Sunday, January 4, 2015
This is delicious.
We are born with attractions to sin. We don't assume the identity of those attractions.
There's no premarital sex Catholics.
No stealing Catholics.
No lying Catholics.
There are no ministries in the Church to coddle the attraction as a creation of God's.
I've never understood how the Shea crowd intellectually processed the creation of a human person for the purpose of sinning.
Doesn't he ask himself why Catholics attracted to other sexual sins don't assume that identity?
Doesn't he wonder where the welcoming ministries are for Catholics attracted to porn?
Does he think that when God is finished with our nose, He gives each of us sinful sexual attractions?
Let's see. I'll give this one the overwhelming desire to have fellatio with everyone she sees. She will be a fellatio Catholic. Next!
Every single person who enters a Church deals with attractions to all kinds of sin. Every single day.
Most of those attractions are not sexual. God did not give those attractions to us. We did that on our own.
When we come to Church, we are debriding our souls of that identity through the Sacrament of Confession. We're filling our soul with the Divine Properties of Christ in the Eucharist to keep us from being attracted to sins again.
That's why the rest of us attracted to sin don't assume that identity.
We don't sit in the pews with our lovers and tell everyone around us about our sexual attractions, looking for affirmation of what we are doing.
When we want to sin, we surround ourselves with people who will give us affirmation. We know what 'friends' to go to, what priests will egg us on. We know what blogs to read.
Shea is doing a disservice to people with SSA. This is such a no brainer one is left to conclude that the truth just isn't in him. The fact that EWTN is using him as a cash cow is scandalous.
It's good to see Crisis vibrant again!