What just happened?
In a document issued only in Italian (since no one in Rome seems to know the Roman language any more), two kinds of persons are put forth and “welcomed” and given roles in the Church without a clear and firm purpose of amendment. The bottom line is that this exposes children to the transgender tyranny that has already been invading our public libraries in the United States.
Now this tyranny is coming to a parish near you!
The first case is the transessuale which the document defines as a person che si fosse anche sottoposto a trattamento ormonale e ad intervento chirurgico di riattribuzione di sesso (“who has also undergone hormonal treatment and sex reassignment surgery”). Pentin translates and defines this person as “an adult who identifies as transgender.”
The document says, yes, such persons can be baptized under the same conditions as the faithful, by using a technicality from St. Thomas: the baptismal, sanctifying grace is “stopped” when a person is baptized by remains in mortal sin, but the indelible character is still given.
This is how heretics can be fully baptized but not be Catholics. Once the impediment of mortal sin – heresy- is removed from them, the baptismal grace is “activated” as it were, and they are washed as any of us are.
Buttressing this technicality the document quotes Francis in his error already condemned by other bishops that the Sacraments should be given even without a firm purpose of amendment if there’s any doubt about someone subjective culpability.
What this amounts to is lowering the bar as low as possible so that wounded souls who have mutilated themselves and not repented of this act against nature can be baptized in hopes that they will some day repent.
The document emphasises that the Church should continue to propose the truth to these people, but the door has been opened to their baptism without repentance.
Once this is established, the document gives a carte blanche to persons like this – who have no “manifest purpose of amendment” – for becoming godparents and witnesses to marriage.
With this out of the way, another class of person is introduced – two in fact: “cohabiting homosexual people” (Pentin’s translation). These people can be godparents, and it is implied they can also have “their” child baptised too.
It makes a distinction – with amazing abstraction! – between homosexual people who cohabitate and and those who commit sodomy (more uxorio).
Excuse me, Your Holiness. In what world do you live in?
In what world do two homosexuals live together who do not commit sodomy? Is it not a mortal sin to expose yourself to a near occasion of mortal sin, or is this no longer even a spiritual scandal anymore in your world?
All I can think of right now is the scandal to the little ones.
The Lord promised swift judgment for those who sandalise these little ones. First, I think of the children. My own children who will find out what our Holy Father has done, which amounts to opening the door for these poor souls to prey on children even in parishes.
And then, I think of those poor souls themselves – wounded persons with deep hurt. People confused about their own sex, their own identity. Deceived by snakes like Jimmy Martin to love their own wounds and self-identify with their temptations. Believing the temptation to mutilate their own God-given body – that beautiful Imago Dei that God created in their mother’s womb.
My God! Have mercy on these poor souls! Save them from the wolves who seek to destroy their souls and send them to hell by a trick of the Devil.
These poor souls who identify as LGBTQRSTUV+ have fallen into a trap set by the fallen angels, and they – like all the poor – are used and abused by a worldwide Marxist conspiracy of the demons to impose upon everyone this godless tyranny of lies.
These souls are being trampled underfoot by the devils, and now the Holy Father has given this worldwide regime the carte blanche it needs.
God bless every faithful priest who tends to the wounds of these poor souls to save them from this tyranny of the demons. The Sacred Heart of Jesus is wounded for their transgression and bruised for their iniquities, as for us all.
God have mercy on these poor souls and save them from the demons flying at them from the Eternal City!
Timothy S. Flanders earned a BA in Greek and Latin from Grand Valley State University in 2010 with special studies in history, writing and Arabic. As a result of his studies, he converted from Protestantism to Eastern Orthodoxy and began working in education among ages Kindergarten to adult. He then pursued a Masters’ Degree in Christian history and theology with the Catholic University of Ukraine. In 2013, as a result of further searching, he converted to Roman Catholicism shortly after Pope Francis was elected. In 2019 he founded The Meaning of Catholic, a lay apostolate dedicated to uniting Catholics against the enemies of Holy Church. In 2021, he became the editor-in-chief of the online journal, OnePeterFive. He is the author of three books: Introduction to the Holy Bible for Traditional Catholics, City of God versus City of Man: The Battles of the Church from Antiquity to the Present and When the Gates of Hell Prevail: What Catholics Do in Dark Times, as well as a forthcoming book about Eastern Orthodoxy, published by St. Paul Center. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.