John Allen has a good article in CRUX this morning (which you can read there) featuring "rockem, sockem robots" which I got as a Christmas present and yes, they can knock their blocks off! I loved mine!!!! What a great Christmas that was! But the question turns to language the Church uses to describe the human need for salvation and that some of it might not be very helpful. I don't know, shouldn't we rehabilitate the language rather than change it?
The Church uses the term intrinsically disordered for same sex attractions and actions. Archbishop Charles Chaput says “It means that same-sex attraction is not part of God’s plan, and we
can’t deny that’s what the Church thinks,” he said, stressing that
whatever new language is adopted “absolutely cannot” obscure this point.
Yet Chaput acknowledged that in the court of public opinion, phrases
such as “intrinsically disordered” are often a losing proposition. He
said he doesn’t know what the appropriate substitute would be, but is
open to finding one.
Rather than just pick on homosexuals, can't we just say that because of Original Sin, we are all disordered intrinsically and if not for Jesus Christ we would end up in the disorders of hell?
Is it any a worse disorder to be born without limbs, blind and deaf compared to the disorder of homosexuality, even if the homosexual is chaste?
Yes there are degrees of disorders. There is no sin in being disordered; think of the various levels of mental retardation or physical retardation. We all have some moral retardation.
I do think we should not call someone disordered to hurt them or marginalize them. But a doctor, psychologist and a priest need to name disorders and seek the proper remedies. For the Catholic, the remedy is Jesus Christ!
But back to the "rockem; sockem robots" and this great commercial which brings me back in time (one of the boys was the boy on Hazel who as an adult was killed in an auto accident) and describes the bishops at the synod in Rome to a tee! a tee I tell you!! Blocks are being knocked off right and left!!!
Oh, is boxing intrinsically disordered?????