priest insists deputy PM will go to hell

67 priest insists deputy PM will go to hell

Father Sean Sheehy has been condemned by his personal bishop for giving a homily in opposition to abortion, homosexuality, and transgenderism

An Irish Catholic priest has refused to again down after he was censured by his personal bishop for condemning the “mortal sins” of abortion and homosexuality. The priest maintains that his views are in keeping with the Church’s teachings, and that Eire’s deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, will burn in hell for being homosexual.

Father Sean Sheehy, a resident of Listowel in County Kerry, got here out of retirement on Sunday to fill in for an area priest at present on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Churchgoers have been shocked, with a number of dozen strolling out of mass, when Sheehy took to the pulpit to denounce the “rampant” sin in Irish society.

“What’s so unhappy right this moment is you hardly ever hear about sin, nevertheless it’s rampant,” he declared.

“We see it, for instance, within the laws of our governments,” Sheehy continued. “We see it within the promotion of abortion. We see it within the instance of this lunatic method of transgenderism. We see it, for instance, within the promotion of intercourse between two males and two ladies.”

“That’s sinful, that’s mortal sin,” he continued, including that “sin results in hell.”

As soon as a staunchly Catholic society, Eire legalized homosexual marriage in 2015 and lifted its constitutional ban on abortion in 2018. Each choices have been made following standard referendums.

Bishop Ray Browne of Kerry later apologized “to all who have been offended” by Sheehy’s fiery homily. In an announcement revealed on the diocesan web site, Browne mentioned that Sheehy’s views “don’t characterize the Christian place.” Browne later advised Radio Kerry that Sheehy had been banned from giving mass within the diocese.

In an interview with the identical radio station on Tuesday, Sheehy insisted that he did nothing fallacious, and that his views on sin have been in keeping with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Chatting with RTE Radio on Wednesday, Sheehy mentioned that homosexual politicians like Varadkar would “completely” go to hell in the event that they didn’t repent.

Irish Overseas Minister Simon Coveney known as on Sheehy to retract his remarks, whereas a spokesperson for Varadkar mentioned that though the deputy PM “profoundly disagrees with Father Sheehy’s views” he “respects his proper to specific his spiritual beliefs freely.” 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which summarizes the Church’s major beliefs, describes gay acts as “acts of grave depravity” that run “opposite to the pure legislation.” The e book states that homosexual individuals “should be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity,” however urged to suppress their needs. 

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