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“Homosexuality Need Not Be ‘Cured’”
“Pope” Francis may say he doesn’t know who’s part of the notorious Vatican Gay Lobby, but we suspect he can find some of them at the German branch of Vatican Radio, which posted a photo of two young men kissing while waving a rainbow flag, as part of a news story on the heretical “Bishop” Stephan Ackermann on July 17, 2014.
The post can be seen here, but, just in case it gets removed, we provide a screenshot here (UPDATE 18-JUL-14 12:22 GMT: Vatican Radio has just replaced the offensive photo with a photo of “Bp.” Ackermann):
Time to block Vatican Radio in your Internet Filter
— the original post with the offensive picture
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The story about “Bishop” Ackermann is bad enough (also see the links beneath this news piece), but it is even worse for Vatican Radio to illustrate it with such an act between two men. (Clearly, the idea is to further desensitize the “Catholic” culture to public perversion.) The title of the post is D: Homosexualität muss nicht “geheilt” werden — “G[ermany]: Homosexuality Need Not Be ‘Cured’”, a paraphrase from Ackermann’s “dialogue” with homo perverts in his diocese of Trier.
We are providing a translation of the entire post by Vatican Radio, for full details and context:
G[ermany]: Homosexuality Need Not Be “Cured”
[July 17, 2014]
Stephan Ackermann, the bishop of Trier, takes a critical view of efforts to “heal” homosexuality. There is no official church backing of such initiatives, Ackerman said on Wednesday night in Saarbrucken. The paper Die Zeit had recently reported on doctors who advertise changing your sexual orientation and who are therefore considered an “insider’s tip” among conservative Christians. Ackerman spoke at a discussion round organized by the Association of Lesbians and Gays (LSVD) of the Saar region, in which approximately 100 people participated. The two-hour meeting was the first of its kind in Germany. In smaller settings, similar discussions had taken place before with representatives of lesbians and gays, such as in the diocese of Essen and ahead of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany in 2011 in the archdiocese of Berlin.
Controversial Provision in Church’s Employment Law
The focus of the meeting in Saarbrücken was questions concerning ecclesiastical employment regulations and how the church deals with sexuality. One topic was the so-called obligations to loyalty, according to which church employees who live in a homosexual relationship and would like to have this relationship legally recognized must expect getting fired. In a “Saarbrucken Appeal”, the LSVD called on Ackermann to declare publicly “that in his diocese, employees of the Catholic Church no longer need to fear being dismissed from work on account of registering a homosexual partnership.” This is to apply at least to “non-vocational professions”, such as physicians and nurses in Catholic hospitals.
Ackerman asked people to understand that obligations to loyalty are important to the ecclesial profile of an institution. At the same time, he admitted to the existence of “tensions” in some areas, “which are not good.” The [German] bishops are presently taking part in in-depth discussions about what shape these obligations to loyalty are to take in the future, according to Ackermann. The bishop of Trier assessed the dialogue in Saarbrucken as “sincere.” He wants to be “ready to listen”, he said, and contribute to greater mutual understanding in controversial matters. The organizers, too, emphasized that they were interested in building bridges and fostering mutual dialogue. In what manner this dialogue will be continued is still an open question at the present time.
(kna 17.07.2014 mg)
Link to Original Story here
Translation: Novus Ordo Watch
More links regarding what “Bishop” Ackermann said at the discussion:
- “I Love Diversity” — Ackermann at Lesbian & Gay Meeting
- “Celibacy Not Ideal” — Ackermann’s Jovinian Heresy (yes, it’s heretical to say this — see Council of Trent, Session 24, Canon 10: “If anyone should say that the married state should be preferred to the state of virginity or celibacy and that it is not better and more blessed to remain in virginity or celibate than to be united in matrimony, let him be anathema.” [Denz. 980] — MORE HERE)
By the way, the head of the German branch of Vatican Radio is Bernd Hagenkord, a Jesuit. That would explain a lot.
Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.
(1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
A new kind of war against the enemies of our salvation must now be waged. The license of thinking and acting must be curbed. The luxury and the pride of life must be restrained and cupidity for gain must be kept in check. All impurity must be purged and all enmity eliminated. All hatreds must be abolished. Sound the trumpets and declare a spiritual war against the enemies of the cross of Christ. Strengthen the languid hands of your soldiers and straighten their bent knees. In the first place, make straight the path for those who have decided to come to this citadel of religion, this impregnable stronghold. Let them hear from you that they are not called here for leisurely roaming nor to view strange sights; but they are summoned to carry arms in a Christian militia and to undertake the labors of fighting and war. What are the arms that Satan fears if not the vigils of the pious, their prayers, fastings, almsgivings, their works of Christian humility and of mercy? By these the tyrannical domination of human cupidity is overcome, and the kingdom of love is strengthened and extended.
(Pope Benedict XIV, Encyclical Peregrinantes (1749), nn. 11-12)