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Homosexuality and Roman Catholicism

 

Rest assured that your Heavenly Father loves you no matter if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. Since a person's sexuality is largely determined before birth, how can they be blamed for who they are? They are not blamed, and they deserve all the respect, compassion and mercy we can give.

“Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.” (N.A.B., Matt. 19:12)

Pay special attention to: because they were born so”. Our Lord stated this because not all are alike (some like you are more special than others), and that some are not called to marriage because of this. Is our Lord playing favourites? No, of course not. The 6th Commandment*, which implies - no relationship outside of marriage** - applies to all.

So, you can be anyway you like, but you can't break the Commandments no matter who you are. God loves you, but he expects you to obey His rules. It is a small consolation for what God has done and will do for you.

You still have a valuable role to play if you are LGBTQ... it just doesn't include marriage or a sexual relationship. And not even the Pope has the authority to change that.

The Roman Catholic Church still needs you. I'm quite confident in saying that some priests and others (who are now recognized as saints) were in your exact same position.

No person has the right to judge you.

"Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you." (N.A.B., Matt. 7:1-2)

Life is very short; eternity is much longer!

divine mercy

None of us can fathom the depths of His mercy.

 

Q. What do the angels envy about humans?

A. Because we are able to receive Holy Communion, and because we are able to suffer. (Our Lord to Sister Faustina. p. 1805)
Through our prayers and enduring our own suffering for His sake, we and others receive many graces.

 

* 6th Commandment: You shall not commit adultery.
** sacrament of marriage: can only be between a man and a woman.