Mar 8, 2008

"Peace comes through chastity"

The North County Times (San Diego County) yesterday (March 7) published the following letter (click on this post's title) from a Catholic pastor in Escondido:

Peace comes through chastity
"Rocky Velgos proposes homosexual behavior as normal for [some people] (Letters, Feb. 29). It is not in the authentic nature of human behavior. Homosexual propaganda as inborn, immutable, normal, fulfilling and necessary has no basis in science, as Rocky asserts. Men who have sex with men, MSM, and women who have sex with women, WSW, have been labeled as gays and lesbians by activist groups without hope of knowledge of the innate sexuality of each sex oriented toward the other.

"MSM and WSW behaviors may provide temporary relief from feelings of loneliness, isolation, true identity, inferiority, marginalization, which are characteristic of the condition. Activist organizations trap men and women with same-sex attractions in this condition. Real peace and true acceptance come with chastity, friends who love one without sex and self-acceptance as man or woman without living off another sexually. Peace for those with same-sex desires can be found in religion, authentic science and nonpolitical education, not in repeated acting out in sexual encounters."

The Rev. Richard Perozich, pastor,
St. Mary Catholic Church, Escondido
Well said, Father!


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Amen!, Love can not exist in homosexuality

12:17 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe of St. Therese,

As Catholics know, sins of lust drive out love, rationality and prudence. Purity is so needed.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

exactly Q

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love CAN exist in homosexuality - who are YOU to say it cannot. I believe in God, God loves us no matter what, we are created in His image - we are created to love.

I feel sorry for you people and I know that my words will not change your mind but I pray that peace and understanding will change your hearts. When you die, you will see.

7:44 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 7:44 a.m.,

I think what was meant was that love cannot exist in sinful acts. I'm sure there was no intent to hurt anyone's feelings.

Yes, God loves us -- which is why He tells us over and over not to commit sins of lust.

Yes, God has created us to love --not to commit sins of sodomy. The marriage act is sacramental; not so any act of sodomy.

Peace, understanding and true conversion of heart come from chastity and from Christian marriage, but never from sins of lust and sodomy.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church has solid teaching on all these things. You can find it online.

Let's pray for each other and wish each other a Happy Easter and a daily deeper conversion of heart through repentance, Confession and all else needed to bring us ever closer to Jesus and Mary. Amen!

9:46 PM  

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