Legalizing Civil Homosexual Marriage: Institutionalizing an objectively (mortally) sinful reality.

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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!

Bishop Paprocki explains the reason for his exorcism

A Last Chance for Lost Souls

The good bishop should also be excommunicating … not merely exorcising!

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki to Offer “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-sex Marriage”

SPRINGFIELD — Scheduled for approximately the same time that Gov. Pat Quinn signs into Illinois law the redefinition of civil marriage, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will offer “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage” at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sixth and Lawrence streets in Springfield, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. Clergy, religious and laity are invited to attend.

The context for this prayer service may be understood by recalling the words of Pope Francis when he faced a similar situation as Archbishop of Buenos Aires in 2010,” Bishop Paprocki said.

Regarding the proposed redefinition of civil marriage in Argentina, then-Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio wrote on June 22, 2010: “The Argentine people must face, in the next few weeks, a situation whose result may gravely harm the family. It is the bill on matrimony of persons of the same sex. The identity of the family, and its survival, are in jeopardy here: father, mother, and children. The life of so many children who will be discriminated beforehand due to the lack of human maturity that God willed them to have with a father and a mother is in jeopardy. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts. … Let us not be naive: it is not a simple political struggle; it is an intention [which is] destructive of the plan of God. It is not a mere legislative project (this is a mere instrument), but rather a ‘move’ of the father of lies who wishes to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Bishop Paprocki noted, “The pope’s reference to the ‘father of lies’ comes from the Gospel of John (8:44), where Jesus refers to the devil as ‘a liar and the father of lies.’ So Pope Francis is saying that same-sex ‘marriage’ comes from the devil and should be condemned as such.”

The prayers for “Supplication and Exorcism Which May Be Used in Particular Circumstances of the Church” are taken from the Appendices to the 2004 Latin edition of the Rite of Exorcism, the introduction to which explains, “The presence of the Devil and other demons appears and exists not only in the tempting or tormenting of persons, but also in the penetration of things and places in a certain manner by their activity, and in various forms of opposition to and persecution of the church. If the diocesan bishop, in particular situations, judges it appropriate to announce gatherings of the faithful for prayer, under the leadership and direction of a priest, elements for arranging a rite of supplication may be taken from [the texts provided in these appendices].”

Bishop Paprocki said that since same-sex marriage is contrary to the plan of God (see Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), those who contract civil same-sex marriage are culpable of serious sin. He also noted that politicians who enacted civil same-sex marriage legislation are “morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this grave sin.”

“It is scandalous that so many Catholic politicians are responsible for enabling the passage of this legislation and even twisting the words of the pope to rationalize their actions despite the clear teaching of the church,” he said. “All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation. We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church.”

Bishop Paprocki concluded, “Pope Francis has also urged us to be mindful of God’s mercy, so it is good to recall the profound expression of divine mercy uttered by Jesus as he was dying on the cross to save us from our sins, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34).”

The Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is 130 parishes in 28 counties in central Illinois.

Court pleading reveals alleged details of the Fr. Thomas Euteneur affair

Doe claims she was sexually abused repeatedly by her “exorcist,” Thomas J. Euteneur, who was president of Human Life International and the HLI Endowment; Euteneur, however, is not named as an individual defendant.

Doe claims that Euteneur, a Roman Catholic priest, offers “‘spiritual deliverance’ and the performance of the rite of exorcism,” and did it “with the knowledge and consent of the Diocese and the Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde. … On at least one previous occasion, the Diocese and Bishop Loverde gave permission to Euteneur to conduct an exorcism within the Diocese.”

Doe claims that the defendants know that exorcism could be “potentially dangerous to the participants.” She says: “The defendants knew that a basic principle in the administration of an exorcism is that the priest should never act alone, and that he should always be accompanied by a support team who have been duly prepared to assist him.”

Doe says that her relationship with Euteneur began on Feb. 28, 2008, when she signed “a document entitled ‘Agreement for spiritual help.’

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This Week’s Ask Alice: Generational curses



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Evonne Asks: Do generational curses exist, and how can one get them removed?

Alice Answers: The Catholic Church does not promote the concept of generational curses. Catholics and Protestants who believe in such curses usually refer to the book of Exodus as their source.

“The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7)

To best answer your question I spoke with two priests. My Uncle, Fr. Sergius Wroblewski, a Franciscan living at Lourdes Friary, in Cedar Lake, Indiana, has performed numerous exorcisms in South Africa and the United States.

“Exorcists do talk about such curses. I, myself, have never had any experience with generational curses. The person who seems to belong to a family that has been cursed, can and should disregard it if he/she has been baptized and lives out his/her baptism. Baptism removes sin and makes one a Temple of God and the Lord’s possession. If a person is experiencing diabolical attacks, he/she should look within and clean up his/her life.”

