priest tells it like it is. No political
correctness, no bleeding-heart sentimentality,
no misplaced tolerance. Active homosexuality
is sin. No ifs, no buts. And it is serious
sin that gets one to hell.
As Fr Michael says, we as Catholics
and as disciples of Christ should look
to truth and fidelity to the teachings
Christ and his Church. And if these
are being compromised or attacked, then
we should speak out.
We must oppose the homosexualist agenda.
Boldly. Even aggressively.
Priest Says it is "a Most
Grievous Sin" to Fail to Oppose the
Thaddeus M. Baklinski
PASO, Texas, August 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- A Texas priest, writing as a guest
columnist in the El
Paso Times, has unequivocally
come down on the side of the "precious
and infallible teachings of Holy Mother
Church" that affirms the dignity
of human life at all stages and upholds
the true meaning of marriage.
Michael Rodríguez, parish priest
at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church,
told readers that
"a Catholic would be guilty of
a most grievous sin of omission if he/she
neglected to actively oppose the homosexual
sincerely hope and pray," Fr. Rodríguez
wrote, "that all El Paso Catholics
will take to heart the precious and
infallible teachings of Holy Mother
Church in the moral sphere, particularly
those most relevant to our city at this
Rodríguez pointed out that
"Every single Catholic, out of
fidelity to charity and truth, has the
absolute duty to oppose (1) the murder
of unborn babies, and (2) any and all
government attempts to legalize homosexual
also reminded readers that the
homosexual agenda "thrives on deception
and conceals its wicked horns under
the guises of ‘equal rights,’
am I to judge?,’ etc."
Rodriguez quoted the U.S. Conference
of Catholic Bishops’ November
2009 pastoral letter on marriage, noting
it was endorsed by the Bishop of El
Paso, Most Rev. Armando X. Ochoa.
pastoral letter explains: "It is
not unjust to oppose legal recognition
of same-sex unions, because marriage
and same-sex unions are essentially
different realities. The denial of the
social and legal status of marriage
to forms of cohabitation that are not
and cannot be marital is not opposed
to justice; on the contrary, justice
the intrinsic moral value of actions,
Fr. Rodríguez noted that the
objective moral order established by
God is the essence of what makes something
right or wrong, and this objective truth,
known in philosophy as natural law,
does not depend on the opinion of the
it's true that a majority of the citizens
in a democracy has the political power
to impose its ‘morality’
on society, this juridical reality has
no bearing whatsoever on the intrinsic
moral value of actions."
and homosexual acts are unequivocally
intrinsic moral evils,"
Fr. Rodríguez concluded. "And
friends, this objective truth doesn't
depend on the opinion of the majority.
Frighteningly, if the majority chooses
to deny the objective moral order, then
we will all suffer the pestiferous consequences."
urge all of the Catholic faithful to
treat homosexuals with love, understanding,
and respect," Fr. Rodríguez
the same time, never forget that genuine
love demands that we seek, above all,
the salvation of souls. Homosexual acts
lead to the damnation of souls."
to me to live is Christ, and to die
is gain." (Phil 1:21)