Monday, September 6, 2010

the Vatican and the Homosexual

a dear reader shared his research on the 'official Vatican stand' on Homosexuality. Thank you so much for the effort!

"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 the genuine effective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."

Take note, the Catholic Church do not discriminate homosexuals. What the Catholic Church tells us is that because of natural law, any homosexual act is not consented, nor in any manner will they be approved.

Natural law is about what your inner being is telling you. Normally, if you are not feeling okay with a particular thing, something in you tells you so, unless you already hardened your inner being from these dictates.

"The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disoriented, 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.

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."


CHASTITY, DUDE! SELF-MASTERY, PRE!

nuff said.

9 comments:

Fickle Cattle said...

No offense to your reader, although I'm sure he will find this offensive and I apologize, but I feel like I just wasted 5 minutes of my life reading this comment. I want those 5 minutes back.

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Xavier Randol said...

it's nice to hear that in a catholic church... :-]

joelmcvie said...

"They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from the genuine effective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."

Call my inner being hardened, but I soooooo disagree with this.

gibbs cadiz said...

from an ex-seminarian: isang malaking ASHUSHU. :)

migs, the manila gay guy said...

Hello po. Isa lang po ang masasabi ko diyan. BS. Yun lang po. Tenk yu po.

alexander said...

Thank you catholic church for my own personal hell when youve promised to put my ex in it for eternity if we continued having juju.
Anyway sir, i hope you dont mind me following you.

Felipe said...

"They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from the genuine effective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."

i'm sure nagbongkangan ang mga magulang ko without the intention of creating ME. And just like them, most straight people I know are doing this. Uh oh. All of us are breaking the natural law. We're going to hell! Gasp!

Anonymous said...

Thank you cc for posting that one. I appreciate the space. Actually, I'm in this inner battle with this homo thing and this confusing state is somewhat irreversibly intriguing and consenting. So, whatever dictates this inner being emanates from the good source of who we are right now. The challenge is accepting how this inner being dictates how we feel and understand everything it tells us, is what matters most imho. From my perspective (which may be in contrast with other PLUs), whatever this inner being tells us normally resonates to achieving a common good.

Anonymous said...

it's an interesting read that from a simple cc blog on his Catholic faith and a good research from a raider could trigger such strong emotions from PLUs. Exciting talakayan... :-p

- Pedro