Speaking about gay people inhe said that "the key is for the church to welcome, not exclude and show mercy, not condemnation. I presume this is the situation many of us Christians face every Trinity Sunday. Surgery In the United States. Dissent, Heterodoxy and the Medieval Inquisitional Office. Persons with a homosexual inclination ought to receive every aid and encouragement to embrace this call personally and fully.
On 9 MarchPope Benedict XVIdenouncing "the powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage", currents that the Washington Post described as a "cultural shift toward gay marriage in U.
Views Read Edit View history. In addition to the US bishops' conference, it drew its mission from the Second Vatican Counciland in particular to its challenge to lay Catholics who had tended to defer initiatives entirely to the clergy. ABC News. Declaration on Certain Questions concerning Sexual Ethicsthat outlawed pre or extra-marital sex, condemned homosexuality, and forbade masturbation.
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