Pope Francis has again praised and confirmed the work of the Jesuit James Martin with homosexuals, even though it is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Jesuit James Martin considers same-sex relationships to be morally acceptable. Not only does he not accept the teaching of the catechism on this point, but he saw fit to declare that this teaching leads to deaths by suicide, that is to say that it kills people.
He also openly rejects what the Bible says about homosexuality. He has moreover been condemned by several bishops, including Bishop José Ignacio Munilla, precisely because he is an instrument in the service of sin, since he explicitly rejects the fact that homosexuals must lead a life of chastity. He is also a supporter of infantile transsexuality.
These sentiments do not prevent Pope Francis from occasionally congratulating him on his work, which has happened recently.
A few weeks after the Outreach LGBT Catholic Ministry Conference held at Fordham University on June 24-25, James Martin and the event organizers sent the Pope a copy of the conference brochure, along with a summary of the discussions and interventions. Here is the Pope’s response:
Thank you for the letter you sent me a few weeks ago with the “Outreach 2022” brochure. Congratulations on being able to host this year’s event in person.
I am aware that the most valuable thing is not what appears in brochures and photos, but what happened during interpersonal encounters. In fact, the pandemic has made us look for alternatives to shorten distances. It also taught us that there are things that are irreplaceable, among which being able to look “face to face”, even with those who think differently or with whom the differences seem to separate and even confront us. When we overcome these barriers, we realize that there is more that unites us than separates us.
I encourage you to continue working in the culture of encounter, which shortens distances and enriches us with our differences, as Jesus did, who made himself close to everyone.
I assure you of my prayers. Don’t stop praying for me. May Jesus bless you and may the Blessed Virgin watch over you.
Between the bishops who denounce the attitude of the Jesuit Martin, and Pope Francis who encourages him, the confusion becomes total in the minds of the faithful. It is clear that Francis has a plan in this area, which will likely be revealed in the synod’s conclusions on synodality.