Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Friday, 2 August 2013

The Church is merciful towards the sinner suffering same sex attraction

As a counter-balance to Witness' numerous posts on the sexual corruption transpiring in the Church in Scotland, I thought it most opportune to suggest that you read and reflect on Fr. Paul Nicholson's excellent reflection on same sex attraction and the Church's merciful and loving approach to person's suffering such attractions. 

No society or institution is as careful and as compassionate as the Catholic Church in dealing with individuals who experience the bitter trial of same sex attraction.   And here, I do not mean groups or organizations, priests or religious who teach contrary to the teaching of the Church. 

It is never an act of mercy or love to tell someone to remain in a spiritual Sodom.

The goodness of the Church is found in her exquisite care to make very simple distinctions.  And distinctions are what are needed here.

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