Homosexuality: A problem of culture or tradition?

I will repeat what I said on my first trip. I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and accompanied pastorally. One can condemn, but not for theological reasons, but for reasons of political behavior…Certain manifestations are a bit too offensive for others, no?But these are things that have nothing to do with the problem. The problem is a person that has a condition, that has good will and who seeks God, who are we to judge? And we must accompany them well…this is what the catechism says, a clear catechism. Then there are traditions in some countries, in some cultures that have a different mentality on this problem. I think that the Church must not only ask forgiveness – like that “Marxist Cardinal” said (laughs) – must not only ask forgiveness to the gay person who is offended. But she must ask forgiveness to the poor too, to women who are exploited, to children who are exploited for labor. She must ask forgiveness for having blessed so many weapons. The Church must ask forgiveness for not behaving many times – when I say the Church, I mean Christians! The Church is holy, we are sinners! – Christians must ask forgiveness for having not accompanied so many choices, so many families…I remember from my childhood the culture in Buenos Aires, the closed Catholic culture. I go over there, eh! A divorced family couldn’t enter the house, and I’m speaking of 80 years ago. The culture has changed, thanks be to God. (Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference from Armenia, Jun 26, 2016)

 

Teachings of the Magisterium

Basics of Christian doctrine regarding homosexuality

1 – Sacred Scripture
2 – Magisterium of the Church
3 – Fathers of the Church, Doctors and Saints

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5 thoughts on “Homosexuality: A problem of culture or tradition?

  1. Ambiguous and confusing. If the leader of the Catholic church plays with ambiguity, how can he ever help anyone follow the commandments and precepts of the Faith?
    Instead of clarity, he sows confusion; instead of integrity, relativism; instead of love for the Church, hatred for the Church.

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  2. And now the Church has to plead pardon… And that too for the wrong done by others, in which She has no blame. And who will plead pardon from the Church for all the rampant and violent persecutions against her, for all her dignity shattered by very those who are called to defend her, for all the shame She has to pass through due to the absence of courageous and bold faithful, who prefer keeping quiet rather than speak out.

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