Judging by the comments section at my last post, there are all too many within the Boston Archdiocese who have embraced the hallucinatory theology of the "Gay Pride" movement, a theology which comes from Hell. This new theology reflects the permissive mentality of our times. It is a theology of violence.
The modernist is a person who trusts only in himself. He has lost his faith in Jesus Christ, His Holy Church and her doctrines. But he cannot acknowledge this fact. And so, he continues to employ the same words faithful Catholics use within the Church but he empties them of Catholic meaning. The sure road to Modernism is pride. We have this from Pope St. Pius X: "Truly there is no road which leads so directly and so quickly to Modernism as pride. When a Catholic layman or priest forgets the precept of the Christian life which obliges us to renounce ourselves if we would follow Christ and neglects to tear pride from his heart, then it is he who most of all is fully ripe subject for the errors of Modernism..." (Pascendi Dominici Gregis).
Dr. Germain Grisez explains that, "By clarifying the dignity of human persons and the crucial importance of each one's free choices, the gospel itself fosters regard for human individuals and provides a solid basis for their self-respect. Of course, the gospel also calls individuals to mortify their sinful selves and serve others out of love. Removed from its evangelical context, the Christian insight into each individual's worth is perverted to rationalize sin. Thus, post-Christian humankind is susceptible to a distinctive moral pathology: egoistic individualism, which exalts the well-being and satisfaction of individuals above every community, even the family.
When colored by this pathology, pride is not expressed exclusively by the quest for positions of social superiority; also, and even more arrogantly, it is seen in every individual's effort to be his or her own sovereign. Thus, the contemporary attachment to liberty to do as one pleases: 'No one can tell me what to do.' This attitude leads to rejection of authority generally..."
Indeed. Pope John XXIII has instructed us that, "Once we have attained the truth in its fullness, integrity, and purity, unity should pervade our minds, hearts and actions. For there is only one cause of discord, disagreement, and dissension: ignorance of the truth, or what is worse, rejection of the truth once it has been sought and found. It may be that the truth is rejected because of the practical advantages which are expected to result from false views; it may be that it is rejected as a result of that perverted blindness which seeks easy and indulgent excuses for vice and immoral behavior." (Ad Petri Cathedram, AAS 51 (1959) 502, PE, 263.20).
Having denied God and objective moral limits, proponents of "Gay Pride" Masses have become the very epitome of self-centeredness and egoism. In their desire to assert themselves over and against the Lord Jesus, His Church and His Commandments, they seek to install a new idol within the liturgy. The high-priests of this neo-paganism, emboldened by a hierarchy which refuses to proclaim the truth and to defend it from all aggressors, are now assaulting the People of God with the Way of Sodom. It was Saint Jerome who described this way: "Haughtiness, satiety of bread, the abundance of all things, idleness, pleasures, such were the sins of Sodom. Because of these, they forgot God, since the continual presence of riches seemed perennial and thus there was no need of recourse to God to obtain them."
This haughtiness, this satanic pride amid their grave sinfulness, greatly compounded the sin of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. The prophet Isaiah speaks of this when he says: "Jerusalem is crumbling; Judah is falling; for their speech and their deeds are before the Lord, a provocation in the sight of his majesty. Their very look bears witness against them; their sin like Sodom they vaunt, they hide it not. Woe to them! They deal out evil to themselves." (Isaiah 3: 8-9).
Gay Pride? No. Haughtiness before Almighty God. Yes. And as Isaiah warns, such haughtiness, such pride, comes at a great price.
Related reading regarding the Boston Archdiocese here.