Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga confirmes the existence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican

Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, often called the Vice Pope for his high rank and position of influence with the Holy Father Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga has confirmed the existence of a “gay lobby” in the Vatican. During an interview, the Cardinal said that Pope Francis has taken on a gradual approach to tackle the issue – and that Catholic teachings will not be altered.
Cardinal Maradiaga is currently the Archbishop of Tegucigalpa and  President of Caritas Internationalis, he is also Pope Francis’ closest cardinal advisor.
The Honduran newspaper El Heraldo had asked the cardinal whether there actually was an attempted or successful “infiltration of the gay community in the Vatican.”
He responded: “Not only that, also the Pope said: there was even a ‘lobby’ in this sense.”
“Little by little the Pope is trying to purify it,” he continued. “One can understand them, and there is pastoral legislation to attend to them, but what is wrong cannot be truth.”
Pope Francis’ other remarks about same-sex marriage have been misinterpreted by some people thinking that the church would give its approval. The cardinal dismissed this possibility.
“No, we must understand that there are things that can be reformed and others cannot,” he said. “The natural law cannot be reformed. We can see how God has designed the human body, the body of the man and the body of a woman to complement each other and transmit life. The contrary is not the plan of creation. There are things that cannot be changed.”
Sometime ago,a report about Pope Francis working to counter the “gay lobby” was extensively read, but the validity of the report was in doubt.
In June 2013 the left-leaning Chilean Catholic website “Reflexión y liberación” claimed that Pope Francis had told a meeting of the Latin American Confederation of Men and Women Religious that there is a “gay lobby” in the Church and “we have to see what we can do (about it).”
The said report was a summary relied on the memory of participants instead of a recording. This summary was meant for meeting participants not for publication. “the reported Assertion cannot be attributed with certainty to the Holy Father” said the Confederation.
During an in-flight interview in July 2013  returning to Italy from Brazil briefly talked about this so- called lobby saying:
“So much is written about the gay lobby. I have yet to find anyone who can give me a Vatican identity card with ‘gay’ [written on it]. They say they are there.”
He said that all lobbies are bad and “the gravest problem for me.” Referring to the Catechism’s teaching against marginalizing homosexual persons, he said, “If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, well who am I to judge them?”

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  2. I have always been aware of the CCC teaching on handling homosexuals but am unaware of CCC support for homosexuals because as is like the present church is acting as if She is afraid of saying that homosexuality is a SIN besides if fornication is a SIN how much more homosexuality? and if the church can not boldly say it is a SIN as the Bible does we begin to wonder.I have always been thought that we are forgiven when we repent so what is the meaning of seeking God if the person is claiming to be right?……but we are confident in the word of Christ that the GATE OF HELL CAN NOT PREVAIL OVER HER (i.e the CHURCH)

  3. Then let us all seeking the Lord with good will begin to identify ourselves by our sexual orientation/ desires as we gather on holy ground to profess that Christ is the center of our lives. Self centered pursuit for false happiness, Fornication, perversion and selfishness proudly smacked, welcomed/ condonded in the house of God to contradict the word of God! This is forgiveness practiced at a level never spoken by God or accounted for in the Holy Gospel. Yes there is nothing that God can not forgive, but if you are proudly living contradictory to the Word and the Will of God for mankind then there is nothing to forgive! You have chosen your will by condemning the Will and Mercy of the almighty God. No we can not judge anyone for the way they choose to live their lives, in return we should not judge anyone for standing firm to preserve and uphold the Word and Will of God! If Christ did not come to abolish the law, then law must be lived full of mercy that does not continue to mock and insult the sacrifice. Thou shall not deliberately murder your lineage and generation for self gratification and throw it in the face of God! It is not ok! Sex is a sacred and beautiful Art for procreation , shared intimately within a holy Union. This flaunting of sexuality in institution of Christ has gone on long enough! Enough already!!! May the wisdom of God find you with the mercy and peace of Christ!

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