You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. It is a severe challenge for a major part of our adult lives. Like to read more content, Join the Utne Community Today! There are signs that Pope Francis is in the process of thinking along some of these lines.
We know of MANY other gay couples who have also lived lives of commitment and faithfulness, and who, like us, have struggled to stay in the Church despite what we perceive as its tone-deaf and abusive teachings. In the menatime, the tone of love and are counter to those of the supposed monolith of gay is welcome.
Okay, well I wholehearidly agree with this article. The final option is the the one that I make, and that I hope other people with 'same-sex desire' make. I understand that some individuals choose this lifestyle, but you shouldn't just lump all homosexuals into a large pile and try to describe them holistically.
I am still learning, but I do grasp most of it, but not the whole of it. I believe much more people in the world are against western stance in this matter.
Show Comments As long as the person's orientation does not disrupt the mission of the organization, be it the Church, the armed forces, or even the seminary. But, these are my opinions and I can await with confidence for the reliable teaching of the Magisterium on this subject.
While I understand that "I was born this way" may be rife with counter arguments, and may not be the best to hold our legitimacy-- certainly heterosexuals say the same thing. Eduardus and Thomas -- What do you find, if anything, offensive with these words of Pope Francis?
One can consider alternatives to the stance and think about how others will respond to it. Surely this illustrates how very careful we need to be when we claim to be in possession of the fullness of Truth! Now for a response to your question.