[quote:wulkxecc]What do Catholics feel about Homosexuality?
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You asked what do Catholics feel about Homosexuality? 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 gensis 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. [color=red:wulkxecc]Under no circumstances can they be approved.[/color:wulkxecc]
The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition;for the most of them it a trial. [color=red:wulkxecc]They must be accepted with respect,compassion,and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in[/color:wulkxecc] [color=red:wulkxecc]their regard should be avoided. [/color:wulkxecc]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 virtures of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by thesupport of disinterested friendship,by prayer and sacramental grace,they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfectiom.