During the height of the political left’s feigned moral outrage over a decades-old policy of temporarily separating children from their parents crossing the border illegally, a Catholic priest who is not exactly known for his piety had some harsh words for President Donald J. Trump’s adminstration.
“The main thrusts of the Old and New Testaments together on migrants, strangers and refugees is that they should be welcomed,” said Father James Martin, editor-at-large of the Jesuit-run America magazine, in an interview with MSN.
Martin works in the Vatican’s communications office.
He went on to criticize Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions, who cited a bible verse to back the immigration policy.
“What Attorney General Sessions is doing is called ‘cherry-picking’ or ‘proof-texting,” the priest said. “You take one sentence out of the Gospel without understanding the context. To use Romans 13 to justify tearing kids away from their parents is insane.”
Father Martin had nothing to say about this policy while President Barack H. Obama was doing the same thing for the past eight years. He did, however, have plenty to say on other subjects is completely off the wall and indefensible for a Catholic priest.
Martin is a huge proponent of the gay agenda, and gleefully posted on his Facebook page last year that an LGBT Catholic gathering put on by New Ways Ministry was “another sign of welcome and building bridges.”
When a savvy commenter pointed out that canonized Saints probably would not be impressed by the Catholic Church’s capitulation to the gay agenda, Martin replied by saying that some of the Saints are “probably gay.”
Perhaps. But at least one Saint is on record disagreeing with the heretical priest.
“This vice [of same-sex activity] is the death of bodies, the destruction of souls, pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the intellect, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, introduces the diabolical inciter of lust, throws into confusion, and removes the truth completely from the deceived mind,” wrote doctor of the Church St. Peter Damian in his 11th century Book of Gomorrah. “It prepares snares for the one who walks, and for him who falls into the pit, it obstructs the escape. It opens up hell and closes the door of paradise.”
The Catholic Church’s official position is still that same sex attraction is “intrinsically disordered” and “contrary to natural law.”
Perhaps America should not trust a dissident priest who is a communications official for a globalist Pope, and who openly breaks from the teachings of the Catholic Church when it is convenient for him, as a moral authority on its immigration policy.
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