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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What Pope Francis ACTUALLY said

1. a person with homosexual tendencies may not be ordained a priest 2.those who were already ordained and may have homosexual tendencies he is not going to judge. They have been ordained. 3. People with same sex attraction may be forgiven as any person who has committed sin may be forgiven.(We are all called to repentance) 4.Pope Francis did not change Church teaching.Pope Francis teaching is orthodox.

from the Catechism of the Catholic Church re homosexuality:
Chastity and homosexuality

2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 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. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. 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.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

Some in the media claim Pope Francis has changed the tone on the matter.No-Pope Francis merely expressed what has always been Church teaching re homosexuality. Others in the media are practically claiming the Church will soon condone homosexual behavior.People in the media claim a lot of things. They are liberal and have their own agenda.They also like sensational stories.They don't do a very good job of reporting on religious matters especially when it comes to the Catholic Church. Pope Francis did not say anything the Church has not already said.

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