Doubts about Newman's Beatification
(10-06-2010, 02:48 PM)Remegius Wrote: I was not referring to an inclination towards 'any' sin.

I was referring to the sin of Sodomy. The 1962 Missal lists this as a sin 'Crying out to heaven for vengeance'.

Scripture seems explicit enough.

"And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the face of the Lord, beyond measure" Genesis 13:13.  Not to mention the destruction of the Sodomites, Genesis 19:24.

Oppressing the poor and defrauding workers of their wages are also sins that cry out to heaven for vengeance.  So, by your reasoning, if an employer was consistently tempted (had an inclination) toward cheating his employees, but never did (sublimated it), according to you that employer could not attain Sainthood.  Sounds ridiculous to me.


ETA: in fact, someone who consistently fights temptations, especially those of the flesh, and does not give in would make a great saint!

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Re: Doubts about Newman's Beatification - by Jesse - 10-06-2010, 03:07 PM

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