Catholic Judgment on Homosexuality


Its publication is officially authorized by the Catholic Church as being consistent with official Church doctrine:

NIHIL OBSTAT: I have concluded that the materials
presented in this work are free of doctrinal or moral errors.
Bernadeane Carr, STL, Censor Librorum, August 10, 2004

IMPRIMATUR: In accord with 1983 CIC 827
permission to publish this work is hereby granted.
+Robert H. Brom, Bishop of San Diego, August 10, 2004

Scripture References

Micah 6:8 Justice and Mercy

What does it mean in the context of social and religious relations with GLBT people to act justly? To love mercy?  To walk humbly with your God?

How does one “walk humble” among those of the GLBT community?

What does mercy for people of that community look like?

Mark 12 The Greatest Commandment


What does it mean to love another as yourself? Can one love another without showing compassion for that person?

How does judging another’s actions impact our ability to love and to be compassionate with that person?

Further Discussion

What is divine law?  Natural law?  How are they different?  How are they related, if at all?

The official Catholic position acknowledges legitimate desires in some people to homosexual acts, but declares them to be, like all other sinful desires, something that one can, and must, choose to reject.

Is homosexuality really a matter of choice, as other ordinary temptations present?

What is the significance of framing homosexuality as a temptation that can be overcome?

Does this representation legitimately address the “temptations” of the hermaphrodite?  Of those with Klinefelter’s syndrome (XXY, XXXY). or Turner’s syndrome (one X and no Y chromosome)?


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Catholic Judgment on Homosexuality