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Thomas J Donegan
Thomas J Donegan
Born January 22, 1958 Graduated 1976 Lawrence County Vo-Tech U.S.Navy, 11/76 - 10/82 Cryptologic Technician M-branch Graduated 1989 Slippery Rock University B.S. Mathematics, minors: Philosophy, History U.S. Government 1990 -2001 Various private sector Electrical/Electronics jobs 2001- present
 

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Homosexuality and Heaven…

May 17, 2017 9:21 pm


Peter Baklinski reported - May 9th at LifeSiteNews in an article titled: “Some saints ‘were probably gay’ Pro-gay Vatican advisor” – referring to James Martin (Jesuit priest who was appointed by Pope Francis last month to the Vatican’s communications office; see Baklinski’s article @: https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/some-saints-were-probably-gay-vatican-jesuit-advisor?). As it turns out Baklinski reports (We quote copiously from Baklinski…):

“May 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Faithful Catholics may be in for a “surprise” when they “get to heaven to be greeted by LGBT men and women,” said a controversial Catholic priest who was appointed by Pope Francis last month to the Vatican’s communications office.

Martin recently published a book in which he outlines ways he thinks the Catholic Church should be building bridges of acceptance towards practicing homosexuals.

Last year he accepted an award from the pro-homosexual New Ways Ministry. During his acceptance speech, he said that the Church should embrace homosexuality’s "special gifts" and "lay to rest" language about the “objectively disordered” nature of homosexual inclinations and acts.

He has used his Twitter platform to support transgendered issues, such as boys using the girls' bathroom and vice versa and has released videos on Youtube that advocate for the normalization of homosexuality in the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” since they are “contrary to the natural law” and they “close the sexual act to the gift of life.”

But, not only this: The Church also teaches that same-sex attraction is itself “objectively disordered” since God created sexual attraction to be between a male and female for the sake of procreation.”

This pro-homosexual priest (as Baklinski so refers to, or characterizes, Father James Martin) may be in for a surprise when he stands at the antechamber of heaven to find that there are not any homosexuals in Heaven; moreover that homosexuality – after time – will no longer exist, as all disordered nature/s will cease to exist; those that dwell in the House of the Lord will have chosen to eternally (or eternally choose, for one retains one’s free-will; so how does one avoid duplicating Adam and Eve? Another question for another blog post...) ordered their wills in agreement with the Will of God. So Heaven will be devoid of wills and dispositions in contradiction to God’s Will. Were Father Martin to place dispassionate reason before effusive sentimentality, he would infer the same necessary premise. Although erstwhile homosexuals (i.e., formerly practicing homosexuals) may go to Heaven, they will no longer be homosexuals (just as the “good thief1” ceased being a thief as he entered paradise with the Lord), if they are sexual beings, at all, they will be heterosexuals, as God intended that humans be, in the beginning. As Peter Kreeft2 PhD asserts in his book: Everything You Wanted to Know About Heaven, but Never Thought of Asking – we are likely to have sex organs in Heaven, for we shall have bodies, and will be able to both eat (although we will not need to eat) and copulate (Note: I glanced at the book, but my son Nolan took the book from me years ago, so I must profess to be ignorant of Kreeft’s arguments regarding masticating/eating and conjugal relations)…

1 The good thief – on a cross to Jesus’ right hand - came to Jesus defense against the other thief who was ridiculing Christ – the thief that was on the cross to Christ’s left hand; the good asked: “…Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom” Luke 23: 42 And Jesus replied: “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23: 43.

2 Kreeft is a Boston College professor of Philosophy, and convert to Roman Catholicism; as Kreeft tells it, he attempted as an undergraduate Philosophy major to prove Catholicism false, this lead – as it has lead so many other intellectuals over the years – to become a Catholic… Dr. Kreeft has written over 70 books, most written for the understanding of the non-philosopher; although he treats philosophical and theological topics, he does so, so as to render such topics accessible to the common man.

As the Church3 (Catholic) teaches homosexuality is not God’s intention4, and the intended ordering of free-willed beings is heterosexual; homosexuality is in existence as a manifestation of our (human) fallen nature, as all sins are. The Church teaches5 homosexual impetus/inclination indicates a disordered soul, but the inclination itself is not sinful (unless an individual allows themselves to dwell upon the inclination6); the sin lays in acting upon the impetus. Thus, Father Martin – whom intimates Heaven may be like the here and now (or it would seem that the “good” padre may wear a collar, but denies Jesus Christ, when Christ does not agree with Father Martin’s view?), may not desire to be in Heaven; it is because of an understanding that many may die wanting God, and Heaven to conform to their particular will, that this writer posted a blog a number of years ago titled: “Why some people will go to Hell.”

3 The Catholic Church which we must indicate is the Church founded upon the rock Saint Peter, thus they teach Jesus Christ; as such it is an advance and completion of Judaism and thus has a distinction amongst all the religions of the world of being true; its progeny, the other Christian religions are true in proportion to how much they agree with the Catholic Church…

4 Humans have free-will; although there are those which think (or choose to believe) “free-will” means: “doing as one desires,” a “free-will” is one which eschews desire, if desire is contrary to the moral law (i.e., the natural law which participates and is circumscribed by the Divine Law…); the free-willed (i.e., moral/rational) being does as they ought; Kant too understands a free-will similarly; for Kant freedom is demonstrated by doing one’s duty, which is exemplified – for Kant – by the Categorical Imperative.

5 Pope Francis cannot change Church teaching without contradicting Jesus Christ; those that think Christ did not address sodomy must note that not only did God – in the second person of the Trinity i.e., Jesus Christ – claim “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill.” (Matthew 5: 17) and we note that homosexual conduct, as the act of abortion are in opposition to the Law. Additionally, Jesus says in Mark 10: 6-12 “…But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother [and be joined to his wife], and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, no human being must separate.” In the house the disciples again questioned him about this. He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

6 Jesus indicates that one that contemplates having sex with a woman i.e., lusting for the woman is guilty of adultery, viz: “…But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5: 28

Thomas J. Donegan

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