IRELAND'S VOTE ON SAME-SEX "MARRIAGE" By Patricius Anthony TRADITIO Traditional Roman Catholic Internet Site E-mail: email@example.com, Web: http://www.traditio.com Copyright 2015 P. Anthony. Reproduction prohibited without authorization. Last revised: 05/18/15
In an open letter to the Irish Times, a Novus Ordo presbyter of the Newredemptorist Order wrote the following about the upcoming national referendum on whether same-sex "marriage" should be legalized in Ireland:
When two people, not bound by blood or kin, love each other to such a profound depth that they want to make a lifelong commitment of faithfulness to each other, then that deserves to be acknowledged, celebrated, and solemnized. We are all the better for it – individuals, families, communities, and society are life-enhanced – and God in his heaven rejoices. That's why I will be voting Yes on May 22nd.
An Irish Times poll conducted last week showed that 58% were in favor of the measure, with 25% opposed and 17% undecided.
As yet, presbyter Egan has not faced any repercussions from his religious order or a rebuke from Newchurch's hierarchy for his outlandish statements. Nor are there any likely to come.
Clearly, presbyter Egan has forgotten or is willfully denying the fact that sodomy, which is what the May referendum will permit, is one of the Four Sins that Cry out to Heaven for Justice, the others being willful murder, oppression of the poor, and defrauding the laborer of his wages.
In addition to this most direct heavenly admonition, presbyter Egan has displayed an ignorance of history. The grizzly consequences of what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah should scare anyone out of their minds that would promote such filth. The earthly destruction of these two cities, however, is nothing compared to the eternal tortures that await those who commit and those who sanctify such perversity.
While presbyter Egan's advocacy for the passage of this demonic initiative is bad enough, his statement that "God in his heaven rejoices" is far worse. It would be hard to find a greater blasphemy which contends that Almighty God celebrates a violation of the divine and natural law as the marriage referendum does.
Presbyter Egan's sentiment, however, is not too surprising in light of Newpope Francis-Bergoglio's now infamous comment, "who am I to judge?" in regard to homosexual activity. While the Newpope may personally fancy that God's condemnation of sodomy is too harsh and is not respectful of "human dignity," Bergoglio, too, will have to account for his words to the Divine Judge, as well as all those who continue to follow this fool, Bergoglio.
As the debate over the Irish referendum has intensified, very few have pointed out that the same-sex "marriage" referendum is a consequence of the Modernist Vatican II Council (1962-1965). That such a disgusting and societal-leveling initiative would become enshrined into public law prior to Vatican II would be unfathomable. Yet, it was Vatican II and the radical changes that came in its wake that opened the flood gates to the massive social debauchery now existing not only in Ireland but throughout the Western world.
With a history replete with tragedies, the adoption of "gay marriage" by the Irish people may prove, after the acceptance of Vatican II, to be the country's greatest misfortune. The famine, English persecution, and financial collapse were the result of mostly outside forces; however, the adoption of same-sex "marriage" is one, if passed, that will be self inflicted.
When heavenly justice comes for the legal enshrinement of such an abomination, it will be hard to muster much sympathy for a people who have defiantly mocked an explicit dictate of Almighty God. If the referendum is passed, the last vestige of the Faith will be exterminated in this once eminently Christian land.
If the Irish people want the true Catholic position on sodomy before they cast their fateful vote on May 22, they should consult the words of the indomitable St. Paul on the matter in the first chapter of his Epistle to the Romans:
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven, against all impiety and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice. For professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, to uncleanness: to dishonor their own bodies among themselves.
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that which is against nature. And in like manner the men also, leaving the natural use of the women have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.
Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they, who do such things, are worthy of death: and not only they who do them, but they also who consent to them that do them.