is, among faithful Catholics, a dismay, and even an
understandable anger at the events unfolding at the
Supreme Court these past days related to to gay unions.
And even if the court were to uphold traditional
marriage (which does not seem likely), or merely return
the matter to the States, it seems quite clear
where our culture is going regarding this matter,
approving things once, not so long ago, considered
What then to do with our dismay
and anger? It is
too easy to vent anger, which is not only unproductive,
but in the current state of “hyper-tolerance” for all
things gay, angry denunciations are counter-productive.
Rather our anger should be
directed to a wholehearted embrace and living out of the
biblical vision of human sexuality and marriage.
Our anger should be like an energy that fuels our zeal
to live purity, and speak of its glory to a confused and
The fact is, traditional marriage
has been in a disgraceful state for over 50 years, and
heterosexual misbehavior has been off the hook in the
same period. And,
if we are honest, heterosexual misbehavior and confusion
has been largely responsible for bringing forth the even
deeper confusion and disorder of homosexual activity,
and particularly the widespread approval of it.
have sown the wind, and
now reap the whirlwind
Our anger, dismay and sorrow are
better directed inward toward our own conversion
to greater purity as a individuals, families and
parishes, than outward toward people who will only
interpret it as “hate” and bigotry” anyway.
thoughts to frame our own reflections in how we have
gotten to this place of darkness in our culture.
The fundamental flaw in modern thinking about human
sexuality, the “Ur” (root) problem, is the (sinful)
declaration that there is “no necessary connection”
between human sexual activity and procreation.
Here is the real taproot of modern confusion about human
sexuality and all the disorders that flow from it. Such
notions began as early as 1930 in the Lambeth Conference
where the Church of England was the first Christian
Denomination to serious brook this sinful notion. The
thinking gained steam through the 1950s, via Margaret
Sanger et al. and came to full (and ugly) flower in
1960s with the pill and the sexual revolution.
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