Catechism of the catholic church online homosexuality
The apostolate Courage does not argue that a disordered desire has given them special gifts unique to the disorder, gifts not necessarily available to others. If this were so, you would see these gifts manifested in some way in the larger homosexual world, but what you hear time and again is that world is far from friendly, that it is mostly shallow and even predatory.And those in the apostolate Courage want nothing more than to live the faith as best they can and make no special pleading for changes in teaching to suit their temptations.They certainly needed a better website and they got one.Perhaps it skews older and needs to better engage those in their 20s.For those keeping track of tone, psychological counseling is one of the many things snarkily dismissed by Eve Tushnet in her book .Perhaps there are things in Courage that need improving.The head of Courage—Father Paul Check—is a remarkable man, an intellectual, and a pastor. He may even admit there is something to at least some New Homophile criticism of Courage.
Studies show that same-sex attraction is remarkably plastic, particularly but not exclusively in women.
There is no distinction between any of the sexual sins in that regard.
To say, as Linker does, that I expect a lack of original sin from the same-sex attracted or anyone else is simply false.
First, I do not consider the New Homophiles as “enemies or fifth columnists or half-breeds” as Mark Shea said.
I consider them brothers and sisters in Christ who should be embraced but whose ideas ought to be resisted.