SIN OF HOMOSEXUALITY
To "practice" homosexuality is a great evil. There is no question about this as revealed by the Word of Almighty God in the Holy Bible. However, for those who are tempted in this area, there is no sin involved if they are sincerely trying to overcome those temptations and/or do not give in to those evil thoughts or engage in any immoral physical activity with those of the same sex.
To have a desire to overcome temptations from the devil is one thing, but to already be a member, or seek to be a member of the Church while refusing to acknowledge their sins or stop "practicing" any immoral physical activity with those of their sex, reveals that they are not true followers of Christ.
Therefore, they must not be "welcomed" into the Church, for to do so would be approving of their actions and would also be a grave sin.
This does not mean we should treat them in a uncharitable manner. It is also good to pray for their souls and the souls of those in their care, as well as those influenced by the scandal they create.
Vincent T. Bemowski - Website Editor
GRAVE MESSAGES FROM THE HOLY BIBLE
"Wherefore, God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness; to dishonor their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the CREATURE rather than the CREATOR, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
For this cause, God delivered them up (withdrew His Grace) to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one towards another: men with men, working that which is filthy and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up (withdrew His grace) to a reprobate sense, to do those things (that are evil & sinful) which are not convenient (not suitable or not morally correct for a child of God).
Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication (engaging in sex without being married), avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers. Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. Foolish, dissolute: without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death (the punishment of Hell) - and not only they that do them, but they also that consent (participate in their evil deeds, or approve of their actions) to them that do them" (Romans 1:24-32)
"And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt. And Abraham got up early in the morning and in the place where he had stood before with the Lord, He looked towards SODOM and GOMORRHA, and the whole land of that country: and he saw the ashes rise up from the earth as the smoke of a furnace. Now when God destroyed the cities of that country, remembering Abraham, he delivered Lot out of the destruction of the cities wherein he had dwelt. And Lot went up out of Segor, and abode in the mountain, and his two daughters with him, (for he was afraid to stay in Segor,) and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters with him."
"Burning it with brimstone, and the heat of salt, so that it cannot be sown any more, nor any green thing grow therein, after the example of the destruction of SODOM & GOMORRHA, Adama and Seboim, which the Lord destroyed in his wrath and indignation:"
"I destroyed some of you, as God destroyed SODOM and GOMORRHA, and you were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet you returned not to me, saith the Lord."
"O how good and sweet is thy spirit, O Lord, in all things! And therefore thou chastisest them that err, by little and little: and admonishest them, and speakest to them, concerning the things wherein they offend: that leaving their wickedness, they may believe in thee, O Lord...
And those merciless MURDERERS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN (ABORTION)...
Wherefore thou hast also greatly tormented them who in their life have lived foolishly and unjustly, by the same things which they worshiped. For they went astray for a long time in the ways of error, holding those things for gods which are the most worthless among beasts, living after the manner of children without understanding.
Therefore thou hast sent a judgment upon them as senseless children to mock them.
But they that were not amended by mockeries and reprehensions, experienced the worthy judgment of God. For seeing with indignation that they SUFFERED BY THOSE VERY THINGS WHICH THEY TOOK FOR GODS, when they were destroyed by the same, they acknowledged him the true God, whom in time past they denied that they knew: for which cause the end also of their condemnation came upon them."
Wisdom 12: 1-2, 4-5, 23-27
"And that Babylon, glorious among kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, shall be even as the Lord destroyed SODOM AND GOMORRHA."
Isaias (Isaiah) 13:19
"Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their WOMEN exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the MEN also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done."
"Know also this, that, in the last days, shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked,  Without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, Traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness, but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid."
2 Timothy 3:1-5
"Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day. In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. In the very same way, on the strength of their dreams these ungodly people pollute their own bodies, reject authority and heap abuse on celestial beings."
Quotes Against Sodomy From Catholic Saints
Saint Jerome (340-420)
“And Sodom and Gomorrah might have appeased it [God’s wrath], had they been willing to repent, and through the aid of fasting gain for themselves tears of repentance.”
Saint John Chrysostom (347-407)
For such is the burning of Sodom, and that conflagration!
For such was also the intercourse of the men, making a body of this sort more worthless than the very land of Sodom. And what is there more detestable than a man who hath pandered himself, or what more execrable?
Saint Augustine (354-430)
Pope Saint Gregory I is called “the Great.” He is both Father and Doctor of the Church. He introduced Gregorian chant into the Church. He organized England’s conversion, sending Saint Augustine of Canterbury and many Benedictine monks there.
