My identity is not my Attractions

By Nathan,

I am a traditionalist Catholic and I am attracted to both women and other men. I was raised very liberal, in a non-practicing Catholic household. I always knew I was attracted to both genders and also always felt too scared to come out. But after being put in Catholic school after years of severe bullying, I decided I believed in Catholicism and began to go to Mass every Sunday. At 16, I then discovered the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) and the Traditional Roman Rite and began to identify as a traditionalist. Later that year after becoming resolved to quit all the ties to sin I had been living with for years (masturbation and pornography), I felt called to share in Christ’s Priesthood. I told God that I was to sinful and I knew that those with same sex attraction were barred from the priesthood. But He insisted, the call became so intense I was being woken up at night. I thought to myself, this is my calling, it is coming from God. I now am preparing to enter the priesthood and to give up all sexuality, all worldliness, all passions, and to like only by the will of the Master, Teacher, King, Lord, and God, Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, the Eternal Son of the Heavenly Father. Do not let the perversity of our modern world let you believe you are defined by so-called “gay pride”, be defined by the the ever-living Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

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