Today the Interim Report from the SinNod was released. Here is the English translation from the Vatican Press Office. By the way - I've taken the precaution of saving this thing to my own computer, just in case it "disappears" (ahem!). I'd suggest others do the same. Quite frankly, it is a friggin' disaster and portends God's judgment if the current course of the SinNod doesn't turn around. Please have this document open in another window as I'll be working my way through it; I'd rather not "copy/paste" passages; otherwise this post will become too voluminous and bulky.
We look at paragraph 20, where "irregular situations" are discussed. These includes those living together without benefit of marriage, those married civilly and those divorced and subsequently married civilly. Let me call these what they really are: the first two are the sin of fornication and the third is the sin of adultery. Both are mortal sins. In order for one to be culpable of mortal sin, three elements must be present: 1) grave matter, which these situations obviously are, 2) full knowledge of their sinfulness (given the dismal state of catechesis, this knowledge isn't always present and 3) acting on this sin with full knowledge of sin and disregard of the same.
The paragraph talks of these objectively sinful situations and "the positive values the contain". I posit that any "positive value" is far outweighed by the danger of damnation to those participating in these relationships. Nowhere in this discussion do I see any reference to the eternal destinies of those engaged in these mortally sinful situations, nor do I see any mention of the need for repentance and Confession.
As you work your way down, notice paragraphs 47 and 48. They deal with persons who are divorced from their first spouses and who are civilly remarried without obtaining a Church annulment. Paragraph 47 starts by saying "as regards the possibility of partaking in the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist". It sounds laudable, but only if the Sacrament of Penance includes the cessation of de facto adultery; else there is the issue of a sacrilegious confession. Likewise, reception of the Eucharist in such a state would be yet another sacrilege. There are those clergy who think themselves as being "merciful" for their prattle of condoning these unworthy reception of the sacraments. In fact, such false mercy would be an act of unspeakable cruelty, as these clergy - wolves in sheeps' clothing - would in fact be facilitating yet more mortal sin upon the souls of those in their charge.
Now move along to paragraphs 50 - 52, dealing with homosexual persons. Paragraph 50 urges Catholics, in regard to the homosexual to "value their sexual orientation". Let me say this right now and I mean every word of this. That statement in paragraph 50 is pure satanic pig-slop! Church teaching has always declared the homosexual orientation to be intrinsically disordered. There is nothing - NOTHING! - to value about an intrinsically disordered orientation that, if followed, will lead to heartbreak on earth and hellfire for eternity. Will these faux-clergy soon be talking about valuing the "orientation" of a child-rapist, or a binge-drinker? How about the "orientation" of serial shop-lifters?
The seduction to mortal sin continues in paragraph 52, as it erroneously states, "there are cases in which mutual aid to the point of sacrifice constitutes a precious support in the life of the partners". I almost don't know where to begin. Real aid would entail the accomplices in sin to separate and cease their perversion. As it is, this so-called "precious support" is really the two accomplices blinding each other as they mutually push each other towards eternal damnation. The gay person who claims to be loving his/her partner deceives only him/herself, as their sin condemns not only them, but the one whom they purport to "love". Their very dalliances point not to authentic charity but to a reckless disregard for the spiritual well-being of their "partners". Why we see this self-deception affirmed in this SinNod is impossible to discern, unless it is a pandering to the gay elements within the Vatican itself.
Speaking of authentic ministry to homosexual persons, were any representatives from the excellent Catholic apostolate called "Courage" invited? I have heard no mention of them. Perhaps they too, like the JP II Institute for Marriage and Family, were ostracized because of their fidelity to the Magisterium.
I am so glad this document is relatively short, for it contained way too much spiritual poison as it is. Here is commentary offered by LifeSiteNews. Voice of the Family has called this report "a betrayal". I concur.
I'll close this now with today's Vortex report coming from the Vatican. Voris, in commenting on the "openness" of the Vatican, quipped that the Obama administration is more transparent than this SinNod. He also asked a number of questions about conflicting messages from the SinNod. I can only surmise he recorded this before this interim report was released for this report, if nothing else, made plain the nefarious direction of this SinNod.
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