About homosexuality, perhaps there is only one conclusion and one tend from each person. However today there is the ridiculous thing to be happened as That question has been raised in recent days by two seemingly contradictory news reports.
Early on of this month, Juan Carlos Cruz, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse in Chile who was a guest of the Vatican’s in late April, says he and Pope Francis discussed more than the scandal that has roiled the church in Chile. They also discussed Cruz’s sexuality. He is gay. According to Cruz statement, the Pope told him, “It doesn’t matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this.” this is really awesome answer from Pope. Later Vatican declined to say about confirmation and negation as saying “do not normally comment on the Pope’s private conversations.”
After that, on the Italian Bishops’ Conference in the seminary during a closed-door session, one bishop present at the meeting told us about Pope speech, “If in doubt, better not let them enter.” Meaning that, if someone is gay, they should not learn for the priesthood. Actually this stance have put Francis in accordance with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who issued document in 2005 stating that men with “deeply rooted homosexual tendencies” will be prohibited to study for the priesthood.
What the Catechism mind
The Catholic Church distinguishes between being gay and acting on same-sex attraction. (This is sometimes called “love the sinner/hate the sin.”) the Catholic catechism says: “They are contrary to the natural law … under no circumstances can they be approved.” according to sexual activity.
Now according to the church, even being gay which the Catholic Church calls an “inclination” is “objectively disordered”. included in the catechism’s teaching about gay men or lesbian women is that they “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” Ultimately, the Catholic Church does not come down firmly on the “nature or nurture” question yet; Whether someone was born gay or it is only a choice. “Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.” says by catechism. So how to understand Francis’ radical openness to gay or lesbian with his church’s form position that being gay and lesbian are only “disordered” and prohibited about gay relationship in church.
Gay is ok from Pope’s mind
The Pope’s public comments on gay men and women provide at least some hints of what he really thinks. For Francis, being gay and the teaching of the Catholic Church is an “and/and” proposition. The two realities seem to be contradictory if we consider that Francis has expressed publicly and shown in his meetings with gays and transgender persons an openness to who they are and how they live. So while Francis’ words and gestures sometimes seem to give the message, “It’s OK that you’re gay,” that messages seem to be contradicted by the rules of the church he governs.One interpretation is that Francis would like to change those rules but cannot, because conservative resistance is too strong. One
answer to that question may be found in Francis’ address to Catholic leaders in 2013, the year he was elected Pope. Referring to a daughter of a lesbian woman, he said, “I remember the story of a young girl who confided to her teacher that, ‘my mother’s girlfriend doesn’t love me.'” However, we have seen Francis change rules regarding Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics despite conservative resistance. He is the Pope, and he may change rules if he expect and desire. The fact is that Francis has given no indication that he wants to change Catholic Church teaching or rules on being gay or gay relationships. In fact, Francis has given no indication that he wants to change Catholic Church teaching or rules on being gay or gay relationships.