by Doug Lawrence
Anyone living “in sin” – i.e. two unmarried persons, cohabiting and having sexual relations with each other – whether homosexual or heterosexual – institutionalizes and makes permanent a living arrangement which is objectively, mortally sinful.
Many do not understand (or evidently, even care) that it is impossible to make a good confession while maintaining an illicit relationship of this kind, which typically means that sins – any and all of them – cannot be absolved/forgiven in the sacrament of reconciliation – unless and until something changes.
For cohabiting heterosexual couples it would require either sacramental matrimony or once again maintaining two separate domiciles.
For cohabiting homosexuals, sacramental matrimony is not now and will never be an option. Maintaining two separate domiciles is the only solution.
There is no acceptable Catholic “middle ground” – no possible compromise of the truth.
Hence, despite the appearances, homosexual “marriage” is a spiritual “dead end” – virtually guaranteed to have a dismal future – no matter what Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, President Barack Obama, V.P. Joe Biden and others have to say about it.
Cohabiting heterosexual couples should either get married or stop living together – ASAP – for the good of their own immortal souls.
This is not rocket science. It’s what used to be known as good old common sense!