
“Gay marriage causes problems for children’s growth, development, and maturation when living within a gay family. ” Praise God for common sense here. This all leads to the understanding of absolute truth, to the natural law.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
Saint Thomas Aquinas
“The Tao, which others may call Natural Law or Traditional Morality or the First Principles of Practical Reason or the First Platitudes, is not one among a series of possible systems of value. It is the sole source of all value judgments. If it is rejected, all value is rejected. If any value is retained, it is retained. The effort to refute it and raise a new system of value in its place is self-contradictory. There has never been, and never will be, a radically new judgment of value in the history of the world. What purport to be new systems or…ideologies…all consist of fragments from the Tao itself, arbitrarily wrenched from their context in the whole and then swollen to madness in their isolation, yet still owing to the Tao and to it alone such validity as they posses.”
― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
CCC; I. THE NATURAL MORAL LAW
1954 Man participates in the wisdom and goodness of the Creator who gives him mastery over his acts and the ability to govern himself with a view to the true and the good. The natural law expresses the original moral sense which enables man to discern by reason the good and the evil, the truth and the lie:
The natural law is written and engraved in the soul of each and every man, because it is human reason ordaining him to do good and forbidding him to sin . . . But this command of human reason would not have the force of law if it were not the voice and interpreter of a higher reason to which our spirit and our freedom must be submitted.5
1955 The “divine and natural” law6 shows man the way to follow so as to practice the good and attain his end. The natural law states the first and essential precepts which govern the moral life. It hinges upon the desire for God and submission to him, who is the source and judge of all that is good, as well as upon the sense that the other is one’s equal. Its principal precepts are expressed in the Decalogue. This law is called “natural,” not in reference to the nature of irrational beings, but because reason which decrees it properly belongs to human nature.
St Thomas Aquinas was a great thinker. What a blessing to read his writings. His ability to explain, to reason and defend the natural law was and continues to be an eloquent and lovely teachings. What a great mind God has gifted him. Great speech too. His writings have help guide great minds just as Archbishop Fulton Sheen, he was an excellent communicator of the faith, that really grabbed your attention. Its like food for the mind, how love just moves us to seek out such gifted writers and communicators of the faith, defenders of the faith. Notice their charity and kindness.
CCC: ” 1759 “An evil action cannot be justified by reference to a good intention” (cf. St. Thomas Aquinas, Dec. praec. 6).
The end does not justify the means.”
St. Thomas had no tolerance for heretics. Those who have been taught the Faith but reject parts of it of their own free will due to their love of sin.
CCC: ” 2089 HERESY is the obstinate post-baptismal denial of some truth which must be believed with divine and catholic faith, or it is likewise an obstinate doubt concerning the same.”
Even St. Augustine, a great communicator of love. Reading his writings, gets us sinners a step closer to Christ. Helps us, who are open to it, more in love with Jesus. I am ever so grateful for Jesus, For His love and Mercy. Daily its a battle for us sinners to escape sin but when you hold a picture of our Lord’s sacred heart, and you look into His tenderness, His eye’s, He moves us, He tames us and molds us when we repent and cooperate with His graces. That is why its so important to honor our Lord’s natural law, this helps us stay closer to His graces, this is His hand, His face, His being, His truths that gives us human beings the dignity that needs to be respected. Praise Jesus for showing us His face, for making these truths easily available to all sinners. We are created to reason and we have free will to choose. Jesus already defined who we are, it is up to all human beings to understand that we are created in His image, that we are not to cheapen what is already defined in truth by our Lord, in HIS natural law.
St. Augustine wrote that one who draws people away from the Church is “a son of the devil and a murderer” (Answer to Petilian the Donatist, II, 13).
The Apostles dealt with these early heretics firmly. Paul wrote of them, “They must be silenced, since they are teaching for base gain what they have no right to teach. . . . Rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith” (Tit. 1:11-13).
St. John wrote to his communities that if anyone came to them preaching false doctrines, “Do not receive him into the house or give him any greeting; for he who greets him shares in his wicked work” (2 Jn. 10-11).
States many things. Provides Zero evidence.
You are an apostate, you are not a fellow catholic.
Remember Sodom and Gomorrah!!
Since Pope Francis has been interfering in politics, where is his statement against gay-marriage and in support of Pravda, etc. ?
Pope Francis says only half the truth. It is not the truth and is confusing. Confusion is the work of the devil.
God bless Russia and Uganda for standing up to the sodomites.
Sodomites pose a great danger to boys. Sodomites make up only 2% of the population and yet make up 33% of child sex abusers. Sodomites have a demented, demonic, grossly disproportional predilection for child sex, and the 98% of the population needs to be aware of this and be on guard.
I agree juergensen thank you for posting this. I always appreciate your comments. Merry Christmas.
