AUSTRALIAN BISHOP PROMOTES HERETICAL NOTION OF “MULTIPLE SEXUALITIES”

AUSTRALIAN BISHOP PROMOTES HERETICAL NOTION OF “MULTIPLE SEXUALITIES”

 

by Christine Niles, M.St. (Oxon.), J.D.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  July 18, 2018    
Bp. James Foley of Cairns diocese quotes pedophile-enabler Alfred Kinsey to support thesis
CAIRNS, Queensland, Australia (ChurchMilitant.com) – The bishop of the Cairns diocese in Australia is offering the possibility of multiple sexualities, contrary to Church teaching. He has also shown support for a controversial Jesuit priest known for promoting same-sex marriage.
Church Militant reached out to Foley in recent months to ask whether he’d be issuing a statement against pro-gay Jesuit Fr. Frank Brennan, a featured speaker at the Catholic Secondary Principals Australia Conference (CASPA), a gathering of Catholic school principals that took place in mid-July. Brennan has been widely featured in media promoting gay marriage, and Catholics were requesting that Foley speak out against his agenda.
Foley refused, however, telling Church Militant he was “unwilling” and “canonically unable” to deal with Brennan, evading the question whether he could at least issue a public statement warning the faithful about the priest’s anti-Catholic positions.
Not only did Foley fail to speak out against the priest, Brennan himself confirmed with Church Militant that the bishop greeted him at the conference and gave him a gift.
“Last night after the conference mass in the Cathedral, the bishop told me that he had a gift for me that had been delivered to him by one of the older protesters,” Brennan told Church Militant in a comment on our website. “The gift was a piece of rainbow cake. No problem with bakers in this part of the world. A fun way to end a top conference on ‘Tropical and Topical: Leading in Diverse Times.'”
Worse, in the months leading up to the November same-sex marriage referendum (which voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage), Foley published a 13-page document of his “reflections” on the issue — meant to be a guide for Catholics on how to vote, but instead appeared to be promotion of active homosexuality.
He begins by rejecting the traditional account of God’s punishment of Sodom and Gomorrah over the sin of homosexuality, dismissing it as a “text of terror” that “had more to do with ancient customs of hospitality and protecting strangers and guests — than judgements about particular sexual activities.”

Foley then goes on to offer the possibility of a multiplicity of sexualities, saying that “there may also be as many unique and intensely intimate human sexualities — as there are or ever have been human beings on the face of the earth!”

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Alfred Kinsey, a sex researcher who used data from pedophiles and rapists, is quoted by Bp. Foley in his “reflections” to support his claim that there are multiple sexualities.

As evidence, he relies on data from sex researcher Alfred Kinsey, whose work has been widely debunked as nonscientific and heavily skewed to inflate the numbers of the homosexual population. Kinsey himself has been discredited as a pedophile enabler, who relied on data taken from men who raped babies and young children.

The Catechism teaches that only one rightly ordered sexual orientation exists — heterosexuality — and that any deviations are “objectively disordered.”

But Foley condemns the language of the Catechism on this point, calling it ” terse technical language, which sounds so harsh and condemnatory” and “unfortunate phraseology.”

He goes on in his reflections to denounce “hate speech” against gays, even characterizing homosexual acts as “loving sexual expression” between two people.

“In Christian speech there can be no place for hate speech,” he insists. “Yet it is tragically paradoxical that hate speech may now be occurring on and around such sacred ground as deep loving friendships and particularly about that most sensitive and intimate of all human experiences: loving sexual expression!”

In spite of explaining that he would vote no in the referendum, Foley makes clear he does support legal protections for same-sex unions.

He goes on to contrast the “ideal” of marriage with the lived-out experience of Catholics — a common tactic among progressive bishops to distance official Church teaching from the practical, day-to-day lives of Catholics not living in accord with Church teaching.

“There has always been a distinction between the ideals we preach and try to live and that understanding which we frequently extend to our own selves and to those others struggling with living and loving,” he writes. “There is also that wise saying, though not biblical, but none-the-less so very true: That the Perfect may be the Enemy of Good!

He concludes with the following parting thoughts: “Love, divine and/or human love, does not easily fit within the constraints and limitations of The Law — either civil or religious. The Gospels and St. Paul stress this liberating Truth of the Freedom of the Children of God.”

In 2015, Foley was accused of giving a sex abuse victim thousands in “hush money” after the man revealed he had been molested by a priest as a boy. Within several days of meeting Brandon Lee, a homeless man, Foley gave $11,400 of diocesan money to Lee. Foley denies the charges.

Church Militant contacted the bishop to request explanation on portions of his commentary that contradict Church teaching, but received no response as of press time.

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3 comments on “AUSTRALIAN BISHOP PROMOTES HERETICAL NOTION OF “MULTIPLE SEXUALITIES”

  1. Australian Bishop Won’t Silence Pro-Sodomite Priest

    by Anita Carey • ChurchMilitant.com • July 17, 2018

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    Faithful protest Catholic school conference after bishop punts

    Australian Catholics protested a pro-gay priest because their bishop refused to speak out.

    Father Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest who supports gay marriage, spoke at a conference for Catholic school principals over the weekend and Bp. James Foley of the diocese of Cairns did nothing to stop him.

    During Australia’s same-sex marriage vote last year, Fr. Brennan promoted same-sex so-called marriage for the common good, saying, “I’ll be pleased when marriage equality is recognized by Australian law.”

    Father Frank Brennan is also the president of Catholic Social Services of Australia and used that platform to make an announcement after same-sex “marriage” was legalized to call on protections for religious freedom, but also celebrated the legalization, saying, “We join in solidarity with those who are celebrating but also we join in solidarity with those who are worried or concerned that the right balance in the law might be found.”

    In an email to those protesting Fr. Brennan’s presence at the conference, Bp. Foley said he was unwilling and canonically unable to stop Fr. Brennan from speaking. He noted that Fr. Brennan is a priest in good standing and he holds a senior position for the Australian Bishops’ Conference. He claimed people are “simply sick of hearing all this ‘Bad News'” and feared that further controversy would drive Mass attendance numbers even lower.

    The bishop claimed he was not speaking or acting alone, but in union with the national bishops’ conference.

    But Abp. Julian Porteous of the diocese of Hobart in Tasmania has broken rank with his brother bishops, banning Fr. Brennan from speaking publicly in his diocese.

    Archbishop Porteous was criticized for this ban and for distributing a pastoral letter to parents of Catholic school children explaining the Church’s teachings on the definition of sacramental marriage being between one man and one woman. He justified his action to educate the parents, saying, “I’m simply fulfilling one my roles as bishop, and that is to be the official teacher of the Catholic faith in the diocese.”

    Australia’s bishops were divided on the issue of legalizing same-sex marriage, a number of them releasing statements urging Catholics to vote no, while others claiming it’s a matter of personal conscience and agreeing that there are some benefits to legalizing it.

    Bishop Foley replied to Church Militant, clarifying that the Catholic Secondary Principals Australia (CaSPA) that put on the conference “is not officially affiliated with the Church.” He forwarded his communication to the protest organizers and reiterated that he will not intervene in any way to warn the faithful about the errant views held by the conference speakers.

  2. “And God created man to His own image: to the image of God He created him: male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27. ‘Nuff said. LGBTQUEERS, get real!

  3. Such openly wicked doctrinal dissent by descendants of the Apostles defies the faculties of reason and imagination. Is further proof of apostasy unseen since Arianism even needed?

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