Dear children of the Lord God,
This past month, a concerned parent approached me for spiritual advice regarding children who state that their being homosexual or lesbian was predestined by God because they were born that way. In support of such comment, they refer to number 2357 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church where it states "They do not choose their homosexual condition."
After investigating this matter, I came to the realization that the previously mentioned words are not found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that is found on the Vatican website. While these words appeared in the 1994 version of the Catechism, they were removed on September 8, 1997, when Pope John Paul II promulgated the Second Edition of the English Translation that included 103 changes.
Consequently, those who embrace a homosexual or lesbian lifestyle, they can no longer indicate that they were predestined to be as they behave. For more information on this matter, go to "Frequently Asked Questions" under "Homosexuality."
This past month, I added a number of Novenas to the website, including a new one called "Our Lady of the Divine Commission." See below for the link to all the Novenas found on my website.
Rev. Father Monsignor Antony Pius Edezhath from India wishes to thank all those who have been supporting his ministry through the donation of Mass Stipends via the Catholic Doors Ministry. Every little bit helps in a country where there is so much poverty. God will surely bless those who support His needy priests.
May the Summer of 2012 be a time of great relaxation for you and your loved ones. And do not forget, keep your eyes focused on Jesus! God bless you all. In the love of Jesus and Mary, Jonn,
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
June 30, 2012
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The website now has 608 Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.). I added 1 new one during the past month. It is: Homosexuality & the Catechism of the Catholic Church # 2358 You can view the Frequently Asked Questions at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/faq/index.htm____________________________
Six homilies were uploaded to the website during the month of June. They are: Jul 01, 2012; 13 rd Sunday In Ordinary Time. Jul 08, 2012; 14 th Sunday In Ordinary Time. Jul 15, 2012; 15 th Sunday In Ordinary Time. Jul 22, 2012; 16 th Sunday In Ordinary Time. Jul 29, 2012; 17 th Sunday In Ordinary Time. You may view the homilies at the following link: http://www.catholicdoors.com/homilies/index.htm____________________________
18 Novenas were added to the webpage during June, 2012. They are: Advent Novena, Five Day Novena To Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 3, Novena For Peace, Novena For The Protection Of The Unborn, Novena To Our Lady Of Guadalupe # 4, Novena To Our Lady Of The Divine Commission, Novena To Our Lady Of The Rosary, Novena To Saint Joseph 12, Novena To Saint Jude # 6, Novena To Saint Mary Goretti, Novena To Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Novena To Saint Theresa Of The Child Jesus # 2, Novena To Saint Theresa Of The Child Jesus # 3, Novena To Saint Theresa Of The Child Jesus # 4, Novena To The Holy Ghost For The Seven Gifts, Novena To The Immaculate Conception, Novena To The Little Flower, and Novena To The Miraculous Infant Child Of Prague. Please go to the following link to view the list of 220 Novenas: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/novena.htm 3 new Prefaces were added to the website during the month. The website now has 3,483 different prayers. The new Prefaces are: Preface of Canada Day, Preface of Sunday In Ordinary Time V, and Preface of Sunday In Ordinary Time VI. Please go to the following link to view the Prefaces: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/prefaces.htm____________________________
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