I have a bridge for sale Abeca . . .
Thank you, Abeca, and Merry Christmas to you too!
“I agree juergensen thank you for posting this.” = Flip Flop – You do NOT agree because you have praised the demonic posting presence of militant homosexual activism that supports and encourages sodomy marriage as well as the persecution of Christian homeschooling families and their children. There is a pandemic disease known as false charity and the devil was the first purveyor. It is a direct insult to Christ to call evil “reasoning well” and then think that you can bottle feed, burp and coddle evil in varying degrees because that purveyor of evil sometimes sounds like he is purveying a good.
Catherine are you referring to YFC? Are you saying that ALL his reasoning capabilities are evil? That would be unjust. You used this sentence “It is a direct insult to Christ to call evil “reasoning well” Are you aware of what you are saying? To call evil reasoning well??? I never called his talk on homosexuality as reasoning well??? See sweets how you take this out of context? You are directly insulting my sincere love for Jesus. I would never insult my beloved Jesus. I’ve been prayerful, I just finished praying for you and out of charity am taking time to respond. I don’t have much time to keep doing this but I will to give you peace. My actions are only encouraged by love for Jesus. I’m really sorry that you do not see it.
ARE you insinuating that he is not capable of reasoning and choosing good? or speaking good? IF that is so, then you are wrong, do you know how many hard core ex-homosexuals have converted? Some have and its because someone has encouraged them to reason outside of the box. Just because you don’t get it, doesn’t mean it is what you think it is. I’m not here to continue to condemn the man, correct him YES and everyone is doing kindly too by stating in charity what the church teaches, but condemn him I can’t because it is him who is responsible for his salvation. Your comments only cause him to be more prideful and he will surely continue to reject Christ and His salvation plan for man.
YFC can reason, all homosexuals can and when they do it with God on their side, opening up their heart’s to God’s graces, they can reject sins against the natural law.
I appreciate you caring about me and for your concern but I have to say that you are twisting what is really posted, you partially just give your own take and again take out of context the rest. Writing ALL OF him as evil is like giving up on him. Yes his actions here are evil by promoting gay ideologies. But he is a human soul, worthy of Jesus salvation and if you haven’t noticed, demonizing his person is not exactly converting him. The devil really loves this. But you won’t listen, you have a hardened heart towards anything I have to say.
YFC is a homosexual who needs consistency in charity when he is speaking to Catholics. He posts here often, I feel that he is really crying out for help. He is someone’s son, he may be someones brother, neighbor. Do not fear Catherine sweet, YFC knows very well where I stand on those issues, its always in the back of his head, he is aware that I do not flip flop.
Now if you made those comments because I had to address the assumptions that your friend Ann Malley made to YFC, that he was courting me or manipulating me, I appreciate you both to be concerned but do not worry about me. I am faithful to Christ and HIS CHURCH. He is the only reason, I persevere in what I do. Wish you would have just a bit of more faith, even if its as small as a mustard seed. You are kind to express your feelings on this, but they are just feelings not facts. Its all blown out of proportion. So out of charity and because its Christmas season, I hope to put you at ease by reassuring you that its not how you see it as you have described it above. I hope this helps, I pray that you be a good listener, for this can be humbling and hard for most people to attempt.
correction: I meant to say hard core homosexual activist…some have converted and are living a chaste lifestyle defending the natural law. A few but this shows that they can reason…we just need to encourage them when they are reasoning well in truth. They are human beings…Jesus came for the sick, the sinners. We do not condone bad behavior…no matter where or whom its coming from. We need to set that good example to those living in worst sins. This is a public forum, they may come here for whatever bad will agenda’s they have but we must be consistent in our charity…..be firm but never losing charity. The spiritual battles are real, we need to out smart the evil spirits by following what Christ has taught about charity. He did convey much love. He admonished the sinner but never to the level that is happening here by some. Yes admonish, be firm but never demonizing the soul. Correcting is great but we do it often here, so how about also reaching out at their level where they are at, in what is not offensive to God.
If i didn’t know better, I’d say Catherine was referring to YOU Abeca. What Juerg posts is intentionally EVIL and yet you always seem to laud his comments.
No, Peter, sodomy is evil, and sodomites’ rampant sex abuse of children is even more evil. Me pointing out these truths is not “evil”, but “good”.
You labeling “evil” the truth about sodomites brings to mind the words of the Lord:
“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!”
Peter thats because juergensen prints facts unlike Cstherine who throws false accusations against me.
Can we please get over the manufactured martyr syndrome?
“Can we please get over the manufactured martyr syndrome?” says Ann Malley. So can you please stop martyring her?
How ironic that Ann would say that when she and her buddy are the instigaters. You are funny.
