Sunday, October 19, 2014

This Quote From Pope John Paul II on Homosexuals is A Propos

I just watched CTV News' coverage of the Synod.

And I just want to facepalm.

The Church has never been against welcoming anyone.

The Church is not so keen on people who have an agenda to change Church teaching.

The MSM characterized the mid-term report as "revolutionary".

When it's not at all.

Consider this quote from Pope St. John Paul II

The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, can hardly be adequately described by a reductionist reference to his or her sexual orientation. Every one living on the face of the earth has personal problems and difficulties, but challenges to growth, strengths, talents and gifts as well. Today, the Church provides a badly needed context for the care of the human person when she refuses to consider the person as a “heterosexual” or a “homosexual” and insists that every person has a fundamental Identity: the creature of God, and by grace, his child and heir to eternal life.

It makes it sound like Pope Francis has some unique agenda to make homosexuality acceptable.

That's far from the truth.

This is about meeting homosexuals where they are and help them conform their lives to the Church teaching.

Any other interpretation of the Synod is wrong.