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‘This Is the Worst Sin that Exists’

St. Bernardine of Siena, an illustrious Franciscan preacher of the 15th century, made this psychological analysis of the sodomite, who suffers a loss of virility because of this vice.

He also warns that those who live their life practicing this vice will suffer greater torments in Hell.

St. Bernardine of Siena

No sin has greater power over the soul than the one of cursed sodomy, which was always detested by all those who lived according to God's law. ...

Such passion for untenable practices borders on madness. This vice disturbs the intellect, unbalances an elevated and generous state of soul, drags lofty thoughts down to base ones, makes men pusillanimous and irascible, obstinate and hardened, servilely soft and incapable of anything.

Furthermore, the will, agitated by the insatiable drive for pleasure, no longer follows reason but rather the tumult of the passions. ...

One who lives practicing the vice of sodomy will suffer more pain in Hell than anyone else, because this the worst sin that exists.

St. Bernardine of Siena, Predica 39 in Le Prediche Volgari, Milan: Rizzoli, 1936, pp. 869-71,
F. Bernabei, Chiesa e omosessualita, pp. 11-12,
apud Atila S. Guimaraes, Vatican II, Homosexuality and Pedophilia, TIA, 2004, pp. 28-29

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Posted August 8, 2015