THE SERVANT GENERAL
CAN IT EVER COME TO THIS? - 3
December 19, 2015
This is utterly sickening. It is demonic. It is a Catholic priest
not just approving of same-sex marriage, but calling gay unions
sacred and sacramental. How dare he! How dare this so-called minister
of God attribute the holiness of God to such a profane and despicable
Gay union reflective of God’s love? No way. Authentic Christian
love does not violate the commandments of God (see John 15:10).
Rather, a gay union is an assault on authentic love intended by
God between a man and a woman in sacramental marriage.
The Church needs more examples of gay holiness? There is no such
thing as “gay holiness.” That is an oxymoron. By its
very nature, gay unions are immoral, sinful and depraved. Church
liberals today say bad is good and good is bad. What is the Church
Same-sex relationship is life-giving? How can this be if it brings
death? How can active unrepented sin be a continuing part of one’s
life in Christ? Such mortal sin separates one from God, and will
result in eternal separation from God in the afterlife.
Many Catholic priests open to blessing same-sex unions? Can it ever
come to this?! Unfortunately, it is already with us, with many priests
themselves actively homosexual, or sympathetic to gay ideologies,
or like this priest, openly proclaiming this sin as holy. This is
deplorable and satanic.
parish priest calls gay unions ‘sacred and sacramental’
DETROIT, December 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A
Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit recently referred
to a homosexual union between his nephew and another man as “sacred
and sacramental,” one of several comments
he made that conflict with Church teaching on homosexuality.
“They are two very holy guys,” said Father Ronald Victor.
“I do see their union as being
sacred and sacramental, in the sense that it reflects God’s
Father Victor, pastor of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Macomb Township,
Michigan, made the statements while at the two men’s “wedding”
this past summer at a Detroit-area Episcopal church, according to
the Detroit Free Press.
Ronald Victor, parish priest at St. Isidore's in the Archdiocese
Father Victor told his nephew the Catholic Church
“needs more examples of gay holiness,”
the newspaper said, and that this was the reason for the priest’s
presence at the same-sex ceremony.
He was moved by the “wedding” ceremony, he said, yet
at the same time, “a little angry and a little disappointed
that we couldn’t do it in a church where I could have officiated.”
Father Victor also stated that he’d considered blessing the
homosexual union privately.
The priest told the Detroit Free Press he
believes many Catholic priests would be open to blessing same-sex
unions, but that, “they can’t be real public with that.”
However, Father Victor said he himself is comfortable being public
with it now.
LifeSiteNews inquired with the Archdiocese of Detroit and with Father
Victor regarding how his comments reconcile with Catholic Church
teaching, and did not hear back by press time.
Citing the repeatedly invoked and misunderstood words of Pope Francis
on homosexuality, which have resulted in significant confusion on
the Church’s position, Father Victor said he doesn’t
know the wrongdoings or every sin of everyone who presents themselves
for Communion, however, “As long as they’re seeking
God, who am I to judge?”
The Church’s Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states that
those “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not
to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
The Church teaches that homosexual
acts are acts of “grave depravity” that are “intrinsically
disordered” and cannot be approved under any circumstances
due to their violation of Natural Law and the fact
they close off the sexual act off to the gift of life. The Church
also says that homosexual persons are called to chastity.
Father Victor acknowledged that his nephew’s same-sex relationship
did not meet the life-giving principle held by the Catholic Church,
he gave it a license.
“While it’s not necessarily life-giving in a biological
way,” the priest said, “it’s
life-giving in other ways.”
He said as well that having his nephew identify as homosexual affected
his outlook on homosexuality.
“It’s been one of those things when somebody you know
and love a lot comes out, it kind of changes your perspective,”