Wednesday, 26 October 2016

HOMOSEXUALISING THE CHURCH

HOMOSEXUALISING THE CHURCH




Many clever observers of the Roman Catholic Church say that increasingly the Church is being "homosexualised" - especially in the context that the Catholic priesthood is becoming more and more a "gay" profession.

There are various signs of this homosexualkisation. 

As we saw in this summer's scandal engulfing Maynooth Seminary - most of the seminarians now entering are gay.

That in itself is neither an issue or a problem. The right kind of gay man will make every bit as good a deacon, priest, bishop, archbishop, cardinal or pope as the right kind of straight man.

But the problem we are encountering now is that the priesthood is NOT attracting "straight" men in the way it did in former times.

And on top of that the priesthood is attracting more gay men than before - and the wrong kind of gay man at that.




What is the WRONG KIND of gay man?

It is the kind of gay man that thinks that his sexuality defines him and that it is not just a small part of his whole person-hood, psyche and existence.

It is the kind of gay man that thinks that flaunting his sexuality is the mature way to cope with his sexuality.

It is the type of gay man that has not made the important connection between his sexuality, his spirituality and his morality.

That kind of gay man is psychologically, spiritually and morality SCHIZOPHRENIC.

That's the kind of gay man who thinks it is a sin for a straight guy to have sex outside marriage but not a sin for a gay man.

That's the kind of gay man who, as a priest, promotes or represents strict Catholic morality in the pulpit and confessional or when wearing his collar - but who throws off that morality completely when he is hunting on Grindr, cruising gay bars and clubs or enjoying his time in the gay sauna.

Its also the kind of gay man who enters a seminary and is happy to join the gay cabal / gang in the seminary, play up to seminary staff who are gay and be part of bullying, harassing other seminarians - seminarians who are heterosexual - or seminarians who are gay but want to be celibate or seminarians who are pious and want to do things like kneel at the consecration of the Mass.

You see the world is a very diverse place - when it comes to skin colour, race, creed, ability / disability. gender, sexual orientation etc.

And the Church which is there to let the world know about Jesus needs to be every bit as diverse as the world.

To homosexualise the Catholic priesthood is to destine it for decline and extinction.

We need priests who are black, white, red, yellow etc.

We need priests who are straight, gay, bisexual, transgender, transexual, asexual etc.

We need priests who are intellectual, artistic, practical, tradesmen, farmers, nurses etc.

We need priests who are men and priests who are women and priests who are somewhere else on that spectrum.

We need priests who are married, single, widowed.


Diversity is VERY GOOD.

That's why it says in the first book of the Bible - Genesis:

"God saw ALL that he made and indeed IT WAS VERY GOOD"

This homosexualisation of the Church is a result of many things - including a negative hang up about sexuality and the human body, virginity, celibacy, sin, hell, anti pleasure etc etc.

These Church teachings are forcing people not to be themselves, to wear masks, play games, pretend and generally speaking escape reality and their real selves with all the human needs that need addressing.

This in turn leads to many types of victims and a varying degree of people behaving irresponsibly or badly.

There is something wrong with someone being a priest and at the same time not being true to themselves. That does not make for an effective priest or a happy person.

Its the reason many priests are on "painkillers" - alcohol, power abuse, illicit affairs, sex hunting, drugs - or develop things like anxiety, depression or obsessive compulsive disorder etc. 

The priesthood is in a great crisis.

That crisis must be deeply examined.

And various things must be done to make the priesthood vibrant and healthy again.

The current majority gay priesthood is not working well at all.

Of course I also realise that there are quite a number of cynical jack the lad heterosexual priests out there too.

We have discussed them on this blog and heard from the women they are abusing.

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17 comments:

  1. Imagine having the power to receive complaints about yourself or your underlings and do Nothing except leave them in the In Tray. In what organisation in society would this kind of paralysed management survive?

    Imagine having priests of your diocese sitting before you with complaints about scandalous behaviour of other priests and never answering them, never getting back to the complainers, never acting against the scandalous but in fact promoting them - imagine having that absolute power in a niche group in society.

    Imagine receiving good lay people in your office and hearing their detailed complaints over a number of hours about priests' sexual harrassment, bullying harrassment and scandalous behaviour and doing nothing whatsoever, never getting back to these lay people who haver served the chuch for decades, never acting on the alleged offenders - in fact, promoting them in various ways.

    Imagine having the power to receive letters from paid staff with detailed complaints about the various behaviours of priests and do NOTHING, not even reply to the letters or seem to act on the matters complained of.

    Imagine having the power to have solicitors engage with sacked, bullied or harrassed persons - staff or otherwise - and settle with them financially while securing Non Disclosure Agreements with these victims and continue as before - the status quo defended for another season.

    Imagine that your constant behaviour is never investigated or audited or written about anywhere because journalism is afraid of your financial and legal powers.

    Imagine all this going on in the 20Teens and you too can be a Roman Catholic Bishop, Archbishop or Cardinal.

    Is there a single Bishop with integrity allied to any transparency in Ireland these days?

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    1. And having met my Bishop twice recently here in the UK, I can say that all he is interested in is money. Humble he was not. A shepherd; no. An international business man and ruthless employer; yes.

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    2. Our bishop threatened an elderly man with cancer, with legal action when he queried church closures.

