Homosexual Relations: Is it true love?

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CCC 2204: “The Christian family constitutes a specific revelation and realization of ecclesial communion, and for this reason it can and should be called a domestic church. It is a community of faith, hope, and charity; it assumes singular importance in the Church, as is evident in the New Testament.” (Eph: 5:21 – 6:4)

Marriage is to be between a man and a woman alone. This is to be a life long relationship dedicated to the bonding of both spouses with the aim of getting each other to Heaven, along with the children they produce with the duty of raising them in the Catholic Faith. In these times we live in, it’s not uncommon to hear that countries throughout the world have or are pushing forth laws to legalize homosexual “marriages.” What does the Church have to say in this regard, and what are the consequences?

 

The Church says the following:

 

Catechism 1603: “… God Himself is the author of marriage … Marriage is NOT a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences SHOULD NOT cause us to forget it’s common and PERMANENT characteristics.”

Since God is the author of marriage and Wills that marriage is to be between a man and a woman alone, and since Marriage is not a human institution in which can be changed simply because of the desires of the flesh amongst those that are against God’s Holy Divine Plan, the question remains; who are we, as mortals with limited knowledge, to question the All Immortal, Loving, & Knowing Divine God and His Plan?

 

– The Consequences –

 

While we will not address all of consequences of these relationships, such as the negative results in health because of the diseases spread by these relationships; we will address the spiritual since the spiritual consequences are the most important.

False Love: Just like all relationships outside of marriage in which revolve around the sins of the flesh; there is a lack of true love since the relationships are based upon using both persons as sexual objects for temporary pleasures. While one may argue that there can be “true love” within these relationships, the question remains: what kind of love revolves around risking the eternal soul of ones significant other – not to mention their own soul?

The purpose of marriage is to help both spouses get to heaven. Since the homosexual “marriage” is a sin against God’s plan, we have no choice but to conclude that it’s a relationship based upon nothing but the unfortunate loss of souls.

 

“And God Blessed them, and God said to them: ‘BE FRUITFUL and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.” – (Genesis 1:28)

God makes it clear that a true fruitful relationship within the Holy Sacrament of Marriage is based upon the multiplying of children, for both Husband and Wife become one flesh. (Mark 10:8)

Since only a man and a female can reproduce, its quite evident that relations between individuals of the same sex cannot hold the claim of having a valid marriage, for this contradicts God’s plan all together and does not bare fruit as God commanded.

What does God say about those in whom do not bare good fruit? When Jesus cursed the fig tree for not baring forth any fruit, He made an analogy in which He compared this very parable to individual people in who do not bare any fruit. “Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and shall be cast into the fire.” (Matt 7:19)

Since damnation is the end result of these relationships, what must we do for those in whom are within these wicked relations? As Catholics, we must continuously pray for these poor people that they turn away from their spiritual plague of homosexual activity in addition to also remembering that we have our own weaknesses as humans with a fallen nature. May God grant them many graces to overcome their many sins, and may He grant us also many graces to overcome our own wickedness.

 

 

 

 

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Persecution for the truth.

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Being True God and True Man, Christ had come into the world to save sinners. When He, being the Word of God & the Truth, made known the Gospel to those around Him; many rejected Him because they knew Him not. Because of the fact that men have put their pride above Truth, they persecuted Him in many forms.

 

When His Majesty, Our Lord Jesus Christ, made known to the Pharisees that He was God Almighty in John 8:58-59, we can see that He had stones thrown at Him. In Matthew 12:24, Christ was also accused of doing works of the devil because of His casting out of demons. Not only was our Lord persecuted in these very examples, but He also persecuted in such a fashion that He was spat upon, beaten, scourged, & forced to carry & endure the Holy Cross even to the point in where He was crucified upon it to the point of death.

 

With that in mind, let it not be forgotten that no servant is greater than his master. (John 15:20, Mt 10:24, Jn 13:16) Since we are members of the Body of Christ (Romans 12:5, 1 Cor 10:17) While all of us may not be persecuted in the exact same form, and while many of us may not be maryred (God Willing), we should not be surprised if we also come across being persecuted for the Truth; that being Jesus Christ & His Body, the Holy Catholic Church. As Matthew 10:28 says, let us not fear! : “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

 

In the Byzantine Rite during Paschal season, we Chant: “Christ is Risen from the dead trampling death by death, and to those in the tombs giving life.” As they say, there is the light at the end of every tunnel and a rainbow at the end of every storm. So while we may suffer for the truth now, we shall rejoice since our reward will be great in Heaven. (Rev 2:10, Matt 16:24-25, Matt 5:10, Rev 6:9-11)

May God give us the hearts and courage of the martyrs!

BREAKING NEWS: The Orthodox Church of Puerto Rico enters into communion with the Catholic Church.

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“This news comes from Puerto Rico:
June 10, 2017 the Pan Orthodox of St. Spyridon in Trujillo Alto, PR community were received into the Catholic Church as a Greco Catholic Byzantine community under the “Omophorion” (jurisdiction) of the Latin Archbishop, Metropolitan Roberto González, O.F.M.

 
The welcome ceremony was presided over by the Vicar General of the Archdiocese, father Alberto Figueroa Morales on behalf of the Archbishop. The priests and parishioners made the profession of faith and during the liturgy were commemorated the Supreme Pontiff, Francisco and metropolitan Robert.

 
This makes the community of San Espiridión the first Eastern Catholic in Puerto Rico community. Welcome to the priests and parishioners of San Espiridión to the Catholic Church. They will continue celebrating the Divine Liturgy and sacred mysteries according to the Byzantine tradition. The continuous liturgy in the Church Slavonic language, English and Spanish… following the liturgical calendar Julian (old calendar).

 
The community was under the authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Istanbul). Now it has been under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of San Juan of Puerto Rico. Probably then pass to belong to any of the Slavonic Byzantine Eastern Catholic churches, although they continue to remain under the local Latin metropolitan authority.

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View of the Temple of Saint Spyridon.

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The Vicar General of the Archdiocese, Fr. Alberto Figueroa Morales, to bless the new community greco Catholic in San Juan after having received the profession of faith of them.

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Peter DiLeo explains the Community agreement document
between the Archdiocese and the community of San Espiridión.The Archimandrite chaired the first Divine Liturgy as a Greek Catholic community.

The Church was built in the 1930s on the grounds of the old leper, in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. The brothers missionaries Orthodox St. Peter of Cetinje brought this mission to the islands of the Caribbean from the Archdiocese of Mexico of the Greek Orthodox Church in the diaspora and to evangelize new believers.”

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