I will admit there are things in that bulletin that bother me. But first this is what the Catechism of the Church says.
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.
I would think that kissing between men with ssa would be a great temptation, which could easily lead them to sin.
Now as far as what it is about the bulletin that bothers me. Tai Chi Chih (from what I was able to find out) is tied to Buddhisim. It sounds innocent enough but it bothers me that they have this at a parish. I did not know what taize prayer was so I had to go look it up. From what I have read it appears to be ok. Like I said, I had never heard of it. Learned something new today!
I don’t like the way they have that potluck worded. Most Catholics that I have heard that are in that ministry seem to prefer using the term ssa (same sex attraction) instead of gay/lesbian.
Lastly, I would REALLY like to know what is going on in that picture in the photo gallery? Is that what I think it is? It appears to be a bunch of people, mainly women, dancing around the altar. I believe it’s called liturgical dancing. That should not be a part of the Mass.
This may be a great parish but like I said there are things in that bulletin that bother me.
Lastly welcome back!!! :clapping: If you haven’t already I would encourage you to get a Catholic Bible and a copy of the Catechism. When needing to learn about what the Church teaches the Catechism will be your best friend. You can pick one up at your local Barnes and Noble bookstore.