Retrieved 10 October Religion and LGBT people. As part of a global organization with its institutional center at the Vatican, the Catholic Church in America is shaped by worldwide societal and cultural trends. Donohue's claim that most abusive priests are gay is "unwarranted " ". Conservatives say that accompanying gay men and women should include a correction of their lifestyle; progressives say Francis' accompaniment should include a change in doctrine. On Thursday, quite different remarks, also attributed to the Pope, were reported. The two realities seem to be contradictory if we consider that Francis has expressed publicly and shown in his meetings with gays and transgender persons an openness to who they are and how they live.
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Stances of Faiths on LGBTQ Issues: Roman Catholic Church
Archived from the original on 13 August There is a failure to realize that only the exclusive and indissoluble union between a man and a woman has a plenary role to play in society as a stable commitment that bears fruit in new life. Caller says gay activists were angered by Archbishop Roger Mahony's condemnation of the use of condoms to fight the deadly disease". Yet, the official teaching of the Catholic Church on being gay is that "the homosexual inclination is objectively disordered" and same-sex couples cannot marry in the Catholic Church. No union that is temporary or closed to the transmission of life can ensure the future of society. Peter's BasilicaVatican City.
Beginning in the s, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have taught that gays "should have an active role in the Christian community" and have called on "all Christians and citizens of good will to confront their own fears about homosexuality and to curb the humor and discrimination that offend homosexual persons. Earlier this month, Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse in Chile who was a guest of the Vatican's in late April, says he and Pope Francis discussed more than the scandal that has roiled the church in Chile. JuneThe Wages of Sin: Retrieved 6 March Retrieved 12 March Gay Catholic teacher recalls his firing". What everyone needs to knowUSA,p.