Catholic Church On Her Way To “Hate Group”
As you might have read already, an online petition is asking the White House to designate the Catholic Church as a “hate group” for the Church’s views on marriage (and , actually, on sexual perversion in general, though this isn’t said).
The petition has very few signature and is obviously being criticised already, but make no mistake: this is what the future has in store for us.
I can’t say the Church hierarchy hasn’t deserved this: decades of wishy-washy thinking and weasel words on oh how the Church oh loves homosexuals has to lead to church persecution one day.
If the Church had condemned homosexuality as a lurid perversion, and sodomy as an abomination comparable to child rape in the last five decades as she did in the past almost 2000 years, we wouldn’t be in this position now. We are, because the desire not to be seen as… “haters” has prevented the Church from speaking loudly and effectually on this point. The unavoidable result is that the Church will be forced to either say forcibly where it stands (forcibly means: without weasel words, and making clear they are ready to fight this Kulturkampf) or be put with her shoulders to the wall in all those countries where political correctness becomes more important than freedom of speech, let alone religious freedom.
The following is the English Translation (courtesy of Father Z) of Horrendum Illud Scelus, with which Pope St. Pius V deals with the abomination among the ranks of the Church. You find the link on the right hand side column of this blog.
Pius, Bishop (St. Pope Pius V)
Servant of the Servants of God
For perpetual memory of the matter.
A ghastly crime, by which the joined (papal) states were polluted enflamed by God’s fearful judgment, flares up our bitter sorrow, and gravely moves our soul so that we lend now our attentions to repress it as much as possible.
1. It was properly denoted by the Lateran Council, that whatsoever Cleric will have been discovered to suffer from that incontinence which is against nature, on account of which the wrath of God falls upon the sons of disobedience (cf. Vulg. Eph. 5,6), is to be ejected from the ranks of the clergy and be reduced to do penance in a monastery.
2. But lest the contagion of such a scourge, from the hope of impunity which is the greatest lure of sinning, more confidently grows in power, We determine that clerics guilty of this execrable crime are to be quite gravely punished, so that whoever does not abhor the ruination of the soul, the avenging secular sword of civil laws will certainly deter.
3. And thus because We have made a decree in this matter at the beginning of Our Pontificate, now in a fuller and stronger way intending it to be followed strictly, every and all priests, whoever they are, and other secular clerics, and regular clerics of any grade and dignity, busy at such a detestable monstrosity, We deprive of every clerical privilege, every office, dignity, and ecclesiastical benefice by authority of the present legal instrument. So it is enacted that once they are degraded by the Ecclesiastical Judge, they be handed over immediately to the secular arm, which will exact upon them the same (death) penalty, which is ascertained to have been constituted by legitimate sanctions against laymen who have slid down into this ruin. Nothing to the contrary withstanding, etc.
Given at Rome at St. Peter’s, 30 August in the Year of the Lord’s Incarnation 1568 during the third year of Our Pontificate.
Notice the death penalty is awaiting those caught, as the saintly Pope perfectly well knew. Therefore, he wanted sodomite priests to be put to death. What would the Jesuits (formerly) organising the “homo masses” in Soho think about this, I wonder…
The mentality of not wanting to say things as they are out loud, but merely (if at all) issuing some softly worded statements of disapproval has brought us to this situation. When you refuse to call a pervert a pervert, it is only a matter of time before the pervert calls you a “hater” and wants to silence, jail or destroy you.
We are being warned. Will we take the hint?