Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rejecting Truth in Favor of Immorality

“Consciences that differ from official Church teaching”
Weekly community Mass for homosexual group Dignity celebrated at San Jose parish

Dignity/San Jose calls itself “a faith and support community of and for Catholic Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons, their Families, Friends and Supportive Others.” But Dignity/San Jose is unique among other California Dignity chapters: its weekly community Mass is celebrated in a Catholic church -- St. Martin of Tours in San Jose.
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A Dignity Q & A says, “Neither Scripture nor Tradition nor natural law theory nor human science nor personal experience convincingly supports official Catholic teaching about the immorality of homogenital acts. Accordingly, and after much soul-searching, many gay and lesbian Catholics have formed consciences that differ from official Church teaching and have entered into homosexual relationships. In this respect they are exactly like the many married Catholic couples who cannot accept the official teaching on contraception.”

In other words, these pepole are rejecting what a Catholic must believe. At the very minimum it seems, they are material heretics and they should be proplerly identified as such. Lest we forget what heresy is:

Incredulity is the neglect of revealed truth or the willful refusal to assent to it. "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; apostasy is the total repudiation of the Christian faith; schism is the refusal of submission to the Roman Pontiff or of communion with the members of the Church subject to him." [CCC 2089]
Seems rather clear - the "quoted" text above comes from Canon 751...
The San Jose diocese did not respond to requests for comment on this story.
Not surprising...

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