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Official catholic position on homosexuality


Catholic teaching on homosexuality is laid out out in the Catechism of the Catholic Church and a number of magisterial documents. The Church teaches that while homosexual sexual acts, like all sexual acts outside of marriage, are sinful, having a homosexual orientation itself is not a sin and that LGBT people, like all people, are to be treated with respect.

The current Catechism of the Catholic Church summarizes the Church's teaching on homosexuality as follows: Official catholic position on homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women Official catholic position on homosexuality experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained.

Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, 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.

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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.

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The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial.

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