My dear friend Fr. Walter Dziordz, a Marian of the Immaculate Conception, is the Pastor at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Darien, Illinois. Fr. Walter has performed exorcisms.

“There is a book called, “Healing the Family Tree,” which seemed to develop your question as reality. My understanding, however, is that the Roman Church discounted such beliefs as generational curses as pure fiction. As such, the sheer belief in such ‘things’ is what hurts you, as opposed to anything intrinsic in the curse.”

My personal feeling about curses is similar to the opinions expressed by my Uncle and Fr. Walter. Often I’ve seen recurring family problems, such as alcoholism, spousal abuse, money demons, divorce, and depression that span three or four generations. Here’s an example:

Grandpa Will took all the money from the sale of the family farm, ignoring the needs of his 8 siblings. Thirty years later, Grandpa’s son, Johnny, took all of the inheritance money from his 3 sisters when their father died. Twenty years later, Uncle Johnny’s daughter, Kay, took her father’s house and all of his estate money from her brother Bob, leaving him homeless, and so on…………. Rather than a generational curse, Grandpa Will and his descendants influenced and led each other to sin, which persisted to the third generation.

There is much we can do to heal our the sinful roots in our family trees. The affected individuals can go to Confession, since Penance is a sacrament of exorcism. Always, there is prayer for our deceased family members and ourselves The power of prayer is miraculous! Masses can be offered for those living and deceased. Also, we can make reparations for sins committed by ourselves and our ancestors by performing acts of charity and offering our good works to God in their behalf. The benefits of our prayers and acts of mercy are twofold. Our charity provides healing for the recipients of our kindness and by loving others we are healed.

In Christ’s Love,

Alice

Doug Lawrence adds: Another reason the Catholic Church does not promote the concept of generational curses is the reality of the “Cloud of Witnesses” mentioned in the Book of Hebrews which consists of countless of our brothers, sisters, relatives and friends who have gone before us in Christ and are now in Heaven, empowered by his grace, capable of approaching the very throne of God, and personally interceding there for us.

Heaven poses absolutely no barrier
to the power of God’s love.

This, along with the sacraments and the many other benefits of membership in the Catholic Church is typically more than enough to destroy any supposed “curse” … whether real or imagined!

JP II – Reconciliation, Penance and “Sinful Structures”

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Exorcist priest provides tips for defeating the forces of darkness.

He reminds people that exorcism is a prayer and, as such, Christians can pray to liberate a soul or place from the Devil. However, three things are needed.

“The Lord gave them (the Apostles) an answer that also for us exorcists is very important. He said that overcoming this type of demon, you need much faith, much prayer and much fasting. Faith, prayer and fasting.”

“Especially faith, you need so much faith. Many times also in the healings, Jesus does not say in the Gospel it is me who has healed you. He says, you are healed thanks to your faith. He wants faith in the people, a strong and absolute faith. Without faith you can do nothing.”

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You might be possessed if you…

…vomit shards of glass and pieces of iron, scream, dribble and slobber, utter blasphemies and have to be physically restrained.

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Editor’s note: Saturday nights … in many Chicago area pubs and clubs … excepted.

The late Father Malachi Martin on the problem of evil … and exorcisms

Like a mongoose playing a cobra, the priest will attempt to work the demon into a position first of disadvantage, then of vulnerability. He begins by demanding, with the authority of prayer, to know its name.

The demons, says Father Martin, are not always willing to play this game. They lie silent, sullen and hidden. When this happens, the exorcist must provoke them into breaking cover. “You have to tease them out,” he says.

“The demon does not physically inhabit the body; it possesses the person’s will. We have to compel the thing to reveal itself and its purpose. It can be slow and difficult, with the demon taunting, scorning, abusing you – speaking through the mouth of the possessed, but not in his or her Voice.

In the end, though, it does come out – and when that happens you experience the sensation we call ‘presence’. At that moment you know you are in the company of the purest evil. I have felt the claws of invisible animals tearing at my face. I have been knocked off my feet, blinded and winded.

But it is then, when you’ve sensed the ‘presence’, that the real attack on the demon can begin.”

The theory of exorcism holds that once the demon has been drawn out of the body it can be vanquished by the power of prayer. “The whole nature of the thing changes,” says Father Martin. “The demon knows it’s losing. Instead of screaming abuse, it begins to plead for mercy. It says it’s sorry, it begs to be spared. It promises to go home.

But the Bible says that only on the last day can the followers of Satan return to Hell. Where they go, I do not know. We do not destroy them, we drive them out. Sometime I encounter the same ones again. As the demon disappears, the person it has possessed is ‘cleared’, and a wondrous wave of peace comes over them.”

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