As the canonization of St. John Henry Newman rolled up and rolled over us in Rome, I had anticipated that the Jesuit homosexualist activist ringleader, James Martin, would weaponize the saint because of Newman’s strong friendship with a man.
It seems to me that homosexual attraction is a perversion of friendship, hence it is so useful to the Enemy. It could be that those who suffer from this disordered inclination have a difficult time imagining that men can be extremely close friends without sexualizing their friendship.
Martin tweeted these ghastly tweets. Note how slithery they are.
This doesn’t imply that the man who will become a saint tomorrow ever broke his promise of celibacy. And we may never know for sure. But his relationship with Ambrose St. John is worthy of attention. It isn’t a slur to suggest that Newman may have been gayhttps://t.co/ak4b4vK7GU
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) October 12, 2019
“We may never know for sure.”
Well, yes, we will. At the Last Judgment when liber scriptus proferetur in quo totum continetur.
Here’s where I redirect you to One Mad Mom, who has clearly had it with Martin’s duplicity.
Martin is at a retreat with openly homosexual clergy. LifeSite called it the “Portal of Hell” and Martin had a spittle-flecked nutty on Facebook.
In his spittle-flecked nutty on Facebook, Martin repeatedly claimed – apparently through his psychic powers – that all the men at the retreat are “living out the Catechism’s call for celibacy”. First, how does he know that? Next, what confusing language. Celibacy means “not marrying”, while chastity means “proper use of the sexual abilities depending on your state in life”, while continence means “no use at all of the sexual powers”.
Please note that the call for celibacy was given and responded to at ordination. Yes, the CCC explains celibacy and the clerical state, but it could be that he is really referring to continence through the misapplication of the term “celibacy” (the commitment not to marry). Orrr… he’s saying, “Well, they’re not married, are they? So, they’re ‘faithful’!” Get the slithery idea?
By the way, Martin has problems with the language the Catechism about homosexuality as being intrinsically disordered and wants it changed. The only reason why he would want it changed is because he wants the Church to change what she teaches about homosexuality. He thinks it is normal.
Also, while Martin defends this “gay” (I hate that word) retreat for priests and religious (Martin claims “bishops”, too), the local Archbishop, Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee hasn’t viewed it favorably. He blasted it last year as being neither approved nor Catholic. HERE
Let’s be perfectly clear. Three points.
First, homosexual acts are particularly grave sins. They are peccata clamantia, “screaming sins” that “cry to heaven for vengeance”, in that they demand justice from God. Sorry, I’m not making this up.
Next, certain sins attract certain demons and given them leave to attach to the people and the places where the sins where committed. This is so in the case of homosexual acts. Again, I’m not making this up. Ask a reliable exorcist. This is why I have on occasion recommended that priests and bishops go through every room of every rectory, every school, every sacristy and church hall and the church itself and all around the grounds, blessing the places and even performing – privately – the exorcism in Chapter 3, the long-form St. Michael Prayer. Bishops should do this in their chanceries and their cathedrals and any other place where a priest might ask the bishop to come. Is there something more important on your schedule, Your Excellency? If there is anything for which bishops are consecrated it’s along these lines, not committee meetings. BATTER THE POWERS OF HELL with everything your have in your arsenal!
Finally, I fervently believe that men with strong homosexual inclinations should stay out of seminary or leave the seminary before ordination. However, if they are ordained, I truly hold that homosexual men who are now ordained must not reveal that they have this appetite or attraction in order to avoid scandal. In the case that they have revealed it publicly, then they must publicly redress the scandal they caused and try to be a good advocate for continence, etc. NB: The rest of us must never look down on these men who have put their lives right. Don’t we want conversions? Moreover, I am convinced that if they remain chaste, and suffer, they will win a glorious crown in heaven and their place among the saved will be very high indeed. If their suffering is greater than others, then their graces too will be greater and their rewards will be as well. I do not doubt it for a moment. Overcoming the inclination and embracing the Cross can be a path to glory in heaven.
What will lead souls to Hell, on the other hand, is ambiguity and the ideological wink and jesuitical nudge tactic of creeping incrementalism to overturn commonsense, natural law, the clear teaching of the Church and the precepts of God.