CNA Newsroom, Dec 29, 2022 / 17:00 pm
Father Oscar Martín, a priest of the Diocese of Ciudad Real, Spain, has been publicly harassed for preaching the Catholic doctrine on homosexuality, explaining in a homily that the lack of parental affection in childhood is the origin of same-sex attraction “in many cases.”
Martín is a rural parish priest serving the towns of Villarta de San Juan, Cinco Casas and Arenas de San Juan.
The priest celebrated Mass Dec. 16 in the parish of Santa María La Mayor in his hometown, Consuegra, to commemorate the second day of the triduum for Our Lady of Hope.
In the homily, he began by discussing the Virgin expectantly waiting during her pregnancy with Jesus and how the desires of the heart “are never unknown to God.” And speaking of longings, he explained that there are times when the person is unaware of their origin.