This recording is very short. It comes from Sunday Mass, January 21, 2018. Fr. Long’s custom is to give an introduction before each reading, and, here, Long is introducing the second reading, which comes from 1Cor. 7:29–31. Long’s message is predictable: St. Paul was at a “lower level of development.” He had an “incorrect world view,” which explains why “he was in error.”
We know what was “incorrect” about Paul’s views from the previous recordings. Fr. Long claims that Paul lacked a “scientific understanding of sexuality and sexual orientation.” But because we are smarter now, in Long’s humble opinion, we understand that there is nothing wrong or disordered about homosexuality. This of course is a direct contradiction of Romans, chapter 1, where St. Paul identifies homosexuality as an unnatural passion. The Catechism retains Paul’s language, and there is now a growing movement to change the Catechism and remove Paul’s language. But to do that isn’t simply to change the Catechism, which of course can be done. It actually changes the Gospel, and this cannot be done.
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