I'm not kidding.
Voris lays it out in detail.
I've also written about the Fr. Oko report Voris discusses in the video, click here.
Those people who strive to live in accord with Church teaching on sexuality may at last breathe a sigh of relief that the truth is finally coming out, that our struggle hasn't been in vain. (Who were those confessors who told us it wasn't a sin? Or those who said, "See Christ in the limbs of your lover?")**
Michael Voris is at his very best in this video report.
Excerpt from Fr. Oko's report:
On the other hand, homosexuality is a wound on the personality which may impair many other functions. Such impairments include distorted relationships with other men, women and children; the habit of constantly pretending, hiding something important in their lives; the pattern of playing a game which prevents honest, deep, emotionally fair relationships with peers and tutors. It also hampers proper understanding and respect for the nature of femininity and marriage as the mystery of the love between a man and a woman. Besides, if a homosexual feel similar desires towards men as a man who is undisturbed in that regard feels towards women, these desires will be constantly aroused in him by the permanent, close presence of the objects of his desire. He finds himself in a situation analogous to that of a normal man who were to live for several years (or for the whole life) under one roof, using the same dormitory and common bathrooms with many attractive women. The likelihood of maintaining chastity in such a situation would rapidly decline. We should respect and try to understand our homosexual brothers to the same extent we respect and try to understand any human being. They often do their best, try, and some of them succeed, live a decent or even a holy life. Objectively, however, it is much, much harder for them, and so they fail much more often.
If, however, they are unable to control their tendencies, and succeed in passing through the sieves of seminarian control, real trouble begins in priesthood or monastic life. They no longer benefit from the presence and control of their supervisors, their freedom is much greater. If they yield to temptation and go down the road of active homosexuality, their situation becomes desperate. On the one hand, they administer the sacraments, celebrate the Holy Mass every day, deal with the holiest of holy objects; and on the other hand they keep doing the exact opposite, that which is particularly deplorable. This way they “become immune” to that which is higher, that which is holy, their moral life yields to atrophy, going steadily downhill towards the fall. The more of that which is higher dies in them, the more room there is for that which is lower – the desire for material, sensual things – money, power, career, lust and sex. They can hardly be helped, since the highest means of formation, faith and grace have failed. They know well, however, that they may be exposed and embarrassed, so they shield one another by offering mutual support. They build informal relationships reminding of a clique or even mafia, aim at holding particularly those positions which offer power and money. - Rorate
I've been writing about this on and off for the past six years. Priest friends have scolded me and dropped me, just like they called out Robert Moynihan for his report last week. Stay honest and keep talking.
The truth must come out. Sorry, I don't play favorites - but I won't be going on any cruise either. :)
The greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church. - Benedict XVI
**Music for this post here.