Signs of the times…
First, Archbp. Vincenzo Paglia – head of the Pontifical Academy for Life – did an interview for RU-486‘s (aka The Tablet) with the writer most suited for that sort of intercourse. You will recall that when Paglia was bishop of Terni he commissioned for the apse of their cathedral a fresco of a homoerotic scrum featuring himself, visible in a zucchetto and not much else. I won’t post an image.
Paglia says that some day the Church’s teaching on contraception will be reversed by some Pope. Really helpful. Some, reading that, will say to themselves, “If it is going to be reversed someday, we might as well do it now.” Surely then woke-bishops will coo at such suggestions and offer accompaniment and smiling synodality (“walking together-ity”). But, some also believe that Traditionis custodes will be reversed, too, so we should simply ignore it now. Surely then woke-bishops will… will…. well, maybe not.
Moreover, if you are not on board with this, you are fighting against the Holy Spirit. Because defense of anything traditional these days is against the Holy Spirit. Not only that, you are also sick in the head (which would be a mitigating factor in resisting the Holy Spirit, I guess – but why be consistent?).
Follow this line of thought as reported via LifeSite…
“Today what is always important to us is to be really pro-life in a manner that is effective and in no way ideological,” Paglia stated. The archbishop added that “we’re interested in demolishing – how to say – the ideological prejudices that contaminate reflection, contaminate public opinion. And they prevent broad engagement across the board.”
Paglia also argued that discussions “about abortion or euthanasia have become ideologized,” without expanding on what he meant by such a statement.
However, he gave a hint on his thoughts when he attacked Catholics who Lamb described as being opposed to “even having a theological dialogue about certain moral questions.”
“I say to those who oppose discussing these issues: I think there is a deep problem of faithfulness to the Spirit,” argued Paglia. “And that is to say, that it is a pathology, it is a sick faith. And faith in the formula and not in the Spirit. I would say it runs the risk of blocking the Spirit.”
So, if you are against “progress” in moral issues – the sort of “progress” that entirely reverses what the Church has consistently taught, you are, in terms of faith, sick, pathological.
What sort of “progress” might Paglia be interested in dialoging about?
Second, LifeSite also reported on an interview given by the Bishop of Aachen (Germany aka caput omnium malorum) to Deutsche Welle. He says that sex acts between people of the same sex are a manifestation of the sexual diversity “willed by God”.
The German prelate said that the “current state of Church teaching does not do justice to certain realities in the area of human sexuality.” Dieser called the Church’s teaching on sexuality “too simplified.”
“This applies, for example, to the question of homosexuality,” Dieser continued. “We cannot give homosexual people the answer that their feelings are unnatural and that they must therefore live celibate lives. As a Church, we have to answer these questions in a new way.”
The German prelate claimed that “the science” would show that homosexuality is “not a mishap, not a disease, not an expression of a deficit, nor, by the way, a consequence of original sin.”
“The world is colorful and creation is diverse,” Dieser stated. “And then I may also accept a diversity in the area of sexuality that is willed by God and does not violate the Creator’s will.”
This is not the first time that Dieser expressed his view that homosexuality is “willed by God.” He made the same assertion in an interview in September, in which he also claimed that contraception “strengths the protection of life.”
When asked by the interviewer if God opposes “a man loving a man or a woman loving a woman,” Dieser replied that “same-sex attraction and lovemaking is not an aberration, but a variant of human sexuality.”
Dieser said that he used to think that homosexuality was a “limitation in male or female identity,” that “young people” have changed his mind, and that he learned that his old views are not “theologically binding.”
Furthermore, the German prelate said that the German bishops want to ask Pope Francis to change the catechism on this matter, as the heterodox Synodal Way has called for.
The Dictatorship of Relativism and the Culture of Death come together in the following.
Third, … I hope this is a spoof, really… someone dropped me a note a virtual reality headset that kills you if your character dies in a video game. Yup.
The inventor is Palmer Luckey, who is a defense contractor and a key figure in virtual reality technology. He was a founder of Oculus which Facebook bought for $3 billion. Luckey wrote in a blog post: “Pumped up graphics might make a game look more real, but only the threat of serious consequences can make a game feel real to you and every other person in the game.”
It was only a matter of time.
Okay, everyone, back to the Matrix. I’ll leave alone the story about the guy who has invented DIY “assisted-death” pods, “Sarco pods”. Really.
But before you get plugged in again, might I suggest that you…
- pray a Rosary,
- perform an act of reparation,
- GO TO CONFESSION!