Read what juergensen posted. Woe to you for calling Catherines bad behavior MMS. You and new redefined Catherine defend each others bad behaviors just like the homosexuals do to each other. Glad that my comments prompted you to react Because The Truth Hurts you both when your flaws are pointed out to you. Thanks to peters comments, it should help Catherine see the error of her ways. Catherine poste false accusations and you defend them. Says a lot about you and Catherine. If all who preach to be traditional behaved like you both then you are a poor witness to your own cause because there is no right or wrong with you ladies. Because what you are saying here is that it does not apply to you.
Chesterton said, “Morality is always dreadfully complicated to a man who has lost all his principles.” Principles mean moral absolutes. Unchanging rocks beneath the changing waves of feelings and practices. Moral relativism is a philosophy that denies moral absolutes.” Taken from Catholic library.
Ann Malley you preach to the homosexuals but you do not practice what you preach. You cover up Catherine’s and yours false accusations that you often try here, that its time to hold you accountable. If you do not live by absolute truth, then you are also accomplices of moral relativism, that moral law does not apply to your bad actions here. It is you both who hound me down after each of my posts as much as even making fun of them. You know the truth but you continue to desensitize your bad behaviors, condoning each others bad behaviors, that it is working against the mission of the faith, but of course, not surprisingly because it is you who defends anyone who promotes schismatic behaviors.
Quotations of G. K. Chesterton:
“Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.” –
“It’s not that we don’t have enough scoundrels to curse; it’s that we don’t have enough good men to curse them.” –
“There is a case for telling the truth; there is a case for avoiding the scandal; but there is no possible defense for the man who tells the scandal, but does not tell the truth.”
The mission of the Faith is to keep to the Faith, Abeca, not use a lack of logic and backpedal blindness to cover up inconsistencies by way of false charity. If you cannot understand that about your approach then that is that. But you give yourself far too much credit which is the antithesis of humility. Again, if you do not understand that then there’s no point beating a dead horse. And I do mean dead.
God help the Church!
Ann Malley have you read what you posted? Again you keep avoiding the true reason for these indifference between us. You are not listening. Have you and Catherine lost common decency and common sense? You must have because it is also a sin to keep avoiding the truth. Just like the gay activist here who keep avoiding their own part, you two just as well do too. I just finished up the final day of my Novena especially for you, Catherine and YFC.
And just so you will know….you just said to our Lord “manufactured martyr syndrome?” You said it when they yelled “crucify him” You insult one of His, you insult Him.
You don’t seem to use logic, I have no clue what you are talking about with your usage of “inconsistencies.” I think that you and Catherine are in bad will that is why you only see it through your own eye’s not in the truth. God have mercy on your soul. Another decade of the rosary I will offer up these intentions. God have mercy on us all.
Dead horse? Again she is throwing dead horse words to our Lord. What little faith you have!
You are forgetting Ann Malley that we are human. Also let me remind you that I am in full communion with Rome. The division between us is because you chose not to be. And Catherine is right behind you. That is where the bad will is. So call it, hide it what you want, its this division that will never help save souls. It is your refusal to comprehend that. You and Catherine speak as if you are in good will yet your own posts of false accusations, mocking and taking out of context comments demonstrate that people of bad will, such as the liberal media, for one example, can just as easily take out of context what the Pope says, just like you have demonstrated here too with my posts. Again you avoid all together what I posted, you have a hardened heart, I have been praying for you. I continue with that because I believe in being consistent, plus whether you want to believe it or not, I feel for you ladies, I feel for YFC too. I care about your salvation. Well I don’t have to prove anything to you, its my Lord whom I serve and love above all.
I wish you would have put the entire article on your site. The link will not connect to it. It’s a very important article.
“Juergensen” is correct: nothing good comes from homosexual sexual activity, nothing at all.
Agreed! Merry Christmas. Lets pray the rosary for the conversion of all sinners especially to help reach out to homosexuals. Lets pray for them. God is so merciful and i place my trust in His unending mercy and charity. May they choose Jesus.
The Bishop of Antwerp would certainly agree with you’re telling militant homosexual activists that they reason well.
Taken from RORATE CÆLI
Bishop of Antwerp wants ecclesiastical recognition of homosexual relations
There is a saying that predates Christianity:
Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius.
Those the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Wow. Who knew Pravda even still existed? Had to look it up. After several decades as the state media of the Soviet Union and go-to definition of propaganda, it ended up being just a brand property for sale with the demise of the USSR.
Currently, it’s owned by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, a fringe party devoted to restoring the political structure of the Soviet era.
The official state media of the Putin Era is Rossiya Segodnya. Pravda has become something more like the Socialist Worker in the US.
Interesting to see Right-Wing editorializing on cultural issues. Must just be the culture in Russia. Putin has taken that stance to promote nationalism.
Pravda, in true Orwellian fashion, is Russian for [guffaw and cough] Truth.
