Wherein Fr Longenecker schools @JamesMartinSJ

Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin doesn’t respond to critiques of his position. He can’t. Well… if he did it would have to be along the lines of, “Yes. You are right and I was wrong.” But he’s unlikely to do that given his track record.

Do go read Fr Longenecker’s correction of Martin’s latest. HERE

Straight forward. Clear. Correct.

It is sad that we have to waste our energies on making these corrections. But there are the times we live in. Some one repeats oddities, and it takes us twice as many words – at least – to clean their mess up from the carpet.

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  2. MacCheese says:

    I applaud Father Longenecker for this. There is now a very clear break from tradition that’s easy to grasp, even for a simple soul such as myself.
    Father very often plays the victim and then tends to hide behind certain catholic professors for cover, without actually openly defending his own words.
    If he’s as clever as the Jesuits are supposed to be then why let others do your bidding?

  3. AA Cunningham says:

    Many contemporary members of the Society of Jesus are doing yeoman’s work in dispelling the age old myth that all Jesuits are intellectuals.

  4. pbnelson says:

    ??I would add one thing to Fr. Longnecker’s excellent essay:

    It’s a spiritual work of mercy to admonish the sinner. Homosexual acts are sinful; has Fr. Martin admonished anyone for engaging in them, ever?

    Does Fr. Martin reject the anti-Catholic (Calvinist) labeling of oneself as reprobate, predestined to perpetual sinfulness by God? Or, does he preach the Catholic principle that all men are sinners, yet all baptized sinners are in a state of grace who confess their sins and vow to sin no more? Does he lovingly admonish the sinners so as to win for themselves and himself eternal life? I shudder to think what millstones he’ll be wearing around his neck on judgement day if he doesn’t repent. In all charity, Fr. Martin, look to your eternal soul!

    In short, Fr. Martin appears to believe the diabolical lie that the “loving” thing to do for sinners is to “affirm” their “lifestyle choice.” When, in fact doing so is nothing more than selfish, self-serving, pandering for worldly approbation, “accompanying” them to eternal damnation.

    Today’s gospel reading couldn’t be more apt:

    ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment,

    Sexual sins are the contemporary expressions of spiritual poverty, hunger and thirst in our wealthy society. The bread of life is the council of our Lord, “Go forth and sin no more!”

  5. Fallibilissimo says:

    Sounds like Fr Longenecker had enough! It was refreshing to read his article which was frank and direct. I could hear the voice of a very concerned father coming out of the text. That’s real compassion and mercy for one’s children/flock.

  6. The Astronomer says:

    I think Fr. Martin has had so much homosexual Kool-Ade that he couldn’t care less what Fr. Longenecker thinks or says.

  7. Odin777 says:

    How has Father Martin not been publicly rebuked? He is leading so many people into sin and error…it’s insane!

  8. JabbaPapa says:

    It is sad that we have to waste our energies on making these corrections. But there are the times we live in. Some one repeats oddities, and it takes us twice as many words – at least – to clean their mess up from the carpet.

    A constant struggle in these times Father, sadly, and one is reminded of the visions of our Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich — may God provide her with the reassurance of our love for her.

  9. Semper Gumby says:

    Great article by Fr. Longenecker, a methodical and solid correction of Fr. Martin. God willing, Fr. Martin will accept at least some of the correction.

    Thought I’d mention that Fr. Longenecker has a new book out “Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men.” Skimmed through it just after Christmas and looking forward to reading it. (Petra, the ancient canyon city in Jordan south of the Dead Sea that was featured in the third Indiana Jones movie makes an interesting appearance in Fr. Longenecker’s book. Though in the movie I think they used only the Treasury and a narrow gorge leading to it.) Here’s an excerpt of the book’s Amazon description:

    “Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details…For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously…Dwight Longenecker makes a powerful case that the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem really happened. Piecing together the evidence from biblical studies, history, archeology, and astronomy, he goes further, uncovering where they came from, why they came, and what might have happened to them after eluding the murderous King Herod.”

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