Short answer with evidence #1: homosexuality


What is the reason that the Church’s position on homosexuality will never change?

If you can, please cite vatican documentation.


From CCC 2357:

Basing itself on Sacred Scriputre, 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.


Gen. 1 & 2 - we see from the beginning that the complimentarity of the sexes reflects God’s inner unity and His creative power and Fatherhood. God created man and woman to become one flesh which is consummated in the act of marital love.

  			 					Gen. 2:18 – throughout the creation story, God says “it is good” seven times.  					But when God pointed out that man was alone, God says “it is not good.” God  					then created woman. Man and woman therefore belong together by God’s design,  					according to His natural and supernatural law. 					
  			Gen. 2:24 – God created man and woman so that they could share communion. This  					communion is consummated in the marital act (which must be between a man and a  					woman). This communion is also a reflection of the eternal communion of the  					Blessed Trinity, who created man in His own image and likeness. 					
  			Gen. 19:24-28 - the Lord rained fire and brimstone on Sodom and Gomorrah as  					punishment for the sin of homosexuality. Homosexuality perverts God’s covenant  					with humanity. 					
  			Lev. 18:22, 29 - God commands a man never to lie with a male as with a female,  					or he will be cut off. This refers to supernatural death which is eternal  					separation from God. 					
  			Lev. 20:13 - God says that if a man lies with another man, he shall be put to  					death. Homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered, unhealthy, and mortally  					sinful. 					
  			Deut. 22:5 - cross-dressing is also considered an abomination before God. 					
  			Matt. 19:6 - after referring to God's divine plan for man and woman, Jesus says  					a husband and wife become one flesh, which ultimately reflects God's union with  					humanity through the Church. Homosexual unions pervert this divine truth of  					God’s love for and union with the human race. 					
  			Rom. 1:26 - also, when a woman lies with another women, this is unnatural and a  					perversion. God wants His children to be pure and holy as He is holy. 					
  			Rom. 1:27 – Saint Paul calls the practice of homosexuality shameless, unnatural  					and a perversity. It is contrary to the natural law, as it eviscerates the  					life-giving aspect of human sexuality and reduces it to a selfish,  					pleasure-seeking end. 					
  			1 Cor. 6:9 - homosexuality is not part of God's plan for His kingdom.  					Homosexuals are called to chastity. 					
  			1 Tim. 1:10 - sodomites are called ungodly and sinners, unholy and profane,  					lawless and disobedient. They are called by God to chastity. It is important to  					note that homosexual attractions and inclinations, while dangerous, are not by  					themselves sinful per se. It is the acting out on homosexual attraction  					that is sinful. Those with homosexual desires can still live a life worthy of  					Christ by remaining chaste and pure as they abstain from acting out on their  					desires.


[quote=st_felicity]What is the reason that the Church’s position on homosexuality will never change?

If you can, please cite vatican documentation.

I hope this helps a little to understand why the position won’t change - homosexuality is in opposition to God’s commandments, so the Church can’t change it.


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