..........the freedoms felt after John XXIII’s aggornamento were leading to all kinds of experimentation.
Link (here) to read his post at his blog entitled Buddha, S.J.
Blogger Note: This post link is a little disturbing
" In light of Ignatius' 'Two Standards' and 'The Mystries Done From The Garden To The House Of Annas', at any moment we can be Judas or Peter, a Christian life can be a fine line."
Why, pray tell, do you find this disturbing? Because he's honest about his sexuality and left the Jesuits to boot?
Psychotherapeutic confession in the service of self-justifying rationalization is not honesty. Ireland writes, "I intended to honor my solemn promises if I remained in the Society." But those "promises" were not New Year's resolutions but perpetual vows, and included the public, solemn commitment to remain a Jesuit until death. The vows include no "if-clause." Having forsaken his vows and followed his libidinal inclinations, the man now finds himself groping in the murk of Buddhism in order to find spiritual meaning without the cost of commitment. It can't be done, and he deserves no congratulation for attempting the ruse.
I find it disturbing in several ways:
1. The title of the blog may be personal to the author but Buddha, SJ is somewhat insulting.
2. The behavior outlined by the author of the bishops actions are disturbing.
3. The use of the word "all" when discussing the bishops is also disturbing since I live in a diocese in which the Bishop did turn in abusers. These stories don't get told.
4. I don't care if a priest has homosexual inclinations but as soon as he calls himself a gay priest I know he has no idea of what a priest is. Same if someone said he was a straight priest. Those labels should be gone by the time they get out of the seminary. This is buying into culture and the idealization that my sexual conduct is who I am. Who a celibate priest is - is priest.
5. Is this a struggle, is it hard - yes but it is precisely the struggle and sacrafice that makes a priest.
6 This isn't being naive, it is about identity and being. The former Jesuit is searching interiorly for an understanding of himself and has chosed to solely concentrate on being gay, he has forgotten and he and the rest of us are something more. Until men understand that, we will always have sex crimes because obvioulsy, that's the only thing we think about and value. And, that is distrubing.
This CLOWN appears in several photos at the very leftist website of ex-SJ's:
PATHETIC GROUP OF LOSERS.
"Homosexuality is the denial of men and women to the sacred experience of married love. But homosexuality is mainly the denial of the rights of God who made two sexes, so that they might, in marriage, enjoy the loving intimacy of each other, and by cooperating with the Creator, bring other human beings through this world into heaven.
Not only is sin denied as an offense against God, but in our century sin has become legalized and organized and stitutionalized. The legislatures of one country after another, and not only behind the Iron or Bamboo Curtain, have made laws that are directly contrary to the laws of God. And the civil magistrates in one country after another, including our Supreme Court, are making decisions that canonize criminals and stigmatize those who defend the rights of God as fanatics who, like the early Christians, must be imprisoned as threats to society.
Our Lady's message at Fatima is that we must repent. Repentance for the sin of denying sin is obedience to the will of God. Whenever we sin, we indulge our own will in opposition to the divine will. To repent, we must bend our wills to God's will. And this is the hardest task we have to do on earth.
This kind of repentance by obedience must begin with ourselves. We who have the true faith must merit the graces that others need to be converted in obedience to the Divine Majesty. We must give the example to others of what it means to be humble by obeying the will of God in our lives, so that others may see our obedience and be converted from their evil ways. We must pay the heavy price of bending the knees of our self-will to the demanding will of God's Providence. Why? So that God may be merciful to a sinful world and bring it back to moral sanity.
We must teach others, by word and example, individually and collectively, that sin is not a figment of the imagination; that sin is the root of all the evils in the world: that wars and suicides, drug addiction and broken families, broken hearts and broken minds -- are really the consequences of sin.
We must tell everyone who is willing to listen, and even those who are not willing to hear it -- that unless they repent, they will all likewise perish. We must restore faith in the justice of God, even as we glorify the love of God, in a world that is steeped in self-idolatry.
Not the least blessing of Fatima is to remind the world of the existence of hell".
--John Hardon SJ
For my part everyone ought to glance at it.
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