The letter was subtitled “Homosexualitatis problema”. In it, and to the surprise of many Catholics, Ratzinger said that Homosexual acts are sinful. “Homosexualitatis Problema” concludes with two wonderful verses from Scripture : “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free” (Jn. One of the nastier tricks of Vatican rhetoric, especially as displayed in “ Homosexualitatis Problema”, is the uneven manner in which (approved).

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Dignitas propria cuiusvis personae humanae semper observanda est in verbis, et in actionibus et in legibus.

Quae doctrina confirmata atque locupletata est elementis desumptis e certis progressibus scientiarum humanarum, quae et ipsae propria habent obiectum et methodum quibus legitima autonomia est tribuenda.

A truly pastoral approach will appreciate the need for homosexual persons to avoid the near occasions of sin. L’observatoire de la Christianophobie. We must, he says, take the road to Emmaus, away from the established rulers, but after meeting the risen Christ take the road back again.

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My short answer was: The Church today addresses the Gospel to a world which differs in many ways from ancient days. It is deplorable that homosexual persons have been and are the object of violent malice in speech or in action. Such ministers will reject theological opinions which dissent from the teaching of the Church and which, therefore, cannot be used as guidelines for pastoral care.

Its specific authority is not recognized. An essential dimension of authentic pastoral care is the identification of causes of confusion regarding the Church’s teaching.


In that spirit we wish to outline briefly the Biblical teaching here. Wednesday, January 1, Homosexualitatis Problema: Your list has reached the maximum number of items.

Reflections on Faith and Culture. Consider transferring direct quotations to Wikiquote. During an audience granted to the undersigned Prefect, His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, approved this Letter, adopted in an ordinary session of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and ordered it to be published. Or, we could consider the one-sided nature of the institution of traditional marriage, marked by patriarchal domination, an expectation that male sexual needs should always be met, a disregard for the need or sometimes even the possibility of female sexual pleasure, and sometimes even domestic violence and marital rape.

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Excluded From God’s People: The Problem with “Homosexualitatis Problema” | Queering the Church

In addition, should they consider it helpful, further coordinated action at the level of their National Bishops’ Conference may be envisioned. Over verses carry admonitions against heterosexual behavior. The E-mail message field is required.

This denial of love which Sullivan describes has lead many men into destructive marriages, or to suicide, or to both. Bookmarks Queering the Church: But she is really concerned about the many who are not represented by the pro-homosexual movement and about those who may have been tempted to believe its deceitful propaganda.

Posted by plinthos at Many reputable Biblical scholars now point out that there is in fact no condemnation of homosexual relations anywhere in Genesis They are encouraged to call on the assistance of all Catholic theologians who, by teaching what the Church teaches, and by deepening their reflections on the true meaning of human sexuality and Christian marriage with the virtues it engenders, will make an important contribution in this particular area of pastoral care.


If you are to follow the line of reasoning of Pope Benedict himself, in his earlier incarnation as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the answer should be plain to see: However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. They reflect, even if not entirely consciously, a materialistic ideology which denies the transcendent nature of the human person as well as the supernatural vocation of every individual.

Quidquid est, magnum instat periculum, ac multi sunt, qui conantur mentium perturbationem gignere circa Ecclesiae doctrinam, et hanc perturbationem ad suos fines convertere.

Excluded From God’s People: The Problem with “Homosexualitatis Problema”

I may disagree strongly with the Vatican on certain issues, but prooblema Catholic Church is far more than just a handful of power obsessed clerics in Rome, and far more than the bizarre teachings on sexuality. Obey the voice of Scripture, obey the clear command of the Church: Vatican bureaucrats, starved in their own lives of this particular path to the divine, fail to recognize it in others.

You may have already requested this item. Blood of Bulls and Goats 1 day ago. The natural sciences, like the human and social sciences, clearly show the opposite view.