I ran into an article today, thanks to Catholic news Serv. and The Catholic Spirit on Twitter:
"Homosexual attraction: A disordered desire for love"
Father Michael Schmitz, in Northern Cross, Diocese of Duluth, via TheCatholicSpirit.com (April 21, 2009)
"Why is homosexuality a sin?The rest of the article is a pretty good discussion of Catholic teaching on sexual morality. I'm pretty sure that Perez Hilton wouldn't want to read it, and you certainly don't have to: but there is something to be learned there.
"First, homosexuality is not a sin. The term 'homosexuality' refers to the condition of being sexually attracted to members of one’s own gender. An attraction, even a same-sex attraction, is not sinful; it is simply a description of what is. Every one of us struggles daily with our attractions and desires. This is the human condition: We are made good but are sometimes attracted to things that aren't good for us...."
I particularly appreciated the discussion of how "love" in English means everything from God's attitude toward us, to emotions associated with a teenage crush.
- "The Catholic Church and Homosexuals: Harsh and Soft, Judgmental and Understanding"
(March 13, 2009)
I hope that this will be the last post I do on this particular topic for some time. Sex is great, but there's more to humanity than that.