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Same-sex attractions: Part IV – Fidelity to both love and truth

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Homosexuality

FATHER PAUL SCALIA At the heart of all these issues is the unity of truth and love. The Courage apostolate, a support group for those with same-sex attractions, has a corresponding support group called Encourage — for the parents, siblings, children, and other relatives and friends of persons who have same-sex attractions. People with relatives …

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Same-sex attractions: Part III – The Courage apostolate

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Homosexuality

FATHER PAUL SCALIA For the past two weeks this column has set forth the Church’s teaching (which is simply the natural law) on homosexuality. We must know the doctrine and first principles in order to address this issue accurately, always keeping in mind that doctrinal and moral truth is necessary for love. We must know …

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Same-sex attractions: Part II – The Church’s pastoral response

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Homosexuality

FATHER PAUL SCALIA Many myths surround the issue of homosexuality. Some of them arise from ignorance, some from misguided compassion, and some from the misinformation and propaganda of the radical homosexual community. Last week we addressed one of the greatest myths – namely, that the Catholic Church condemns people with homosexual attractions. This is a …

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Same-sex attractions: Part I – Sexuality and Homosexuality

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Homosexuality

FATHER PAUL SCALIA One of the greatest issues before us now is that of homosexuality. The phenomenon of homosexuality is nothing new. But now we face something completely new in the history of the world: the demand that homosexual relationships be approved as normative and recognized as “marriages.” Such approval would radically change the understanding …

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“Someone can be pro-choice and Catholic at the same time.”

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Abortion

  While this may be one of the most common myths Catholics hold regarding their faith, it’s also one of the most easily dispelled. The Catechism minces no words when talking about abortion: It’s listed with homicide under crimes against the fifth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.” The following passages make this clear: “Human life …

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“Natural Family Planning is just the Catholic version of birth control.”

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Birth Control

  Natural Family Planning (NFP) has enemies on all sides. Some believe that it’s an unrealistic alternative to birth control (which they don’t think is sinful anyway) while others think that it’s just as bad as birth control. NFP has had to walk a fine line between both extremes. First of all, the main problem …

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“Catholics should follow their conscience in all things…whether it’s abortion, birth control, or women’s ordination.”

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Conscience

  It’s true — the Catechism says quite plainly, “Man has the right to act in conscience and in freedom so as personally to make moral decisions. ‘He must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience. Nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience, especially in religious matters’” (1782). This …

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“Properly interpreted, the Bible does not condemn homosexuality. Rather, it weighs against promiscuity — whether homosexual or heterosexual. Therefore, we have no reason to oppose loving homosexual relationships.”

May 5, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Homosexuality, Homosexuality

As homosexual activity gains greater acceptance in our culture, there’ll be more pressure among Christians to explain away the Bible’s clear prohibition against it. It’s now the standard liberal party line to claim that the Bible — when understood correctly — doesn’t disallow homosexual activity. But this claim flies in the face of clear passages …

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Learning to Love

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Human Sexuallity, Love

A Guide on Sexuality For Young People by Joe Florez SCEPTER BOOKLETS P.O. Box 1270 Princeton, NJ 08542 CONTENTS A prevailing prejudice The dignity of the human person The Bible The Gift of self Love and Life Concrete applications Celibacy Impurity Masturbation Pre-marital sex Homosexuality Artificial contraception Catholic practice of human sexuality Purity is possible …

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Chastity – A Guide for Teens and Young Adults

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity, Love

Originally published under the title Modern Youth and Chastityby Gerald Kelly, S.J., A.M., S.T.D. former Professor of Moral Theology, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Kansas in collaboration with B. R. Fulkerson, S.J., A.M., S.T.L. and C. F. Whitford, S.J., A.M., Ph.D. [Note: St. Mary’s College was once a major Jesuit school in the Midwest. It …

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