Sunday, May 30, 2010

Matt Abbott, I Read Your Comments

Father James Martin, S.J., sent me an e-mail in response to my May 20 column. "I read your comments ... and thought I'd send along my response, particularly since I was called 'revolting,' 'dishonest' and, worst of all, seeking to embarrass Pope Benedict," Father Martin said (slightly edited).
Link (here) to the full blog post at Renew America by Matt C. Abbott

8 comments:

Maria said...

1 Galatians 8:9

"But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach (to you) a gospel other than the one that we preached to you, let that one be accursed!

As we have said before, and now I say again, if anyone preaches to you a gospel other than the one that you received, let that one be accursed"!

Maria said...

The homosexual Jesuits at America Magazine, along with every other homosexual, understand that the acceptance of sodomy is thwarted by those who subscribe to a religious world view, and in particular, Christianity. So, what must be the line of attack in the effort to normalize homosexuality? We must get religion, and in particular, Christianity, to perceive homosexuality as normative. How is this best achieved. Well, in the case of homosexual Jesuits, the modus operandi is to exploit the faithful and confirm others in their sin. How else? Exploit children in the media for their own ends. To wit, the examples that come to mind include the children of "lesbian couples" who wished to enroll their children in Catholic schools. Focus on children in intended to place at a remove the sin of homosexuality. See,homosexualiy as a sin is not the problem,it is our cruelty in not exercising charity toward the CHILDREN against whom is being exercised the most unforgivable discrimination.
What I find more heartbreaking is that America Magazine is permitted to scandalize the faithful with impunity. Is there no single Bishop in Ameica willing or able to call them out? No single Jesuit in the Socity who is OUTRAGED by the defamation of our Faith???????

I post a comment that was deleted @ AMERICA MAGAZINE, and bears repeating, as we ponder Fr. Martin's concern about the Pope's coupling of "abortion and same sexmarriage"--

HOMOSEXUALITY

The relationship between contraception and homosexuality is seldom adverted to and, in homosexual circles, openly denied. Yet they are connected by the most basic laws of human society.

Contraception contradicts the most fundamental desire of the human heart: to give oneself in total generosity to another human being. Marital relations are meant by God to satisfy this desire between the married spouses. But if women selfishly withhold this generosity from men, men will-tragically look for such generosity in other men. And women will look for it in other women.

As you read some of the homosexual and lesbian literature, you are moved to tears at seeing how a contraceptive society has begotten a homosexual society. In their desperate search for love, men will turn to other men and women to other women. To say they are being deceived is only to emphasize the pity of a sodomistic culture that is starving for love. Contraception deprives married people of the love that they expect to find in a marriage between two people of opposite and complementary gender.

ABORTION

I have saved abortion as the last of the seven deadly consequences of contraception. This, too, is a law of human behavior. Abortion follows contraception like the law of gravity.

This is obvious. As people come to equate sexual pleasure with the self-gratification, there is no limit to their lustful pride. Contraception has taught them to have their own way. They will stop at nothing to have their way, not even murder of their unborn offspring.

Respect for human life requires selfless love of human beings. As a nation is nurtured on contraceptive self-indulgence, it becomes a nation that kills innocent children – if they are an obstacle to the self-gratification of those who brought them into existence.

It has been correctly said that Humanae Vitae divides the Catholic Church into two periods of history. The Church will survive only among those who believe that contraception is deadly to both Christianity and the promise of a heavenly reward. Normally thirty years is a short time. But in this case it has been long enough to prove who are still truly Catholics. They are those who believe that the Pope is the Vicar of Christ. "If you love me," Jesus said, "keep my commandments." The single most tested commandment of the Savior today is that contraception is fatal to the true faith and to eternal life."

America Magazine will go to great lengths to keep the Truth from the faithful, at any cost...

Maria said...

COMMENTS ABOVE ON HOMOSEXUALITY AND ABORTION ARE THOSE OF JOHN HARDON SJ.

Anonymous said...

Why can't I blog on Matt's site?! I disagree with about everything he writes but I can't seem to participate in a discussion about his views.

BTW, thank God for the great work of the people at AMERICA.

Maria said...

Mr. Anonymous: Man up and sign your name.

Anonymous said...

Dear "Maria" (no last name):

So this is a test of masculinity? Okay, my name is Joe Smith.

Jamie said...

How in the world does "Maria" know the sexuality of the Jesuits at America magazine? So distressing to see right-wing extremists pervading the church.

Anonymous said...

Jamie:

Good luck trying to address this mean-sprited writing:that appears on these blogs.