Peace be with you all,
I am currently in RCIA at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. I recently had a discussion with one of the sponsors who approached to engage in discussion before Class and he boldly informed me that it’s okay to disagree with the Church on certain issues. He then informed me that he disagreed on the Churches position regarding Homosexuality. I disagreed with him but felt that while I am in formation I properly shouldn’t engage in debate with a baptized and confirmed Catholic who might be attempting to somehow aid me in accepting the Church but I can tell you I almost walked right out of the Church and possibly never would have engaged in formation again. Perhaps that is a bit harsh on my part but I was really shaken up and very upset. Can anyone offer me some advice with what I should have done or offer me advice on how I should handle this person if I run into him again? I am not trying to be judgmental toward homosexuality and in fact have some associates whom are known to be homosexual. They are friendly toward me and I can interact well with them but if one asks I respectfully inform them of my views but also point out that I feel the same way toward those who engage in non-marital sex as a life-style. I am unclear how the Holy Spirit manages to exist within one who persists in moral sin as it is defined by the Church but I am hopeful that they will see that error of their ways in time. So I hope I don’t come off as a prude or elitist but I am looking for some advice.
Peace, Love and Blessings,