Growing up we all read in the adventure books there was a way of healing various sorts of incurable wounds. All the poisoned arrow wounds, gangrenous sword wounds, sores poisoned by pointed sticks that were stepped on all were treated successfully by a red hot poker/sword. The hero then tritely claimed, "I can't fix that wound but I can fix a burn". This is what the Church needs, a red hot sword applied to the many sores and cankers inflicted internally in Her, by opponents inside and outside the fold. But as Christ brought a sword, which He gave us to use, let us individually and together heat the sword to a white hot glow (zeal) and apply it ruthlessly to the fools and vagabonds who very deliberately and with malice wound our Mother the Church. These fools are more to be found in the Catholic Church than outside it. It is my considered opinion; they have forgotten the role of the Church as the Grace of the World and defer cowardly to the Rule of the World. Not all but enough of them to give an example of laisse faire to their children.
I was reading the comments on a priestly blog yesterday, from it and the comments that followed, and yes it hit me very harshly between my eyes, so many of us catholics really are not very interested in our faith and want the Church to allow us to act as we feel best suits us to earn salvation through nice ways and not the harsh ways of Christ. They certainly do not want Her to peer too closely at who we are and what we believe. So therefore we avoid the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These unfortunates use the statement in the dreadful Wolfenden Report “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfenden_report“, made for the English Parliament. Again a dreadful remnant from the sixties, which originated the claim, “the Church has no right in the people’s bedrooms”. A so called catholic woman in the UK used it last week to justify her denial of the Church's teachings on Birth Control. She did not recognize that fact as dogma.
This blog as I started to write it was about homosexuality, but that is not the problem. Why is homosexuality so abundant? That is the question. Are there reasons squelched because of reasons not to be approached? People in power in the Church and outside who do not want the whole societal reasons exposed. Money, personal habits, lifestyles and bribery inside and outside the church are in danger of close examination and egos might just be broken? It is obvious that there are other problems that are endemic and arise from the same source. I believe other problems come from the same root source, "MONEY". There are and always will be the usual pompous typical intellects spouting about bent genes and other esoteric sources, yet I have never read, seen or heard advice or examples how or when they originated, whether they are from poorly given advice, or bad and biased counseling in the schools and cults. How can we cure it since this predilection can be cured in many cases if we do not know how to avoid where these temptations come from which are extremely likely not to be of our own making? They could conceivably be not our personal temptation but are derived from the actions of others who without catholic beliefs do what they consider it is their right to do or to make money from or to spitefully drag us down from the nature God alone gave us. Is it physical, mental, food based or pharmaceutical? There is amongst every one in this disorder a complicity to sin of some kind when we eat, drink, ingest, inject products changed and habits counseled and we become through influences we cannot contain and are not how God created us to be. All the products described are conceivably against creation but not all actions using them can be held against us as sinful behavior, if the Church has not taught us of any error. I can see some of the sin must stick to individuals but who are these people? We know that power does corrupt and there are some businesses and individuals who will answer for what their actions have done to others, when for bigger profits they change food manufacturing and the basic elements of foodstuffs to suit their business ethics. They change without a real care the effects on our bodies of those items we are led to believe are the staff of life. There are strong examples of making sure that no one complains and governments comply. There are cases in the USA where the leaders of the Agribusinesses are now in federal government positions, who can give authorizations of safety. This is an interesting read from a recognized authority watchdog. http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/559-the-great-con-ola.html. Read some more you might find some sense. Yet it can be said some of the above intellects do come very near to seeing there is a problem that exists. Are they are turning in the wrong direction for reasons that are personally dishonest and lack integrity, then refusing any responsibility for anything they have done? Is there some blame apportioned wrongly individuals for any disorders the individual develops when some other source is the answer to the outrage committed on the unsuspecting person. The person who trustingly accepts both secular and spiritual authority’s certification of insufficiently tested products which are changed from their original creation and gradually problems arise so quickly dismissed or silenced. It is a sort of denial of Genesis again we are supposed to manage resources for our benefit not for the resources manage us.
