I'm hoping Fr. Hightower was misquoted or that this quote was incomplete because otherwise I would have to accuse him of lying - something that makes me most uncomfortable. He might try picking up a copy of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for starters."First and foremost, [the Church] doesn't say anything in particular about homosexuality, per se. It does say that we are created in God's image, male and female created in God's image," Hightower said.
The article mainly focuses on Tyler Hobbs, Gonzaga Student Body President for the 2011-2012 school year, who is also gay. I'm not sure what being gay has got to do with being student body president, or anything for that matter.
Hightower acknowledged that certain perceptions of homosexuality in the Catholic Church do exist.
What sort of goobly gook statement is that? Homosexuals are called to chastity - end of story. Fully human? I have no idea of what that means. Are we to presume that somehow Tyler is "less than human?""Homosexuality is not condemned in any way, shape or form," Hightower said.
"What I'm interested in is the theology of the body and the theology of justice," Hightower said. "How do we help the person be more fully human as they are created in that divine image."
This all caught my attention because I am no stranger to Gonzaga; it's close to my home, I've taken classes there, and occasionally attend the Sunday evening Mass at their beautiful church.
Since most of my readers are not Catholic, I ask only that you consider this information in view of whatever church you do attend. There has never been a doubt in my mind that certain areas of the Catholic Church, as well as most other mainstream churches, have been infiltrated with ideals espoused by Alynsky. I would go so far as to call such trends outright Marxist.
This opinion doesn't make me very popular with most of the "Catholic" sites or with most Catholics, who rarely ever read my blog anymore. The above opinion ensures that not only will the loony left brand you a "crazy", but also your fellow Catholics. Such is life.
I'm focusing on the Catholic Church here because I'm Catholic. I don't speak for Protestants or Jews because it's not my place to do so. You'll all have to speak for yourselves. I do believe, however, as stated above, that this is something that has invaded all our churches.
No one seems to mind talking about the fact that Marxism that has invaded our educational system, all nicely cloaked in political correctness, tolerance, and diversity. Yet these same people will quake with indignation at the suggestion that possibly some priests and bishops display characteristics that are clearly Marxist. But, but they say, "The Church is protected. The gates of hell shall not prevail." That's true. That doesn't change the fact that we could have some people in the Church that are espousing ideals that are well - not so ideal.
All of us hold our faith dear to our hearts. It defines who we are. Attack a bishop or a priest and you attack the Church. Attack the Church and you attack them. Their answer is to resort to ad hominem attacks, ban you from their sites, and dismiss you as a malcontent. What better way to infiltrate the minds of people than through the institutions where they should feel the safest.
Mr. Voris has been the recipient of the most vile of attacks for speaking the truth, the worst of the lot coming from what I like to call "high-end" Catholic bloggers.
Take a moment and watch this video while thinking about the church you attend. Is it "gay-friendly" (whatever the heck that means), have lots of greenie-weenie programs, and preach about diversity and tolerance? Then do some Google searches on your church and Marxism. You may be surprised.
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