Brother Seraphim was greatly troubled over the many Catholics, clergy and laity who currently promote the sodomite agenda. At once he was snatched up into the third Heaven and given the opportunity to interview the saints about this issue.
Br. Seraphim: Brothers and Sisters, I'm sure you are aware that many in the Church have recently been deceived into thinking sodomy is in accord with God's will. What do you say?
At this point, Pope St. Clement of Rome stepped forward, vested with his pallium and a copy of his first letter to the Corinthians in his hand, and said, "Long ago I wrote to the Corinthians on this very matter, saying: It is well that they should be cut off from the lusts of the world, since 'every lust wars against the spirit' and 'neither fornicators, nor sodomites will inherit the kingdom of God.'"
Br. Seraphim: Those are some pretty strong words, Holy Father. Is this sin really so bad as to merit eternal damnation?
The eminent Doctor of the Church, St. Augustine, stepped forward and said, "Here is what I wrote long ago on this sin:
Those shameful acts against nature, such as were committed in Sodom, ought everywhere and always to be detested and punished. If all nations were to do such things, they would be held guilty of the same crime by the law of God, which has not made men so that they should use one another in this way."
Saint John Chrysostom chimed in and shared St. Augustine's sentiment with the following: "All sin is evil, but this sin more than others, as I once wrote: 'All of these affections [in Rom. 1:26-27] ... were vile, but chiefly the mad lust after males; for the soul is more the sufferer in sins, and more dishonored than the body in diseases.'"
Br. Seraphim: But brothers, what do you say to those who claim that the times have changed and that this is no longer a sin today?
Pope St. John Paul II stepped forward and read from the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
Since the view of the Church on this matter is based upon the "natural law," this view cannot change with the whims of the modern age.
Br. Seraphim: Would it be permitted for us Catholics to just remain silent on this issue, perhaps as an act of mercy?
Saint Thomas Aquinas stepped forward and calmly replied, "Correction is a work of mercy."
At this moment, the saints indicated Br. Seraphim must return to earth and report all that he heard. Brother Seraphim asked them to pray for him and was assured he would be allowed to return and ask more questions in the future.