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The Saints on Homosexuality

St. Catherine of Sienna

St. Catherine of Sienna (Doctor of the Church) wrote that GOD says that same-sex acts are so appalling that demons who incite them won’t stick around as they are taking place, demons have to turn away from the act of sodomy

St. Catherine of Siena wrote that GOD says that same-sex acts are so appalling that demons who incite them won’t stick around as they are taking place | Fr. Z’s Blog (

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In her Dialogues (chapter 124), St. Catherine’s conversations with God, the Doctrix of the Church writes that the Enemy, demons, incite people to unnatural sins (homosexual acts) but that they don’t stick around to see it happen, because those acts are too repulsive even for them. Those acts are so contrary to nature that they offend their angelic intellect, even though they are fallen and apostate. They want the sin to take place and they incite it, but it is so offensive to them that they absent themselves when it is happening. St. Catherine makes it pretty clear what God thinks of sodomy and all the other unnatural acts that fall into that category. So hideous, so offensive are those sins that even demons who provoke them won’t stick around while they are being committed. 

St. Bonaventure

St Bonaventure & St Jerome said all sodomites in the world died when Christ was born 

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St. John Chrysostom

St John Chrysostom – But the worst of all passions is the lust between men 

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A Doctor of the Church affirms the gravity of this unnatural vice saying the vice of sodomy “surpasses the enormity of all others,” because: “Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust. It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind … It opens up hell and closes the gates of paradise…It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty, strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity … It defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things…This vice excludes a man from the assembled choir of the Church…it separates the soul from God to associate it with demons 

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St. Pius V

St. Pius V Demands Rigorous Punishment of Homosexual Clergy

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St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Bernardine of Siena, an illustrious Franciscan preacher of the 15th century, made this psychological analysis of the sodomite. He warns that those who live their life practicing this vice will suffer greater torments in Hell

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St. Jerome

St Jerome- “it is rare to find a heretic that loves chastity.”

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St. Peter Damian

St Peter Damian (died 1072) was a Benedictine Monk, Cardinal and Doctor of the Church. The Book of Gomorrah and St. Peter Damian’s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption includes a complete translation of Damian’s Book of Gomorrah, as well as an extensive account of the saint’s battle against the terrible corruption in the Church of his day.  Damian fearlessly rebuked popes and bishops in his quest to restore the integrity of the Catholic priesthood and the morals of the faithful.  He also successfully confronted the German Emperor Henry IV to protect the sacrament of marriage and prevent him from receiving an easy annulment. St. Peter Damian in the Book of Gomorrah gives an eloquent and impassioned denunciation of a plague of homosexuality among the Catholic clergy during the 11th century. Although it was written almost a thousand years ago, the Book of Gomorrah seems addressed to our own times, associating the phenomena of clerical homosexuality and pederasty, and endorsing the imprisonment of clergy who are a danger to youth. In the Book of GomorrahDamian warns Pope St. Leo IX that “the cancer of sodomitic impurity is creeping through the clerical order,” and decries the sexual abuse of “spiritual sons” by Catholic priests. He warns that all those habituated to homosexual behavior should be removed from the priesthood, and that the wrath of God is provoked against those who continue to offer the sacrifice of the Mass. St Peter Damian writes to the clergy: “Beware of inextinguishably inflaming the fury of God against you, lest by your prayers you more sharply provoke Him whom you patently offend by your evil acts.”  The Book of Gomorrah provides a stark contrast to those in today’s clergy who wish to treat the sin of sodomy as if it were a minor or trivial matter. According to Damian, the evil of homosexual behavior “surpasses the savagery of all other vices,” and “is to be compared to no other. For this vice is the death of bodies, the destruction of souls, pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the intellect, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, introduces the diabolical inciter of lust, throws into confusion, and removes the truth completely from the deceived mind.” He notes that “whoever has soiled himself with the contamination of sodomitic disgrace … unless he is cleansed by the fulfillment of fruitful penance, can never have the grace of God, will never be worthy of the body and blood of Christ, and will never cross the threshold of the celestial homeland.” St Damian expresses profound sorrow for those who have fallen into sexual perversion, promising them that they can be liberated from their enslavement to sin by God, and restored spiritually if they repent and do penance.