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A series of talks sponsored by gay activists groups is proposing that the Catholic Church needs to 'reconsider' the way it addresses homosexuality. Claiming that the Catholic Church has had a monologue on LGBT issues, rather than a discussion, the participants in these talks say they want to see the Catholic laity more involved. But aren't the Catholic laity already involved? Continue Reading

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  1. JeanCatherine
    3 years ago

    vance

    I have heard our Bishops speak on this subject here at Catholic Online and for all I know they speak in their respective pulpits.

    I also am proud of the fact that we have the Courage Apostolate and Im sure our priests and bishops recommend this to our brothers and sisters regarding same sex.

    I found out where to get informed and that is what we all must do. Its out there on the Courage website which was established by the Catholic Church by the Cardinal Cooke of New York some years ago because he saw this coming. Very prophetic from the church I would say. As a layperson of the Catholic Church I am informed and I hope I pass on the correct information regarding this matter.

    The bible is clear on what the church teaches you can look it up anytime. God Bless and hope this helps.

  2. vance
    3 years ago

    Billy Atwell, I agree that there are a few priests and Bishops who defend the church and its Holy Sacraments. But that's just a few. The majority of people defending I hear defending Life and Marriage are EWTN, Conservative Radio, TV talk show hosts, and Conservative politicians. This is outragous. We should hear this FIRST FROM THE PULPIT, NOT A TALK SHOW HOST. The Liberal left wing activist pastors have elected themselves Pope and support Left wing objectives. Bishops and priests are the Leadership. The lay people are the flock. It is like the Generals telling the privates to go out and fight the war but leave me out of it. If the Bishops and priest are unable or unwilling to lead and defend the church, they have a duty to step aside, down, or out.

  3. savvy
    3 years ago

    Marshall,

    To continue to politicize our sacraments is wrong . Our sacraments are not your civil rights. There is going to be a clash when the state is doing the work of the church and cannot distinguish between a positive law and a natural one.


  4. Diane
    3 years ago

    To Dan-We are ordered by the Holy Spirit to DISCERN lifestyles(actions) and to either CONDEMN or BLESS them, following the teachers in scripture who have gone before us. Again, like many others who support active homosexuality, you confuse the terms discernment and judgement, because you don't understand what the terms mean. Get a dictionary.

  5. Helen Hawkins
    3 years ago

    If same sex marriage becomes a "right" in this country, I can see no legal argument against polygamy, polyandry or marriage between siblings, The unintended consequences of this legal battle are going to be very interesting indeed. Without a doubt, there are devout Mormans and devout Muslems who are watching this battle with great interest.


    It is strange to me that sexual satisfaction has become the greatest good. A greater good than life itself.

  6. B
    3 years ago

    @ Dan: You said, "We have absolutely no right to judge or condemn LGBT lifestyles." Jesus' last instructions to the Apostles before ascending to heaven were, "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Mt. 28:19-20). Consider the spiritual works of mercy: (1) To instruct the ignorant; (2) To counsel the doubtful; (3) To admonish sinners;
    (4) To bear wrongs patiently; (5) To forgive offences willingly;
    (6) To comfort the afflicted; and (7) To pray for the living and the dead. True, judging others is not one of the spiritual works of mercy, but instructing the ignorant and admonishing sinners are ways of teaching others that certain actions are wrong. Why else would we teach our children that actions such as murder, adultery, and grand theft are wrong? Repeated commission of these actions lead to lifestyles that that we judge to be wrong and condemn. These are actions that God will judge them for at the end of their lives. Our command is to teach everything Jesus (God) commanded us (i.e., the truth) to help everyone make it to heaven so as to worship God around His throne. If you believe that Jesus is God, then it is God Himself who speaks of marriage as the union of a man and a wife. He refers to the bridegroom and the bride. Not two grooms. Not two brides. A priest once told me, "Truth without love is assault, but love without truth is a lie." Yes, we must love and pray for people who live the LGBT lifestyle, but the spiritual guidance we give them must also conform to the truth, that is, God's truth.

  7. Bob
    3 years ago

    Perhaps we need to move away from the emphasis on "sex" in discussing homosexuality and church authority. The term "Natural" Law means our inate human ability to define right and wrong without the benefit of church authority. One look at the human anatomy should be enough to convince anyone that opposites were designed to attract and anything else is perverse and unnatural. The big question is weather or not the church can expect people to have self control in an age when that is not very common. One of the church's best examples, that is men and women who live celibate lives, has been compromised at the worse possible time with the scandals in the priesthood. If we are to expect others to control their appetites to be members of our religious community, we need to control our own. It starts with prayer, fasting, almsgiving, It includes the choices we make every day... movies we watch, places we patronize, and words we say. Personally, I feel the church should expect more of me and those in the pew with me. Until its leadership speaks once again with the moral authority given to Peter, we may have to wait. Who would believe the discussion has come this far?

  8. carmine
    3 years ago

    Because of the kind of sex homosexuals have horrible things happen physically to that part of their bodies. Even if you don't accept the fact that homosexuality is wrong from a moral standpoint, than do so from a natural one. Obviously, nature itself rebels against it.

  9. Mark
    3 years ago

    This article only serves to remind me how glad I am to have left the Church and moved intellectually and spiritually to a place that allows me to be a better father, husband, and neighbor.

  10. Taylor
    3 years ago

    I agree that those who choose (and they choose) to have homosexual relationships need help and healing. There is a serious problem which has caused them to fall habitually off course. We must not pretend to treat homosexuality as something which is "okay" because it is, in truth, very disordered AND a casual, personal choice which rebels against the moral, natural order. Why does it begin and why does it contniue? How can it be addressed and treated? Though we all have the "permission" to sin by our free will, we all have the ultimatum to grow in holiness and perfection in Christ.


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