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    3. He sounds nice Jane.....a real Christian.

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    4. And of course if a person dies theses days, he/ she must be buried....creamated or not
      The Vatican says
      Can anyone tell me who is this ' vatican' ?

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  2. Imagine there's no Heaven - it's easy if you try...
    No Hell below us - above us only Sky...
    Bishops already have - they'll look you in the eye...
    And you'll never hear from them again...

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  3. Shome mishtake shurely?

    Let me try to get this straight: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin shook his crook at Maynooth's 'strange goings on' in recent years and then promoted the previous Junior Dean of Maynooth and later Senior Dean of Maynooth, Enda Cunningham, to Vocations' Director for the Dublin Archdiocese?

    Mixed messages?

    Vocations and Diaconate

    I am here to help you in whatever way I can. We want to help you discover whether or not priesthood is for you. If priesthood is your calling we will help you in whatever way we can to fullfil it. Priesthood is not for everyone, but it could be for you… why not contact us to find out?

    Do you live outside of Ireland?

    If you live outside of Ireland, please note that the Archdiocese only accepts applications from people who are resident in Ireland or who have been resident here at some stage in the past for more than 3 years. This is to allow time for discernment and also for the person to become accustomed to the Irish culture.



    Very Rev. Enda Cunningham, Director of Vocations

    Office of Vocations and Permanent Diaconate, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe College, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3

    018087561

    vocations@dublindiocese.ie

    www.dublindiocese.ie/vocations

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    1. Fr. Enda Cunningham as Director of Vocations, the church is certinly in a bad place. He was Dean in Maynooth when I was a seminarian, he had no more interest in supporting the individual, never mind being in the seminary. I once thought a lot of AB Martin's approach. Well this takes the biscuit. Poor Enda, he would turn you off wanting to be a priest. He would be much better off serving in his parish and staying quiet, less damage done then. I can vouch that he turned me off my vocation many years ago!! The church needs to "cop on" as the president of the college once said.

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    2. As a prominent theology lecturer in Maynooth once said; The Church is Fucked!!

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  4. Blog makes the most sense I've read in ages. I believe it is an ex opere opetato mentality gone wrong. Messed up leadership and fellas believing if Willie doesn't need to procreate he can go where he likes and where's the harm. I'm fed watered and well looked after. Where's the "harm"

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  5. And exactly what would a bishop know about business ?
    Not one of them took business studies

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  6. I can tell you Enda did not want the 'job' of vocational director and attempted to weasel his way out of it but without success. Is this who we need? Someone with no appetite for vocational growth? I hope and pray he proves us all wrong and surprise everyone with a new enthusiasm and desire to bring the labourers in. Amen

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  7. I'm left wondering these days if this blog belongs to Sean Page or Bishop Pat or both.......

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  8. 8.05 It belongs to whoever chooses to contribute so get those fingers tapping

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  9. All of the priest who I personally know who left the active priesthood are heterosexual and soon after got married a woman. that may have something to do with the priesthood becoming more Gay. No judgment, just an observation.

    Peace ~ Bear

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  10. "It is the kind of gay man that thinks that his sexuality defines him and that it is not just a small part of his whole person-hood, psyche and existence." NO, one's sexual orientation is much more than "just a small part." Nietzsche said that the type and degree of one's sexuality shapes the highest achievements of one's mind and Freud agrees.

    "It is the kind of gay man that thinks that flaunting his sexuality is the mature way to cope with his sexuality." Most gays are buried deep in the closet, and those who timidly peep out are accused of "flaunting" it -- use of this verb is inherently homophobic.

    "It is the type of gay man that has not made the important connection between his sexuality, his spirituality and his morality." A vague nostrum, which you might try to spell out.

    "That kind of gay man is psychologically, spiritually and morality SCHIZOPHRENIC." This is cruel and insensitive in its implied false account of schiizophrenia.

    "That's the kind of gay man who thinks it is a sin for a straight guy to have sex outside marriage but not a sin for a gay man." Never met any gay man who thinks that.

    "That's the kind of gay man who, as a priest, promotes or represents strict Catholic morality in the pulpit and confessional or when wearing his collar - but who throws off that morality completely when he is hunting on Grindr, cruising gay bars and clubs or enjoying his time in the gay sauna." Again, I think the clergy for the last 40 years prefer to be silent -- when did you last hear an active gay man denounce gay sex from the pulpit? Yes, hypocrisy is rife, but it takes the form of silence mostly.

    "It's also the kind of gay man who enters a seminary and is happy to join the gay cabal / gang in the seminary, play up to seminary staff who are gay and be part of bullying, harassing other seminarians - seminarians who are heterosexual - or seminarians who are gay but want to be celibate or seminarians who are pious and want to do things like kneel at the consecration of the Mass." This is just a melange of this site's memes, mostly based on the distorted perceptions of a clique.

    "To homosexualise the Catholic priesthood is to destine it for decline and extinction." That too is a homophobic utterance.

    "This homosexualisation of the Church is a result of many things - including a negative hang up about sexuality and the human body, virginity, celibacy, sin, hell, anti pleasure etc etc." But this negative hang up pervades the posts on this site as well.

    "There is something wrong with someone being a priest and at the same time not being true to themselves. That does not make for an effective priest or a happy person." Many priests now are openly and actively gay -- and that is the way forward.

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