I do pity and pray as we all should for the poor mother whose child or children have entered into a disordered life. What kind of lifeline can we throw these parents? Is it right to tell them they were born with a bent gene, when greed for money has corrupted the food chain, medical techniques and other anomalies hard to cope with? How disgusted these parents must feel about themselves, when told they provided their children with a bent gene? Will the truth be told when it may perhaps start a fight with the Multi-National agri and pharmaceutical businesses? These groups will defend their profits and sales attack vigorously those who cross them, with every secular means at their disposal and in the very secular way of Deny! Deny! Deny! The basic problem is obviously the Bishops do not wish enter the arena to fight that fight that fight. Then it is Catholics, unadvised and untaught do not really know what, why when or how to live as a Catholic. Untaught they cannot know in this case what are the very basic acts of charity towards fellow brothers and sisters. We are being led by bishops into a dreadful way, an ignorant way, and into a very rudimentary idea of social justice. They teach us what they want to be their version of social justice. I say if we look at social justice the hierarchy wants, we might find to be entirely opposite to Christ’s teachings. Remember Fathers, “It is better that a millstone is tied around our necks and we are cast into the deepest of Oceans, rather than lead our Children into a mistaken life". There is the way of truth, a straight way which we should follow rather than the silliness of father theologians who see and mistakenly want as Christ’s way, full of Sunshine and Flowers not the hardships and sufferings of those separated from the world by the grace of being Catholic. The bishops seem to be adopting the ways and teachings of the fallen and mistaken. I think that the so-called fathers of today’s church in North America have chosen the Prosperity Doctrines of many evangelistic sects and will willingly put aside Humanae Vitae to evade poverty in a disguised manner . They tacitly say in hidden words, then by their actions and funding that too many children make you poor so take personal care not to have them. Sex is so good, therefore as God gave it to us, use it but do not have children. "Forgive then Father, if You can, for they deliberately know not what they teach".
First as a Catholic of very many years I remember that Genesis says, "Man and woman He made them". This is of course Adam and Eve who were the primogenitors of our human race. God is perfect and cannot sin or have sin as His forte so Adam and Eve, were perfect in all facets of what were and what we were meant to be. Genes, DNAs, RNAs whatever we consisted of were 100% perfect as they should be by God's mind. Do we not know that God’s creation is always conceived perfection? It is a church teaching over the years, that sin from the start will change us. Concupiscence has made a real mess of our lives spiritually and then physically. We are born from the genes of our parents and there is evidence today that some are born without eyes, some without hearing, some without a leg or an arm and these are the visible signs. In recent times Thalidomide gave rise to some dreadful results to the babies of the sixties. There are many medical treatments that truly change our bodies and the sensitive faculties. Drugs we use us for good or bad reasons, to cure or to satisfy our addictions or to cure us have not been the cure-all we expect. Drugs to contain and even to calm those habits which the Church labels as passions, forms of lunacy or depression have given results not reckoned with. Nuclear destruction gave us dreadful sores and missing limbs. This was not God but our sinful searching for power, money and control. The quest for the power which money gives us, that gives us control over others lives, that leads to prostitution or illicit sex leads us to sexual diseases. All of the above seems to have come or is coming has come to a apex in our times. Now we add to it a dreadful pride to make money and control from looking beautiful through sport????
Honest if we are we count the cost from the drug culture and using it to change our bodies in fearful ways a sort of medical experimentation upon ourselves without the scalpel.
I give you a here a link that describes aptly the hurry, the driven need to be attractive enough to win fame, fortune, false respect, lust for our beauty and a body more perfect that the one God gave us. I apologize for the photo try as I may I screwed up the article every time I tried to remove it. Look how steroids and estrogen can change the body and in this case it is temporary. I ask you to finish the article and see how money and the making of it and how pride drives this aspect of so many young peoples lives.
Oestrigen or Estrogen is so prevalent in the world today in amounts that were never seen before. It is, from the use of Birth Control as it is known the majority of the women in the western world do use these drugs to alter the workings of their body bequeathed to them by God Himself to thwart the Thoughts He had when He created them. This chemical is many times more prevalent in the world today. It is such a surplus, that sewage farms are being now equipped to filter it out. It is in milk due to Bovinesomatotropin and any Internet search will tell you where it is used and who is its manufacturer. The Bishops who are supposed to watch over our spiritual welfare missed the danger of this chemical and it has changed the human body by effecting the body’s workings and one does not have to be a highly qualified scientist to read experimental results and treatises. Try here and here:
There is an article that caused waves when published by Narth, the National Association for the Research and Therapy for Homosexuality. What have the Bishops done to understand and teach on this most poignant subject from the pastoral view of saving souls wandering in such a disordered wilderness? Anything at all that can be taught to the unfortunate parents amongst us to ease their embarrassment and fear?
Then we have the other product that we ingest every day through our food, another problem which the Bishops seem to have missed or perhaps Rome missed. I mean the GMO food that we eat whom by Catholic Witness is received with the Bishop’s habitual weapon of either ignoring or having no comment. Thus is sin engrained in the Children by habit. We are a catholic nation of prophets looking forward to the Kingdom we should not led by our priests be reactive. We are by the demand of God forward looking with discernment not retroactive to the devils’s torments.
Here are I believe two articles for your consideration.
Now I am not able to judge the veracity of the links above but you can all of you can read them and make your own personal conclusions. It is for personally to ask yourself is this smoke and where is the fire? What is the truth in these links are they by reputable people and do they concern us as catholics in the light of our brothers and sisters around the world?
If what I write does concern you a little just wait until the multinationals get going with nano technology in medicine, again this is not on the Bishops list of what needs teaching or examining.
It is time that the Church starts to move strongly, demanding from Her strength change we will not countenance any more nonsense that hurts our children.