PopeWatch: Sins Against Nature



Catholics should admit their crimes against nature in confession, according to one prelate at the Vatican’s ongoing summit for the Amazon region.

“The ecological situation today is a motive for division, but people cannot but take into consideration the importance the environment has for us,” said Archbishop Pedro Brito Guimarães, of Palmas, Brazil, on Friday. “Ecological sins. It’s a new word for us, also for the Church, but people don’t confess the sins we commit against nature.”

Guimarães’s words came during the daily press conference for the Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.

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Whatever this is, it isn’t Catholicism.

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  1. If it is so important to confess sins against the environment as sins against nature then why don’t bishops emphasize the confessions of ALL sins against nature such as homosexual acts?

  2. About 15 years ago, Fr. Paul Mankowski argued that the first six decades of the 20th century were something of a golden age for the priesthood. A great deal can be ruined in a short amount of time.

  3. This stinks of worshipping creation instead of The Creator.

    Plus, like most secular humanistic liberal hoaxes/propaganda, it’s divisive and uncharitable.

  4. “The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God”, “their Creator”, “divine Providence” (Declaration) The Declaration of Independence has got it right. There is no “Nature” without God.

  5. Folks,

    With respect to the comments made by T. Shaw and Ordinary Catholic, kindly review the epistle readings for daily Holy Mass over the next several days:

    Monday: Romans 1:1-7, St. Paul’s Greeting to the Church at Rome

    Tuesday: Romans 1:16-25, God’s Power for Salvation and Punishment of Idolaters

    Wednesday: Romans 2:1-11, God’s Just Judgement

    Now yes, Romans 1:8-15 on St. Paul’s thanksgiving for the Church at Rome is missing from Monday’s reading. But also missing from Tuesday’s reading is Romans 1:26-32, God’s Condemnation of Sexual Iniquity. In fact, as long as I can remember being a Catholic, I have NEVER heard a priest actually speak from the pulpit on this passage of Sacred Scripture. Why is that? Let’s therefore read it:

    Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

    Now look at the first half of last verse in chapter 1: “…..they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death….” Yes, verse 1 in the very next chapter applies to all of us: “Therefore, you are without excuse, every one of you who passes judgment. For by the standard by which you judge another you condemn yourself, since you, the judge, do the very same things.” But read that verse in context. Who is without excuse? The second half of the last verse in chapter 1 tells us: “….they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” That’s why verse 3 in the next chapter says: “Do you suppose, then, you who judge those who engage in such things and yet do them yourself, that you will escape the judgment of God.” The ones under judgment are those to whom T. Shaw and Ordinary Catholic refer. And I for one am sick and tired of the Novus Ordo Mass eliminating important parts of sacred Scripture just to grease the sexual idolater’s skids to hell rather than hurt his feelings by confronting sinful behavior for what it really is. When I was drinking and drugging, my AA sponsor and my priest confessor pulled no punches regarding my very immoral sexual behavior (something that goes right along with a drinking and drugging lifestyle). What they said isn’t printable in polite company. Yes, my priest confessor wasn’t polite, but he darn sure saved my life. So why is this topic any different? Sins against the environment? Really? What does St. Paul say? “While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.”

  6. Okay folks.

    Now ask yourselves, what’s next?

    Pray for them.
    Pray for Francis.
    For sodomites and fornicators. For liars and cheats. For liberal media hoodlums.
    For wayward politicians.
    For the aged.
    For the unborn.
    For yourselves and for me..
    a sinner.

    Let the three shepherd children of Fatima be our guides.

    They saw hell.

    They came back completely changed.
    Completely committed to prayer.

  7. Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals & Bergoglians: Use their own rules against them.

    LQC-You need to take a Jorge chill pill – no one deserves death anymore. You silly traditionalist! You foolish Catholic!

    Folks-Take heart! We be fine! We all be so so good. No one – none of the following – no one is going to hell. Jorge loves me this I know, for the Jorge told me so, and I cannot be condemned forever, nor can any of these:

    Those who sin against nature as mama nature, madre earth, or matriarchal climate, those who sin against nature by voluntarily engaging in homosexual acts that are intrinsically disordered and contrary to natural law, those who worship Jorge, sodomites and fornicators, liars and cheats, liberal media hoodlums [isn’t that “baby puppies”], wayward democrat politicians [more “baby puppies”].

    It is so clear: https://www.the-american-catholic.com/2019/09/13/joyful-fruitful-schismatics-whatever-going-to-heaven/;
    and even clearer: https://www.the-american-catholic.com/2018/03/20/jorge-bergoglio-must-welcome-and-extend-his-infinite-mercy-to-all-who-call-him-a-heretic/

    and most clear:

    So, rejoice in all things Jorge! Guy, Texas

  8. Guy and LQC,

    The illnesses that pervade our time disrupt peace. Personal peace.


    We are called to it.
    It’s impossible without God and the months I allow myself to get worked up and angry do nothing to retain peace.
    Actually it only separates peace from my soul.

    Hence the question….what’s next?

    You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48)

    I need peace in my whole being if I’m to be a servant to the elders in my care.
    If I have not peace, I have not love. I am then relying 100% on my efforts. It won’t work. I must have love and peace to work with 18 alzheimers and dementia patients or I fail them and their loved ones…so I must have God.

    Being critical is easy.
    I know….just read my past rants.

    Being perfect is nearly impossible…
    but striving for it is a worthy endeavor.

    Praying for conversions.
    Mine and my enemies.


  9. Sins Against Nature are sins against the Creator which are not driving a fossil fuel vehicle or failing to recycle.
    Sins against Creator such as arbitrarily reassigning sex for example addadicktomy. Worse if done to a minor.

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