Heterosexuals: Disordered


The Catechism of the Catholic Church gets a lot of flack for using the term “disordered” when it comes to homosexual acts. News flash: Homosexuals do not have a monopoly on disordered actions. I am a straight, married man with kids. Check out how disordered I am!

2351 Lust is disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure. Sexual pleasure is morally disordered when sought for itself, isolated from its procreative and unitive purposes.

I am disordered.

1863 Venial sin weakens charity; it manifests a disordered affection for created goods;

I am disordered.

2424 …The disordered desire for money cannot but produce perverse effects. It is one of the causes of the many conflicts which disturb the social order.

I am disordered.

2520 Baptism confers on its recipient the grace of purification from all sins. But the baptized must continue to struggle against concupiscence of the flesh and disordered desires.

I am disordered.

1394 As bodily nourishment restores lost strength, so the Eucharist strengthens our charity, which tends to be weakened in daily life; and this living charity wipes away venial sins. By giving himself to us Christ revives our love and enables us to break our disordered attachments to creatures and root ourselves in him

I am disordered.

2352 …”Both the Magisterium of the Church, in the course of a constant tradition, and the moral sense of the faithful have been in no doubt and have firmly maintained that masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.”

I am disordered.

1768 … The upright will orders the movements of the senses it appropriates to the good and to beatitude; an evil will succumbs to disordered passions and exacerbates them.

I am disordered.

The point is, people seem to focus too much on that word, when that same word is used in many places throughout the Catechism for a variety of immoral acts.

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