“Gender theory is ultimately a revolt against God and man.” Pope Benedict XVI Christmas address to the Roman curia 2012
Speaking in the Clementine Hall, surrounded by ancient frescoes of antique beauty, the Pope had continued on with a strong voice which carried truth with the clearness of a bell. These snippets of words display clearness of mind and a non revolutionary spirit which was his utter downfall !
How desperately our hearts need to be lifted with this language now!
The Fatima Network has retrieved and inserted his words into an article which originally was intended to report on the Synod on the Family 2015. The authors thought that these words of Benedict should have been presented to the Synod Fathers. Nice thought, good Fatima Center!!
Here it is! A 2012 homily from Pope Benedict XVI pulled out of the dustbin of history
“Pope Benedict XVI, in his 2012 address to the Roman Curia warned against what is called Gender Theory. This theory , which coincides with the rise of homosexuality in society, claims there is no such thing as a God-given masculine nature or a feminine nature.
Individuals are free to choose and remake their gender.
The acceptance of such theories not only defies God and nature, but gives rise to the persecution of Christians, and of anyone who opposes the pro-homosexual program, as will be later explained.
According to this philosophy, gender is no longer a given element of nature that a man has to accept and personally make sense of.
Those who promote gender theory falsely claim there was never any such thing as a masculine nature or a feminine nature that has defined us since our conception.
We are now at the point where man decides his own gender.
The profound falsehood of this theory, and of the anthropological revolution contained within it is obvious. People dispute the idea that they have a nature, defined by their body which serves as the defining element of every human being. People are denying this natural definition and deciding that it is not something previously God given to them. They can change it …
According to the biblical creation account, being created by God as male and female pertains to the essence of the human creature. This duality (male and female) is an essential aspect of what being human is all about, as ordained by God. This very duality is now disputed. The words of the creation account no longer apply. No, what applies now is this: it was not God who created them male and female. Now we decide for ourselves! Man and woman as created realities no longer exist. Man calls his nature into question.
From now on he is merely spirit and will!
Man chooses his own false reality.
There is a repugnance toward the misuse of nature when it comes to the earth, yet many are willing to believe man may restructure his own nature
Thus the family as God established, which is father, mother and children, can also be changed by human will. Man will believe he can define the family any way he wants: two men and a son, two women and a canary, three men, three women, and almost any other aberration.
Likewise the child has lost the place he had occupied hitherto and the dignity pertaining to him … the child has become an object to which people have a right and which they have a right to obtain. (homosexuals adopting?)
Gender theory is ultimately a revolt against God and man. When the freedom to be creative become the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God. When God is denied, human dignity also disappears.” End of Benedict quotes
Benedict entering Clementine Hall dressed regally in papal regalia which we have loved. He is wearing red shoes which signify the blood of Catholic martyrs following the footsteps of Christ.
These words indeed should have been used by the Synod Fathers of the 2015 Family Synod. This part of the 2012 Christmas address to the Roman Curia does not appear on the Vatican web site as part of that 2012 address.
Benedict’s words of the past, so suitable and helpful to thoughts of the family, did not fit the revolutionary objective of that Synod.
It was at this Family Synod where brave Cardinal Pell objected to the program by slamming his fist on the table exclaiming to Francis “You’ve got to stop manipulating this synod.”
Where is Cardinal Pell now?
Where is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI now?