If you are like me, do you deeply resent those who have been given a gift and who earn their keep as an editor of a prominent Catholic Journal and then misuse their position and gift to betray the trust of their fellow Catholics and attack the very Church that supports them?
Here is Tom Roberts on the Church and homosexuality:
On the matter of homosexuality, the church claims to know the mind and intent of God so intimately and perfectly that its officials confidently pronounce that a whole category of humans who have a homosexual orientation are intrinsically disordered and are forever condemned to a life of sexual abstinence in order to remain within the community.
The Church does not condemn those who suffer from same sex attraction and does not call them “disordered.” But the Church does say that homosexual acts such as sodomy and anal sex are “disordered.” A big difference and Tom Roberts knows better than to spread this kind of disinformation and outright lies.
***Condemned to a life of sexual abstinence, Tommy!!! ***
Choosing abstinence can be a statement of personal integrity and an expression of strong self-esteem, not to mention of affirming one’s faith. Millions of people use abstinence to
*]Avoid premature sexual relationships
*]Avoid painful emotional situations for which they may not be prepared
*]Avoid unwanted pregnancy.
*]Avoid the effects of a same sex attraction lifestyle (elevated rates of depression, suicide, STDs and HIV)
*]Affirm and heighten their faith through celibacy
Well you get the drift here.
Recently Tom Roberts decided to take the Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, to task for a post the Archbishop made on his blog about anti-Catholicism. I’ve brought together the post, Robert’s response (The ‘anti-Catholic!’ cry is a cheap, easy accusation) and some of my comments.
I’ve also provided a link where after you review all of the above you can address His Excellency The Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, D.D.
Who is he, you might ask. Well, having seen in a bio that Mr. Roberts lives in Overland Park, Kansas, I thought I might recommend to Tommy’s archbishop (The Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann) that he have a sit down with Tommy and try to persuade him that his intemperate comments about gays, the homosexual abuse crisis, etc aren’t really helping ANYBODY or ANYTHING. Least of all Archibishop Dolan, who is doing a helluva job in my estimation.
Just a thought…probably worthless, I know, but it keeps me busy. You can find it all here: