(Tea Party 247) – The Catholic Church has been in the business of politics for quite some time now. It should come as no surprise that recently German Bishops gathered together and declared homosexuality is just as “normal” as heterosexuality and that adultery should no longer be considered a “serious sin.”
The church should be a beacon of morality and righteousness but instead the Catholic Church is succumbing to the pressures of the LGBT mafia and embracing sexual immorality at the cost of sound theological doctrine.
Both the homosexual and heterosexual orientation “belong to the normal forms of a sexual predisposition that cannot and should not be changed by any specific socialization,” the Dec. 5 communiqué stated.
The bishops embraced the findings of a study group on sexual morality chaired by Berlin Archbishop Heiner Koch, which will form a starting point for the “Synodal Way of the Church” in Germany to rethink Catholic teachings and praxis for the present day.
“There was agreement that the sexual preference of humans is expressed during puberty and assumes a heterosexual or homosexual orientation,” the statement reads.
Since one’s sexual orientation is unchangeable, “in church thinking, this means that any form of discrimination against homosexuals must be rejected, as has long been required by the magisterium and is also explicitly emphasized by Pope Francis in the post-synodal letter Amoris Laetitia,” the bishops note.
There was, however, no consensus on “whether the magisterial ban on homosexual practice is still opportune,” the bishops declare.
The communiqué also called for an update regarding Church teaching on adultery, declaring that “a sexual relationship after divorce and remarriage is no longer qualified as a serious sin and thus no general exclusion from the reception of the Eucharist is foreseen,” stating that such a conclusion is “supported by humanities and theology” as well as by “developments that are already apparent in Amoris laetitia.”
The findings of the meeting, sponsored by the Bishops’ Commission for Marriage and Family to deal with issues of sexual morality, will be used to update the Church’s teaching staff on sexual morality, the communique revealed.
This is a disturbing development and should concern all Catholics. Conforming the Church to meet the demands of social movements is both dishonest and dangerous. It is an ineffective way to draw in more believers and will only result in the apostasy of its members.
When the Church has nothing to offer the world except what the world already has, it does nothing to bring people closer to the cause of Christ. It’s a common misconception that the Church needs to be more appealing to those in the world in order to reach them but the truth is, no one benefits from that approach. The Church needs to take strong stances against sin as that is the only way for people to be able to hold a mirror up to it and see the truth in their own lives.
Loving sinners while still hating sin is the only way to represent the true church of Christ and God’s love. If the Catholic Church chooses to turn its back on the very word of God who are they actually worshiping? Who are they actually reverencing? Certainly it isn’t God.
The Catholic Church seems to be favoring humanism over the Divine which directly contradicts the will of God.