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God doesn't surpress anyone

Posted by Michael on December 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

God doesn't surpress anyone, should the catholic church?

You may wish to know that the Church's teaching on homosexuality is a very balanced one. It can be summarized in the following three paragraphs from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: (Par. 2357) "Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction towards persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures.

 

Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. 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."

 

(Par. 2358) "The number of men and women who have deep-seated

 

homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively

 

disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with

 

respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in

 

their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will

 

in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's

 

Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition."

 

 

(Par. 2359) "Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of

 

self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of

 

disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and

 

should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection."

 

I sincerely hope that you will see the wisdom behind the Church's teaching on this topic.

 

Cordially yours in Christ,

The Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt

Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis