Same Sex “Marriage”

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, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’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.'” (CCC, No. 2357)

“To choose someone of the same sex for one’s sexual activity is to annul the rich symbolism and meaning, not to mention the goals, of the Creator’s sexual design. Homosexual activity is not a complementary union, able to transmit life; and so it thwarts the call to a life of that form of self-giving which the Gospel says is the essence of Christian living.” [Letter To The Bishops Of The Catholic Church On The Pastoral Care Of Homosexual Persons, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, 1986, No. 7]


Catechism of the Catholic Church
Male and Female
He Created Them # 369-373 and # 2331-2336
Chastity and Homosexuality # 2357-2359

Considerations Regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons (2003)
Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Some Considerations Concerning the Response to Legislative Proposals on the Non-Discrimination of Homosexual Persons (1992)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Letter on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons (1986)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Persona Humana. Declaration on certain questions concerning sexual ethics (1975)
Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004)
Published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Homosexual Unions, #228-229

Vatican Documents

Religiosorum Institutio, Instruction on the Careful Selection And Training of Candidates For The States Of Perfection and Sacred Orders
Sacred Congregation For Religious (1961)

Catholic Ministries

Outreach and Support ministry for those struggling with same sex attraction

A support ministry for loved ones and friends of persons dealing with same sex attraction

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