In a sharp and monumental departure from Catholic Church teaching, the Vatican celebrated “testimonies” of child adoption by homosexual couples as well as homosexuality itself.
The Synod on Synodality website, overseen by the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops, on Friday highlighted as praiseworthy three stories of homosexual adoption that were shared by Noelle Therese Thompson, the synod leader of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
The first, titled “Parker’s pro-life story,” tells how a woman who was on the verge of having an abortion decided to give her child up for adoption when she saw that a friend of hers, who was in a same-sex relationship, wanted a child. The story credits the homosexual relationship for being responsible for saving the child’s life, concluding, “Today, Parker is an eight-year-old boy with two loving parents, Karl and Diego, whose relationship saved this child from abortion.”
The second, titled “The story of a sexuality that gives life,” shares how a “married” homosexual couple adopted local teenagers with mental disabilities. It is noteworthy, considering that it is impossible for a gravely disordered sexuality to “give life” that the website page itself makes clear regarding the stories, “The titles are our own.”
The last story tells how a man who teaches at a Catholic school and his “married” partner “decide to foster, love and adopt young children internationally and, in doing so, lift them out of extreme poverty.”
The teacher’s “greatest sadness is that he has to hide his sexuality in order to keep his job in a church institution and that he does not feel welcome in the Catholic Church precisely because of his sexuality which he considers God-given, and this despite his attempt to love the poor and destitute through his pro-life decision to adopt,” the story concludes.
The Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has stated, according to then-CDF prefect Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, “Allowing children to be adopted by persons living in [same-sex] unions would actually mean doing violence to these children” by placing them “in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development.”
For the Christian, the great test of everything is LOVE.
God is LOVE.
Wherever there is Love their is God.
Too often on the Blog we see lust, permissiveness, abuse, using etc.
But people must never forget that there are.many homosexual couples are not motivated just by sex. These couples love each other. And that Iove is acceptable to the Loving God and pleasing to God.
For many heterosexual and homosexual couples sex is vitally important at the beginning and for a long time.
But many couples find, that as sex decreases in their relationship love and companionship grows
That is the essential difference between lust and love. Lust decreases. True love increases.
The Church cannot write off love in any form.
And if they do, they are writing off, at least one aspect of God.
In these days the Church is being challenged to rethink some of its traditional and unenlightened approaches to human sexuality.
It’s not a matter of abandoning everything. It’s a matter of allowing things to evolve through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, which is also reflected in human and scientific progress.
As Jesus said – the wise merchant brings put from his wares things both new and old.
I am sometimes uncomfortable by strident gays insisting on calling their partners husbands or wives.
Are these not terms associated traditionally with heterosexual marriage?
Same sex marriage is a new phenomenon.
Can we not find new terms?
I always introduce my “other half” as my partner.
Neither he or I see ourselves as husbands or wives.
I don’t think we can expect the RCC soon to regard same sex marriage as traditional marriage.
But the RCC must recognise where love is and and find ways to celebrate that love.
Next week, as I’ve done before, I will celebrate a full legally recognised same sex marriage for two Catholic men who are in love.
By agreement that marriage will take place in the context of the Mass.
I fully believe that what we will be doing will be fully pleasing to Almighty God.
LAST NIGHT AT THE KURSALON