About the guy from Boston who resigned after writing that homosexuality is from the devil…

by Doug Lawrence

In his Boston Pilot article on the origins of same sex attraction, writer Daniel Avila attempted to link various types of homosexual activity with Satan, the devil.

Avila was subsequently disciplined for his alleged assumptions, and soon resigned.

Why? Because a careful reading of the Catholic Catechism finds no specific, precisely literal, supporting language for Avila’s position … and many of today’s professionally undiscerning, liberal Catholic diocesan staffers and bishops (many of whom are themselves homosexual) absolutely refuse to go any further than that … no matter what!

In short, if it’s not specifically cited in plain language, in the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, nobody … not a saint … not a priest, bishop or pope … and especially not a mere staff writer … better take it upon themselves to maintain otherwise!

So, Mr. Avila was probably smart to resign, since there’s really no point in writing articles about things which are so easily misconstrued and blatantly denied by members of the Church, even in the face of some 5000 years of established Judeo-Christian Tradition.

Who cares what the Bible says about homosexual depravity, especially since today’s modern Sodomites have already explained it away, as … get this …  a simple misunderstanding … or a mere lack of hospitality?

(Genesis 19:4-13) But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house, both young and old, all the people together.

And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither, that we may know them: Lot went out to them, and shut the door after him, and said: Do not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil. I have two daughters who, as yet, have not known man; I will bring them out to you, and abuse you them as it shall please you, so that you do no evil to these men, because they are come in under the shadow of my roof.

But they said: Get thee back thither. And again: Thou camest in, said they, as a stranger, was it to be a judge? therefore we will afflict thee more than them. And they pressed very violently upon Lot: and they were even at the point of breaking open the doors.

And behold the men put out their hand, and drew in Lot unto them, and shut the door. And them, that were without, they struck with blindness from the least to the greatest, so that they could not find the door.

And they said to Lot: Hast thou here any of thine? son in law, or sons, or daughters, all that are thine bring them out of this city: For we will destroy this place, because their cry is grown loud before the Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them.

Reinterpret all of the above as you will, but it’s clear from this passage that such behavior is grossly offensive to the Almighty. So homosexuality is certainly not of God.

Who then, is responsible?

From the official Catechism of the Catholic Church: 

A hard battle. . .

407 The doctrine of original sin, closely connected with that of redemption by Christ, provides lucid discernment of man’s situation and activity in the world. By our first parents’ sin, the devil has acquired a certain domination over man, even though man remains free. Original sin entails “captivity under the power of him who thenceforth had the power of death, that is, the devil”.298 Ignorance of the fact that man has a wounded nature inclined to evil gives rise to serious errors in the areas of education, politics, social action299 and morals.

408 The consequences of original sin and of all men’s personal sins put the world as a whole in the sinful condition aptly described in St. John’s expression, “the sin of the world”.300 This expression can also refer to the negative influence exerted on people by communal situations and social structures that are the fruit of men’s sins.301

409 This dramatic situation of “the whole world [which] is in the power of the evil one”302 makes man’s life a battle:

The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day. Finding himself in the midst of the battlefield man has to struggle to do what is right, and it is at great cost to himself, and aided by God’s grace, that he succeeds in achieving his own inner integrity.303

Looks to me like the wrong guy resigned!

Link to Reuters story

Nothing Catholic to celebrate about “Boston Pride 2011” – so archdiocese (wisely) cancels scheduled Mass.

St. Cecilia Parish in the Back Bay recently announced in its bulletin that it was planning a “liturgy to commemorate Boston Pride 2011’’ on June 19. But on Friday, the archdiocese announced that it was canceling the Mass.

The order, from senior officials of the archdiocese, satisfied some local Catholic bloggers who criticized what they saw as a parish condoning homosexuality. It also outraged some gay Catholics.

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Editor’s note: It’s nice to see that Catholic bloggers have so much influence on the church hierarchy (tongue planted firmly in cheek). Now if we could only get the homosexuals out of the seminaries!