Catherine is kind to share her concerns. I appreciate them, I didn’t before but Jesus sure changes hearts for the better. He helps us view others as His little children. Some throw tantrums and rebel, some listen well and some not. YFC was this little brown haired boy needing our extra prayers. I worry about His salvation, I have no power over what he chooses to do, I definitely do not appreciate it when he misleads others but he will have to answer to God for that. Our prayers will not go in vein for him, if he rejects those graces, they will go to where they are welcomed. We pray that our charity, even the ones he doesn’t like here for admonishing him, I hope that some day he will see us as his friends. Even if I never see that day come because I do not know him but I pray that it does come.
BUT it has to come in God’s time, not on our own time. We are prideful people, we always want quick results, but we forget that God is not on our own time, but in His. People often have hardened hearts and no matter how much we preach, if they are not at a place in time to listen they will not hear or see what is good in front of them, but of course, we must never give up, we just have to apply our gifts, we all have different gifts in how to reach out. God knows what it will take. I pray that someday he will stop resisting and give himself up to Jesus wholly. To fear the Lord. That is the greatest thing in life.
Ahhh Academentia – where the Tenure Track is Misandry (Hatred of Men & Boys, Masculinity & Normal Heterosexuality) – and only the most hyper militant get to wallow at the front of the tax trough:
Professor Who Exposes Catholic Identity Scandals Is Suspended by Marquette
Dr. John McAdams, a professor of political science at Marquette University whose blog posts have brought to light many of the Jesuit University’s actions undermining its Catholic identity, has reportedly been suspended, banned from campus and is now under formal investigation by the administration…
McAdams released the news on his blog, Marquette Warrior, which included an email sent to him from the dean of Marquette, Richard Holz. The email stated that McAdams was to remain off campus while his conduct was reviewed by the University.
Enclosed in the email was Marquette’s harassment policy.
The Cardinal Newman Society previously covered McAdams’ report concerning one of the University’s philosophy instructors, Cheryl Abbate, a graduate student who reportedly told one of her students that discussion of same-sex marriage “would be offensive” to homosexual students.
She reportedly said the student did not have “a right in this class to make homophobic comments” and invited him to drop the class.
The story garnered national attention.
CCC: ” 2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex.
It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”
They are contrary to the natural law.
They close the sexual act to the gift of life.
They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. ”
CCC: ” 2396 Among the sins gravely contrary to chastity are masturbation, fornication, pornography, and homosexual practices.”
Sacred Scripture regarding homosexual acts:
Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; 1 Cor 6:10; 1 Tim 1:10; Jude 1:7
1 Cor 6:9-10
” 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. “
taken from Catholic Library:
How important is the issue? C.S. Lewis says, in The Poison of Subjectivism, that relativism “will certainly end our species and damn our souls.” Please remember that Oxonians are not given to exaggeration. Why does he say “damn our souls?” Because Lewis is a Christian, and he does not disagree with the fundamental teaching of his master, Christ, and all the prophets in the Jewish tradition, that salvation presupposes repentance, and repentance presupposes an objectively real moral law. Moral relativism eliminates that law, thus trivializes repentance, thus imperils salvation.
Pope Francis tells diplomats: moral relativism threatens peace. “Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace,” Pope Francis said. “But there is no peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can always claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on this earth.”
Moral relativism affects us all. Each group promotes their own agenda’s and in doing so they compromise the truth. We should all strive to lean on this: IT IS about saving souls. We can not say we are for Jesus yet we make excuses of bad behavior. If we are to be witnesses of Tradition, of the beauty of our faith, we must remember our own actions, on how we convey them. We can not please everyone for our own style of witness but we must not compromise what is most important here, which is about saving souls.
… We are not, therefore, teachers of a doctrine drawn from human minds, but—–conscious of our charge—–we ought to embrace and follow that which Christ Our Lord taught and Whose teaching, by a solemn commandment, He committed to His Apostles and to their successors … Moreover, since We are very certain that this doctrine which we must safeguard in all its integrity is Divinely revealed, We repeat the words of the Apostle of the Nations: “But though we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach to you a Gospel besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema” (Galatians 1: 8).
Pope Pius XII
Hugh: You’ve got the wrong Pravda, but lovely to see someone’s awake this morning. The article is surely from the English language edition of the online site Pravda.ru. Its readership dwarfs that of the Russian Communist Party paper you mentioned. That said, Pravda.ru is as much an agent of disinformation/propaganda as its Soviet era namesake.
So what would possess Calcatholic to think its readers need enlightenment from Pravda which, by the way, is Russian for [pause for guffaw] Truth. Perhaps the moderators are too young for Cold War intrigues. Maybe the editors were out caroling.
Oh, you’re right!
It’s owned by a Putin-friendly oligarch. That explains the tone of the editorial.