Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Vatican Paper: 'Homosexuality Destabilizes Society'

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican newspaper said on Tuesday that homosexuality risked "destabilizing people and society", had no social or moral value and could never match the importance of the relationship between a man and a woman.

The remarks were contained in a long commentary published to accompany the official release of a long-awaited document that restricted the access of homosexual men to the Roman Catholic priesthood.

The article by Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a French Jesuit and psychologist, said homosexuality could not be considered an acceptable moral alternative to heterosexuality.

"During these past years, homosexuality has become a phenomenon that is always increasingly worrying and in many countries is considered a quality that is normal," the article in L'Osservatore Romano said.

The article was specifically approved by the Vatican's secretariat of state...
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Well, it's official, and it's about time. Finally, the Vatican stands out as a voice of reason in a world gone insane. It never ceases to amaze me just how far western civilization has sunk in the course of just one generation. Forty years ago, most people would agree that homosexuality destabilizes society and serves no social or moral value whatsoever. The Vatican echoes that common sense today, but the reaction of the western world is predictable. All across Europe and North America the cries of "bigotry" and "discrimination" will ring out. The Vatican will be attacked by the popular media, and the pope will be assailed as a "backward zealot." Politicians and the press will side with homosexual lobbyists and the Catholic Church will be deemed a "threat" to society.

Sadly, some western bishops will choose to side with secular society over the pope, and in doing so, their sheep will pay the price. Many have predicted a schism in the western Catholic Church. This may very well be the catalyst. I suspect, however, the real result will be an exodus of liberal "cafeteria" Catholics from the Roman Catholic Church. (No big loss there!) There are plenty of alternatives waiting for these folks in the wings. They can always turn to the schismatic "American Catholic Church" which is a liberal form of Catholicism no longer in communion with Rome or the rest of the Catholic world. If that's not good enough for them, they can always turn to the Anglican churches in North America and England. I suppose a few Catholic bishops may try to break their diocese' away from Rome in schism. They will pay the price if they do -- by public excommunication.

All I can say is THANK GOD we have a pope who is finally dealing with the decadent excesses of western society.