Saint Peter Damian (1007-1072)
"The miserable flesh burns with the heat of lust; the cold mind trembles with the rancor of suspicion; and in the heart of the miserable man chaos boils like Tartarus [Hell]…. In fact, after this most poisonous serpent once sinks its fangs into the unhappy soul, sense is snatched away, memory is borne off, the sharpness of the mind is obscured. It becomes unmindful of God and even forgetful of itself.
"And what more should I say since it expels the whole host of the virtues from the chamber of the human heart and introduces every barbarous vice as if the bolts of the doors were pulled out."
Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Saint Catherine, a great mystic and Doctor of the Church, lived in troubled times. The Papacy was in exile at Avignon, France. She was instrumental in bringing the Popes back to Rome. Her famous Dialogues are written as if dictated by God Himself:
It is not only that this sin stinks before me, who am the Supreme and Eternal Truth, it does indeed displease me so much and I hold it in such abomination that for it alone I buried five cities by a divine judgment, my divine justice being no longer able to endure it. This sin not only displeases me as I have said, but also the devils whom these wretches have made their masters. Not that the evil displeases them because they like anything good, but because their nature was originally angelic, and their angelic nature causes them to loathe the sight of the actual commission of this enormous sin.
Saint Bernardine of Siena (1380-1444)
"No sin in the world grips the soul as the accursed sodomy; this sin has always been detested by all those who live according to God.… Deviant passion is close to madness; this vice disturbs the intellect, destroys elevation and generosity of soul, brings the mind down from great thoughts to the lowliest, makes the person slothful, irascible, obstinate and obdurate, servile and soft and incapable of anything; furthermore, agitated by an insatiable craving for pleasure, the person follows not reason but frenzy.…
In fact, the Scripture denounces this enormous indecency thus: 'The scandal of Sodomites and Gomorrhans has multiplied and their sins have become grave beyond measure.' So the angels said to just Lot, who totally abhorred the depravity of the Sodomites: 'Let us leave this city....' Holy Scripture does not fail to mention the causes that led the Sodomites, and can also lead others, to this most grievous sin.
Those unashamed of violating divine and natural law are slaves of this never sufficiently execrated depravity."
NOT THE BEST CHOICE - Pro-LGBT, African American Abp. Wilton Gregory may be new archbishop of Washington, Vatican hints -
"Last year, Gregory personally invited pro-gay Vatican adviser Fr. James Martin to give a speech titled “Showing Welcome and Respect in Our Parishes to LGBT Catholics” at both St. Thomas More Parish and at Atlanta’s Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
During a 2017 visit to Washington, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the reported next Archbishop of Washington, mentioned his support for James Martin, SJ’s Building a Bridge,” noted one Twitter user. “He called Fr. Martin a wonderful Jesuit and called the book a wonderful book...
Gregory has permitted the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to act as a center for LGBT events, including LGBT potluck socials and participating in the city’s Pride Parade. Since 2014, he has also allowed the pro-homosexual and pro-transgenderism “Catholic” group, Fortunate and Faithful Families, to hold retreats in his Atlanta Chancery, while personally saying Mass for the group."
COMMENTARY: When are our leaders in the Church going to learn that when someone who has a sincere, true faith is dealing with homosexual or lesbian tendencies or temptations, he or she will NOT want to make it public. They will seek counseling from a specialist or a priest in a private way only.
However, those that desire to remain in, and PRACTICE such a lifestyle, will want to make it acceptable to the general public. They will NOT consider it SINFUL or SCANDALOUS, and will display anger or even commit a violent act against anyone who challenges their immoral lifestyle.
They will also seek to gain the favor of politicians and especially members of the CLERGY, knowing that it will further the acceptance of their lifestyle with many more people. Only those of a solid faith will be able to discern their true goals. For almost all others in society, this SCANDAL will be accepted and even defended as a "right."
The ones who will be held most accountable by our Lord will be the members of the CATHOLIC CLERGY who should know the WILL of Almighty God, and the true teachings of the Church. Among those are POPE FRANCIS and bishops like BISHOP GREGORY. They will suffer the greatest punishment, either in Purgatory, or in Hell. vtb
"And that servant who knew the will of his lord, and prepared not himself, and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. "But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more."
(VIDEO) Pope Francis Met With Gay Couple Yayo Grassi and Iwan Bagus During His Time in U.S -
COMMENTARY: No admonishment, only kisses! vtb