There has been an enormous response to the CIA blog post on the Sacred Heart “chaplain” posting a link to a pro-gay marriage video and also a bi/trans pride cake sold at SHHS in Stittsville (West Ottawa)
Sadly, NONE of over 510 readers even bothered to click on the link explaining what Pope Francis and the Church teach on the matter. Clearly there is something wrong in “catholic” schools in Ottawa (and Ontario). The blog can see what links you click on from the blog and nobody bothered to even read the Pope’s words. ZERO. ZILCH . NADA.
What is amazing is that the words of the Pope and also the Catechism and also materials from Courage/ENCourage did not speak to the hearts or minds of ANY of the students! They appear to be so poorly catechized that their hearts and minds are cold to Word of God and the Vicar of Christ. It is NOT their fault that they were poorly catechized – but now that these Grade 12 students are new adults, they now have been given links and resources to learn for themselves. (I pray you reach out CCO and Newman Houses next year at university)
There is a perfect opportunity for the SHHS staff next week to actually tell the students exactly what the Church teaches and why. There is wonderful material out there (eg. St JPII’s Theology of the Body). Failure to do so is serious; please remember Jesus’ words: “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”
All the members of the CIA do a lot to help the poor (eg. Kenya, Cambodia, Guatemala, Paraguay etc). This is because mistreating the poor is one of the 4 special deadly sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance. Please know that homosexual acts are another.
One can learn how to TRULY love of friends who have same-sex attraction by reading material from EnCourage
PLEASE read these two links:
Here are some tweets to a friend of the CIA- Catholic Intelligence Association. These were after reading the blog post that one should accept people, not bad ideas or sins. But the students’ superficial understanding love and acceptance and respect leads to tweets like these:
From Vatican II (and why you should listen to the Pope if you say you are Catholic!):
This loyal submission of the will and intellect must be given in a special way to the authentic teaching authority of the Roman Pontiff, even when he does not speak ex cathedra, in such wise, indeed, that his supreme teaching authority be acknowledged with respect, and that one sincerely adhere to the decisions made by him, conformably with his manifest mind and intention, which is made known principally either by the character of the documents in question, or by the frequency with which. a certain doctrine is proposed, or by the manner in which the doctrine is formulated.